Lion’s mane extract is one of the medicinal mushroom extracts we provide at Fungi Ally
Our lion’s mane extract comes from the consciously-wildcrafted mushroom. Lion’s mane, hericium erinaceus, is a beautiful pink to white mushroom that has a few interesting resemblances. It doesn’t have the cap and stem most people think of when they consider mushrooms. Lion’s mane looks like a clump of teeth or spines, or perhaps a lion’s mane. Others think the mushroom looks like a brain, and from the standpoint of the Doctrine of Signatures, that makes a lot of sense.
The Doctrine of Signatures says that herbs and mushrooms resembling parts of the body have medicinal value to those areas. Perhaps those who see a brain when they look at lion’s mane mushrooms are onto something.
Lion’s mane extract and brain health
A variety of studies have been conducted that look at the efficacy of lion’s mane medicinal qualities. Here’s a quote from the article “The Neuroprotective Properties of Hericium erinaceus in Glutamate-Damaged Differentiated PC12 Cells and an Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model”, which demonstrates some of the neuro possibilities of lion’s mane mushrooms.
“Hericium erinaceus, an edible and medicinal mushroom, displays various pharmacological activities in the prevention of dementia in conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease…Our findings provide experimental evidence that HE may provide neuroprotective candidates for treating or preventing neurodegenerative diseases.”
What studies are saying about lion’s mane mushrooms
We provide mushroom extracts for customers because we’re well aware of the reported medical benefits of these amazing mushrooms, like lion’s mane. Here’s a look at a quote from a study entitled, Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health-Promoting Properties of Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) Mushroom Fruiting Bodies and Mycelia and Their Bioactive Compounds.
“The reported health-promoting properties of the mushroom fruit bodies, mycelia, and bioactive pure compounds include antibiotic, anticarcinogenic, antidiabetic, antifatigue, antihypertensive, antihyperlipodemic, antisenescence, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, and neuroprotective properties and improvement of anxiety, cognitive function, and depression.”
And here’s another quote from a different study on lion’s mane mushrooms. This article is entitled Structures, biological activities, and industrial applications of the polysaccharides from Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) mushroom: A review.
“Over the past decade, it has been demonstrated that H. erinaceus polysaccharides possess various promising bioactivities, including antitumor and immunomodulation, anti-gastric ulcer, neuroprotection and neuroregeneration, anti-oxidation and hepatoprotection, anti-hyperlipidemia, anti-hyperglycemia, anti-fatigue and anti-aging.”
How we make our lion’s mane extract
Lion’s mane may support the nervous system and brain function including increased memory and nerve growth. We use a triple extraction method that honors these sacred mushrooms. Through this extract we hope you discover the benefits the world of fungi has to offer.
Many edible mushroom fans love the taste of lion’s mane mushroom, as they provide great texture and a flavor that’s reminiscent of seafood. Now we’re offering the lion’s mane extract for fungi aficionados who love using medicinal mushrooms as a potent supplement in their daily healthcare.
References for this article:
- Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health-Promoting Properties of Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) Mushroom Fruiting Bodies and Mycelia and Their Bioactive Compounds.
- Structures, biological activities, and industrial applications of the polysaccharides from Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) mushroom: A review.
- The Neuroprotective Properties of Hericium erinaceus in Glutamate-Damaged Differentiated PC12 Cells and an Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model