From the Vendor: Hericium erinaceus, or more commonly known as Lion’s Mane mushroom, is an edible mushroom belonging to the tooth fungi group. It’s sometimes referred to as bearded tooth mushroom, hedgehog mushroom, and even pom pom mushroom. Lion’s mane mushroom grows naturally in the wild in Europe, Asia, and North America, and has been used in traditional Asian medicine for centuries. Lion’s Mane mushroom grows long dangling spines that usually appear in clusters with likeness to a lion’s mane, pom pom, or hedgehog, as some names for Lion’s mane mushroom suggest. In the wild, Lion’s Mane mushroom grows starting generally in the late summer through the fall and grows primarily on hardwood trees. Lion’s Mane mushrooms are prized for their nutritional and culinary characteristics. You can find fresh Lion’s mane mushroom in the wild or at some Asian markets. Typically, Lion’s mane mushroom is dried and ground into a powder to make lion’s mane mushroom capsules. Hericium erinaceus carries several polysaccharides like B-glucan, heteroglycans, heteroxylans, and several cyanthane derivative triterpenes known as hericenone and erinacine. These compounds are said to be responsible for lion’s mane benefits. The latter compounds are found in the fruitbody and mycelium respectively.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract Benefits and Uses
May help promote feelings of well being
May help support relaxation
May help promote cognitive function
What is Whole Fruiting Body?
Whole fruiting body simply means that the extract is made from the actual mushroom that you can see above the ground. In this case, it means that this lion’s mane extract is made from the whole mushroom. Lion’s mane whole fruiting body extract is created by treating the mushroom material with hot water to break down the cell walls of the mushroom. Breaking down these cell walls improves the overall bioavailability of beta-d-glucans. Beta-d-glucans are trapped within the cell walls, breaking down these cell walls frees the beta-d-glucans and makes them more easily absorbed.All raw lion’s mane mushroom processed with hot water is dried out and made into a powder. This means that with the full spectrum 1:1 lion’s mane extract you will be getting every beneficial compound within the plant. This full spectrum Lion’s Mane extract produces a variety of lion’s mane benefits ranging from nerve and memory health support and immune system support while also promoting mood and cardiovascular health.
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.