'FOCUS' Lion's Mane
If you're looking to basically give your brain a massive hug and support it to it's optimal function, give this guy a go. Lion's Mane is a medicinal mushroom reverred for its brain, memory and cognition-enhancing benefits.
Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a brain, nervous system, and cognitive tonic. It is has gained huge popularity recently in the health and biohacking circles as the research pours in about what this mushroom can do to enhance cognitive function and performance. The presence of nerve-growth-factors in the mushroom extract is especially of significance as researchers uncover ways that the herbs may nourish the nerve tissue and even act as a catalyst for nerve restoration.
Used for centuries as a general tonic for overall health, the Lion’s Mane mushroom is native to China, Japan, North America and Europe. Though it was traditionally prescribed as a general restorative, its effect on the brain has always been recognised, and ancient physicians used it to treat what we would now describe as neurodegenerative diseases.
Start by adding 1/2 tsp (approx. 3g) to hot water to make an instant tea (sweeten if desired), or add to smoothies, juices, elixirs, hot chocolates or your favourite recipe for a healthy boost. Serving size may be increased to up to 2 tablespoons per day; recommended daily serve is 1 teaspoon (6 g).