Lion's Mane | Parkinson's Disease
Lion's Mane mushroom, also known as Hericium erinaceus, is a medicinal mushroom that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Preliminary studies suggest that Lion's Mane may have therapeutic properties that could be useful in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system and causes a decline in movement and coordination. One of the main features of Parkinson's disease is a decrease in the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps control movement.
A modeled study was conducted in 2020 to evaluate how Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) may impact the effects of Parkinson's Disease. The results suggested that Lion's Mane mycelium is very effective in treating damaged brain neurons to recover in Parkinson's disease cases.
A low daily dose of HEM given orally (10.76 or 21.52 mg/day) showed significant improvement in oxidative stress and dopaminergic damage in the striatum and substantia nigra in a Parkinson's disease animal model after 25 days.
While these findings are promising, they are based on limited research and more studies are needed to fully understand the effects of Lion's Mane on Parkinson's disease. It is also important to note that these studies were conducted in vitro or in animals, and more research is needed to determine if these effects can be replicated in humans.