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Lion’s Mane Mushroom
10:1 Concentrated Extract - 2oz (56 grams)
What is Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder?
Lion’s mane is a medicinal mushroom that often grows wild on dead trees throughout Asia, North America, and parts of Europe. Not your typical stem and cap-shaped fungi, this unusual-looking mushroom has long white or cream colored cascading spines which give it the nickname of the pom pom mushroom. Our lion’s mane powder is a 10:1 extract, which means that we take ten pound of mushrooms and concentrate them into one pound of super potent powder that’s ready to be used.
What Are the Health Benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushroom?
Over a dozen scientific studies have been published on the neuro-regenerative properties of lion’s mane. Dr. Kawagishi first identified two nerve growth factors within the mushrooms which help to aid nerve regeneration. Out of 240 classified species of medicinal mushroom, it's the only one to contain these two unique compounds. The nerve growth factors found in lion’s mane have a low molecular weight, which means they are able to infiltrate the blood-brain barrier to help provide neurological nourishment. The discovery of NGFs is considered to be one of the most important findings of this century, and it even earned its discoverers the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1986.
Lion’s mane also contains a wealth of minerals, amino acids, polypeptides, 22 phyto-compounds (including flavonoids and alkaloids), fatty acids, and polysaccharides. It's also approximately 20% protein, which makes it particularly beneficial supplement for vegan and vegetarians.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), lion's mane mushrooms are often prescribed to help support memory and concentration. It may also play a role in helping women through the menopause. Researchers at Kyoto Bunkyo University gave one group of menopausal women a lion’s mane infused cookie, and another group a placebo cookie which they ate daily over several weeks. The group who took the lion's mane cookie displayed a significant reduction in menopausal symptoms after the study.
World famous mycologist, Paul Stamets, says that lion’s mane may be the first ever ‘smart mushroom’, that can help to bring about balance to the body. Legend has it that lion's mane gives people 'nerves of steel and the memory of a lion'.
Why Choose Hybrid Herbs Lion's Mane Powder?
10:1 Concentrated Extract: The potent powder contains ten times more nutrients than the raw shroom
100% Natural: Pure powder with no additives or fillers
Packaging: Comes in a travel-friendly pouch
Ready-to-Use: Just add to your favorite food and drinks
Delicious: Has a naturally sweet and earthy taste
Economical: Around 57 servings per pouch
How Do I Use Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder?
Did you know that lion’s mane mushrooms were once a highly sought after gourmet food that was only reserved for Chinese and Japanese royalty? We’ve carefully taken 10 pounds of lion’s mane mushroom and extracted it into a pure powder that is ready to use. Just add the powder to your favorite hot or cold drink; It also blends perfectly in a smoothie or juice. Our lion’s mane powder has a delicate and delicious taste, so you can also use it to season your food or create new dishes with a nutritious kick.
Like many of our other much-loved superfoods, lion's mane can be blended with other mushrooms such as turkey tail and resihi to create a powerful elixir. If you are having trouble deciding what medicinal mushroom to try first, then you may like our medicinal mushroom complex blend which contains a mix of eight superstar mushrooms. Here are some other superfoods that you might want to get creative in the kitchen with:
Medicinal Mushrooms: Chaga, reishi, tremella, maitake, shiitake, cordyceps, turkey tail
Tonic Herbs: He shou wu, schizandra berry, ashwagandha, pine pollen, matcha
Superfood Powders: Spirulina, chlorella, baobab, pink pitaya
Our lion's mane powder comes in a resealable and eco-friendly pouch. To help extend the shelf-life of the powder and protect its many nutrients, we recommend storing in a cool dry place.
How Much to Use? Lion's Mane Dose
A typical dose can be anywhere between 1/2 a teaspoon to a full heaped teaspoon, taken up to three times a day. If you are taking lion's main mushroom for therapeutic purposes then you may want to up the dose size and frequency that you are taking it. Although it's excellent when taken first thing in the morning, lion's mane is a medicinal mushroom which can be enjoyed any time of day.
Best Lion's Mane facts
In Japan, Lion's Mane mushroom is called yamabushitake after the Yamabushi sect of Buddhist monks.
Lion's mane is also known by its Latin name of Hericium Erinaceus, as well as bear’s Head, and the pom pom Mushroom.
Lion's mane is a culinary delicacy in many parts of China, and its texture and delicate taste have made it a nutritious alternative to meat in vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Lion's Mane Books
If you want to learn more about this incredible medicinal mushroom then we recomend reading these books: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,: The Cancer Ward, Shen Long: Shennong Bencao Jing (A Classic in Herbal Medicine), and Paul Stamets: Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. We also have a more in-depth article on lion's mane on our blog.
Lion's Mane Brain-Boosting Smoothie Recipe
In this lion's mane recipe, we've added in some other brain nourishing foods including mighty chia seeds which are rich in Omega 3s and can help you to stay fuller for longer. If you like more of a 'nice cream' texture, then peel and freeze the banana before you use it.
You Will Need
1/2 a cup of mixed berries (frozen is okay)
A handful of spinach
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp lion's mane mushroom powder
1 cup of coconut milk
Pop all of the ingredients into your blender and whizz them up until smooth. Add in a little more coconut milk or water to achieve your desired consistency. If the berries are tart, you may want to add a couple of dates for sweetness. Enjoy immediately.
Ingredients: Lion’s Mane Mushroom
Other Names: Hericium Erinaceus, Bear’s Head, Yamabushitake, Pom Pom Mushroom
Concentration: 10:1 Concentrated Extract Powder
Servings Per Pack: At least 56
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