There is considerable and increasing market demand for mushrooms in general, but particularly those presenting with medicinal properties such as Lion's mane.

Lion's mane mushrooms continue to show numerous health benefits including the treatment of Alzheimer's disease!

Medicinal Gourmet Mushrooms

Mushrooms such as Lions’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) are considered medicinal gourmet, becoming very popular at home and restaurant dining, and demand is additionally increasing for processed extraction of the active compounds purely for medicinal health use.

Help Improve Your Brain With Lion's Mane

The power of Lion’s mane comes from hericenones and erinacines, two active compounds that stimulate the production of Nerve Growth Factor, which plays a critical role in the protection and maintenance of nerve and brain cells.

Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Hericium erinaceus

History of Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Lions’s mane is a relatively non-traditional ‘cap and stem’ mushroom. It is found growing naturally on hardwood logs all over the world where is blooms into beautiful snowball-like fruiting bodies. Traditionally, this mushroom was used for digestive issues, stomack ailments and as an immune system modulator. Lion’s mane is today famous for its impressive brain-boosting benefits.

Medicinal Benefits

Lion’s mane mushrooms will increase in popularity and demand for numerous health reasons.

Cognitive Improvement

Lion’s mane mushroom has been shown to improve brain function in double blind, placebo controlled studies. In one study, subjects wih mild cognitive impairment were given four 250 mg doses of Lion’s mane mushroom extract three times per day, resulting in significant improvements in cognitive funtion.

Another study, in 2019, participants were given cookies containting Lion’s mane mushroom over a 12 week period. The results showed improvement in cognitive function and prevention of short-term memory detioration.

Nerve Growth Factor

Lion’s mane mushrooms contain active compounts that stimulate production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF).

Nerve Growth Factor is involved in the maintenance, growth and survival of neurons. It also plays a critical role in accelerating wound healing and supporting the immune system.

Mood Enhancing Effects

Lion’s mane has been used for improving mood and reducing stress. One study shows that Lion’s mane has the potential to reduce anxiety and depression.

Packed with Myco-Nutrients

Lion’s mane mushrooms contains bio-active compounds including beta-glucan polysaccharides, hericenones, erinacines, sterols and other nutrients. Some are water-soluble and some are fat-soluble.

Beta-glucans are water-soluble compounds that can help support the immune system.

Hericenones and erinacines are the compounds identified as being active in promoting Nerve Growth Factor.

Gut Health

Lion’s mane mushroom has traditionally been used for digestive issues and gut health. It has natural antibacterial properties that may help protect the gut from gastric ulcers caused by H. Pylori.

Lion's Mane Mushroom Production

Cultivation and producing Lion’s mane mushrooms in viable commercial quantities is now a relatively well established operation. The techniques and procedures for successful production, though well understood for all of the various mushroom products, are quite specific and require a high level of knowledge and skill.

Hygiene & Sterility Procedures

Mushroom production begins with ensuring a sterile working facility and procedures, to generate contaminate free mycelium cultures.

Environmentally Controlled Conditions

Lion’s mane mushroom, as with all commercial mushroom production, requires specific growing conditions providing optimal requirements, including temperature, moisture, humidity, carbon dioxide and light spectrum.