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Organic Lion’s Mane Powder (Hericium erinaceus)

Botanical name: Hericium erinaceus
Certified Organic
Origin: China
Production: Hericium most often grows from the wood of dead or dying deciduous trees, often fallen oak, beech, or maple, from late summer to fall. It can be spotted on logs, on stumps, and sometimes in the wounds of living trees.
Qualities: Lion’s Mane is an edible mushroom known for its potential cognitive support, nervous system health benefits, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, digestive health support, immune system support, and potential as a nootropic.

Common Use: The most common method of consuming dried Lion’s Mane mushrooms is to make a tea. The tea can be prepared by simmering the mushroom in water for about three hours. Lion’s Mane can also be added to smoothies, and soups, which should be simmered for two to three hours as well.
In prepared dishes, they are most commonly used sparingly, as an accent, due to the strong, earthy flavour.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container. Refrigeration not required.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.


What is Organic Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder? (Hericium erinaceus)

Hericium erinaceus is an edible, toothed mushroom that grows throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Lion’s mane typically thrives on dead or dying hardwoods and nowadays is commonly cultivated. Also referred to as a bearded mushroom, lion’s mane grows as a clump of white, cascading, tooth-like spines. Both the genus and species name translate from Latin as “hedgehog”.

Lion’s mane was used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years as a digestive tonic. The mushroom is full of beta-glucans and complex polysaccharides making it a nutritious and popular choice for wintertime support. Lion’s mane is praised for its beneficial properties especially its specific qualities as a nerve tonic and nootropic. It has become highly studied for its wellness supporting properties. The alluring fruiting body of lion’s mane is also used as an ingredient in gourmet culinary dishes.

The Lion’s Mane mushroom and its extract may be near the top of this powerful list. That’s because Lion’s Mane mushroom extract may have a wonderful variety of powerful health benefits.

In fact, Lion’s Mane may be beneficial in protecting against dementia, may reduce mild symptoms of anxiety and depression, and may help repair nerve damage. It also has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting abilities.

Lion’s Mane (Hericium Erinaceus) is a culinary-medicinal mushroom used traditionally in Eastern Asia to improve memory. (5)

The increasing consumption of Lion’s Mane and other culinary and medicinal mushrooms can be attributed not only to the pleasant flavor and aroma but also to the current search for functional foods that are high in nutrition as well as bioactive, including antioxidant activities. (4)

Low in calories and fat, Lion’s Mane is an excellent addition to virtually anyone’s diet because it is rich in proteins, fibers, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and a variety of beneficial phytochemicals.

Additionally, Lion’s Mane is noted for its polysaccharide components, which play a role in the stimulation of the immune system. One of Lion’s Mane’s most unique and powerful benefits is activities related to nerve and brain health.

Lion’s Mane triggers neurite outgrowth and
regeneration of damaged nerves (1)

Erinaceus (Lion’s Mane mushroom) has been extensively studied for its neuro health properties. Studies show that the polysaccharides in Lion’s Mane mushroom could induce neuronal differentiation and support neuronal survival. (1)

A fascinating study of older adults found that consuming 3 grams of powdered Lion’s Mane mushroom every day for four months significantly improved mental function. (6)

Some possible traditional uses of pure Organic Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract Powder may include:

  • May support the activation of immune macrophages, neutrophils, and monocytes
  • May increase antibody production
  • May increase interferon production
  • May increase immune activity, which might support the fight against some diseases
  • May inhibit tumors
  • May support the reduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines
  • May support memory
  • May support mental clarity
  • May support enhanced concentration
  • May support the nervous system
  • May support muscle recovery
  • May support a balanced mood

Constituents of Lion’s Mane may include:

  • Minerals: Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Germanium
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Betaine, Vitamin A (RAE), Beta carotene, Vitamin A (IU), Lutein & Zeaxanthin, Vitamin E, Beta Tocopherol, Gamma Tocopherol, Delta Tocopherol, Vitamin K
  • Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine
  • Polysaccharides: D-glucose, D-xylose, D-mannose, D-galactose, D-fucose, L-arabinose, L-rhamnose
  • Triterpenes: Gandenic Acid, Lucidunic Acid, Ganoderenic acid, Sanedermic acid, Ganosporeic acid, Ganosporelactone A, B, Ganoderma Nonol, Ganodermenonol A, Epoxyganoderiol A, B, C
  • Fatty acids: Phosphatidylethanol-amines, Phosphatidylcholine
  • Other Phytochemicals: Phosphatidylethanol-amines, Phosphatidylcholine
  • Fatty acids: Phosphatidylethanol-amines, Phosphatidylcholine

No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.


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