Lion's Mane (H. erinaceus) is all about being sharp and focus. It's known in the foodie health world and the science community as a nootropic (reputed to support brain function). We all need a bit of support up there, right!?
Basically, Lion's Mane is the "mushroom of focus". Reputed to support brain function and studied for it's neurotropic potential.
ENRICHD Lion's Mane is a 10:1 extract whereby the extraction process was conducted using purified water–this is very important.
HOW TO DRINK LION'S MANE - In hot water - Add to your coffee - Add to your hot chocolate - Add to your smoothie or even sprinkle on your cereal
HOW DOES LION'S MANE MUSHROOM TASTE? Lion's mane is a malty, broth-like taste, and can be either enjoyed either sweet or savory. I personally love it on it's own in hot water, added smoothies (even soup).
LION'S MANE DIRECTIONS - I started with 1/2 a teaspoon in hot water or organic coffee and then built up to 1 teaspoon over about 7 days.
- You could always add it to porridge or even your smoothie because this Lion's Mane is an extract.
LION'S MANE SCIENCE TIME "Neurotrophic factors are important in promoting the growth and differentiation of neurons ... The aqueous preparation of H. erinaceus <Lion's Mane> had neurotrophic but not neuroprotective activities."
This is great news because it means that Lion's Mane mushroom may support the growth of neurons! That must have been the feeling I feel when I drink it, sharpness and focus...
LION'S MANE REFERENCES: Neurotrophic properties of the Lion's mane medicinal mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes) from Malaysia.
Neuroregenerative potential of lion's mane mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Bull.: Fr.) Pers. (higher Basidiomycetes), in the treatment of peripheral nerve injury (review).
Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health-Promoting Properties of Hericium erinaceus (Lion's Mane) Mushroom Fruiting Bodies and Mycelia and Their Bioactive Compounds.