What is Lion's Mane
Lion’s mane mushrooms (Latin Name: Hericium Erinaceus), also known, by many names such as monkeyhead mushroom, and pompom fungus are large, white, pom-pom like mushrooms that develops long dangling spines as it continues to mature. These mushrooms are typically found on hardwood trees within the northern hemisphere.
The Lion's Mane mushrooms contain two main biological compounds(diterpenoids) that promote brain health; these molecules are known as hericenones and erinacines. These molecules are said to be neurotrophic meaning they work in the regulation of growth, maintenance, survival, and proliferation of nerve and brain cells. (2)
Lion's Mane Mushroom has a fair background in both Asia's Food and Medical industries. (1).
The Lion's Mane Mushroom can be consumed cooked, raw, dehydrated, tinctured, capsulated, steeped into a tea, or as a liquid or powder extract form.
How is Lion's Mane used today?
12 Health Benefits of Lion's Mane Mushrooms