A 2013 study found that Hericium erinaceus, (most commonly known as lion’s mane mushrooms) has two unique compounds that have been shown to stimulate the growth of brain cells
. These compounds are hericenones and erinacines.
Lion's mane is an edible mushroom, with a deep history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Chinese and Japanese cuisine.
Lion's Mane is the only nootropic mushroom that supports brain plasticity and better mood balance resulting from stimulating the synthesis of nerve growth factor (NGF), helping to repair nerve damage.