Frequently Asked Questions
What is our Nerve Growth Factor supplement?
NGF is a high-strength dual extraction, full-spectrum Lion's Mane extract from the fruiting body of the mushroom. Each serving includes the Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) compounds, 1% Hericenones and 4% Erinacines which can cross the blood-brain barrier, and the immune-modulating Beta-glucans tested to be over >30%.
What are Nerve Growth Factors (NGFs)?
NGF is produced in the hippocampus and is part of the Neurotrophins family. They are a protein that helps the brain to regenerate new brain cells known as neurons through a process called neurogenesis. They also manage and maintain existing cells, and help the brain to repair itself after injury. Memories are formed from learning, the brain continuously rewires itself in response to stimulation. It does this by making new connections (synapses) with other neurons - this process is called Neuroplasticity. Maintaining NGF is important to preserve and expand cognitive function.
What are the ingredients in Nerve Growth Factor?
As well as organic Lion's Mane mushroom sourced from the spiritual home of the Lion's Mane (Japan), grown on substrates found in nature, our formula also contains two adaptogens: Rhodiola and Ginseng. Our organic Lion's Mane is a full spectrum containing beta-glucans greater than 30% and NGFs promoting 1% Hericenones and 4% Erinaceus.
What is Lion's Mane?
Lion's Mane mushrooms are part of the edible tooth mushroom group and typically grown on the same substrates as found in nature. The Lion's Mane mushroom has remarkable nerve growth factor properties. They are part of the edible tooth mushroom group and typically grown on the bark of hardwood trees. They take their name from their distinctive long spines which bear a resemblance to a lion's mane. Our organic Lion's mane is full spectrum, which means it contains Beta glucans greater than 30%, plus NGFs promoting 1% Hericenones and 4% Erinacines that are the first NGF stimulators isolated from nature. Erinacines and Hericenones are the compounds from our Lion's Mane product that can cross the blood–brain barrier (BBB). They have neurotrophic properties capable of enhancing the action of endogenous neurotrophic factors by regenerating the axons on nerves. Our Lion's Mane is made from the 'fruiting body' for the Beta glucans and Hericenones.
Why is Lion's Mane so powerful?
Numerous studies have indicated Lion's Mane may help neuro genetic diseases. Potential benefits include reducing the symptoms of memory loss and preventing neuronal damage caused by amyloid-beta plaques. Lion's Mane can also trigger central and peripheral nerve regeneration, as well as stimulating the Nerve Growth Factor. Boosting regeneration on a cellular level, which could be promising for neuropathy, gastric ulcers, nerve damage, and MS (Multiple Sclerosis).
How is Lion's Mane extracted?
The extraction is facilitated by treating the plant material with hot water to break down the cell walls of the mushroom, increasing the bioavailability of the beneficial components within Lion’s mane. It is then dried, and turned into a powder.
What is Rhodiola?
Rhodiola is a perennial flowering plant which grows all over the world, particularly in the arctic parts of Europe. It is an adaptogen that could help to improve your body's response to stress, overall productivity, memory, reaction times, and mental focus. Its ability to regulate mood related neurotransmitters, also alleviates symptoms of depression and anxiety. Rhodiola plays a role in energising the central nervous system, it could reduce negative mental and physical stress on the body.
What is Ginseng?
Ginseng (10% ginsenosides) is the root of plants in the genus Panax, which can also regulate stress responses. There are 2 ways that Ginseng manages to accomplish this: GABA, or Gamma Aminobutyric Acid, is an inhibitory neurotransmitter best known for its ability to block the release of other neurotransmitters causing general slowing down of the nervous system, with a very noticeable calming effect. Studies have shown that ginsenosides enhance the efficiency of GABA. They accomplish this by increasing the sensitivity of GABA receptors in the brain.
What does taking the Youth & Earth Nerve Growth Factor help with?
Taking our Nerve Growth Factor supplement can help to regenerate new brain cells known as neurons through a process called neurogenesis and prevent neuronal damage caused by amyloid-beta plaques. The powerful ingredients contained in it may also help to preserve and expand cognitive function, and enhance the action of endogenous neurotrophic factors. NGF may also assist in reducing the symptoms of memory loss and trigger central and peripheral nerve regeneration. It can help to regulate mood changes, with potential to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, and enhances one's efficiency and productivity.
is Nerve Growth Factor vegan and celiac- friendly?
Yes, our Nerve Growth Factor is Vegan, Gluten-free, and free from soy, GMOs and nasty fillers.