What Are Lion’s Mane Mushroom Capsules?
Hericium erinaceus, or more commonly known as Lion’s Mane mushroom, is an edible mushroom belonging to the tooth fungi group. It’s sometimes referred to as bearded tooth mushroom, hedgehog mushroom, and even pom pom mushroom. Lion’s mane mushroom grows naturally in the wild in Europe, Asia, and North America, and has been used in traditional Asian medicine for centuries. Lion’s Mane mushroom grows long dangling spines that usually appear in clusters with likeness to a lion’s mane, pom pom, or hedgehog, as some names for Lion’s mane mushroom suggest. In the wild, Lion’s Mane mushroom grows starting generally in the late summer through the fall and grows primarily on hardwood trees. Lion’s Mane mushrooms are prized for their nutritional and culinary characteristics. You can find fresh Lion’s mane mushroom in the wild or at some Asian markets. Typically, Lion’s mane mushroom is dried and ground into a powder to make lion’s mane mushroom capsules. Hericium erinaceus carries several polysaccharides like B-glucan, heteroglycans, heteroxylans, and several cyanthane derivative triterpenes known as hericenone and erinacine. These compounds are said to be responsible for lion’s mane benefits. The latter compounds are found in the fruitbody and mycelium respectively.
Lion's Mane Benefits and Uses
- May help promote feelings of well being
- May help support relaxation
- May help promote cognitive function
What is Whole Fruiting Body?
Whole fruiting body simply means that the extract is made from the actual mushroom that you can see above the ground. In this case, it means that this lion’s mane extract is made from the whole mushroom. Lion’s mane whole fruiting body extract is created by treating the mushroom material with hot water to break down the cell walls of the mushroom. Breaking down these cell walls improves the overall bioavailability of beta-d-glucans. Beta-d-glucans are trapped within the cell walls, breaking down these cell walls frees the beta-d-glucans and makes them more easily absorbed.All raw lion’s mane mushroom processed with hot water is dried out and made into a powder. This means that with the full spectrum1:1 lion’s mane extract you will be getting every beneficial compound within the plant. This full spectrum Lion's Mane extract produces a variety of lion’s mane benefits ranging from nerve and memory health support and immune system support while also promoting mood and cardiovascular health.
Nootropics Depot has partnered with Nammex to offer these certified Organic whole fruiting body extracts, with not only testing to verify the percentage of active beta glugcans, but verification that starch content is low, and that there are no pesticide residues. One of the biggest controversies in the mushroom industry today is the use of mycelium on grain extracts. Mycelium is to a mushroom like what roots are to a tree. When grown properly, they will form whole fruiting bodies; which are called mushrooms. However, to save money, most US producers of mushroom extracts today grow the mycelium on a bed of grain, like rice. To speed up production, and to make the end product cheaper to produce, these manufacturers grind up the mycelium and grain together, before allowing them to form whole fruiting bodies.
The issue with that is that mycelium is not a mushroom, just like the roots of a tree are not a tree. The beneficial compounds in these mushroom species are all studied with relation to their fruiting bodies. The FDA even states that mycelium is not allowed to be called "mushrooms." However, many of the biggest brands today thwart that FDA guideline, and put out a cheaply-made, mislabeled, and ultimately ineffective products. They hide this fact by standardizing to "polysaccharides" instead of "β-Glucans." Well guess what shows up as polysaccharides in the traditional testing? Carbohydrates! Yes, the very carbohydrates from the rice used to grow the mycelium is used as a measure of the active ingredient in these substandard extracts. When you are buying one of the major mushroom extracts on store shelves today, you are buying a bunch of ground up rice mixed in with mycelium! It's a scam! This is why we decided to partner with Nammex.
We are selling only certified Organic whole fruiting body extracts, which have been tested for not only the active β-Glucans, but to ensure the starch content is low; to prove what you are getting is actual mushroom, not ground up rice. You will know right away how big of a difference it is.
Beta-Glucan (β-Glucan) minimum content: 25%
Lion's Mane Mushroom Dosage
As a dietary supplement, take two 500mg Lion's Mane Mushroom Extract capsules daily.
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Where to Buy Lion's Mane Mushroom Capsules?
Nootropics Depot offers 60ct. or 180ct. jars of certified organic Lion's Mane Whole Fruiting Body Mushroom Capsules. Nootropics Depot's Lion's Mane Mushroom capsules have been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
You may also like our Lion's Mane Mushroom 1:1 Extract powder.
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