Lion's Mane

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Lion's Mane (Hericium Erinaceus) is a medicinal mushroom which provides a vast number of benefits. Studies have shown that Lion's Mane may assist in reducing Inflammation and Oxidative Stress, speed up Recovery from Nervous System Injuries and Boost the Immune System. Due to its versatile use, Lion's Mane can easily be incorporated into your daily routine.

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Hericium Erinaceus, also known as Lion’s Mane, is an edible and medicinal mushroom belonging to the tooth fungus group. Native to North America, Europe and Asia, Lion’s Mane looks like a frozen waterfall sprouting out of the side of a tree. Aside from its unique appearance, the mushroom is notable for its putative ability to help the nervous system regenerate. 

 

Package Quantity

 

Each pouch contains 200g

 

Cognitive Booster/ Dementia protection

 

Cognitive functions that rely on the medial temporal lobe and prefrontal cortex, such as learning, memory and cognitive function, show considerable age-related decline. Lion’s mane however contains compounds that stimulate and promote nerve growth and protect the brain growth of brain cells. Studies have found that lion’s mane mushrooms contain two special compounds that can stimulate the growth of brain cells: Hericenones and Erinacines. Lion’s mane mushroom extracts have shown to reduce symptoms of memory loss, as well as prevent neuronal damage caused by amyloid-beta plaques, which accumulate in the brain during Alzheimer’s disease. 

 

So ladies, next time hubby forgets your anniversary start slipping some Lion’s Mane powder into his coffee in the morning. 

 

Nervous System Injuries Recovery Assistance

 

Lion’s Mane mushroom extract can stimulate nerve growth factors and nerve cell repair of the brain, spinal cord, and retina. Research has further shown that Lion’s Mane may help speed recovery from nervous system injuries by stimulating the growth and repair of nerve cells. 

A study performed on rats, showed a nervous system injury recovery reduction time of 23–41%. In addition another study found that Lion’s Mane extract may also help reduce the severity of brain damage after a stroke. 

High doses of Lion’s Mane mushroom extract given to rats immediately after a stroke helped decrease inflammation and reduce the size of stroke-related brain injury by 44%. 

In case you’re not a medical professional the reason that results from a study on rats is medically significant is due to the fact that their genetic, biological and behaviour characteristics closely resemble those of humans, and many symptoms of human conditions can be replicated in mice and rats. #FunFact 

 

Heart Health 

 

Studies have shown that lion’s mane mushroom extract—particularly the hericenone compound—can lower triglyceride levels, slow down blood clotting, and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. 

 

Can Fight Cancer

 

Along with helping your overall immune system, some studies suggest that yamabushitake could actually kill cancer cells including Leukemia and stomach cancer. 

Another study found that Lion's Mane extract inhibits the spread of lung cancer cells in mice. There is growing interest in Lion's Mane and medicinal mushrooms in general as a natural source for future cancer therapy. 

 

Antioxidant Rich

 

Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are believed to be at the root of many modern illnesses, including heart disease, cancer and autoimmune disorders. 

A study conducted in 2012, which evaluated the medicinal potential of 14 types of mushroom found that Lion’s Mane had the fourth highest antioxidant activity and due to this activity recommended it be considered a good dietary source of antioxidants. 

 

Immune Boosting

 

Since the Covid 19 pandemic it is no longer necessary to stress the importance of a strong immune system. Research shows that Lion’s Mane mushroom can boost immunity by increasing the activity of the gut microbiota, which protects the body from pathogens that enter the gut through the mouth or nose. 

One study even found that supplementing with lion’s mane extract daily nearly quadrupled the lifespan of mice injected with a lethal dose of salmonella bacteria.

100% pure fruiting body Lion’s Mane Mushroom extract 

Smoothie: Add 1 tsp (5 grams) Lion's Mane Powder to your Smoothie and/or Smoothie Bowl 

 

Coffee: Add ½ tsp (2.5g) to your coffee/hot water to prepare a tea.

 

For more recipes, visit our Blog Page 

Nutrition Facts

Recommended Dosage

½ tsp - 1 tsp per day

Amount per 100g                    

kJ(kcal) 1668                         (400)

                                                            % DV*

Total Fat  (g)                               0

          Saturated Fat (g)                0

Total Carbohydrates (g)          50

          Total Sugars (g)               0

          Added Sugar (g)                 0

Dietary Fibre (g)                          50

Protein (g)                                 50

Salt (g)                                         0                                            

Iron (mg)                                      20       143%

Potassium (mg)                       2,000       100%

THE % DAILY VALUE TELLS YOU HOW MUCH A  NUTRIENT IN  A  

SERVING OF FOOD CONTRIBUTES TO A DAILY DIET. 2000  

CALORIES A DAY IS USED FOR GENERAL NUTRIENT ADVICE.

