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Lion’s Mane – Brain Rejuvenator

Premium Mushroom Extract Powder – 100g

  • Enhance cognitive function* and regenerate nervous system*
  • Hot-water extracted from lion’s mane fruiting bodies
  • Extraction ratio 8:1
  • > 20% beta-D-glucans
  • 3 rd party lab verified for active compounds
  • USDA certified organic
  • 3 rd party lab tested for heavy metals and other contaminants
  • 100g bulk mushroom extract powder equals 100 servings
  • Supports your health for $0.49 per serving
  • Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Vegan
  • No added carriers, fillers, binders, coloring agents or other ingredients

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Our lion’s mane mushroom extracts are more potent compared to most other medicinal mushroom supplements on the market. Why? Because all our medicinal mushroom powders are

  • traditionally hot water extracted to make medicinal compounds bio-available – and not just ground up dried mushroom powders with a much lower medicinal potency
  • made from mushroom fruiting bodies – and not from mycelium on grains
  • 3rd party verified for high levels of bio-active medicinal compounds, such as beta-D-glucan
  • checked for purity (3rd party tested for heavy metals and other contaminants)
  • stored in eco-friendly amber glass jars to protect powders from damaging UV rays

Known as a natural cognitive enhancer and nerve regenerator, lion’s mane mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The extract of these intelligent mushrooms may support:

  • Cognitive Function*
  • Nerve Regeneration*
  • Strong Immune System*
  • Emotional Well-Being*
  • Balancing Blood Sugar*
  • Antioxidant Activity*
  • Healthy Inflammatory Response*
  • Cardiovascular Health*
  • Healthy Cell Growth*
  • Apoptosis (Important Function In Inhibiting Cancer Growth)*
  • Metabolism & Digestive Health*
  • And more

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Serving Size: 1/2 teaspoon or 1 gram
Servings per Container: 100

Amount Per Serving
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract*±
Hericium erinaceus (fruiting body)
1,000mg**
Beta-D-glucans > 20%

* organic
± hot water extract (8:1 ratio)
**Percent of daily value not established

Ingredients: organic lion’s mane mushroom extract (from fruiting body only)

½ teaspoons 1-3 times daily, or as recommended by a qualified health care practitioner.

Add to hot water, coffee/ tea or your favorite smoothie.

Keep out of the reach of children. Consult a physician if you are pregnant or nursing; have or had a medical condition, or are taking prescription drugs. If you have any adverse effects to the product, stop taking the product immediately and consult your physician.

Store in a cool and dry place. Do not use if safety seal is damaged or missing.

Faq

General

Lion’s mane is a fungus. It also goes by its latin name hericium erinaceus.

Lion’s mane mushroom extract has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine for regulating a healthy immune response, improving memory, focus, and concentration, supporting and regenerating the nervous system, promoting cardiovascular health, supporting gut health, balancing moods and increasing energy.

In addition, modern day science has found that lion’s mane extract may support healthy cell growth and death (apoptosis), increase Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and alleviate symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alheimer’s disease and dementia. It may also help with Parkinson’s disease, muscle cramps and spasms, Multiple sclerosis, stroke recovery and seizures and seizure-like post-stroke episodes.

It is also known as a strong antioxidant and adaptogen.

Lion’s mane has a rather earthy taste.

Lion’s mane mushroom extract is ideal for anyone seeking to improve brain function and to support the nervous system. However, it is also supportive for anyone who wants to have more energy and be healthier overall.

It is great for many different facets of the immune system, oxidation and anti-aging. However, if a medical condition is present, a qualified health care practitioner needs to be consulted before taking lion’s mane supplements.

Quality:

Yes, it is USDA organic certified.

Our lion’s mane is grown on wood and cotton seed hull.

No. There are no grains involved in the growing process of our lion’s mane mushrooms.

Due to our high quality commitment, our lion’s mane extracts are made from lion’s mane fruiting bodies only. There are numerous other suppliers in the market who make their lion’s mane extract from lion’s mane mycelium grown on grain, which typically tests for significantly lower medicinal value.

Our lion’s mane extract is made through hot water extraction. This is in our experience the most effective extraction method. The extraction ratio for our lion’s mane extract is 8:1.

We don’t test specifically for polysaccharides because this is a large category of different things.

Many companies talk about the high polysaccharide levels of their products. Why? Because high quality mushrooms have medicinal compounds that are polysaccharides, such as beta-D-glucan, PSK (polysaccharide krestin) or PSP (polysaccharide peptide). However, a high polysaccharide level does not necessarily translate to high levels of the aforementioned medicinal compounds. Polysaccharides can also be found in grains and vegetables – starch and cellulose are polysaccharides, as well.

In order to ensure high potency of your mushroom product, look for the (1-3, 1-6) beta-D-glucan, not for polysaccharides.

