Lion's Mane, known as Yamabushitake, is a dietary mushroom that can be a supplement. It appears to be a promising cognitive enhancer and immunomodulator (thought to stimulate or suppress inflammation depending on context).
Lion's Mane is most often used for
- Hericium erinaceus
- Monkey's Head
- Houtou (infrequent)
- Pom Pom Blanc
- Hedgehog Mushroom
- Satyr’s Beard
Currently, the only human study has used an oral dose of 1,000 mg Lion's Mane (96% purity extract) thrice daily for a cumulative total of 3,000 mg extract. While it is unknown if this is the optimal dose or not, it appeared to be effective.