INGREDIENTS: 100% Hericium Erinaceus  |  Store in a cool, dry place.

What are Polysaccharides and why are they important?

 

To avoid getting too technical, polysaccharides (poly.) are fundamentally long chain carbohydrates. Most if not all medicinal mushroom retailers will quote a poly. content between 10%-50% as a means to persuade you on its strength however this may potentially be misleading.

The reason it may be misleading is because the poly. content is a factor but not the essence that makes the mushroom amazing. Inputs that influence the content % is what the powder is actually s made up of (fruiting body or Mycelium) and where its grown (mycelium is grown on grain, grain as we know is a carbohydrate as such will dramatically overstate the actual content %)

The types of polysaccharides important to fungi and to you specifically are the beta-D-glucans (1-3, 1-6). The 1-3 or 1-6 are specific branching structures unique to fungi. Enough of the organic chemistry jargon…

Why this is important is because bulk of the medicinal mushroom research is based on the effects of these beta-glucans not the poly. content.

 

What does the Fruiting body or Mycelium mean in the context of Lion's Mane?

 

Mushroom extracts are filled with a growing divide between those who prefer whole fruiting bodies and those who prefer the mycelium on grain.

A fruiting body is generally what you would visually recognize as a mushroom. It is fleshy, contains spores, and grows above ground or directly on the surface of its host, like a tree or old log. The mushroom's fruiting body comprises of a stem, cap, and gills, which are what the general populace would eat in a culinary dish, but in nature, it acts primarily as the reproductive component of a fungal system, dispersing spores and inoculating hosts.

Mycelium is the main body and feeding membrane of a mushroom. It grows underground or within the host plant. While it might not look like much, the mycelium acts much like a complex network that can communicate with and adapt to its surrounding environment. Think of it like the roots of the mushrooms.

 

Which one is better Mycelium or the Fruiting body?

 

Fruiting bodies offer a much more effective, high-quality product than mycelium extracts. Fruiting bodies are considered “full spectrum” as they provide a wider array of the mushroom’s nutritional components. Fruiting bodies offer more minerals, including phosphorous, copper, zinc, and potassium. Fruiting body extracts also contain higher concentrations of vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin D, beta-carotene, and various B vitamins.

Mycelium, on the other hand, was primarily created as a cheaper alternative that was quicker to produce. The benefits of mushroom extracts are studied in relation to the fruiting body. Mycelium actually contains very little of the important compounds, vitamins, and nutrients of the actual mushroom. Furthermore, mycelium is not allowed to be considered a mushroom by the FDA, but many companies in the mushroom extract industry will hide this with clever labels. For instance, instead of listing beta-glucans (the effective compounds in fruiting bodies), mycelium producers will generalize by stating that their product contains high amounts of polysaccharides. This isn’t untrue but only because polysaccharides are a class of carbohydrates, and the brown rice used in mycelium extracts is definitely a carbohydrate. In other words, the high amount of polysaccharides mainly comes from the starch, gluten, and other non-mushroom components in the brown rice.

 

Which one is Antioxi's Lion's Mane made up of?

 

The product is a 100% fruiting body extract. The extract provides a concentrated form of the glyconutrients and healthy components present in Hericium Erinaceus. The fruiting body is where the magic is.

 

What is the Lion's Mane Beta glucan content?

 

Our Lion's Mane is on the top end of the spectrum with an impressive beta glucan content of 30%. It’s the real stuff. #SubtleFlex

 

What is difference between Lion's Mane powder and Lion's Mane Extract?

 

An extract is a preparation that results from taking raw plant material and applying a solvent to it, such as water or alcohol. The solvent causes the dis-solvable compounds to be separated from the structural part of the plant or mushroom.

Extracts contain high levels of the active ingredient a particular herb or mushroom is known for, such as the beta-glucans found in most medicinal mushrooms.

Another advantage of extracts over raw herbs is higher bioavailability – a fancy term that means they are easier for the body to absorb and use.

 

What are the different extraction methods?

 

Currently there are 3 methods of extracting said nutrients: Water, Alcohol and Dual (both).

A hot water extract is exactly what it sounds like – using hot water to dissolve water-soluble ingredients from raw herbs or mushrooms. The same process is undergone for Alcohol extraction where the water is substituted for alcohol. In some cases, it may be beneficial to use both water and alcohol extraction – a method referred to as a dual or double extraction. In a dual extract, the material is first extracted with either hot water or alcohol, and then the remaining plant material is extracted again with the other method.

