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Organic Lion’s Mane (Hericium Erinaceus) Mushroom extract powder / Extrait d’hydne hérisson (Hericium Erinaceus) biologique en poudre

Organic Lion’s Mane (Hericium Erinaceus) Mushroom extract powder / Extrait d’hydne hérisson (Hericium Erinaceus) biologique en poudre

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  • Extracted from 100% Organic mushroom fruiting bodies
  • Minimum 35% beta-glucan content
  • Dual (or triple) extracted for full nutrient extraction
  • Third Party Lab Tested for safety, potency and purity
  • Non-GMO, Halal, Kosher, Sustainably Grown
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Best Known For

Lion's Mane Mushroom, renowned for its neuroprotective properties, is celebrated for enhancing cognitive function and potentially mitigating age-related cognitive decline. Its compounds stimulate nerve growth factor (NGF), aiding nerve regeneration and potentially offering relief from conditions like Alzheimer's and depression. Additionally, it exhibits anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, supporting overall brain health and potentially improving mood and memory.

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Boosts Brain Health: Lion's Mane mushrooms contain compounds called hericenones and erinacines, which have been shown to stimulate the growth of brain cells and improve cognitive function. This makes Lion's Mane a powerful nootropic, often used to enhance memory, focus, and mental clarity.

Supports Nervous System Repair: Lion's Mane has neuroprotective properties that can help protect against nerve damage and may even aid in the repair of damaged nerves. This makes it a promising supplement for conditions like neurodegenerative diseases and peripheral nerve injuries.

Directions for Use

The daily serving / dose for this extract is 1000mg, or about 1/2 teaspoon per day. Because the density and weight of each extract can vary, it is best to measure out 1000mg (1 gram) on a kitchen scale to be precise, but a little more or less is not a concern.
This extract can be easily added to a cup of coffee or tea, a smoothie or shake, or into soups or other foods.
While there is no "best time" to take it, we find that mornings are best because of the energy boost that is often associated with it.

Here is some more detailed information to help you.

Product Attributes

Lion's Mane extract has a pleasant earthy aroma, slightly reminiscent of celery and is beige to light brown in colour* with a delicious savoury taste.

*Each batch of extract will have a slightly different colour due to many factors. We NEVER bleach our products.

Detailed Description

Our Fantastic Fungi® Organic Lion’s Mane extract powder is made from 100% fruiting bodies and contains over 35% beta-glucan nutrient content.
We source our mushrooms locally whenever possible, but we always source the very best quality possible, no matter where we need to go to get them.
This Lions Mane extract powder is a very high concentrate of only the bioavailable nutrients. We leave out the stuff that your body can’t absorb, such as the chitin (a polysaccharide that your body can’t digest).
***This product is NOT just ground up mushroom powder. It is a concentrated powder containing nutrients that are carefully extracted using state of the art techniques. Our powder is concentrated at a very high concentration. In addition, when eating the mushroom, your body cannot absorb many of the nutrients because they are locked up in the mushroom cell structure or ‘chitin’ which our bodies cannot break down.
The recommended daily dose is 1000 mg (about half a teaspoon). It’s great in shakes, coffee, tea, or in any other food.
We use this product on a daily basis and have been using it for several years now. We believe in it’s medicinal properties and we want to share them with you.
Lion’s Mane mushroom, or Hericium Erinaceus, has been used for centuries because of its nootropic properties. The hericinenes (micronutrients) have the ability to cross the blood/brain barrier and have been shown to improve cognitive performance and to promote general brain health.


Organic Lion's Mane (hericium erinaceus) Mushroom extract powder derived from 100% organic fruiting bodies. Minimum 35% beta-glucan content.
There are absolutely no fillers, starches, grains or other added ingredients.

Great Ideas for using this extract

Meat seasoning - Sprinkle the powder on steaks, chicken or fish for a delicious flavour boost.

Gravy - Use as a base for a delicious and healthy mushroom gravy

Fruiting body vs Mycelium and Spores

There is a lot of discussion around which parts of the mushroom should be used for extraction. Here is a short explanation:
In mushrooms, the part that is typically used for extracting nutrients and compounds is the fruiting body, which is the visible part of the mushroom that emerges above ground. This is because the fruiting body contains most of the bioactive compounds, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other beneficial substances.

The fruiting body is rich in nutrients and bioactive compounds because it is where the reproductive structures of the mushroom develop. These structures contain various substances that the mushroom needs for growth and reproduction, as well as compounds that help defend against pathogens and predators.

