Lion’s mane mushroom has grown steadily in popularity recently as more people are becoming aware of its purported benefits. New companies are springing up with different mushroom supplements and existing supplement companies have begun to bring new products to the market. I normally wouldn’t begin a research review with a personal anecdote, but I’d like to emphasize that I probably never would have looked much more into the medicinal powers of mushrooms had it not been for my experience with lion’s mane.
We touched a little on functional foods in a previous post, but this article is made to go more in depth on some of the functional foods we’ll be covering in later posts and podcasts. You might be asking, what the heck are they?
Bowellia is a resin from the Indian frankincense tree which appears to have quite amazing effects on pain and inflammation with some possible potential in cancer therapy. It has been studied for its effects on arthritis and joint pain in particular, and is becoming a popular addition to many joint pain relief supplements. Those with knee pain and back pain may receive the most benefit from this special herb as we will see in this research review! Yes, it may be considered a natural pain killer!
What is the placebo effect? - It is when you get an effect from something that shouldn’t have that particular effect based on chemical or physical reactions. For example, the most common effect is when inert medications are given (typically a sugar or starch pill) to compare the effect vs. the actual medication, and this is used to separate actual chemical effects from mind based effects.
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