 

Which extraction method is better?

 

When shopping around for mushroom supplements, it is beneficial to know what kind of extraction method is used for your specific product. This will ensure that you are getting a high-quality supplement that actually works.

If you are looking for a Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Turkey Tail, Shiitake, or Maitake mushroom product, you should look for a hot water extract product. This is because their most important active ingredients – beta-glucans – are water-soluble. Using alcohol or dual extraction for these mushrooms is not desirable, because alcohol would cause some of the beta-glucans to solidify and be filtered out of the liquid.

On the other hand, the Reishi and Chaga mushrooms benefit from dual extraction because they contain both water-soluble beta-glucans and alcohol-soluble terpenoids.

Our Lion's Mane and Turkey Tail is extracted using the water method in order to derive the highest beta-glucan content.

 

What are the side effects of using Lions Mane powder?

 

Studies have shown that high dosages of Lion's-Mane have exhibited no adverse effects; even mice fed as high as 5 grams per kg of body weight daily for a month. How much do you weigh?

 

Is it safe to consume during pregnancy?

 

Generally speaking if you are pregnant or trying to conceive, we recommend seeking medical advice before taking Lion's Mane or any of our other products.

Furthermore, to date, there has been no concerted investigation into the use of Lion's Mane mushroom in pregnancy and lactation.

100% Natural Ingredients
Vegan Friendly
Naturally Gluten Free
Non GMO Ingredients
Naturally Soya Free

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Hericium Erinaceus, also known as Lion’s Mane, is an edible and medicinal mushroom belonging to the tooth fungus group. Native to North America, Europe and Asia, Lion’s Mane looks like a frozen waterfall sprouting out of the side of a tree. Aside from its unique appearance, the mushroom is notable for its putative ability to help the nervous system regenerate.

Cognitive functions that rely on the medial temporal lobe and prefrontal cortex, such as learning, memory and cognitive function, show considerable age-related decline.

Lion’s mane however contains compounds that stimulate and promote nerve growth and protect the brain growth of brain cells. Studies have found that lion’s mane mushrooms contain two special compounds that can stimulate the growth of brain cells: Hericenones and Erinacines. Lion’s mane mushroom extracts have shown to reduce symptoms of memory loss, as well as prevent neuronal damage caused by amyloid-beta plaques, which accumulate in the brain during Alzheimer’s disease.

Lion’s Mane mushroom extract can stimulate nerve growth factors and nerve cell repair of the brain, spinal cord, and retina.

Research has further shown that Lion’s Mane may help speed recovery from nervous system injuries by stimulating the growth and repair of nerve cells. A study performed on rats, showed a nervous system injury recovery reduction time of 23–41%.

In addition another study found that Lion’s Mane extract may also help reduce the severity of brain damage after a stroke. High doses of Lion’s Mane mushroom extract given to rats immediately after a stroke helped decrease inflammation and reduce the size of stroke-related brain injury by 44%.

Studies have shown that lion’s mane mushroom extract—particularly the hericenone compound—can lower triglyceride levels, slow down blood clotting, and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are believed to be at the root of many modern illnesses, including heart disease, cancer and autoimmune disorders.

A study conducted in 2012, which evaluated the medicinal potential of 14 types of mushroom found that Lion’s Mane had the fourth highest antioxidant activity and due to this activity recommended it be considered a good dietary source of antioxidants.

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Reviewed by Steven
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Feeling Sharp

Been using these for two months now and have been feeling a lot more focused throughout the day.

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Mushroom powder

Feel like it gives me more energy and focus I’m on my second pouch now have noticed and did think that the first 1 I received was a bit light in weight seem like there is a lot more in my recent purchase of mushroom powder

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Boosted Focus

My son is in his final year at school and with everything going on has been struggling to stay focused during studies. I got him Lion's Mane which he has been using in his coffee twice a day.

I have seen an incredible improvement in his studies. My whole family is now using Lion's Mane as well ;)

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Love these !! I feel sharper all most immediately! Took one the after noon they arrived then two the next day (morning and evening) . My word recall is quicker ,I find it easier to think, I feel clearer and generally my cognitive process has improved! Really really happy with the results ! I will deffinatly order more . My aunt who had recently had a brain tumour removed has perked up noticeably! She seems to have improved!! Thank you so much !!

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Very happy with the service I received and the product! I add it to my smoothies and sometimes my morning cappuccino.

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