Adaptogenic Apothecary ‘Organic Lion’s Mane’ Powder – Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is a type of edible and medicinal mushroom that has been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine for centuries. It is known for its distinctive appearance resembling the mane of a lion, its potential health benefits, and its ability to improve mental clarity.
With benefits being so positive Adaptogenic Apothecary, has created a unique blend, blending both the fruiting body of the mushroom and the dual extract together, giving full-spectrum support, whilst other products on the market offer either one or the other.
The unique medicinal mushroom blend is the third product launched by the British independent company since launching six months ago. Lion’s Mane is ideal for both Men and Women ensuring a potent combination of gut health and cognitive enhancement.
As with all their blended powders, the formulation is 100% natural, with no additives, fillers, bulkers, caffeine, or artificial flavourings/colourings. The medicinal mushrooms are sourced from premium quality, professionally researched UK suppliers and independently tested for contaminants. Adaptogenic Apothecary pride themselves on taking a purist, ancestral approach with all their adaptogenic solutions.
The highest quality, organic, ethically sourced, natural ingredients combine to ease symptoms of brain fog, memory issues, lack of focus, hot flushes, low energy, anxiety, poor sleep, irritable bowel issues, gut dysbiosis and perimenopausal symptoms.
Sara Rooney, Medical Herbalist, BSc Hons, Ba Hons, NIMH, female hormone health herbalist and Formulator at AdaptogenicApothecary says: “Our lion’s mane is an exciting breakthrough in the use of medicinal mushrooms; we have combined the different powders for the optimum use of the variety of potent bioactive compounds found in Lion’s Mane,”.
Sara continues: “Adaptogenic Apothecary’s Lion’s Mane powder can help improve concentration, performance, clear thinking, energy, immunity, gut health, and ease perimenopause symptoms. It can also help slow cognitive decline and support healthy ageing. It is the perfect natural support for today’s busy lives and to help us feel at our best”.
Key benefits of Lion’s Mane mushroom include:
Cognitive Health: Lion’s Mane has gained attention for its potential to support cognitive function. It is a powerful medicinal mushroom that increases neurogenesis, the process by which new neurons are formed in the brain, increasing mental clarity and focus through stimulation of the production of nerve growth factor (NFG).
Nervous System Support: Due to its potential to stimulate NGF production, Lion’s Mane could have the ability to support overall nervous system health. This could potentially have implications for conditions related to nerve damage and neurodegenerative disorders.
Mood and Mental Well-being: Some studies suggest that Lion’s Mane extract may have positive effects on mood and mental well-being. It is thought to influence neurotransmitters and pathways that are associated with mood regulation.
Gut Health: By working as a prebiotic Lion’s Mane also improves gut health and offers powerful immune support thanks to its beta-glucans. This may also have benefits for the digestive system promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
Wellbeing: Lion’s Mane has been shown to reduce anxiety and improve feelings of well-being. Additionally, research with menopausal women has also shown to decrease hot sweats, and sleep disturbances and improve mood.
Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Properties: Bioactive compounds with potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are contained in Lions Mane, these properties could contribute to its overall health benefits by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.
Adaptogenic Apothecary consciously create ‘functional foods’ to harmonise and optimise the body because they are processed naturally by the body unlike ‘medicine’ which the body must work harder to digest and use. Their Lion’s Mane has been created as a daily use powder, instead of capsules/tablets, for several reasons, these being:
Volume: 4 to 6 x 500g capsules would need to be taken each morning to get the equivalent number of nutritional benefits.
Powders provide much better bioavailability; the body doesn’t have to break down a capsule shell and the nutrients are delivered much faster.
Powders provide greater synergy with food; many ingredients work better taken with foods e.g., fats and protein, and are more easily assimilated and used by the body.
Vegan Friendly; Not all capsules are vegetarian or vegan friendly since they are often made of gelatine.
Versitility; Powders are more versatile and can be included in other healthful foods like energy balls or used in cooking, mixed into raw cacaos etc.
If you would like to try or require more information regarding Organic Lion’s Mane visit the Adaptogenic Apothecary website here.