Lion's Mane Mushroom Powder | 8:1 Dual Extract | Whole Fruiting Body | Hericium erinaceus

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Lion's mane 8:1 Extract (Hericium erinaceus)
30g or 60g
60 Servings or 120 Servings
Beta-Glugan (β-Glucan) minimum content: 15%
As a dietary supplement, take 500mg of Lions Mane Mushroom 8:1 extract 1-2 times daily.
Store in a cool and dry place. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions, and/or taking prescription drugs or over the counter medications.
Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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What is Hericium erinaceus?

Hericium erinaceus, also known as Lion’s Mane, is an edible mushroom that belongs to the tooth fungus group. Lion’s mane mushroom is native to Asia, North America, and Europe. Lion’s mane grows in clusters and has long spines that lend it nicknames like the pom pom mushroom, bearded tooth mushroom, satyr’s beard, bearded hedgehog mushroom, or bearded tooth fungus. In the wild, these mushrooms grow late in the summer and early fall on hardwood trees. The American Beech tree is known for being home to Lion’s mane mushroom clusters.

Hericium erinaceus has a long history of use in traditional Chinese practices. A rat study conducted in 2005 showed some compounds in the mushroom, like threitol, D-arabinitol, and palmitic acid, may have oxidation regulating benefits. More recently and more relevant to human use, is a 2013 review of scientific studies, which asserted the benefits of the mushroom by saying "This mushroom is rich in some physiologically important components, especially β-glucan polysaccharides, which may support healthy cellular function, promote immunity and health, and display neuro-protective benefits."

Lion's Mane Mushroom

Hericium erinaceus Benefits and Uses

    • May help support cognitive function

    • May help promote cardiovascular health

    • May help support mitochondrial health

What is 8:1 Extract?

Hericium erinaceus carries a multitude of polysaccharides, such as Beta glucan, heteroglycans, heteroxylans, and several cyanthane derivative triterpenes referred to as hericenone and erinacine. The 8:1 lion's mane extract is created from a dual extract solvent method using both water and ethanol. Various compounds within lions mane are only soluble in ethanol. The hericenones that promote cognitive, cardiovascular, and mitochondrial health are only ethanol soluble. Lion’s mane mushroom research has found specific hericenones believed to be responsible for these benefits. These hericenones are known as 3-hydroxyhericenone F, Hericenone B, and Hericenones C, D & E. This extract is referred to as 8:1 because you need 8kg of raw lion's mane mushroom to produce a single kilo of lions mane 8:1 extract. The hericenone and erinacine compounds are considered to be responsible for the cognitive benefits of this species.

Beta-Glugan (β-Glucan) minimum content: 15%

Lions Mane Mushroom Dosage

As a dietary supplement, take 500mg of Lion's Mane Mushroom Extract Powder 1-2 times daily.

Lions Mane Mushroom Reviews

To learn more about Lions Mane Mushroom, read the Lions Mane Mushroom reviews and experiences below.

Where to Buy Lion's Mane Mushroom 8:1 Extract

Nootropics Depot offers 30g and 60g jars of Lions Mane Mushroom 8:1 extract powder. Nootropics Depot's Lions Mane Mushroom has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity. You may also like our Lion's Mane Mushroom 1:1 Extract powder.

Attention: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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  • David Martinez - 28th Sep 2020

    Best lions mane on the market

    Pure quality Lions Mane . ND never disappoints :)

  • Greg Kell - 8th Jul 2020

    Lion's Mane

    Fantastic for mood, general cognition, and curiosity. This is the only brand of Lion's Mane that I actually notice a difference when taking.

19 Reviews

  • David Martinez - 28th Sep 2020

    Best lions mane on the market

    Pure quality Lions Mane . ND never disappoints :)

  • Greg Kell - 8th Jul 2020

    Lion's Mane

    Fantastic for mood, general cognition, and curiosity. This is the only brand of Lion's Mane that I actually notice a difference when taking.

