Lions Mane mushrooms or Hericium Erinaceus are interesting looking specimens. They are a white, shaggy mushroom and bear a striking resemblance to a lions mane as they mature. Hence the name ‘lions mane.’
Lions Mane is a versatile mushroom, both used for its culinary and medicinal properties. In terms of the latter, Lion’s mane contains many bioactive properties useful for the brain, gut and body.
Light up your brain with Lions Mane mushroom.
One of the most useful properties of the Lions Mane mushroom is its nootropic effect. That is, its capacity to enhance cognition and memory. One aspect of Lions Mane mushrooms ability to do this is through its stimulation of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and remyelination of nerve sheaths.
One common aspect of ageing is that our nerves and axons begin to slow and cannot conduct an impulse as quickly. This is the beginning of mild cognitive impairment (and can lead to Alzheimer’s). Enter Lion’s mane and its ability for neurogenesis, reduction of Neuroinflammation and optimisation of brain health. Studies have shown Lions Mane medicinal mushrooms are able to slow down and even reverse this cognitive impairment. It’s also perfect for young folks due to its capacity to stimulate NGF, brain-derived nootropic factors, and, ultimately, cognitive function. Customers have reported a state similar to flow after taking Lions Mane, which can last anywhere from four to six hours.
This is why we include Lions Mane mushroom extract in our ever-popular Neuro Stack. Combined with other Nootropic enhancers like Cordyceps, Rhodiola and mucuna pruriens, it will have your brain firing on all cylinders. It’s the perfect substitute for the short term, jittery effect of caffeine. So, instead of that morning coffee, try our Lions Mane mushroom extract.
The useful properties of Lions Mane mushroom extend to its adaptogenic properties. This means they help the body deal with physical and emotional stress. Or, more simply, they give the body what it needs when it needs it. (This is why it’s also referred to as a ‘smart mushroom’). So while Lions Mane mushroom extract can have an uplifting effect on cognition, it can also help you sleep. We are avid biohackers and track our sleep with an Oura ring. After taking Lions Mane before bed, our REM increases by around 50%, which also means our ability for lucid dreaming is also increased. We’ve made it easy for you, though, by mixing Lions Mane mushroom extract with other calming adaptogens in our Sleep and Zen stacks.
Research has shown Lions Mane mushroom contains anti-fatigue and energy-increasing properties. Combine this with its ability to reduce inflammation and recovery time, and you have the perfect natural pre-workout supplement. Studies have also shown that lion’s mane mushroom extract helps with fat metabolism, ideal for endurance athletes.
Another study showed that mice who were given lions mane extract while on a high-fat diet showed an increase in lipid metabolism and reduced weight gain. This suggests that lion’s mane could potentially improve fat metabolism.
With so many benefits for performance, fat burning and inflammation, Lion’s must is a must for those looking to increase athletic performance. This is why we’ve included Lions Mane in our Performance, Energy and Yoga stacks. Combined with other uplifting adaptogens and Medicinal mushrooms extracts resulting in a blend that will make you unstoppable!
The natural antibacterial properties in Lions Mane mushroom extract help protect the gut against harmful bacteria and ultimately gastric ulcers. While research is still in its infancy, there is evidence Lions Mane mushroom helps protect the stomach lining from harmful substances and may even help in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, chron’s disease and leaky gut syndrome.
This positive impact on the gastrointestinal system will help boost immunity. That’s why we’ve included our Lions Mane mushroom extract in both our Immunity and Gut stacks.
Shroomunity’s Lions Mane
Unlike most other mushroom companies who import powder from China, we grow our own Lions mane mushroom in the pristine hinterland of Byron Bay, Australia. Our strain originates from a wild-foraged culture native to Byron Bay. So you can rest assured we have the optimal growing conditions to ensure an optimal product. After harvesting and dehydrating, the mushroom is reduced to around a tenth of its original size, ensuring maximum potency. It then undergoes a month-long, dual-extraction process to result in the most bioavailable, maximum strength extract available. Whether it’s enhanced cognition, increased gut-health and immunity or achieving higher levels of athletic performance, you’ll find Lion’s Mane mushroom contains many useful properties to help with a broad-spectrum of desired states. Our Lions Mane is available at select outlets in Byron bay or online through Shroomunity.