From the Vendor: Lion’s Mane or as it is scientifically known, Hericium erinaceus, is an edible mushroom belonging to the tooth fungus group. Native to North America, Europe, and Asia, Lion’s mane can be identified by its long spines (longer than 1 cm length) and its appearance on hardwoods and its tendency to grow a single clump of dangling spines. In the wild, these mushrooms are common during late summer and fall on hardwoods, particularly American Beech. Hericium erinaceus contains a number of polysaccharides, such as B-glucan (beta-glucan), heteroglycans, heteroxylans and several cyanthane derivative triterpenes known as hericenone and erinacine. These latter compounds are found in the fruit body and mycelium respectively and are known to provide a lot of the lion’s mane benefits. Lion’s mane mushroom has a long history of traditional use.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Benefits and Uses
May help support feelings of well being
May help promote relaxation
May help support cognitive function
What is Whole Fruiting Body?
Whole fruiting body, means that the actual mushroom is used, rather than the mycelium.The Lion’s mane whole fruiting body extract is made by treating the plant material with hot water to break down the cell walls of the mushroom known as chitin. Breaking down chitin increases the overall bioavailability of the beneficial polysaccharides within Lion’s mane like beta-d-glucans. These beta-d-glucans are trapped within the cell walls of the mushroom, thus breaking it down will allow them to become liberated and more easily absorbed. All raw lion’s mane mushroom processed this way is collected, dried, and turned into a powder. This means that with the full spectrum 1:1 lion’s mane extract you will be getting lion’s mane mushroom benefits from every beneficial compound within the mushroom. This full spectrum Lion’s Mane extract produces a very comprehensive set of lion’s mane mushroom benefits, ranging from nerve and memory health support, 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.