Lion’s Mane Mushroom
Lion’s Mane Mushroom, also known as Yamabushitake, is an edible mushroom that is often taken as a supplement due to ability to support brain health and cognitive function. Lion’s Mane is particularly popular due to its ability to support nerve-grow factor (NGF) levels, a neurotrophic factor which is involved in regulating the proliferation and survival of new neurons.
Lion’s Mane should not be used if you suffer from a bleeding condition or are at least 2 weeks away from a surgery as some research suggests it may slow blood clotting. (Although this has only been observed in animal studies.)