Who Needs Menopause Support for Brain Function?
As we age, we all go through a lot of changes. How these changes impact our body and mind often depend on factors like heredity and gender. For women, menopause represents a significant time of change. Our hormone levels fluctuate, impacting everything from mood to our weight. Our energy levels may decrease and our sleep is often interrupted. It can be a challenging time.
We each have to find solutions that work for our unique circumstances. I like to start with a natural approach to health issues. Finding the right solutions can be overwhelming.
"Fortunately, I found a natural option with incredible health benefits - Lion's Mane."
This shaggy, pom-pom like mushroom is amazing! According to renowned mycologist Paul Stamets, it may be the first “smart” mushroom. Scientists have been researching its neurological benefits for several years now. They’ve found it supports nerve regeneration which can help with cognitive ability and focus. Just as exciting are the additional benefits this fungus can bring to women experiencing menopause. Here are some of them:
Improve Mood and Anxiety
Researchers conducted a four-week study on women with menopausal symptoms such as depression and anxiety. They found that the group treated with Lion’s Mane extract saw a decrease in their symptoms and an increase in sleep quality. Lion’s Mane has been found to reduce inflammation, which plays a role in depression.
In 2011 Scientific research showed that Lion's Mane contains a number of health promoting substances, explaining it's powerful neuro-protective properties. Results revealed that Lion's Mane Mushrooms help protect against memory problems caused by the build up of amyloid beta, a substance that forms brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease which affects more women than men by 2:1.
In a 2010 Biomedical study a group of menopausal women consumed cookies containing either Lion's Mane or a placebo every day for four weeks. Research showed that the group who consumed Lion's Mane were "less irritable and anxious and had less difficulty concentrating than those in the placebo group."
Research supports the positive impact this mushroom has for women experiencing menopause. We need further research to determine if starting earlier use of Lion's Mane could reduce or halt the onset of the typical symptoms associated with menopause.
So, how do you get the health benefits of Lion's Mane?
It's a delicious edible mushroom with a taste similar to lobster or shrimp. Recent studies point to an increased benefit in consuming it raw, unlike with most other mushrooms.
If you don’t have access to fresh Lion’s Mane, supplements are another way to add it to your daily routine, it is one of the 9 Natural Ingredients of Game ONN formulated to improve Focus, Cognition, Motivation, Memory, Mood and Mental Energy. Game ONN also contains Rhodiola Rosea and Vitamin B6 both scientifically proven to boost mood.
Alternatively consider adding some to a smoothie. Have you tried Onnor's Instant Genius Matcha?
However you do it, find a way to incorporate Lion’s Mane into your life.
"You’ll be glad you did! It's made such a difference to my own daily routine and I'm so much more productive! Ask the Team"