Animal & “Petri Dish” Researche mushroom with nerve-regenerating potential that might sharpen cognitive performance.
Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is well-known in cuisine, but less so in brain health. While its exact mechanisms are unknown, some evidence suggests this mushroom may support brain health by:
- Boosting nerve growth factor to help with brain regeneration and plasticity
- Fighting beta-amyloid proteins that precede many degenerative brain issues
- Protecting neurons; it has been suggested to defend the brain against stress