Traditional Chinese medicine promoted the development of lion’s mane extract. In Korea, Japan, and China, the Lion’s Mane mushroom has been used as a general tonic for millennia. For hundreds of years, Buddhist monks have consumed it in the form of tea to boost mental powers and the capacity to focus during meditation. It’s also suggested for diseases that current doctors would classify as neurodegenerative. It’s the only medical fungus that boosts nerve growth factors and helps nerve cells myelinate. The nerve system is strengthened by the lion’s mane, which also helps the brain to function better.