I have worked with lions mane for YEARS and have seen incredible things happen with this medicine! I'll tell you a story -
My grandfather had dementia for over 15 years. The onset was slow but over time his disease got worse. The last 7 years or so of his life he was unable to speak, read, eat or help himself. Being one of the most intelligent men the world has ever known, this was devastating to witness. In the last couple of years of his life we decided that it wouldn't hurt one bit to try some natural remedies with my grandfather. We began giving him lions mane mushroom and MCT oil twice a day with his food. After 3 months of taking these two medicines we began to notice some big changes! He began speaking more - although we couldn't understand anything he was saying, his effort was new and interesting! One day, sitting at the table my grandfather picked up a pen and began writing on a piece of paper for the first time in YEARS! His writing didn't make any sense and was mostly scribbles, but he was trying! One day he picked up the newspaper, he used to read every morning his entire life and had been unable to read for many years at this point! The newspaper was upside down and I'm sure he couldn't make sense of it but the fact that he was trying completely blew our minds. This man who had no idea that he was taking anything at all was showing us huge improvements through his behavior! Unfortunately, we did not get a head start and the dementia took to much away from this man for him to come back BUT we were gifted this discovery of just how much lions mane is capable of! Ever since, I have decided to take lions mane each day to PREVENT disease.
Having had so much damage done to my nervous system over the years and having to heal from that, I give lions mane so much credit for helping me to regenerate my nervous system - from improving my memory to reducing anxiety and depression! I use my own personal experiences and observations as examples when I am speaking about lions mane, but studies are now beginning to show the incredible effects of consuming lions mane!
It's important to know who makes your medicine and how they make it. Mushrooms contain beta-glucans, which are the main constituents responsible for the medicinal properties of mushrooms. Beta-glucans require HEAT to be broken down and utilized in our bodies. I use heat to make these tinctures so that the beta-glucans are broken down and able to be used. When I use the powder I will add it to a hot beverage, my favorite being my morning cup of coffee that I make with lions mane, reishi, and turkey tail. The whole mushroom is absolutely delicious! You can sauté the mushroom with olive oil, salt & pepper or any spices you desire and enjoy it by itself or experiment with recipes!
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