Other names Hericium Erinaceus, Yamabushitake, Hedgehog Mushroom
Lion's mane is a mushroom used by many people to improve memory, mood, and cognition. But is it effective? Read on to find out what the science actually says.
Read about the effects of Lion's Mane in relation to the amount of evidence we've found
Why do people use Lion's Mane?
People who self-experiment with Lion's Mane often state they use it to improve their:
- Problem solving
Let's see what the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of Lion's Mane for these purposes says.
Lion's Mane for cognitive performance enhancement
Compared with a placebo, 3g Lion's Mane improved cognition after 8, 12, and 16 weeks of daily treatment in patients with mild cognitive impairment.  The beneficial effects were almost gone 4 weeks after the discontinuation of Lion's Mane use. Because this study was not conducted in healthy humans, its findings should not be taken as strong evidence for the efficacy of Lion's Mane as a nootropic for cognitive enhancement in healthy humans.
What other benefits does Lion's Mane have?
The legality and side effects of Lion's Mane
How To Use
Dose, frequency and duration
Frequently asked questions about Lion's Mane
Studies conducted on the effects of Lion's Mane in healthy humans
Last updated Saturday, June 10, 2023