What is Lion's Mane Mushroom?
Lion's Mane or as it is scientifically known, Hericium erinaceus, is an edible mushroom belonging to the tooth fungus group. Native to North America, Europe, and Asia, Lion’s mane can be identified by its long spines (longer than 1 cm length) and its appearance on hardwoods and its tendency to grow a single clump of dangling spines. In the wild, these mushrooms are common during late summer and fall on hardwoods, particularly American Beech. Hericium erinaceus contains a number of polysaccharides, such as B-glucan (beta-glucan), heteroglycans, heteroxylans and several cyanthane derivative triterpenes known as hericenone and erinacine. These latter compounds are found in the fruit body and mycelium respectively and are known to provide a lot of the lion’s mane benefits. Lion’s mane mushroom has a long history of traditional use.
Lion's Mane Mushroom Benefits and Uses
Supports feelings of well being
Supports cognitive function
Nootropics Depot has partnered with Nammex to offer these certified Organic whole fruiting body extracts, with not only testing to the percentage of active beta glucans, but verification that starch content is low, and that no pesticide residues are present in the end product. 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%
What is Whole Fruiting Body?
Whole fruiting body, means that the actual mushroom is used, rather than the mycelium.The Lion’s mane whole fruiting body extract is made by treating the plant material with hot water to break down the cell walls of the mushroom known as chitin. Breaking down chitin increases the overall bioavailability of the beneficial polysaccharides within Lion’s mane like beta-d-glucans. These beta-d-glucans are trapped within the cell walls of the mushroom, thus breaking it down will allow them to become liberated and more easily absorbed. All raw lion’s mane mushroom processed this way is collected, dried, and turned into a powder. This means that with the full spectrum1:1 lion’s mane extract you will be getting lion’s mane mushroom benefits from every beneficial compound within the mushroom. This full spectrum Lion's Mane extract produces a very comprehensive set of lion’s mane mushroom benefits, ranging from nerve and memory health support, immune system support, while also promoting mood and cardiovascular health.
Lion's Mane Mushroom Dosage
As a dietary supplement, take 1000mg of Lion's Mane Mushroom Extract once daily.
Lion’s Mane Reviews
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Where to Buy Lion's Mane Mushroom Extract?
Nootropics Depot offers 30g or 60g jars of certified organic Lion's Mane Whole Fruiting Body Mushroom Extract. Nootropics Depot's Lion's Mane mushroom extract powder has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
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