Are you tired of over-the-counter medicines when that time of the month hits?
Are you looking for a more natural alternative?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
Now let’s start from the beginning, what even is Lions Mane?
Lions Mane, short for (Hericium Erinaceus) is a fungus that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of health conditions. Now I know what you’re thinking. Fungus? How can a fungus be safe to eat? Lions Mane is a safe, edible mushroom that belongs to the tooth fungus group. You can cook it, add it on your stir-fry, add the powdered mix to your favorite coffee, protein shake or even eat it raw! The possibilities of consuming Lions Mane are limitless!
Now let’s talk about the health benefits. Lions Mane has had a long history of use in East Asian medicine. Headaches, Fatigue, Upset Stomach, Nerve Pain, Arthritis, and this is just the beginning! You name it and Lions Mane has played a significant role in the natural method of pain relief.
Today, Lions Mane is becoming significantly popular in the Western world for its endless potential. One of its potentials is the ability to alleviate menstrual cramps and premenstrual symptoms in women. Lions Mane has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, which help reduce menstrual cramps that develop before and during the menstrual cycle. Whether you are experiencing fatigue, changes in your mood, brain fog or are simply uncomfortable during your cycle, adding Lions Mane to your daily meal regimen can help soothe and potentially remove most of the discomfort that you are experiencing.
In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, it was discovered that Lions Mane can also support hormonal balance. Whether you experience changes in your mood or develop a few extra acne spots, stabilizing your hormones during your premenstrual and menstrual cycle plays a significant role in the overall experience of your cycle.
Now that we know the good, lets cover the precautions and side effects.
Although Lions Mane is generally considered safe, you may experience a few mild side effects. Gas, bloating and upset stomach may occur while you are consuming Lions Mane so our recommendation would be to consume Lions Mane in small increments so that you are aware of the side effects your body may experience.
We hope this blog post was not only informative but helpful in your search for natural alternatives!