Lion's Mane Mushroom fruiting body with powder on black.

Why is using lion's mane on an everyday basis good for you?

Hericum Erinaceus (Her-ic-ium Erin-ac-eus) A.K.A Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Otherwise know as: Yamabushitake, Bearded Tooth, Monkey Head, Pom Pom you get the idea...
As the common names describe, it leads the imagination to create a picture of a powerful “fluffy/spiny” mushroom.
In Asian culture this mushroom is hailed to combat the deficiency of Qi, “life force”.

Is Lion's Mane a Nootropic? Well, Buddhist Shaolin monks have been known to crush the mushroom into a powder and use it before meditation, believing it enhanced their concentration. They’ve been using it for thousands of years so why shouldn’t we!

Kung Fu Monk Warrior in Shaolin Temple China

We personally believe thousands of years of research is enough time to prove the benefits, otherwise why would the monks have bothered going through all that effort of foraging, cultivating and powdering the mushroom…?

I won’t bore you with the details about how lion’s mane contains hericenones and erinacines (which are both key compounds which assist with promoting nerve growth and can even with repair our “broken” brains). However, I personally find it clears up my “brain fog” in the morning and allows me to think and process thoughts a lot clearer.

It amazed me what a difference it made!

Unfortunately for both Alex and I, it has the opposite effect for sleep. If we have it before bedtime, we’re wired like we’ve just had a cup of coffee. Everyone is different though so you may find you sleep a lot better and dream more! You don’t know until you try.

We’ve noticed a lot of products out there containing flavours that change the taste of the extracts. Alex and I wanted to create an extract that holds true to the mushroom.

When you taste our extracts, you may notice a mild and smooth umami flavour with a hint of caramel. The extract can be diluted in drinks without changing their flavour as well. Try it in orange juice or even red wine (the antioxidants are a great benefit 😉).

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