Found in: Lucidity Powder
Key benefits: Nootropic. Anti-inflammatory. Antioxidant.
Derived from: Lion’s mane mushrooms
Native to North America, Europe and Asia, the lion’s mane mushroom is a nootropic prevalent in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s rich in hericenones and erinacines, two compounds that stimulate the growth of new brain cells. In recent years, it’s gained popularity in the West for its cognitive benefits, namely its ability to improve memory, enhance mental functioning and protect against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s also thought to help curb anxiety and depression and repair nerve damage. Furthermore, it contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that may help support everything from healthy heart, stomach and liver function to cancer and diabetes prevention.