Lion’s Mane mushroom
Lion’s Mane is an edible and medicinal mushroom belonging to the tooth fungus group. It is a choice edible and is known as the “smart mushroom,” providing support specifically for cognitive function, including memory, and attention.
- Lobster/scallop Flavor
- Slightly Sweet Aroma
- Subtle Taste
- Sponge-like Texture
*Please note this product is pieces of dried Lion’s Mane, not completely whole. This allows us to ensure the product is throughly dry.*
Hericium erinaceus, commonly known as Lion’s Mane, is a fuzzy-looking mushroom that grows in large, bulbous clusters. This variety is native to North America, Europe, and Asia. Lion’s Mane has a slew of nicknames, including the pom pom mushroom, the monkey’s head mushroom, and the bearded hedgehog mushroom.
Its shaggy appearance and bright white- or cream-colored flesh make Lion’s Mane a visual standout. Many home cooks are initially drawn to this mushroom because of its appearance, but they become dedicated Lion’s Mane fans after tasting its savory and slightly sweet flavor. This mushroom species has a very unique, meaty texture, and it can be served in a variety of dishes.
lion’s mane mushroom benefits
Anecdotally, Lion’s Mane mushrooms have been said to have a slew of health benefits:
- Relieving symptoms of depression and/or anxiety
- Aiding in recovery from nervous system injuries
- Reducing the risk of heart disease
- Protecting against digestive ulcers
- Managing diabetes
- Reducing inflammation
Many of these effects have been observed in mice, but more research must be done on the effects of Lion’s Mane on human subjects to support these claims.
Lion’s Mane contains neurotrophic factors called hericenones and erinacines which can induce nerve growth factors essential for optimal brain function. This could mean that patients with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, MS, etc. can use Lion’s Mane mushrooms to regrow some of the nerve fibers in the brain and therefore increase their cognitive function.