Research into the medicinal mushroom Lions mane shows it to be protective against the formation of alcohol-induced digestive ulcers and has gastro intestinal-protective healing properties for those with ulcers. The positive results show that the bioactive compounds present in the extract have the potential to play a major role in gastrointestinal protective health and activity. This shows great promise for those with digestive issues. Researchers found exceptional nutritional and health-promoting aspects of Lion's mane are found in its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and immune-stimulating abilities.
Researchers have also shown the activities of Lions Mane were compared to activities exhibited by vitamin B12, which has been widely used in the treatment of peripheral nerve disorders. Lion's mane has shown to enhance muscle and limb function and normal toe spreading occurred earlier than in the non-treated group. It showed greater regeneration of axons and neuromuscular junction in the muscles. Improvements in repair from crush injury and enhanced signal pathways resulting in regeneration of the crushed nerves. This research shows the potential for Loins Mane to promote the regeneration from injury of nerve damage and recovery.
Lions Mane has been shown to speed up wound healing and created less scaring, the wound contained more collagen, which significantly enhanced the acceleration of wound healing enclosure. This has the potential to create safer and faster wound healing whilst reducing the infection rates at the same time.
Chinese medicine has long used Lions Mane to treat chronic gastritis. Recent research has shown it is effective in the fight against Helicobacter pylori. Chronic gastritis is caused by Helicobacter pylori and is still one of the most common serious pandemic infections with such severe killing sequelae as peptic ulcer or gastric cancer. This research shows the importance of this medicinal mushroom for over half of the world's population in the fight for the eradication of this very common infection.
Oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) has been strongly suggested as the key factor in the development of atherosclerosis. Once developed it can progress and plaque rupture is a usual reason for cardiovascular diseases stroke and myocardial infarction heart attack. Research shows that Lions Mane to be the most potent inhibitor of both LDL oxidation and HMG Co-A reductase activity. Lion's mane having therapeutic potential for the prevention of oxidative stress-mediated vascular diseases causative factors.