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Lion’s Mane mushrooms have become incredibly popular recently. If you are curious but haven’t tried them, hopefully my experience can give you some insight.

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What are Lion’s Mane mushrooms?

Lion’s Mane mushrooms are large, white, distinctive. Used for years in traditional Chinese medicine, they’re beneficial for the brain, heart, and gut. Rich in antioxidants, they help fight inflammation in the body and boost immunity. They are also said to reduce depression and anxiety, while improving mood, memory and concentration.

My mushroom journey

I discovered Lion’s Mane two years ago through a supplement sample, the main ingredient was Lion’s Mane and it promised to “amplify mental performance and spark creativity”. Like most of us, I've heard many claims of 'miracle supplements' before, so to be completely honest, I didn’t expect much.

At first, I didn’t feel anything at all, however after around two weeks I started noticing a significant shift. My focus and creativity improved drastically. Jobs that used to take me hours due to poor concentration were done much quicker. Writing, a passion I'd set aside because I'd been stuck staring at a blank screen for years, suddenly became possible again. I found myself in a state of creative flow. It was amazing!

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Side effects

About three months in, I began having sleep difficulties. It took me a while to make the connection but it resolved as soon as I stopped taking the supplement. Since then, I've experimented with different dosages to find what works for me and now I have no issues at all. Online research shows no common link between Lion’s Mane and insomnia, if anything it seems to be promoting better sleep. In other words, it doesn’t appear to be a very common side effect, it seems I was an exception.

Final thoughts

Lion's Mane has profoundly impacted my focus, creativity and how I feel. I intend to continue using it. They make me feel like myself, if that makes any sense!

If you're considering trying Lion's Mane, I recommend starting slowly and monitoring how your body and mind react, consult your healthcare professional if you are unsure!



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