- Improves cognitive function
- Neuro-protective & neuro-regenerative
- Improves memory
- Reduces brain fog
- Increases nerve growth factor
- Immune support
- Improves fat metabolism
- Supports heart & gut health
Hericium erinaceus is the latin name for Lion's Mane. Other names for this mushroom are particularly derived from the Animal Kingdom: Bear’s Head, Monkey Head and Bearded Hedgehog fungus (not to be mistaken with the Hedgehog mushroom, which is a different common edible mushroom in the UK).
Studies examining the effects of Lion's Mane have discovered that it actually works! Highlighting the neuro-regenerative properties of the fungus. Reports indicate that taking Lion's Mane extract greatly improves neuroplasticity, focus, concentration, and memory while also reducing brain fog and nerve damage.
Lion's Mane is very safe to consume as is not addictive, even when consumed every day. Also, at higher doses this mushroom is does not have any addictive property and there is no evidence that it is possible to become addicted to Lion's Mane.
A powerful healing mushroom, Lion's Mane boosts brain power, reduces brain fog, and is perfect for the gut. Stomach and gastro-intestinal issues, such as acid reflux and IBS are all aided by Lion's Mane
Lion Mane’s healing properties work to improve cognitive functions in general. Among other benefits, UK research has documented improvements in mental clarity, alleviation of anxiety and mild depression, as well as counteracting poor concentration and irritability.
Lion’s Mane is also rich in antioxidants which stimulates the body’s production of NK (Natural Killer) cells and provides powerful anti-inflammatory and antitumoral properties.
The Lion’s Mane mushroom benefits are unparalleled with regards to the central and peripheral nervous systems. In the brain, Lion’s Mane works to increase Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), a protein-like molecule that regulates the growth, maintenance, and survival of certain neurons and axons.
This powerful mushroom also repairs the myelin sheath, an insulating protective layer that forms around the nerves of the brain and spinal cord. As the myelin sheath is repaired, the brain is prevented from degenerating and building up plaque which is associated with memory loss and various neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Multiple Scleroses, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s Disease.
Lion’s Mane works to reduce the risk of developing these diseases and slows or reverses cell degeneration to counteract the effects.
The healing properties of Lion’s Mane are also observed in the gut as it has a soothing effect on the mucous membranes. This aspect of the mushroom works to ameliorate various digestive issues, including stomach ulcers, acid reflux, and heartburn. In addition, Lion’s Mane can increase the activity of the intestinal immune system, helping the body to protect itself against various pathogens.
A potent agent in the combatting of diabetes and the optimisation of heart health, Lion’s Mane helps the body to break down carbohydrates, lowering blood sugar levels and triglycerides while also improving fat metabolism.
There are many brands that have Lion's Mane mushroom powder or tincture extract for sale. However, to get the most out of your supplement it is important to consider these factors:
The concentration of your extract tincture or powder supplement is important as with all botanicals, it generally takes a lot of ingredient to achieve most benefit and optimal result. Many brands tend to have a 1-1 ratio at the lower end of the spectrum, and a 10-1 at the upper end
This means that for every 1kg, or 10kgs, of mushroom, 1kg of extract is produced.
At Hitoshin, we pride ourselves on our 20-1 powder extract - that is 20kgs of mushroom produces 1kg of extract - the highest concentration available on the market.
The methods of extraction to create your Lion's Mane supplement, or tincture, is an important factor when considering which extract to buy.
Many brands use hot, cold, or ethanol as their method of extraction. Ethanol is a very effective form of extraction, however, traditional methods of using ethanol leaves the extract contaminated, lowering the levels of purity in your product.
At Hitoshin, our liquids employ triple extraction techniques, creating the highest quality concentration extract available on the market. These methods include hot and cold water extraction, as well as the use of ethanol.
However, due to our revolutionary methods of extraction the ethanol becomes evaporated, delivering all the benefits without your supplement being contaminated.
Lion’s Man has tremendous healing potential, especially regarding nerve, brain, heart, and gut health. Although no complications or negative side effects have been reported, Lion’s Mane can affect bowel movement when taken in large quantities.
The potential for healing using Lion’s Mane has been examined thoroughly. There is no risk of overdose or addiction. Although no complications have been reported with the use of Lion’s Mane, it is best to take extra precautions in the following cases: