This Mushroom Improves Brain Health and Memory!

Lion’s Mane is a type of medicinal mushroom that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It’s considered the “Mushroom for the Mind” due to its positive effects on brain health. Studies show it can help reduce symptoms of memory loss as well as prevent neuronal damage caused by amyloid-beta plaques, which accumulate in the brain in those with Alzheimer’s disease. It has also been shown to help regenerate myelin and can help with depression and anxiety. 

After my last MS relapse near the end of 2019, I started taking Lion’s Mane on a more regular basis. Some of the things I’ve noticed since taking it include: faster word recall, better focus,  and an improvement in my overall energy levels.

This is the one I currently use but it can also be found at most health food stores.


Food to Nourish Your Brain

The blood-brain barrier is the semipermeable layer of cells within the capillaries of the central nervous system. When functioning normally, the blood-brain barrier prevents foreign invaders (such as viruses) and immune cells from passing out of the bloodstream and into the central nervous system. It also allows oxygen and essential nutrients to enter the central nervous system.

In multiple sclerosis, immune cells are allowed to enter the central nervous system, implying that the blood-brain barrier is damaged or compromised in some way.

Here are some excellent suggestions for promoting brain health and protecting the blood brain barrier.