August 03, 2020 4 min read
Imagine a drink that can improve your memory, raise your spirits, boost your immunity, and increase your energy. No, it's not the fountain of life. It's Teelixir Lions Mane Superfood Mushroom, a supplement that can be mixed into your coffee, tea, smoothie, hot chocolate, soup broth, or just added to plain water.
This is the powder form of the lion's mane mushroom, an edible mushroom that resembles the hairy mane of a lion. It has been used for thousands of years, in Traditional Chinese Medicine and other parts of Asia for its positive effects on health and mood. It can be eaten raw, dried, cooked, or as an addition to other drinks.
A superfood is simply a nutrient-dense food substance (usually plant-based) that has significant benefits to health. Lion's mane mushroom contains high levels of beneficial beta-glucans, antioxidants, and a host of other nutrients that improve health in a number of ways. Here are some of them.
Lion's mane mushroom extract was found to protect mice from the effects of poor memory by getting rid of amyloid plaque, a substance associated with Alzheimer's disease. It also protects against Parkinson's disease by preventing the breakdown of myelin sheaths in nerve cells.
A number of different studies have shown that lion's mane mushroom can potentially protect the body from cancer, or at least slow down its development. Lion's mane has been found to destroy leukemia cells in one study and reduce the size of colon cancer cells in another.
As you grow older, your brain begins to slow down, leading to difficulty in focusing and loss of memory. These symptoms are actually caused by damage to brain cells and shrinking neurons.
Teelixir lion's mane superfood mushroom stimulates the creation of two compounds: Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). These two compounds improve brain health by stimulating the production of new brain cells and strengthening the existing ones.
BDNF also increases the brain cell's resilience to aging. NGF forms myelin, a sheath surrounding nerve cells that helps them to function properly. These two compounds improve cognition, memory, and increase concentration.
Inflammation is increasingly being linked to mood and brain disorders. Teelixir lion's mane superfood mushroom reduces the production of inflammatory proteins in the body, which in turn alleviates depressive symptoms and boosts the mood.
A reduction in inflammation also improves the flow of blood to the brain, leading to better focus and increased concentration. In addition, a lion's mane mushroom contains antioxidants that strengthen the brain cells and promote the production of new neurons, leading to improved memory function.
Lion's mane mushroom was found to strengthen the immune system in mice by boosting the activity of immune cells in the digestive system. This prevented the movement of germs from there to the rest of the body.
The mushrooms also stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut which are known to strengthen the body's immune system.
Many modern illnesses are now thought to have chronic inflammation as their root cause. Teelixir lion's mane superfood mushroom contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that reduce inflammation and consequently reduce the effect of these illnesses on the body, or even prevent their occurrence.
Sometimes the body loses the ability to control levels of blood sugar, leading to constantly high blood sugar levels. This eventually leads to serious complications like kidney damage, loss of vision, or nerve damage in hands and feet.
Lion's mane mushroom helps in managing diabetes by alleviating some of these side effects and improving how the body digests carbohydrates to control levels of sugar in the blood.
Teelixir lion's mane superfood mushroom improves how the body breaks down fats and brings down levels of triglycerides in the body.
This slows down the onset of weight gain and obesity, and in turn, reduces the risk of developing heart disease or experiencing a stroke. In addition, a compound present in lions mane mushroom known as hericenone B lowers the rate of blood clotting and reduces the risk of stroke or heart attack.
Lion's mane mushroom also prevents the formation of oxidized cholesterol in the blood, which can harden the arteries and increase the possibility of a heart attack.
Teelixir lion's mane superfood mushroom is wild-grown in the mountains of China, away from the polluting effects of human settlements. It is grown on logs, unlike other mushrooms which are first grown in the lab and subsequently transferred to grain substrates.
What's the difference between the two? Grain- grown mushrooms have undesirably high levels of starch and very low levels of beneficial triterpenoids and beta-glucans. As a consequence, they have low levels of the compounds that make lion's mane mushroom a superfood.
Organically-grown mushrooms, however, have high levels of beta-glucans and antioxidants and are free from toxins produced by pollution. They contain all the active compounds required to make the mushroom a real superfood. In the cultivation and harvesting process, no artificial chemicals such as fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides are used.
Many companies selling superfoods actually sell a product that consists of a small portion of the superfood itself with added fillers, starch, or mycelium to make up the weight.
Teelixir lion's mane superfood mushroom, however, is the real deal. It does not contain added fillers, grains, mycelium, and ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMO). It also does not contain preservatives, colors, and added flavors.
If you're just starting out, begin with a small portion of 1/4 teaspoon (1.7g) per day, increasing the dosage as your body gets used to the supplement. Within no time, you will see why it's a superfood.
Teelixir lion's mane superfood mushroom supplement is grown, harvested, and packaged to give you a safe and healthy addition to your diet. Try it and start enjoying higher brain power, good moods, more energy, and general well-being.