Lion’s mane mushroom extract-Nutrition and Health Benefits
Hericium erinaceus is the Latin name for one of the most valued culinary mushrooms in Japan and China. With about 22% protein content and wide range of minerals and ergosterol, it represents a nutrient dense food source. Over hundreds of years the mushroom, which we know as Lion’s mane (Yamabushitake in Japanese), was consumed as part of the versatile Chinese diet. Over time people noticed that when one was experiencing gastric/stomach issues, after consumption of meals (stews and soups) made with the mushroom, the pain was alleviating.
Modern science reveals the properties of Lion’s mane and the concentrated extracts from; it explains the reasons for the gastric support and other health benefits that this delicious mushroom has to offer. Rich in the powerful 1,3-1,6 beta-D-glucans, known for their role in supporting optimum immune function, Hericium erinaceus is also a source of other secondary compounds. Two of the most known actives are known as hericenones and erinacines. Having low molecular weight, they are able to pass the BBB (blood brain barrier) and potentiate the production of NGF (nerve growth factor). In short – NGF is a protein that helps for neuron repair and lowering inflammatory processes in both Central and Peripheral nervous system.
Lion’s mane Extract Potential Health Benefits
- GUT supportive
- Promotes balanced lipid levels
- Helps to optimise immune function
- Improves cardio-vascular health
- Optimises cognitive function
- Neuron protection and repair
Lion’s mane Extract from Nutri-Fungi
A general rule for a good quality mushroom extract is a good quality mushroom material. We use organically cultivated Lion’s mane fruiting bodies, which are then extracted to produce our nutrient-dense mushroom extract powder. More about what we do and how we do it, you can watch on our youtube channel.
Why our extract powders?
Often on the description of mushroom containing products you can see the word ‘powder’. Mushroom powder means the mushroom fruiting bodies are dried and ground into powder. Such products have little or no health benefits. The bioactive components are inside the mushroom cellular wall and without extraction they are not in bio-available form.
Some companies use mycelium extracts, which are incomparable to extracts from fruiting bodies in their content of 1,3-1,6 beta-D- glucans, diterpens, triterpenes and other beneficial compounds.
Also on labels or descriptions you can see the word ‘ratio’. Often companies use this misleading term to advocate for quality of their products. But it is simple – it is the content of the scientifically proven bio-active ingredients that only matters. It is these tiny compounds,hidden inside mushroom cellular walls, that we really want, not mycelium powders, mushroom powders or acclaimed ratio used.
Lion’s mane mushroom extract powder – how to take it
Medicinal mushrooms are great source of nutrients, so please treat them as high quality food! We only offer high potency organic certified medicinal mushroom extracts. They are also rich in important bio-active ingredients and are very easy to take. When buying our organic certified mushroom extract powders you actually get a lot for your money. Some companies put mushroom extracts in capsules and sell these as food supplement. A standard capsule would contain much as 250-400 mg of extract. Hence 2 grams of our extract would be the content of 5-8 capsules of pricey mushroom supplement!
- Our suggestion is you start with 1-2 grams per day and see how it feels.
- Some people like to take the mushroom extracts straight into the mouth and swallow with water or any other liquid.
- Others like to put them into shakes or smoothies, hot drinks or even sprinkle on breakfast cereals. As it usually feels different from person to person, we encourage you to explore and find what works best for you!
One common thing about medicinal mushrooms is that they offer an incredibly wide range of health benefits and usually have no adverse effect. However, just like any other concentrated food product, the experience may vary from one person to another we suggest you monitor yourself. In case you experience an adverse effect – please stop taking the extract. Remember – you know your body better than anyone else and it is your privilege to care for yourself!
- The above listed information is purely for educational purposes.
- Please consume our products along with a healthy and balanced diet.
- None of our products mean to prevent, treat or cure a disease or condition.