Cordyceps, originally discovered roughly 2,000 years ago in the Himalayas, are associated with a range of health benefits. Most compellingly, cordyceps have long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an aphrodisiac and treatment for sexual dysfunction. What does the evidence tell us?
Milk thistle is associated with several health benefits, but that doesn’t mean just taking any milk thistle supplement in any amount will reveal these advantages. The bioavailability of milk thistle is particularly low. Meaning, you may only be metabolizing (and getting the benefits) from just 1% of the amount you take. As with most natural medicines, dosage and timing are key.
Shatavari is a medicinal plant with a range of health benefits for women. Shatavari benefits for women include its abilities to improve menstrual health (alleviate PMS, cramps, and excessive bleeding), regulate cycles, reduce symptoms of menopause (i.e. hot flashes, insomnia, etc.), treat PCOS, improve fertility, and to increase milk production while breastfeeding.
Seed cycling may help balance hormones and reduce menstrual cramps. Our seed cycling chart below demonstrates how this works: for the first half of your menstrual cycle (beginning on the first day of the period to about the 15th day) consume approximately two tablespoons of flax seeds and pumpkin seeds daily; for the second half, sesame and sunflower.
We reviewed 25+ Lion’s Mane supplements and rated each one based on our 3-Point Buying Guide, which breaks down each product based on the most important factors: ingredients, extraction method, and quality assurance. Make the best supplement choice for you and your health needs by using the product review table below and considering the most important factors for you in your supplement. *This article is free of all third-party affiliation, sponsorship, and promotion. We are not paid by ANY of these products or brands. We don’t use affiliate links for any Lion’s Mane products. We provide this information based on our own research and impartial judgement. 2023 Lion’s Mane Supplements Review **Nammex: The main supplier for Lion’s Mane powder extract in North America (many small U.S. and Canada brands supply from them). All mushrooms are from China. Site provides ample information and photos of their mushroom farms. No lab reports…
If you are taking Lion’s Man to enhance your memory or cognition, or to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety, then take a Lion’s Mane supplement extracted with alcohol (either mycelium or fruiting body). This ensures you’re getting the nootropic benefits from the NGF-boosting compounds.
Lion’s Mane mushroom may be an effective natural remedy to help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Studies have observed that supplementing 2g/day of powdered fruiting body (or 11g/day of amycenone, a standard extract, sold as Amyloban 3399 capsules) reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety after one to two months.