All our medicinal mushroom extracts are tested by a third party lab (Megazyme) for their beta-D-glucan levels to ensure high potency. More specifically, we test for the (1-3, 1-6) beta-D-glucans, which are the sought after medicinal compounds in most medicinal mushrooms.

The main active medicinal compounds in lion’s mane are generally considered beta-D-glucans as well as hericenones and erinacines, both of which are said to promote the production of nerve growth factor. In addition, there are numerous other beneficial phytochemicals.

Our lion’s mane regularly tests at 20% or higher.

We do not test for hericenones and erinacines levels at this time.

When it comes to sourcing our lion’s mane mushrooms, quality and safety are of foremost concern. In order to yield the quality and medicinal potency lion’s mane mushrooms are famous for we turned to the place where growing and extraction methods have been continuously refined for the past centuries: China.

Our lion’s mane mushroom is traditionally and organically grown on a USDA organic certified farm in an eco-village in China. As it stands, China is the best place to get the actual mushroom fruiting bodies of lion’s mane, rather than mycelium on grain, which is mostly found in US grown medicinal mushroom products.

We regularly test for the potency of our mushrooms, including our lion’s mane extracts. In addition we test for any traces of heavy metals or other contaminants. This ensures quality and safety of our lion’s mane extracts.

Yes. As we, the Sacred Source Botanicals team, are also consuming our products on a daily basis, we are always concerned about the health and safety of our products.

We get our lion’s mane mushrooms consistently tested by third party laboratories. All of our product specifications follow the following industry established limits:

  • Lead: < 2ppm*
  • Arsenic: < 2ppm*
  • Cadmium: < 2ppm*
  • Mercury: < 0.1ppm*

*ppm = parts per million

Lion’s mane mushrooms like other medicinal mushrooms have to be extracted in order to make the medicinal compounds bio-available. In its raw form, lion’s mane may have some benefits, as well. However, the medicinal properties lion’s mane is famous for are locked away in the mushrooms cell-walls, unless it gets extracted for example through hot water extraction.

No, it is just pure lion’s mane mushroom extract powder. No added fillers, starch, binders or any other additives.

How to Take Lion's Mane Mushroom Extract:

Our lion’s mane extract dissolves in both cold and hot water. Sometimes it clumps a little bit, but if stirred this will dissolve completely, especially if added to hot water.

With our extract you’ll just need to add our recommended dose of ½ tsp to hot water and stir. See our recipe section for more inspiration.

Our recommended dose is 1,000mg 1-3 times daily. 1,000mg is equal to ½ teaspoon of lion’s mane extract powder. For some a larger dosage is safe, as well. However, if you have a medical condition or are pregnant, please consult a qualified health care practitioner before taking lion’s mane supplements.

You can take lion’s mane extract at any time of the day on an empty stomach as well as before, during or after meals.

Lion’s mane can be taken at any time even if one is not showing any symptoms of compromised health. The aim of medicinal mushrooms is to support your body when you are healthy so you don’t get sick in the first place.

Side Effects and Contraindications:

Because there isn’t enough scientific data to back up safety in young children, it is best for young children to avoid lion’s mane mushrooms. If you nevertheless would like to give your child a lion’s mane extract, please consult a pediatrician or qualified healthcare practitioner before taking the supplement.

Because there isn’t enough scientific studies involving pregnant or breastfeeding women, it is best for nursing or expecting women to avoid lion’s mane. If you nevertheless would like to take lion’s mane extracts, it is very important to consult a qualified health care practitioner before taking lion’s mane supplements.

Yes, absolutely. However, if your pet has a medical condition, please consult a veterinarian first.

Because it is untested as such children, pregnant or breastfeeding women may want to avoid lion’s mane. Anyone who has a medical condition, needs to consult a qualified health care practitioner before taking lion’s mane supplements.

A strong immune system protects the body from bacteria, viruses and other disease-causing pathogens.

On the other hand, a weak immune system puts the body at a higher risk of developing infectious diseases.

Animal research shows that lion’s mane mushroom can boost immunity by increasing the activity of the intestinal immune system, which protects the body from pathogens that enter the gut through the mouth or nose (Show Study).

These effects may partly be due to beneficial changes in gut bacteria that stimulate the immune system (Show Study).

One study even found that supplementing with lion’s mane extract daily nearly quadrupled the lifespan of mice injected with a lethal dose of salmonella bacteria (Show Study).

The brain’s ability to grow and form new connections typically declines with age, which may explain why mental functioning gets worse in many older adults (Show Study).

Studies have found that lion’s mane mushrooms contain two special compounds that can stimulate the growth of brain cells: hericenones and erinacines (Show Study).

Additionally, animal studies have found that lion’s mane may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative brain disease that causes progressive memory loss.

In fact, lion’s mane mushroom and its extracts have been shown to reduce symptoms of memory loss in mice, as well as prevent neuronal damage caused by amyloid-beta plaques, which accumulate in the brain during Alzheimer’s disease (Show Study1,Show Study2,Show Study3,Show Study4).

While no studies have analyzed whether lion’s mane mushroom is beneficial for Alzheimer’s disease in humans, it appears to boost mental functioning.

A study in older adults with mild cognitive impairment found that consuming 3 grams of powdered lion’s mane mushroom daily for four months significantly improved mental functioning, but these benefits disappeared when supplementation stopped (Show Study).

The ability of lion’s mane mushroom to promote nerve growth and protect the brain from Alzheimer’s-related damage may explain some of its beneficial effects on brain health.

The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord and other nerves that travel throughout the body. These components work together to send and transmit signals that control almost every bodily function.

Injuries to the brain or spinal cord can be devastating. They often cause paralysis or loss of mental functions and can take a long time to heal.

However, research has found that lion’s mane mushroom extract may help speed recovery from these types of injuries by stimulating the growth and repair of nerve cells (Show Study1,Show Study2,Show Study3).

In fact, lion’s mane mushroom extract has been shown to reduce recovery time by 23–41% when given to rats with nervous system injuries (Show Study).

Lion’s mane extract may also help reduce the severity of brain damage after a stroke.

In one study, high doses of lion’s mane mushroom extract given to rats immediately after a stroke helped decrease inflammation and reduce the size of stroke-related brain injury by 44% (Show Study).

Ulcers are capable of forming anywhere along the digestive tract, including the stomach, small intestine and large intestine.

Stomach ulcers are often caused by two major factors: overgrowth of a bacteria called H. pylori and damage to the mucous layer of the stomach that’s often due to long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (Show Study).

Lion’s mane extract may protect against the development of stomach ulcers by inhibiting the growth of H. pylori and protecting the stomach lining from damage (Show Study1,Show Study2).

Several studies have found that lion’s mane extract can prevent the growth of H. pylori in a test tube, but no studies have tested whether they have the same effects inside the stomach. (Show Study1,Show Study2).

Additionally, an animal study found that lion’s mane extract was more effective at preventing alcohol-induced stomach ulcers than traditional acid-lowering drugs — and without any negative side effects (Show Study).

Lion’s mane extract can also reduce inflammation and prevent tissue damage in other areas of the intestines. In fact, they may help treat inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease (Show Study1,Show Study2,Show Study3).

One study in people with ulcerative colitis found that taking a mushroom supplement containing 14% lion’s mane extract significantly reduced symptoms and improved quality of life after three weeks (Show Study).

 

 

  • Lion’s Mane May Improves Fat Metabolism 

 

Studies in rats and mice have found that lion’s mane mushroom extract improves fat metabolism and lowers triglyceride levels (Show Study).

One study in rats fed a high-fat diet and given daily doses of lion’s mane extract observed 27% lower triglyceride levels and 42% less weight gain after 28 days (Show Study).

Major risk factors for heart disease include obesity, high triglycerides, large amounts of oxidized cholesterol and an increased tendency to get blood clots.

Research shows that lion’s mane extract can influence some of these factors and thereby may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Studies in rats and mice have found that lion’s mane mushroom extract improves fat metabolism and lowers triglyceride levels (Show Study).

One study in rats fed a high-fat diet and given daily doses of lion’s mane extract observed 27% lower triglyceride levels and 42% less weight gain after 28 days (Show Study).

Since obesity and high triglycerides are both considered risk factors for heart disease, this is one way that lion’s mane mushrooms contribute to heart health.

Test-tube studies have also found that lion’s mane extract can help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the bloodstream (Show Study).

Oxidized cholesterol molecules tend to attach to the walls of arteries, causing them to harden and increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Therefore, reducing oxidation is beneficial for heart health.

What’s more, lion’s mane mushrooms contain a compound called hericenone B, which can decrease the rate of blood clotting and may lower the risk of heart attack or stroke (Show Study).

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body loses the ability to control blood sugar levels. As a result, levels are consistently elevated.

Chronically high blood sugar levels eventually cause complications like kidney disease, nerve damage in the hands and feet and vision loss.

Lion’s mane mushroom may be beneficial for diabetes management by improving blood sugar control and reducing some of these side effects.

Several animal studies have shown that lion’s mane can cause significantly lower blood sugar levels in both normal and diabetic mice, even at daily dosages as low as 2.7 mg per pound (6 mg per kg) of body weight (Show Study1,Show Study2).

One way that lion’s mane lowers blood sugars is by blocking the activity of the enzyme alpha-glucosidase, which breaks down carbs in the small intestine (Show Study).

