Lion's Mane Mushroom Extract Powder | 30% Beta Glucan Min. | Whole Fruiting Body | Hericium erinaceus
What is Lion's Mane Mushroom?
Lion's Mane Mushroom, or formally Hericium Erinaceus, is also known as Monkey Head, Bearded Tooth, Satyr's Beard, Bearded Hedgehog, Pom-Pom, or Bearded Tooth Fungus. Lion's Mane is both an edible and a medicinal mushroom that belongs to a group of fungi known as tooth fungus. Native to the continents North America, Europe, and Asia, Lion's Mane is identifiable by its long spines, which are greater than 1 cm in length, its appearance on hardwoods, and the tendency to grow a single clump of white or cream-colored free-hanging spines. Lion's Mane can be mistaken for other species of Hericium, all of which are edible. Hericium Erinaceus grows during the late summer in the wild on hardwood trees, specifically American Beech.
Potential Benefits Include:
- Cognitive Support †
- Digestive Protective†
- Antioxidant Properties†
- Liver Protective†
- Cognitive Function Support†
- Blood Sugar Support†
- High Protein Content
How Does Lion's Mane Work?
Lion's Mane contains two compounds, hericenones, and erinacines, that stimulate the growth of brain cells. The increase in these brain cells contributes to nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor. Lion's Mane has been shown to possess antioxidant properties that help to keep oxidative damage low, while also increasing the activity of the intestinal immune system. Also, it boasts the ability to reduce inflammation potentially.
How Is Harvest Naturals Lion's Mane Extract Made?
Lion's Mane extract is made from a dual extraction process. The first step of this process is hot-water-extraction. Hot-water-extraction is the most common and the least expensive and where many companies stop. When you find "cheap" mushroom supplements, they are either simple-dried powders or are water extracted only. The second step of the dual extraction process is the alcohol extraction. Ethanol (or sometimes methanol) extraction isolates the water-insoluble components. The alcohol extraction process is, in general, used as a second step after hot-water extraction. Also, since alcohol alone will not break down chitin effectively, heat must be added. Without this second step of alcohol extraction, many of the additional beneficial ingredients cannot be extracted.
For a broader range of benefits, please take a look at our Mushroom Complex. It contains eleven different mushroom extracts, all with great benefits to your mind and body!
Directions & Allergens
As a dietary supplement, take 1 heaping scoop (~1000 mg). Taken once daily, or as directed by a qualified health professional.
This product contains no Soy, Dairy, Dairy byproducts, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, Gluten, Tree Nuts, or Sesame Seeds.
This is a NON-GMO ingredient manufactured using organic starting ingredients.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.
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Statements & Warnings †
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Keep out of the 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 drug(s) or OTC medication(s). Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement.