Lion's Mane Mushrooms Cancer Fighting Possibilities

Joe Kolb

Lion’s mane mushroom extract is packed full of antioxidants. Among various other benefits, these properties also help to prevent against cancer. While there is still a lot of research that needs to be done, preliminary studies seem promising.

In some studies where lion’s mane extract has been infused with human cancer cells, it has been reported that the cancer cells die off at a faster rate. Additionally, lion’s mane was shown to slow down the spread of lung cancer in mice by 69% in another study. So far, it has been found that lion’s mane has positive results fighting against liver, colon and gastric cancers in animal studies. Furthermore, it is reported that this extract may be therapeutic for those with leukemia.

We do not make any claims that it can cure any disease and do not recommend using it instead of doctor recommended treatments. Our statements are for educational purposes. 

Sources

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2896861/ - A Novel Lectin with Antiproliferative and HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitory Activities from Dried Fruiting Bodies of the Monkey Head Mushroom Hericium erinaceum

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26547693 - A new cerebroside from the fruiting bodies of Hericium erinaceus and its applicability to cancer treatment.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21779573 - Mechanism of Hericium erinaceus (Yamabushitake) mushroom-induced apoptosis of U937 human monocytic leukemia cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24631140 - Anticancer potential of Hericium erinaceus extracts against human gastrointestinal cancers.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25306354 - Isolation and identification of aromatic compounds in Lion's Mane Mushroom and their anticancer activities.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15737684 - Selective induction of apoptosis in murine skin carcinoma cells (CH72) by an ethanol extract of Lentinula edodes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23668749 - Hericium erinaceus (Lion's Mane) mushroom extracts inhibit metastasis of cancer cells to the lung in CT-26 colon cancer-tansplanted mice.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24631140 - Anticancer potential of Hericium erinaceus extracts against human gastrointestinal cancers.