When this enzyme is blocked, the body is unable to digest and absorb carbs as effectively, which results in lower blood sugar levels.

In addition to lowering blood sugars, lion’s mane extract may reduce diabetic nerve pain in the hands and feet.

In mice with diabetic nerve damage, six weeks of daily lion’s mushroom extract significantly reduced pain, lowered blood sugar levels and even increased antioxidant levels (Show Study).

Cancer occurs when DNA becomes damaged and causes cells to divide and replicate out of control.

Some research suggests that lion’s mane mushroom has cancer-fighting abilities, thanks to several of its unique compounds (Show Study1,Show Study2).

In fact, when lion’s mane extract is mixed with human cancer cells in a test tube, they cause the cancer cells to die at a faster rate (apoptosis). This has been demonstrated with several types of cancer cells, including liver, colon, stomach and blood cancer cells (Show Study1,Show Study2,Show Study3).

In addition to killing cancer cells, lion’s mane extract has also been shown to slow the spread of cancer. One study in mice with colon cancer found that taking lion’s mane extract reduced the spread of cancer to the lungs by 69% (Show Study).

Another study found that lion’s mane extract was more effective than traditional cancer medications at slowing tumor growth in mice, in addition to having fewer side effects (Show Study).

Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are believed to be at the root of many modern illnesses, including heart disease, cancer and autoimmune disorders (Show Study).

Research shows that lion’s mane mushrooms contain powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that may help reduce the impact of these illnesses (Show Study).

In fact, one study examining the antioxidant abilities of 14 different mushroom species found that lion’s mane had the fourth highest antioxidant activity and recommended it be considered a good dietary source of antioxidants (Show Study).

Several animal studies have found that lion’s mane extract reduced markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in rodents and may be especially useful in the management of inflammatory bowel disease, liver damage and stroke (Show Study1,Show Study2,Show Study3,Show Study4).

Lion’s mane mushrooms may also help reduce some of the health risks associated with obesity, as they have been shown to decrease the amount of inflammation released by fat tissue (Show Study).

Up to one-third of people living in developed countries experience symptoms of anxiety and depression (Show Study).

While there are many causes of anxiety and depression, chronic inflammation could be a major contributing factor.

New animal research has found that lion’s mane mushroom extract has anti-inflammatory effects that can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in mice (Show Study1,Show Study2).

Other animal studies have found that lion’s mane extract can also help regenerate brain cells and improve the functioning of the hippocampus, a region of the brain responsible for processing memories and emotional responses (Show Study1,Show Study2).

Researchers believe that improved functioning of the hippocampus may explain the reductions in anxious and depressive behaviors in mice given these extracts.

While these animal studies are promising, there is very little research in humans.

One small study in menopausal women found that eating cookies containing lion’s mane mushrooms daily for one month helped reduce self-reported feelings of irritation and anxiety (Show Study).

Lipofuscin is a waste product of human and animal aging metabolism. It is constantly accumulating in as cells age, contributing to cell atrophy (wasting). In both mice and flies, lion’s mane polysaccharides significantly reduced lipofuscin content [Show Study].

On the other hand, superoxide dismutase (an enzyme that converts reactive oxygen species O- into oxygen or O2) decreases significantly with age. Lion’s mane polysaccharides increased the activity of superoxide dismutase in the brain and the liver of animals [Show Study].

Lion’s mane also reduced markers of aging in human cell cultures [Show Study].

Skin Aging

Lion’s mane has anti-aging effects on the skin. Polysaccharides found in this mushroom enhance antioxidant enzyme activities and increase collagen levels in aged rat skin [Show Study].

A component of lion’s mane protected mice from chemically induced liver damage [Show Study].

Lion’s mane decreased liver damage caused by acute alcohol exposure in mice, decreasing blood ALT, AST, and MDA levels [Show Study].

Lion’s mane mushrooms have been used for centuries as a food source and herbal medicine in several Asian countries. In the last 10 years or so, this medicinal mushroom has attracted considerable attention because of its potential therapeutic capabilities in neurodegenerative diseases.

In the East, reverence for fungi dates back many centuries, with fungi known as “spirit plants” that were believed to provide longevity and spiritual potency. According to research published in the Journal of Restorative Medicine, in Chinese and Japanese medical systems, lion’s mane extract has traditionally been used to nourish the gut, fortify the spleen and also as an anticancer agent. In traditional medicine, it’s said to be nutritive to our five internal organs — the lung, heart, spleen, kidney and liver, and it’s used to promote good digestion, strength and general vigor. (Show Study)

Lion’s mane mushroom extract is also used to improve symptoms of Qi deficiency (a lack of “vital energy”) in traditional Chinese medicine, and is often taken for issues involving the central nervous system, insomnia and weakness.