Lion’s Mane Mushroom, also known as hou tou gu or yamabushitake, is a large white shaggy mushroom resembling a lion’s mane. It is used as a medical supplement or eaten as food and has been used for centuries for its anti-microbial and immunological properties. It can be enjoyed raw, cooked, dried, or used as tea. Its extracts are widely used as nutritional additives and health supplements.
Lion’s mane mushrooms have various advantages and has been used for medical and culinary purposes in many Asian countries like China, India, and Korea. It is said that Buddhist monks were said to have used the powder of Lion’s Mane Mushroom as tea to enhance and improve their brain power. The powder also helped them increase focus during meditation.
Today, it is available in drug stores in the form of supplements, both in powder form as well as in capsule form. Researches have shown that lion’s mane mushrooms are beneficial in the production of health-promoting substances like antioxidants.
Lion’s mane mushroom and its extracts are proven to be effective in strengthening the immune system and restoring and supporting the nervous system. It enhances the immune system by reducing inflammation and oxidation, while the mushroom extracts contribute to the rapid healing and growth of damaged nerve cells. Its usage has shown improvement in health among patients suffering from nervous system or immune system diseases, one of which is Multiple Sclerosis.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system that affects the protective layer of neurons by the immune system. It is a slow disorder, which results in difficulties in coordination and balance, causing partial or complete paralysis. There is no treatment for the disease yet, but we can prevent it from reaching the worse stage by using medication, supplements, and treatments. Lion’s mane mushroom is effective in nervous system disorders. Hence, it can help MS patients in recovery, slow disease progression, and also help reduce the MS symptoms.
Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan is an organization dedicated to the treatment and support of MS patients. We have been arranging the supply of Lion’s Mane Mushrooms by Swanson for our patients and have been dispatching them to those who want to use it. Patients interested in ordering a bottle can call 0321 4576777 to ask pricing and to place an order.