Lions Mane: Natures Mental Health Support

Lions Mane: Natures Mental Health Support

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Written by: Emma Catlow, Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach

This week (13th - 19th of May 2024) is Mental Health Awareness Week and an important time to raise awareness, spark conversations and promote understanding around mental health challenges that so many of us come up against in life. 

Exploring holistic approaches to health has so many advantages, but this is especially key for mental health, as our mental wellbeing is so multi-faceted, and looking after ALL parts of ourselves ultimately adds up to us feeling our best.

One avenue for this is using the power of nature’s amazing superfoods! A stand-out superfood for mental health and cognitive function is Lion’s Mane. So, let’s dig deeper into all the incredible benefits of this powerful mushroom and how it might help you…

Anxiety Alleviating 

Studies[1] have shown that Lion's Mane contains compounds which can modulate neurotransmitter levels, for example reducing levels of cortisol - AKA the stress hormone. By promoting a more balanced brain environment, Lion’s Mane may help to rid those horrible symptoms of anxiety that so many suffer with, and promote a sense of calm and wellbeing.

This amazing mushroom also has neuro-protective properties which contribute to overall mental resilience, allowing us to manage life’s stressors much better. Incorporating Lion's Mane into your daily wellness routine can contribute to a holistic, natural way of supporting you to a more balanced, calm state of mind.

Depression Relief

Lion’s Mane has been found in studies[2] to contain compounds which regulate mood-related neurotransmitters (AKA our ‘happy hormones’) like serotonin and dopamine, which play key roles in how we feel day to day. By supporting the balance of these happy hormones, Lion's Mane ultimately contributes to a more stable, happy mood.

Additionally, this medicinal mushroom holds special anti-inflammatory properties that help to mitigate the inflammatory issues which are often associated with depression. Including Lion's Mane in your wellness routine is an incredible option to offer a gentle yet powerful way to lift your mood!

Stress Support

Another fascinating way this superfood can support our mental health is due to its ability to promote nerve growth factor (NGF) production - this has been found to aid in neural regeneration and resilience, which help to positively counteract the effects of stress on the brain.

Easy Ways to Incorporate Lion’s Mane into Your Routine

Supplementing with our lion’s mane powder is an easy way to add this powerful superfood into your daily routine. It can be added to your favourite smoothie, sprinkled into your meals, or simply mixed into a glass of water.

Give it a go and watch your mental health reach new levels of calm and happy! Don’t just take our word for it though, here are some of our favourite reviews from some of our happy customer’s reviews on this superstar mushroom…

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Nikki N.

Lion’s mane is a life changing product! As a busy working mum of 3 young kids, life can be pretty hectic, and a good night’s sleep is rare! I have a spoonful of this with my coffee every morning and I feel such a difference, no more fuzzy head, increased energy, better focus at work, which in turn leads to more confidence! I love it so much, can’t be without it now ❤️


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Lorna Z.F.

I ordered lions mane two weeks ago, and it arrived very quickly.
I am a busy mum and I work 12 hour shifts and have to be very focused in my job. I have definitely noticed a difference in my mood and focus. I will definitely be ordering again. I use mine in my morning cup of tea and don’t really notice any difference in the taste of it. Thank you so much can’t wait to try more of your amazing products.

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Sarah T.

I have been using Lion’s Mane for a while from various sources but this one by far is great quality.
I felt it start working after 3 days and have seen a great improvement with my concentration and cognitive function.
I would highly recommend it!

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[1] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/375779850_The_Acute_and_Chronic_Effects_of_Lion's_Mane_Mushroom_Supplementation_on_Cognitive_Function_Stress_and_Mood_in_Young_Adults_A_Double-Blind_Parallel_Groups_Pilot_Study

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6982118/

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