However, it's worth noting that different parts of the mushroom may have different nutritional profiles and concentrations of bioactive compounds. For example, some mushrooms also produce mycelium, the underground network of fungal threads, which can also contain valuable nutrients and compounds. Additionally, certain species of mushrooms may have medicinal properties associated with specific parts of the organism, such as the mycelium or even the spores. Therefore, the specific part of the mushroom used for extraction can depend on the desired nutrients or compounds and the intended use.

We always use the fruiting body for our extracts but we are also working on developing special compound extracts from other parts like the mycelium and spores. Keep an eye on our blogs and subscribe to our newsletter to get notified of these advancements as they happen.

Extraction Process

We use a very unique and effective dual or triple extraction process that includes enzymatic extraction, hot water extraction and even solvent extraction for certain mushrooms and/or desired compounds. This ensures that all of the beneficial nutrients are extracted from the mushroom fruiting body. It also breaks down the chitin.

Chitin is like the tough armor that mushrooms wear, similar to how insects have their exoskeletons. This armor protects the mushroom's cells, but it's tough for our bodies to break down and use as food.

For us to get the nutrients from mushrooms, we need to break down this armor into smaller, digestible parts. Enzymes called chitinases do this job. They break down the chitin into smaller pieces that our bodies can absorb and use for energy.

So, without breaking down chitin, we can't get the nutrients from mushrooms.

Botanical Information

Hericium erinaceus, belonging to the Hericium genus, is commonly known as lion's mane mushroom. Found in North America, Europe, and Asia, its distinctive appearance resembles cascading white tendrils, earning it the nickname "pom-pom mushroom." Rich in bioactive compounds, it offers various health benefits, including potential nerve regeneration and cognitive enhancement. Prized in traditional medicine for its immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties, it's increasingly cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes due to its mild, seafood-like flavor and therapeutic potential.

For Pets

Lion's mane extract powder is used in pets to support cognitive functions, reduce anxiety, and boost immune health. This supplement, often added to pet food, is rich in bioactive substances that may promote nervous system health and overall wellness. Regular use can potentially improve memory and reduce inflammation. It is also believed to help with digestive health by fostering beneficial gut bacteria, which is essential for a healthy immune response in animals.

The daily dose for dogs and cats is about 10 mg per pound mixed into their food.
For example, if your dog is 50 pounds, they would get 500 mg or about a quarter teaspoon.

If you have any questions or if you'd like dosage information for a different type of pet, please feel free to ask us - We are always happy to help :)

Third Party Analysis Results

Every batch of this extract is tested by a third party lab for potency and contaminants and must meet or exceed government standards before it is released.

Related Scientific Studies

Neurotrophic Properties Of The Lions Mane Medicinal Mushroom Hericium Erinaceus Higher Basidiomycetes

Researchers looked at how certain substances from a medicinal mushroom called Hericium erinaceus could affect nerve cells. They found that these substances can help nerve cells grow and develop by promoting the production of a key protein called nerve growth factor (NGF). In their experiment, they combined extracts from the mushroom with NGF and tested how well they helped nerve cells grow long extensions called neurites. They found that the combination of mushroom extract and NGF worked best, increasing neurite growth by over 60%.

Hericium Erinaceus Bull Fr Pers Cultivated Under Tropical Conditions Isolation Of Hericenones And Demonstration Of Ngf Mediated Neurite Outgrowth In Pc 12 Cells Via Mek Erk And Pi 3 K Akt Signaling Pathways

Researchers studied compounds from the Hericium erinaceus mushroom to see how they affect nerve cell growth. They found that these compounds, called hericenones, don't directly make nerve cells grow longer projections. However, when combined with a small amount of a protein called nerve growth factor (NGF), they help nerve cells grow similar to when they're exposed to higher levels of NGF alone.

One particular compound, hericenone E, was very good at increasing NGF production. They also discovered that nerve cell growth involves specific pathways within the cells. Think of them as cellular roadmaps that guide growth. These pathways are called the MEK/ERK and PI3K/Akt pathways. So, hericenone E helps nerve cells grow by teaming up with NGF and influencing these specific pathways.

Hericium Erinaceus An Edible Mushroom With Medicinal Values

Research suggests that Hericium erinaceus offers a range of benefits, including fighting cancer, boosting the immune system, lowering cholesterol levels, and protecting the brain. It's also been shown to have antimicrobial, blood pressure-lowering, blood sugar-regulating, and wound-healing properties. This review article gives an overview of recent research on Hericium erinaceus and explores the bioactive compounds responsible for its many health benefits.