Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine for supporting the brain and neurological health. Native to North America, Asia, and Europe, this unique mushroom is commonly found during the late summer into autumn. It grows on hardwoods in the wild, particularly American beech trees.
Lion’s Mane supports stomach and liver function, thereby serving as a digestive aid. It contains unique compounds called “diterpenes” that have a positive impact on mood and support brain health and memory. It also supports immune function and provides nutrients that have antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Many people say that Lion’s Mane helps them overcome fatigue. It may also help support healthy cardiovascular function. In recent years, Lion’s Mane has become one of the world’s most popular natural health supplements.
Real Mushroom Nutrition
MyPure™ Lion’s Mane 4X provides 250 mg of our 1:1 extract and 250 mg of our 8:1 extract. Both extracts are 100% non-GMO, certified organic Lion’s Mane mushrooms that are hot water treated to rupture the mushroom cell walls and maximize nutrient bioavailability. The 8:1 extract removes much of the fibrous content of the mushroom so that specific nutrients – like the diterpenes – are more concentrated. Designed to deliver maximum Lion’s Mane nutrition, each capsule provides the equivalent of 2250 total milligrams, or about 4 and a half times more than the 500 mg in a capsule of our original, MyPure™ Lion’s Mane product.*
Mushrooms vs Mycelia
For thousands of years, mushrooms have been used by the world’s great holistic traditions for their health benefits. Today, countless Americans use them as supplements. However, most “mushroom” products are not mushrooms at all. They are mycelia.
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of fungi that grow up through the ground. Mycelia are root-like structures that grow underground. Because mycelia that grows in the wild are too fragile to harvest, those in supplements are grown in plastic bags on rice or other grains. As they mature, they become part of the grain. Because they cannot later be separated, what ends up in your capsule is over 50% grain.
Mushroom benefits stem from mushroom nutrition, and mushroom fruiting bodies provide more of it than grain-grown mycelia. The fruiting bodies provide: ✓ More vitamins and minerals ✓ More ergothioneines (a potent dietary antioxidant amino acid) ✓ More di- and triterpenes (immunomodulators) ✓ Over 20 times more immune-enhancing Beta-(1,3) (1,6)-D-Glucans.