Does Lion’s Mane Help With Fatigue?

Sometimes your get-up-and-go has got up and gone. When that feeling persists, leaving you exhausted and lethargic, that’s commonly known as fatigue. Anyone can experience fatigue, and we frequently do! 

Anything from too many late nights binging your favourite show to taking on a big mental load can trigger feelings of fatigue. Both your body and mind can be affected big time, but luckily for us, nature has us sorted with a variety of naturally effective medicines.

A range of mushrooms are thought to help promote more even energy levels, and Lion’s Mane has the research to back it up.

Symptoms Of Fatigue

Generally speaking, there are two types of fatigue; the kind that we all get after a long day or a difficult week, and there’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is a medical disorder. CFS is a long-term condition without a known cure, but symptoms can be managed as much as possible depending on their severity.

General fatigue is just something the daily grind throws at us sometimes.

If it’s general fatigue you’re dealing with, you’re likely to experience a specific set of symptoms that might sound extremely familiar….

  • Saying ‘Man, I’m tired’ more than once a day (or words to that effect!)
  • Making a groaning sound when you stand up
  • Occasionally getting your mords wuddled 

Or, if you prefer the less funny and more medical-sounding symptoms, they include:

  • Lightheadedness or dizziness without a clear cause
  • Mild muscle weakness
  • Brain fog that slows your thinking
  • Headaches
  • Overwhelming tiredness or sleepiness

Sometimes it’s obvious what has caused your fatigue, and sometimes, it might be several factors. But whichever symptoms you’re struggling with Lion’s Mane could help.

Absorbing Nutrients

Sometimes fatigue can be down to your gut, and when it comes to digestion, there isn’t mush-room for error. Your body needs every bit of nutrition it can get, so if you have a problem breaking down your food or converting it to energy, you’re more likely to have issues with fatigue.

Enter Lion’s Mane, your digestion saviour. Studies show that this medicinal fungus can support your digestive processes, ensuring you have a consistent supply of energy throughout the day.

But it doesn’t stop at just helping you absorb your nutrients; Lion’s Mane mushroom can also support the way your body manages hormone levels


Reducing Stress Hormones

Stress hormones. Who needs them, right? Well, humans do, unfortunately. But in this case, too much really is a bad thing. 

If there’s anything that will get your fatigue overpowering you, it’s stress. Cortisol is the stress hormone, and it’s responsible for a lot more than just helping you out in a fight or flight moment. If your body is able to keep the cortisol levels at a manageable level, you’ll be fine.

If not, you're more likely to feel tired during the day and even have sleep problems. If you find that your biggest problem is poor quality of sleep, then Lion’s Mane could be the hormone ring-master you need to keep your cortisol levels performing right. 

And cortisol isn’t the only hormone that can make a difference. Testosterone has been shown to be crucial for maintaining energy levels and aiding good sleep. Studies have found that Lion’s Mane extract has the ability to increase testosterone, which is good news for you and your pillow.

Oxidative Stress

Isn’t normal stress enough? What even is oxidative stress?

Oxidative stress can be due to high levels of lactic acid, urea nitrogen and other words that you’ll probably skip over. These are biomarkers of oxidative stress, a state that results in a low mood, low energy and basically low everything. 

When your body is struggling to process oxidants, you need the help of our favourite anti-hero. Anti-oxidant! 

Lion’s Mane just so happens to be an incredibly powerful and proven anti-oxidant.

The polysaccharides that naturally occur in Lion’s Mane have serious anti-fatigue properties, decreasing all those oxidative levels that will leave you feeling drained.

Along with that antioxidant boost, Lion’s Mane has a little more up its sleeve when it comes to your blood sugar levels and fatigue.

Stabilising Blood Sugar

Have you ever been running about as an adult, ticking off your to-do list and suddenly felt the exhaustion set in and your energy levels plummet? You could be experiencing a fluctuation in your blood glucose levels. 

Lion’s Mane has been shown to increase energy due to its antioxidants and polysaccharides, allowing you to fight fatigue. That’s because stable blood sugars equal steady energy levels.

While you might be unsure how flimsy fungi could make a difference to your blood sugars, hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) has been found to block the activity of a particular enzyme that breaks down carbs in the small intestine. 

This means your body processes your food - and therefore energy - more slowly, reducing blood sugar levels to protect you from those peaks and troughs of energy during the day.


Did you know Lion’s Mane has the power to reduce inflammation in your body

Did you also know that inflammation is one of the leading causes of fatigue, even in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Well, now you do! Inflammation triggers a chain of events in your cells, which means your body is wasting its energy on the inflammation process rather than giving you the energy to use for your daily life. And, as you might’ve guessed, this leads to fatigue.

Inflammation leads to a whole host of other fatigue-inducing symptoms:

But when faced with Lion’s Mane, inflammation doesn’t have a chance, as the brave shroom is able to cross even the blood-brain barrier. So inflammation can run, but it can’t hide.

Lion’s Mane & Fatigue…

Fatigue comes in lots of forms and levels of severity, but we can all agree it’s no fun. Lion’s Mane mushroom is a proven medicinal supplement capable of stabilising blood sugar levels and hormone levels. It has the proven power to reduce oxidative stress and harmful inflammation. 

So whatever the cause of your fatigue, Lion’s Mane has your back. Check out our high-quality Lion’s Mane capsules and see what this natural medicine can do for your energy levels.


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