Lion's mane (Hericium Erinaceus) is a type of medicinal mushroom. Long used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Lion’s mane mushrooms contain bioactive substances that have beneficial effects on the body, especially the brain, heart, and gut.
Lion's Mane 8:1 Mushroom Benefits
- Could protect against Dementia
- Promotes nerve growth
- Helps relieve mild symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
- Help regenerate brain cells and improve the functioning of the hippocampus
- May speed recovery from Nervous System Injuries
- Protects against Ulcers in the Digestive Tract
- Reduces Heart Disease risk
- Helps manage Diabetes Symptoms
- May help fight Cancer
- Reduces Inflammation and Oxidate stress
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Antiimmune properties
- Boost your immune system
- May provide mood support
- Supports overall cognitive health
- May promote healthy blood sugar
- May promote increased energy levels
As a mushroom, the primary active compounds are polysaccharides or beta-glucans. The fruiting body of the mushroom contains the highest content of the B-glucan polysaccharides. The polysaccharides stimulate the immune system and have antioxidant properties.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom may provide mood support and promote general wellbeing, as demonstrated in one of the very few human studies available to date. Lion’s Mane Mushroom may also support overall cognitive health and may improve cognitive function, as demonstrated in one of the very few human studies available as well.*
The studies in animal models may not be representative of Lion’s Mane’s effects in the human body but have shown promise in the area of possibly enhancing nerve-growth factor, possibly promoting healthy blood sugar, and may promote increased energy levels. More research is needed in these areas.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Capsules & Dosage
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Capsules provide 500 mg per 1 capsule.
Suggested use for adults is 1 capsule by mouth daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
The major difference between our 8:1 Lion’s Mane Mushroom extract and our 1:1 Lion’s Mane Mushroom is that the 8:1 is a dual extract (water and ethanol) meant to get certain beneficial compounds out of the mushroom that is not water-soluble, specifically hericenones and erinacines. Hericenones and erinacines are a hot topic of study as they have been shown to increase Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in rats. The 1:1 extract is a hot water extract that is high(er) in polysaccharides (than the 8:1) and is recommended for overall well-being, whereas the 8:1 is more suitable for cognitive support.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Capsules Side Effects and Toxicity
Lion’s Mane Mushroom consumed orally is well tolerated.
When used orally and appropriately, it is considered possibly safe for short-term use. The safety of long-term use is not known due to insufficient research and clinical studies. Side effects seem to be limited to mild gastrointestinal discomfort.