Lion's Mane Mushroom

by Anonymous

The Lion's Mane Mushroom

The Lion's Mane Mushroom

I searched high and low, all over cyberspace, determined to find something that would help my husband, who has Alzheimer's. I finally found Lion's Mane Mushroom.

I never post on the internet, but I had to tell everyone about how this mushroom is helping my husband! He was diagnosed with moderate dementia (Alzheimer's) about a year ago and was to the point that he could do very little. I have been giving him the Lion's Mane supplement for about a month now.

Well, the results are amazing! He is not cured, but he no longer struggles to find the right words to say. He interacts with the grandkids again! He is back to doing some chores that he could not do before. He gives his opinion again, which I thought he would never be able to do. I do not know how much he will regain as I continue to give him this supplement, or if it will continue to work. But for now, he is so much better and I really thought all was hopeless!

What is funny is that he seems to be reversing the illness. It is like the Alzheimer's is going backwards! Can't wait for another month on this supplement to see if he continues to improve! I also use turmeric spice in my cooking everyday and have switched to coconut oil for everything, including baking and frying. This is truly a miracle mushroom and I thank God that I found it.

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Lion's Mane Dosage? NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello all, I have a friend who was just diagnosed with early onset dementia. A nutritionist recently recommended the Lion's Mane for her, and I ordered it online, but I was wondering what dosage have others been using of the Lion's Mane?

an extract of Lion's mane
by: Anonymous

There is now a highly concentrated extract from Lion's Mane called Amyloban. You can google it and find plenty of research.

Please Help
by: Alan

My grandpa has Alzheimer's and my family has been looking for a way to help him out. Just yesterday he woke up and didn't even know where he was or what he was doing. I've heard about these before, and just started doing research today.

I would like if you could tell me how you fed these mushrooms to your husband? or how he took them? Please email me and help me out because I'm highly considering it.


Also,I'm very glad your husband is doing so much better!


My email: alaneezyy@hotmail.com

More Parkinson's Information
by: Amy

I'm glad people are finding this page and feel that it's useful. Although it doesn't have anything to do with mushrooms, I recently learned a little more about Parkinson's that I wanted to add to this thread.

For the past 4 years I worked for a company that trains physical therapists to performs Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs). I left a few weeks ago to work more on my personal creative projects, including this site, but right before I left I had a fascinating conversation with a PT regarding improvements she's seen with Parkinson's patients.

She said she's seen great improvements with patients by using the "principles of neuroplasticity" in their physical therapy. As defined by Wikipedia, neuroplasticity is:

"changes in neural pathways and synapses which are due to changes in behavior, environment and neural processes, as well as changes resulting from bodily injury. Neuroplasticity has replaced the formerly-held position that the brain is a physiologically static organ, and explores how - and in which ways - the brain changes throughout life.

Read the full article here-pay attention to the treatment of brain damage section

Basically through a high repetition of certain exercises, she was able to see great improvement in the physical functioning of her patients. The conversation was so fascinating and I was so interested in the concept of the brain rewiring itself that I took notes as she was talking. Unfortunately I just tore my house apart and now I can't find them. Grrrrr.... :(

I did, however, find an abstract of a study done on this very topic. If you click "full text" it gives you the option of downloading the pdf.

Read the article here.

I'm sorry I don't have more info. Please know I'm neither a doctor nor a physical therapist. Yet if people find this page looking for info, they may benefit from a knowledge of neuroplasticity and some therapists out there are using those principles to help patients regain function. Keep researching. My heart goes out to those suffering from this scary disease and their families and friends.

Finally!
by: Dan

Thank you so much for your success story. I am frantically searching for something to help my Grandfather who has Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Among my finds is high doses of Vitamin B12, coconut oil and tumeric which you describe, and of course lion's mane mushroom to increase levels of NGF. I have read several case studies on this mushroom but to my surprise very little response from the community. I know you are not alone and I just hope that more people like you share their success stories. Natural remedies need to be known and not swept under a rug as a second-rate solution to diseases. I understand that the compounds from the root portion of the mushroom are more potent for producing NGF than those from the fruit portion. I was wondering what supplement you used or do you cook fresh lion's mane? Any information you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again and God bless.

Thanks Amy
by: Anonymous

My husband is slowing improving everyday. I know this is not a cure, but when all is hopeless, any improvement is a blessing! I continue to search for anything that may help him. I have no idea if this will help others too. I would like to hear from people using all three of these things, lion's mane, turmeric, and coconut oil . Would love to know if it helps anyone else. I am just a wife and grandmother and am not selling anything, just trying to help my husband live a fuller life and keep him with me as long as possible.

Lion's Mane and Alzheimer's
by: Amy

Wow. That's an amazing story. First of all, you have my deepest sympathies. Alzheimer's is a horrible disease and my heart goes out to the people suffering from it and their friends and family. I can only imagine the immense emotional toll it takes on those around them.

Yet I'm really happy that your husband has seen so much improvement with lion's mane! The mushroom is famous for stimulating nerve growth factor, a protein necessary for the growth and health of certain neurons. As Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia (I believe), a degenerative neurological disease, it makes sense that Lion's Mane could help.

Sadly both the disease and the full abilities and limitations of medicinal mushrooms are not yet fully understood. Thus it's great to hear from people like you who are having success. I often don't print entries like this as they're only trying to sell something. However, yours seemed very genuine and I'm so happy life is improving for both of you. May it continue...

(And I like turmeric and coconut oil too!)

For more information on Lion's Mane see this page:
Lion's Mane.

Also, I added the above photo. It was taken by Lebrac and is published under the GNU Free documentation license.

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