As we’ve mentioned earlier, Lion’s mane is a functional mushroom and NOT psychedelic in any way, and some of you might be wondering; how can you know that it’s ‘working’?
This article is less technical than a few of the previous ones and more of a guideline on how to start reading your own body.
Lion’s Mane, like all functional mushrooms, is packed with important polysaccharides. This is an umbrella term for a carbohydrate that carries a variety of molecules and compounds within it.
Within this umbrella are a bunch of important compounds radically supportive of human health. Assuming that these compounds have been unlocked properly (i.e. extracted) and made available to our unique digestion, they target a wide range of ailments and/or wellbeing markers.
Benefits of Lion’s Mane
Lion’s Mane is unique in its potential for promoting Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), meaning it prevents brain cell degeneration and also repairs any damaged cells and/or brain receptors.
In day-to-day terms, this compound has ensured that Lion’s Mane is the go-to for improved cognition and focus. Many enjoy taking Lion’s Mane in the morning with their coffee as it helps them focus throughout the day. This mushroom enables deeper focus without any anxiety, jitteriness, or discomfort.
Other equally important compounds target the gut and digestion. A multifaceted approach is at play by reducing overall inflammation, balancing blood sugar levels, reducing cholesterol levels, and supporting the growth of good bacteria.
All of these specific instances make it possible for the intestinal lining to heal and become restored to its natural efficiency.
Gut health and vivid dreams
A healthier gut lining means that your skin will appear less inflamed and more vibrant. Making it possible for skin tissue to heal faster and reduce the consequences of certain food allergies.
There is a ton of research on the quality of poop in relation to overall well-being. Rest assured that we will not be going into graphic detail here but it’s still worth noting for yourself if there is any improvement for you in this area?
A healthier gut means that the gut can support an improved mood. According to the American Psychological Association, 95% of our serotonin is produced in the gut. In short, a happy tummy makes for a happy face 🙂
Because the gut and brain are so closely connected, there are users of Lion’s Mane that report very vivid dreams. Not nightmares or uncomfortable dreams simply very vivid and engaging. This is normal and perhaps a great time to start that dream journal you’ve often previously considered.
Other important markers to track and measure the effectiveness of Lion’s Mane is to notice the feedback you get from others. Do they spontaneously report that your temperament recently is more agreeable than usual? Do you find yourself to be less edgy and easy to trigger? Are you able to focus for longer periods of time? Are you able to access creative solutions faster and with less effort?
As with any supplements, notice how you feel when taking them, and it’s also important to notice how you feel when not taking them. According to our clients and friends, there appears to be a contrast in experiences when supplementing and when taking a break.
Lion’s Mane is completely non-toxic and not dangerous in any way. Having said that, it is important to discuss supplementing with any functional mushrooms with your doctor, especially if you are on potent and chronic pharmaceutical medication. Many functional mushrooms, including Lion’s Mane, affect the immune system and blood sugar levels which can interact or reduce the efficiency of any pharmaceutical medication. Please be sure to discuss any functional supplement protocol with your healthcare professionals.
Unsurprisingly, the Lion’s Mane mushroom is a wildly beautiful specimen. Smooth, elegant, and sharp. In short, you can pretty much anticipate the same criteria for yourself after supplementing for a while!
Having access to a high-quality, properly extracted Lion’s Mane product is a great privilege because of the many advantages it brings. So get your hands on some good stuff. Start a dream journal. Start tracking your overall ability to focus. Supplement at night, or in the day…and then perhaps take a pause. Remember to track your progress along the way.
As always, report back….we absolutely love a good brag!
Shine bright. Do good. Flow strong.