Lion's Mane Tincture
Research has found that lion's mane may protect against dementia, reduce mild symptoms of anxiety and depression and help repair nerve damage. It also has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting abilities and been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, ulcers and diabetes in animals.
This gourmet edible mushroom has been used for hundreds of years by healers & chefs alike in China, India, Japan & Korea - but with new modern research, only now can we truly understand this mushrooms phenomenal medicinal benefits. Variants of this mushroom grow all around the world - In Japan, the mushroom was drunk as a tea in the imperial palaces & consumed with lavish meals - they called it Yamabushitake. Yamabushi, translates to “those who sleep in the mountains,” referring to the hermit monks of Buddhism - Lions Mane is supposed to resemble the ornamental garments that the monks would wear. The Māori - the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand say their ancestors have consumed a coral shaped fungus in the genus hericium since they arrived on the land, they call the fungus Pekepekekiore. In North America, this mushroom was a common sight in Native Americans’ medicine bags, the healers used it as a styptic, applied as a dried powder to cuts & scratches to stop them from bleeding. In traditional Chinese medicine, lions mane is prescribed for stomach disorders, ulcers, & gastrointestinal ailments - Lion’s Mane has also traditionally been used to fortify the spleen, nourish the gut, & fight cancer. Ancient healers utilized this mushroom very effectively for treating the lower abdominal area, however the neurological benefits this mushroom is so often praised for, turns out to be a relatively new discovery.
Lions Mane is made up of many different medicinal phytochemicals including the usual β-glucans & many triperpanoids (as in most mushrooms ). But of particular pharmacological interest are two classes of terpenoid compounds thus far known to occur only in Hericium spp: these are hericenones (C–H)- a group of aromatic compounds & erinacines (A–I)- a group of cyathane-type diterpenoids, Erinarols (A–J) have also been isolated.
Hericenones & erinacines isolated from Lions Mane have demonstrated unmatched neuroprotective properties among mushrooms. One of the most exciting applications of Lion’s Mane is its potential preventative role against neurodegeneration & beneficial effects on brain health. The bioactive compounds diterpenoids erinacine A, B, & C were shown to stimulate the synthesis of nerve growth factor (NGF), which is involved in organizing the function of neurons in the central nervous system & brain. These are the neurons that degenerate during the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. This mushroom has also been found to improve cognitive deficits that were induced by amyloid peptide (which leads to learning & memory decline ) showing that lions mane plays an important role in combating dementia & other diseases related to aging in the brain. Lions Mane have also been proven to promote development of cerebellar cells. They demonstrate a regulatory effect on the process of myelin genesis & enhance the myelination process Lions mane has been found to increase memory, understanding, communication, sharpness, & concentration. It has also shown great effect in treating stress & anxiety making it a wonderful medicine for all ages - not just those suffering from neurological deterioration.
Lions mane is also a great cancer fighter - the polysaccharides have been found to be effective against tumor cell lines like malignant hepatocytes, mammary carcinoma, lymphoma & esophageal cancer to name a few. These β-1,3- branched β-1,6-glucan ( polysaccharides ) activate different immune cells, T lymphocytes, macrophages cytokines (IL-1ß & TNF-ß) & also turn on the production of nitric oxide which are all cytotoxic to tumor cells. Various studies have conclusively proven that alcohol extracts of lion’s mane increases NGF expression in cells far more than what water extracts do
This knowledge went virtually unknown to the ancient Chinese - thus pointing to the reason why all ancient medicinal texts fail to mention Hericium's cognitive improving benefits - as water extraction ( tea ) was the preferred method of ingestion. To achieve optimal extraction of all medicinal benefits ( modern & traditional ) we do a triple extraction method utilizing water as well as ethanol.
Lions Mane Tincture 30ml
- Hericium erinaceus (cultivated lions mane ± 20 000mg)