Lion's Mane

Last Updated: September 28, 2022

Lion's Mane, known as Yamabushitake, is a dietary mushroom that can be a supplement. It appears to be a promising cognitive enhancer and immunomodulator (thought to stimulate or suppress inflammation depending on context).

Lion's Mane is most often used for

What else is Lion's Mane known as?
Note that Lion's Mane is also known as:
  • Hericium erinaceus
  • Monkey's Head
  • Houtou (infrequent)
  • Igelstachelbart
  • Pom Pom Blanc
  • Hedgehog Mushroom
  • Satyr’s Beard
  • Yamabushitake
Dosage information

Currently, the only human study has used an oral dose of 1,000 mg Lion's Mane (96% purity extract) thrice daily for a cumulative total of 3,000 mg extract. While it is unknown if this is the optimal dose or not, it appeared to be effective.

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