Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a large, white, shaggy, edible mushroom that resembles a lion’s mane and is a rich source of phytonutients and polysaccharides with anti-tumor, anti-ulcer, anti-oxidant, anti-hyperlipidemia, anti-hyperglycemia, anti-fatigue and anti-aging actions, along with immunomodulation, hepatoprotection, neuroprotection and neuroregeneration properties. Lion’s mane also supports the gut microbiome by increasing bacterial count and production of short chain fatty acids, and enhances immunity by stimulating macrophage activation, cytokine release and the activity of antigen-presenting dendritic cells and can be used to treat or prevent cancer, gastric ulcer, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hepatic injury, neurodegenerative disease and promote learning and memory.
He, X., et al., Structures, biological activities, and industrial applications of the polysaccharides from Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) mushroom: A review. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2017. 97: p. 228-237.
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