From the Vendor: Lion’s Mane, scientifically referred to as Hericium erinaceus (also playfully nicknamed as bearded tooth fungus, satyr’s beard, pom pom mushroom, hedgehog mushroom, bearded hedgehog mushroom), is an edible mushroom that belongs to the tooth fungus group. The Lion’s Mane mushroom is easily identified by long spines that can grow longer than 1cm long. Lions mane grows in the wild on hardwoods and tends to grow in a cluster of long dangly spines. Lion’s mane mushroom is native to Asia, Europe, and North America on hardwood trees and grows most common in the late summer and fall. American Beech trees are known to host Lion’s mane mushroom clusters.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract Benefits and Uses
May help promote cognitive function
May help support cardiovascular health
What is Lion’s Mane Mushroom 8:1 Extract?
The 8:1 lion’s mane extract is created from a dual extract solvent method using both water and ethanol. Various beneficial compounds within Lion’s mane are only ethanol soluble. The compounds known as hericenones that are believed to promote cardiovascular, cognitive, and mitochondrial health are only ethanol soluble. This is why an 8:1 extract could be a better option for those looking to take advantage of these specific lion’s mane mushroom benefits. This is called an 8:1 extract because it takes 8kg of raw Lion’s mane mushroom to produce a single kilo of Lion’s mane 8:1 extract.
Would you like to know more about the differences between 1:1 and 8:1 Lion’s Mane mushrooms? Click here to read the Nootropics Depot Lion’s Mane mushroom blog post.