Lions Mane Research & Health Benefits
Research so far indicates that it has a large potential to alleviate many health and psychological concerns. Some of these include:
Lion’s Mane is not only helpful in treating issues that have already begun, but can also help in the prevention of potential problems. It’s been said to strengthen a person’s immune system, protect against cancer and help maintain healthy digestion.
There is also evidence, according to a study published in Phytotherapy Research in 2009, that it can help older adults who are experiencing forms of cognitive impairment.
Potential Side Effects
With any substance, however, there is naturally going to be questions as to the possible long-term side effects its use may pose. Concern has developed as to whether Lion’s Mane may worsen the symptoms of those who suffer from allergies or asthma.
Though these concerns may be valid, people with no such conditions do not need to fear. Lion’s Mane threatens no risk of addiction, tolerance withdrawal or receptor down regulation. Most studies done so far have been restricted to animals, and so far the results appear to show that the substance is very safe.
Of course, no claims made about the benefits of a substance should be taken as absolute. Always consult with a professional before introducing anything new to your body.