Hericium Erinaceus

Common Names: Lion's Mane, Bearded Tooth, Hedgehog Mushroom, Satyr's Beard, Bearded Hedgehog, Pom Pom, Bearded Tooth Fungus









Hericium erinaceus, also known as Lion's Mane mushroom, is a unique and esteemed fungus. Its appearance resembles a lion's mane with long, white, cascading spines. Lion's Mane is highly regarded for its potential nootropic properties, believed to enhance cognitive function and support brain health. It is sought after for its delicate seafood-like flavor and can be found in temperate regions, growing on hardwood trees. Lion's Mane mushrooms can be cultivated and consumed for their potential nootropic benefits, promoting mental clarity and focus. However, it is important to exercise caution and consult with experts before consuming wild mushrooms or using them for medicinal purposes.

Physical Characteristics





Choosing the Right Products

Look for content guarentees:

Polysaccharides can be misleading as starch is a polysaccharide. Many Lions Mane products are mycelium grown on grain. These supplements often contain large quantities of starches. Look for products that guarantee diterpine or erinacine content.

Cognitive Effects


Lion's Mane has been shown to potentially support memory and improve cognitive function. It may help enhance both short-term and long-term memory recall.


Some individuals report improved focus and mental clarity when supplementing with Lion's Mane. It may help enhance cognitive performance, increase alertness, and reduce mental fatigue.


Studies have shown that Lions Mane may have positive effects on mood and emotional well-being. It is believed to support a healthy stress response and may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Helps With


Shown to enhance nerve growth and alleviate symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases


Shown to enhance nerve growth and alleviate symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases

Immune System

Boosts immune system through its antioxidant capabilities


Reduces inflammation and supports overall gut health


Lion's Mane may have positive effects on mood and emotional well-being. It is believed to support a healthy stress response and may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.


Lion's Mane has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation in the body. It is believed to support the immune system and promote overall health and well-being.


Lion's Mane mushroom supports the gut and promotes a sense of calm while preparing the body for a good night's rest.


Lion's Mane mushroom supports the gut and promotes a sense of calm while preparing the body for a good night's rest.


This mushroom is believed to support reproductive wellness and hormonal balance.

Medicinal Chemistry

Look Alike Species

look alike species


Hericium coralloides



Differences:Hericium coralloides has more of a coral-like structure, while Hericium erinaceus has long spines giving it a shaggy appearance.

Nutrition Facts (Raw)

Serving Size 100 g
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g0%
Saturated Fat 0 g0%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 7.6 g3%
Dietary Fiber 4.4 g16%
Total Sugars 0 g
Protein 2.5 g5%
Vit A 0 µg 0%B1 0 mg 0%
B2 0 mg 0%B3 0 mg 0%
B6 0.1 mg 6%B9 30 µg 8%
B12 0 mg 0%Vit C 0 mg 0%
Vit D 0.8 µg 4%Vit E 0 mg 0%
Vit K 0 µg 0%Calcium 1.3 mg 0%
Copper 0.2 mg 22%Iron 0.7 mg 4%
Mg 0 mg 0%Mn 0.2 mg 9%
Phosph. 94 mg 8%Pot. 443 mg 9%
Selenium 1.8 µg 3%Zinc 0.7 mg 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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