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Hericium Erinaceus

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

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About

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

Caps:

None

Gills:

None

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

Memory

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.

Focus

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.

Calm

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

Dementia

Shown to enhance nerve growth and alleviate symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases

Alzheimers

Shown to enhance nerve growth and alleviate symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases

Immune System

Boosts immune system through its antioxidant capabilities

Digestion

Reduces inflammation and supports overall gut health

Stress

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.

Inflamation

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.

Ulcers

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

Insomnia

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

Fertility

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

Medicinal Chemistry

Look Alike Species

look alike species

Specie:

Hericium coralloides

Edibility:

edible

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
Calories
% 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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