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Paul Stamets: Lion's Mane: A Mushroom That Improves Your Memory and Mood?

Paul Stamets: Lion's Mane: A Mushroom That Improves Your Memory and Mood?
Mushrooms provide a vast array of potential medicinal compounds. Many mushrooms — such as portobello, oyster, reishi and maitake — are well-known for these properties, but the lion’s mane mushroom, in particular, has drawn the attention of researchers for its notable nerve-regenerative properties. Lion’s mane mushrooms are not your classic looking cap-and-stem variety. These globular-shaped mushrooms sport cascading teeth-like spines rather than the more common gills. From these spines, white spores emerge. Lion’s mane mushrooms also have other common names: sheep’s head, bear’s head and the Japanese yamabushitake. Lion’s mane mushrooms are increasingly sold by gourmet food chains. Lion’s mane mushrooms are increasingly studied for their neuroprotective effects. About a dozen studies have been published on the neuroregenerative properties of lion’s mane mushrooms since 1991, when Dr. Is this data conclusive thus far? Is this data suggestive of positive outcomes?

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