Lion's Mane, A moment in time

It’s easy to blame constant forgetfulness, and inability to stay focused on stress or old age. Sometimes it can seem almost normal to endure these feelings past your sixtieth birthday. Although achieving complete mental clarity may seem like an endless uphill battle, why not look to some simple solutions?

If you want to reset your state of being in a natural way, then we have the solution for you! Have you heard of Lion’s mane? Lion’s mane extract -- or Hericium erinaceus -- comes from a large, white, wooly mushroom that has both culinary and medical uses and just might  enhance your productivity.  

Lion’s mane mushrooms can be consumed raw, cooked, dried, or steeped. Although it’s not the modern-day Botox injection, Lion’s mane is most commonly seen in over-the-counter heath supplements, and taking them can help take your daily performance to the next level.

Continue reading this article to learn:

  • More about lion’s mane
  • Why lion’s mane is important  
  • How long lion’s mane takes to work
  • What lion’s mane long term effects are

What is Lion’s Mane?

Get familiar with this dietary supplement and why our bodies need it!

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The chemical breakdown in Lion’s mane leads to many beneficial health benefits for the human body, including increased immunity.

With so many health supplements on the market, it’s hard to know how many more bottles you can cram into your medicine cabinet. This is why it’s first important to learn the compound breakdown of Lion’s mane, so we can help you understand why Lion’s mane is nature's strongest nootropic product and bioactive substance.

Since mushrooms are nutritional and functional, they produce physiologically beneficial medicines. Lion’s mane mushrooms contain hericenones and erinacines -- two special compounds -- that stimulate the growth of brain cells. These compounds then produce beneficial effects on the body, resulting in some of the following health benefits:

  • Protection against dementia
  • Depression and anxiety relief
  • Speedy nervous system recoveries
  • Digestive tract ulcer protection
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Diabetic symptom relief
  • Reduced risk of cancer
  • Increased immunity


When Lion’s Mane is enhanced with Bioperine -- a black pepper extract -- it increases chances of absorption and thus quicker health benefits. Bioperine has a long track record of being used as a bioavailability enhancer for the past 20 years -- resulting in increased nutrient distribution in humans. Interested in learning more about what research says about these findings? Let’s talk about what daily Lion’s mane intake can do for any of your existing health conditions.

Lion’s Mane and Cognitive Function

Learning more about how lion’s mane can aid existing health conditions.

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To continue feeling and looking your best, check out the many health benefits Lion’s mane has to offer.

If you are constantly forgetting things and reaching for your phone during work, you’ve probably blamed it on unrelated external factors. It’s easy to let these symptoms slide, but it’s important to not only keep our bodies looking young but feeling young as well.

An animal study showed a reduction in symptoms of memory loss in mice after intake of Lion’s mane mushrooms and its extracts. No similar study has been conducted to analyze the specific effects of Alzheimer’ disease -- though a study in older adults with cognitive impairment showed signs of mental function improvement.

Overall Lion’s mane works to stimulate the growth of brain cells, and then protects them from further damage. Though more human research is needed, a daily and consistent Lion’s mane intake schedule remains important to see results.

Lion’s Mane in live action

What studies show us about how long lion’s mane takes to work.

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The recommended daily dose of Lion’s mane is three tablets with a large glass of water.

Dr. Emil Nutrition’s Lion’s mane formula not only improves overall cognitive function, but also provides long term support seen in effective immune support and reduced inflammation. The first step to looking and feeling your best is having a strong immune system to protect the body from bacteria, viruses, and other infectious diseases.

As previously mentioned, further human research is needed, but we do know that our capsules are created with 100% pure Lion’s mane extract powder from  hand-picked, USA grown mushrooms. In addition to being non-GMO, gluten-free, pesticide-free, with no antibiotics or synthetic hormones added.

We recommend three tablets of Lion’s mane a day, with at least eight oz. of water, or as directed by a healthcare professional. A study among older adults with mild cognitive impairment showed significant improved mental functioning after consuming 3 grams of Lion’s Mane daily over the period of 4 months.

But don’t just take our word for the results seen with daily use!

“My mind was blown when I immediately noticed a difference in focus after using this supplement. I am currently studying for the LSAT and I knocked out three practices in the time it usually takes me to do 2 (this is a big difference). I actually finished all 3 practice tests about 15 min ahead of the allotted time frame, which is very hard to do and I haven't done so before this using product…” -Amazon Review

Understanding Lion’s Mane in your daily life

What this Non-GMO, gluten free formula can do for you now.

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With all the long-lasting health benefits of Lion’s mane, it’s important to know how taking this daily dietary supplement is quick and easy.

What makes Lion’s mane a true winner is its scientific track record and pairing with BioPerine, giving consumers an edge on absorption and nutrient distribution. So stop scrolling on social media and include this supplement into your morning regimen.

Starting a new dietary supplement can be a daunting experience. You’ve taken the first step by reading through this article. Now what? Consulting your healthcare professional is a great next step. If you have any additional questions or would like to discuss your supplement intake plan with Dr. Emil, contact us today!

You should consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement, dietary, or exercise program, especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing injuries or medical conditions.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

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