Paul Stamets: Miracle Mushrooms, Mycelium, and Your Health

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Hericium Erinaceus Mycelium Exerts Neuroprotective Effect in Parkinson’s Disease-in Vitro and in vivo Models BY ON Hericium Erinaceus (H.E.) is a well-known edible and folk medicinal fungi in Japan, China, and other Asian countries without harmful effects. It has been recognized that this unique mushroom is capable of keeping the brain healthy, supporting the immune system to help prevent gastric cancer and other diseases, boosting mood and concentration, decreasing inflammatory processes in the body. But more scientific researchers are needed to confirm its nutritional and medicinal effects. In the present study, we investigated the effects of Hericium Erinaceus mycelium (H.E. mycelium) against 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium(MPP+)-induced neurotoxicity in PC12 cells and 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced Parkinsonian mice. In the cell viability results, treatment with H.E.mycelium increased the cell viability in MPP+-treated cells and induced antioxidant activity in PC12 cells. H.E. mycelium also reduced MPTP-induced loss of dopamine concentration level and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) positive cells in mice. Our results suggest that H.E.mycelium performs significant protection of dopaminergic neuron under severe conditions and is very effective in the treatment of damaged neuron in the brain to recover in the case of Parkinson’s disease.
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Meet Lion’s Mane: “The Smart Mushroom”

Meet Lion’s Mane! We call it “The Smart Mushroom.” It supports your memory and focus, among other amazing benefits*. Host Defense uses only the highest quality, sustainably cultivated organic mushroom mycelium grown to peak efficacy. All our mushroom mycelium and fruitbodies are grown right here at our farm in Washington state! We offer capsules, extracts, and powders for maximum flexibility in taking your supplements, all of which are certified organic, vegan, and gluten free. Find out why our Host Defense Mushrooms Lion’s Mane supplements are so beloved!
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Paul Stamets: Can mushrooms heal the planet? | The Stream

Famed American mycologist and entrepreneur Paul Stamets thinks that mushrooms can save the world. In a 2008 TED talk, viewed more than six million times, Stamets explained the many ways he believes mushrooms can help restore ecological balance and heal the planet. Mushrooms, the fruiting body growing from the ground, are well known for their psychedelic and medicinal properties. But a growing body of evidence suggests mycelium, the underground reproductive structures of the organism, could be the environment’s greatest ally in fighting the climate crisis. Stamets says mushrooms contain the solution to just about every man-made problem, from carbon pollution and oil spills to plastic waste and, even, pandemics. Fungi, of which there are some 1 – 1.5 million species, can provide a critical understanding of how the world works. Yet, they receive very little attention in conservation efforts, according to a report by Britain’s Botanical Botanic Gardens at Kew. In a new documentary, ‘Fantastic Fungi’, filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg journeys into the world of mycology with Stamets and other mushroom enthusiasts. For Stamets, this mission is deeply personal: he lost his stutter after a psychedelic experience and says his mother overcame a terminal cancer diagnosis through the use of turkey tail mushrooms. In this episode of The Stream, we explore the magical world of mushrooms with Paul Stamets and ask whether his ideas really could change the planet.
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Paul Stamets: Mycelium Makes Mushrooms, Mushrooms Make Mycelium

 

Paul Stamets in one of Fungi Perfecti’s grow rooms, demonstrates the connections between #mycelium and #mushrooms in our Host Defense Lion’s Mane products. #WeGrowWeKnow

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(05/14/2020) I began a new daily regimen of 2 capsules or 1gm (recommended daily dosage) of Host Defense, Lion’s Mane supplement. Lion’s mane mushrooms (Hericium Erinaceus) are white, globe-shaped fungi that have long, shaggy spines. People can eat them or take them in the form of supplements. Research suggests that they may offer a range of health benefits, including reduced inflammation and improved cognitive and heart health. Read more on Medicine News Today.   

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Paul Stamets with Lion’s Mane

Check out wise Lion’s Mane (Hericium Erinaceus) flourishing in Fungi Perfecti grow rooms.

Videographer: Dusty Yao