Lions Mane Mushrooms

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  • Lions Mane mushrooms
  • Butter
  • Nama Shoyu or organic soy sauce or tamari


Slice the lions mane mushrooms into small squares. Place on a dry pan and pan fry dry for a few minutes on each side until lightly browned. Add a pat of butter and cook to desired doneness, usually just a couple minutes. Turn off heat and sprinkle with nama shoyu.

Delicious and good for you! Cooking them this way gives the mushrooms a rich umami flavor. And they benefit brain health!

There is a study on the effects of lions mane mushrooms on a group of cognitively impaired individuals in Japan and found that consuming lions mane mushrooms increased brain neurogenesis, BDNF, 

Here is a recap from the study

Brain, mental health, and cognitive benefits of Lion’s Mane

Brain, mental health, and cognitive benefits of lion’s mane include:

  • Boost mood
  • Improves focus
  • Helps with learning
  • Support a calm and flow state
  • Improves brain cell regeneration
  • Helps with memory

Lions mane was found to counteracts age-related cognitive impairment. Age-related cognitive impairment can arise due to:

  • Increased in inflammation
  • Reduced neurogenesis
  • Reduced ability to refold proteins correctly
  • Increased oxidative stress
  • Mitochondria dysfunction
  • Nutrient deficiencies from reduced appetite and poorer digestion

Lion’s mane may mitigate many of these age-related physical and mental decline. 


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