What is Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Side Effects and Potency

What is Lion’s Mane Mushroom?

Lion’s mane is like impossible to get your hands on (believe me I’ve tried) use something like Noopept instead. 

What is Lion’s Mane?

Hericium Erinaceus, also known as Monkey Head Mushroom/Lion’s mane mushroom, is a Chinese mushroom, which has nootropic properties. This is a medical mushroom that shows various benefits on the brain and overall health. It comprises of above 32 various bioactive substances. This mushroom is a rich source of minerals such as Zinc, Selenium, Potassium and iron. It also contains primary amino acids and different polysaccharides and polypeptides. Erinacines and Hericenones are two main compounds present in this mushroom that is known to

enhance Nerve Growth Factor of the brain. These proteins generate, maintain, grow and repair the neurons present inside the brain. Lion’s mane mushroom is combined with various nootropic snacks to promote cell health in the brain. It acts as a neuroprotective agent.

It is a traditional Chinese medicine. The supplement is known to benefit heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and stomach. It aids in digestion, strengthens physique, restores energy and inhibits cancer. It has sufficient application in treating peripheral nerve tissue damage, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. Its long term usage can lead to memory function improvement and enhance basal intelligence.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Benefits:

  • It is a restorative agent, immune booster and an organ protector.
  • It stimulates interferon induction that aids in increasing white blood cell count.
  • It enhances mucus barrier in the stomach and its functioning, thereby speeding up the ulcer healing and minimizing inflammation caused due to them.
  • It helps in regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels in the body.
  • There are no symptoms of toxicity and associated side effects with this mushroom.
  • It minimizes sensitivity to allergy and allergies in overall.
  • It helps in treating nerve disorders such as neuronal degeneration, Alzheimer’s, muscular dystrophy, dementia, multiple sclerosis, autism, etc.
  • It also is known to treat oesophagus and stomach cancers.
  • It aids in mild Crohn’s disease, duodenum problems, gastritis, etc.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Reviews

It is a natural nootropic that provides multiple benefits in people with various conditions such as Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative issues, etc. It enhances NGF and thereby promotes the functioning of the brain and its overall health.

Dosage of Lion’s Mane Mushroom

About 1000mg of a formulation of Lion’s Mane Mushroom with a minimum of 96% purity should be taken in three split doses in a day. It is available in powder and in capsule form. If taken in capsule form, dosage should be 150mg and in powder form, it should be 300mg per serving. This is for beginners and later it can be increased to 250-500 mg in a day.

Side Effects of Lion’s Mane Mushroom
The side effects are unknown currently, but as with anything else, it should be taken within the recommended dose to avoid any negative results later, which are again rarely known. It may be taken frequently, but better to be avoided on an everyday basis. It should be taken in lesser dosages in the beginning to notice how it affects your body and then go for higher doses to enhance the effect. But then do not exceed the recommended dosage.


  1. Rex Murphy
    Rex Murphy
    , 2016-07-05

    Thank you for your information and review! My wife and I just started taking Lion’s Mushroom 500 mg caps last week. I have small pre seizures and take Vimpat for that. I hope that this helps prevent them. I am almost 70, was in the hospital this time last year 4 3 wks, had many things wrong, but I had a very bad case of sepsis, most thought I would die, but by the Grace of God, I survived. My brain swelled and I have lost some of my memory, but it has come back some. I lost mostly long term memory, but suffer short term also. It would be a boon to all of us, if it helped prevent seizures. If you will contact me once in a while, I will let you know if it is helping, believe me, I will know.

    Thank you!

    • Rex Murphy
      Rex Murphy
      , 2016-07-05

      This is Rex Murphy ([email protected]). Just emailed you with my comments. I said I was in the hospital this time last year with sepsis 4 ( for) 3 weeks, not 43 weeks! When I read what I wrote after sending it to you, it looked as though I ws in the hospital for 43 weeks, not 3 weeks!

      Rex Murphy

    • Trini
      , 2017-02-05

      Hi how is it going so far? Hope all is well.


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