Hericium erinaceus (aka Lion’s Mane) is unique among medicinal mushrooms with its ability to boost nerve growth factor and support nerve cell myelination. Put simply, it can strengthen your nervous system and promote brain health & clarity. Our 100% pure, high-potency, certified organic Lion’s Mane extract comes in easy-to-use powder form.
Traditional Uses of Lion’s Mane Mushroom
Hericium erinaceus is the Latin name for one of the most valued culinary mushrooms in Japan and China. With a protein content of about 22% and a wide range of minerals and ergosterol, it represents a nutrient-dense food source.
For hundreds of years the mushroom we know as Lion’s Mane (Yamabushitake in Japanese) was consumed as part of the versatile Asian diet. Over time people noticed that stews and soups made with the mushroom – essentially mushroom extracts – helped to alleviate pain from gastric/stomach issues.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a long history of using Lion’s Mane to treat ulcers and gastritis, maintain digestive health, fortify the spleen, and protect the liver. Practitioners of TCM also administer the mushroom as an anticancer drug, especially for gastric and oesophageal cancer.
Scientific Research on Lion’s Mane Mushroom
Modern science is increasingly recognizing the properties of Lion’s Mane and the concentrated extracts derived from it, explaining the reasons for 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, balancing blood sugar levels and lowering cholesterol, Hericium erinaceus is also a source of other secondary compounds.
Two of the most known actives are called hericenones and erinacines. Having low molecular weight, they are able to pass the blood-brain barrier and potentiate the production of nerve growth factor (NGF). In short, NGF is a protein that helps repair neurons and reduce inflammatory processes in both the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Scientists have linked low levels of NGF to cognitive decline and motor deficits, but NGF is also involved in, for example, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and depression.
Lion’s Mane Extract for Nervous System and Brain Health
Lion’s Mane is thus believed to enhance cognitive abilities like concentration, reasoning, learning, and memory and could even assist in improving neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
In fact, a large volume of scientific data indicates the potential of Lion’s Mane extract in the prevention and reversal of neurological damage. It may, for instance, speed up recovery from peripheral nerve injuries caused by trauma or diseases and help patients following a stroke.
Moreover, a recent clinical trial conducted by Japanese psychologists on menopausal women points to Lion’s Mane extract being beneficial in elevating the mood and relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression.
100% Pure Organic Hericium erinaceus dual extract powder*
*from real mushrooms (mushroom fruiting body)
- Free from: Gluten, Grains, Mycelium, Additives, Preservatives, Soy, Dairy
- Antioxidant (decreases oxidative stress)
- Neuron protection and repair
- Optimises cognitive function
- Gut supportive
- Promotes balanced lipid levels
- Helps optimise immune function
- Improves cardio-vascular health
How to use
Lion’s mane Magnitude has rather neutral taste easily blend both sweet and savoury foods and drinks.
Great in hot chocolate, coffee, smoothies, juices, porridge, just add 1g of it and stir/blend well.
1g looks approximately like that
Medicinal mushrooms are a 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 bioactive ingredients and are very easy to take.
- Our suggestion is you start with 1-2 grams per day and see how it feels.
- Some people like to take the mushroom extract straight into the mouth and swallow it with water or any other liquid.
- Others like to put the extract into shakes, smoothies, hot drinks and soups or even sprinkle it on breakfast cereals. You can basically incorporate Lion’s Mane mushroom extract into any recipe. As tastes differ from person to person, we encourage you to explore and find what works best for you!
How to Make Lion’s Mane Mushroom Coffee
The recipe is as easy as can be! Just brew your coffee as you usually would, add half a teaspoon of Lion’s Mane mushroom extract powder and stir well. There you have it, your natural daily nootropic (i.e. brain booster)!
Aside from encouraging your cognitive performance and nervous system health, Lion’s Mane mushroom coffee can supply you with an added dose of antioxidants and help strengthen your immune defence. Bear in mind, though, that mushroom extracts are most effective when taken regularly.
That said, you can also give our richly flavoured organic mushroom coffee a try! We make it with premium-quality freeze-dried arabica beans enriched with Lion’s Mane, Reishi and Turkey Tail extracts. Each serving contains 1 gram of each mushroom, 3 grams of extract in total. The blend is also available in practical sachets.