  • William Hayes - 26th May 2020

    This is a nootropic staple

    Pairs well with noopept and dhea. Work amazing. Its an amazing staple. Nootropics depot has the best lions mane around. Every single product surpasses my expectations. Not a fan of racetams tho. I also like mixing lions mane, with raw cacao and magic mushrooms. Makes a great nootropic.

  • Goodmeds - 6th Mar 2020

    Powerful mood booster

    I've been taking this for about a month & I've noticed a difference in mood & memory, specifically mood. It gives me feelings of wellbeing & I feel positive when I take it & throughout the day. Thanks!

  • Matthew Amann - 7th Nov 2019

    My mind feels like it did 5 years ago

    LM doesn't have an over 'hit'. It takes multiple weeks for the benefits to become properly evident, but man oh man, are they ever worth the wait. Over the past several years I've noticed slipping in things like my typing speed & accuracy, as well as my verbal fluency (specifically my ability to speak without tripping over my own words). Lion's Mane changed that. I feel like my old self again. I can get 'in the zone' like I used to and let my thoughts just flow onto the keyboard without constantly having to stop due to mistypes. Will definitely be keeping a supply in my aresenal.

  • sarah - 30th Sep 2019


    i would say 4.5 stars. next time i would buy this in pill form. i make a little morning beverage with cacao and honey but the mushroom doesn't mix in well. i've noticed some of the cognitive benefits, so that's great, but am also doing other things so who's to say. less brain fog and significantly better focus compared to usual. happy with my purchase.

  • LHB - 22nd Jun 2019

    One of My Absolute Favorite Supplements.

    I was very skeptical of the concept of medicinal mushrooms but I thought that since I have tried just about every other Nootropic I might as well try to keep an open mind and give these a shot. I wasn't expecting much, and I got far more than I bargained for in this extract. I appreciate the clarity of cognition that this brought on almost immediately but what was most noticeable to me was the very profound sense of well being that just 500 mgs. of this brings on. I am also doing amino acid therapy in an attempt to heal after a last desperate battle with end stage chronic alcoholism, and yesterday when I took this along with 500 mgs. of L Phenylalinine and about 200 mgs. of Pakistani Shilajit resin I literally felt the best that I have in about 30 years. I met a friend last night who picked me up from the hospital when I was released at the beginning of March, 2019 and she remarked that she could not believe the change for the better that has come over me in the last two weeks in terms of appearance and demeanor. I am fully convinced that ND's Cordecyps, Reishi and Lion's Mane ethanol extracts played a significant part in my recovery. If they can help me, they can help anybody. I stocked up on about a 6 month supply.

  • Danielle - 27th May 2019


    I don't normally leave reviews, but this product deserves one. I've taken lion's mane before with great results, but the 8:1 extract brings it to a whole other level. I mix this in my morning coffee and an hour later I feel mentally on point. It has helped me communicate better, produce better results at work, and my retention for information has increased tremendously. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for these results. I stack this with the oxiracetam and alpha gpc and my productivity has gone through the roof.

  • Justin Moreau - 9th May 2019

    What am I doing wrong?

    Insane clumping, no matter what I do. Doesnt mix with anything, 80% of the product is lost, stuck at the bottom. I will stick to capsules I guess? ND Admin: That can happen when it is exposed to moisture, or in a very humid environment. Panax ginseng root is similar. They are very hygroscopic.

  • Michael Mindlin - 5th May 2019

    Wasn't expecting much, and got some great results.. Now I am back for more!

    I am not quite sure what results I expected to see from taking Lion's Mane initially to be quite honest. I just know that I had a couple friends taking a Lion's Mane supplement and recommended it. Also, I had read some promising things about LM on various websites myself, so I gave it a try. I don't think I notice much after taking it daily for the first week or so, but then after about 2 full weeks of taking LM regularly I had this 'Ah Ha' moment. I suddenly realized that my mind overall seemed clearer, sharper, and I was able to recall things better/faster than usual. I have continued taking LM regularly since that 'Ah Ha' moment, and my results remain the same. In fact, I am back to reorder! I am going to switch to capsules for the reorder though. While the loose powder is doable, it doesn't taste great, and it also doesn't dissolve easily in water... so it becomes more of a process that I'd like to take it with the powder.

  • Mercedes - 12th Apr 2019


    I am reviewing after only taking 500mg a day for 2 weeks. I see that the recommended dosage is 1000mg daily, I will readjust and report back if possible. So far I have noticed better absorbtion of information from class lectures. No effect on motivation at this dose. The first few days I was experiencing a tingling throughout my body. The last few days I have been hit hard with allergies; I suspect this supplement has brought on an underlying immune response Ive been supressing with OTC meds (swollen lymph nodes, fatigue). Going to take a break for a week before taking the recommended dose to see if the Lions Mane is indeed affecting these "allergies" /flare-up. I am also aware Lions Mane increases histamine because of its increase on NGF. I often read about Lions Mane affecting sex drive. This extract has not had an impact on mine. I am female. I bought 30gs powder. Capsuled myself. Took 2 days to ship. Product is good. Your milage may vary.

  • Jesse - 12th Apr 2019

    Excellent Product!

    I capsule the powder myself or mix it in with a smoothie or drink of some form. Works great to help keep my memory sharp and lift my mood. I'm interested in trying their other mushroom products as well.

  • Timothy Holcombe - 3rd Apr 2019


    Taking with Bacopa- I have definitely experienced an improvement in my cognition- 59 year old male.

  • James - 16th Mar 2019


    I love this stuff, it works!. Brain fog gone. Your brain just feels more way more accessible and put together. Im writing this review now that I've run out, I definitely noticed a relapse into mild brain fog. The 8:1 extract works fully at around 800mgs, more is not necessarily better, and this is my sweet spot (170lb M)

  • Unknown - 12th Oct 2018

    THis actually a Question

    Why is the 8:1 extract lower in beta-glugan than the 1:1. Is the 1:1 stronger and more effective? if it is 8:1 extract means that is 8 times stronger? ND Admin: The Megazyme beta glucan testing gives the results for 1,3 through 1,6 beta glucans. There are cellulose based 1,4 beta glucans that show up in the testing for the 1:1 extract. They have their own effects, but are not the primary beta glucans you are interested in for lion's mane. The 8:1 does not pull those 1,4 beta glucans over. So it concentrates the 1,3 and 1,6 beta glucans. You get less total beta glucans, but your are getting more of the really good ones. It also concentrates other compounds, like erinacines and hericenones. However, there are no qualified reference standards for those yet. Therefore, we are unable to properly quantify the exact numbers. We are working to improve the methods and reference standards to get these numbers validated, though.

  • Stan - 19th Sep 2018

    Very simple, it works.

    My biggest fear was not wanting to get ripped off so I did a lot of research. Lions Mane from Nootropics is the best quality hands down. I like the fact they hype it up but give the facts. My memory is better and I am clearer in my thoughts. I noticed an improvement after 2 to 3 weeks of use. Now I'm a repeat customer!

  • mariel cannon - 2nd Aug 2018

    Wonderful addition to a daily stack

    This product has some issue with clumping, that is why only 4 stars. More potent than other brands I’ve tried. I already placed my next order, got the 60grams this time!

  • Henry Bemis - 26th Mar 2018

    Great product at a fair price

    I am really happy with this Lion's Mane Mushroom Extract powder and I find it mixes well with my morning smoothie and I feel it helps provide energy and clarity throughout my day.

  • Anibal - 22nd Feb 2018

    Great products!

    Incredible the speed with which NootropicsDepot works, I placed my order and after 6 minutes they sent it to me, great company and great products, I am a fixed client !!!