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Lion's Mane

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Lion’s mane, also known as yamabushitake and hou tou gu, is a fungus with many health benefits, especially for the gut, heart, and brain. It grows in Asia and is used for both medical and culinary purposes. Lion’s mane is often used in supplements and tea, and it is known to taste like seafood. 

Lion’s mane is one of the richest mushrooms in antioxidant activity. Antioxidants help fight inflammation and oxidation, in turn aiding with autoimmune diseases, heart disease, diabetes, and more. The body’s immune function can also benefit from this mushroom as it promotes the growth of healthy gut bacteria, strengthening immunity. Lion’s mane may also relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety due to anti-inflammatory effects and agents of the fungus. Cognitive function can also benefit from the consumption of Lion’s mane. 

Get up and roaring with Lion’s mane in our Oat Ginger Raisin Cookie Mix

Works Cited

Julson, Erica. “9 Health Benefits of Lion's Mane Mushroom (Plus Side Effects).” Healthline, 19 May 2018, www.healthline.com/nutrition/lions-mane-mushroom.

Leonard, Jayne. “Lion's Mane Mushrooms: Benefits and Side Effects.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, 22 Oct. 2018, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323400#potential-benefits.