Hericium erinaceus is an established and delicious edible and medicinal mushroom that grows on dead tree trunks, especially in the Northern Hemisphere (Europe, East Asia, North America). Its distinctive appearance inspired the enthusiasts to designate the mushroom by various names, such as Lion’s mane mushroom, Bearded tooth fungus, Hedgehog mushroom, Bearded hedgehog mushroom, Pom pom mushroom, etc. In Japan it is mostly known as Yamabushitake, while in China they call it Shishigashira (Lion’s head) or Houtou (Monkey head mushroom).
Among numerous biologically active compounds, Hericium erinaceus contains HEP3 beta-glucan typical of fungi, which is considered as pharmacologically more intriguing among 1-3D-beta-glucans. Furthermore, the mushroom also contains phytosterols, such as beta-sitosterol and ergosterol, essential minerals and trace elements (Zn, Fe, Se, Ge, etc.), niacin, biotin and vitamin D, as well as various polysaccharides and polypeptides. Due to a high quality amino acid composition, Hericium erinaceus has the highest biological value compared to other edible mushroom species and is therefore a great substitute for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.
Hericium erinaceus is recognised for its beneficial effects on the nervous system, and is therefore in traditional medicine called ‘nature’s nutrient for the neurons’. Its biologically active compounds promote the regeneration of damaged nerves due to physical injury or various neurodegenerative diseases. Several scientific publications refer to Hericium erinaceus as a potential remedy to overcome dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientific studies on animals, which have been consuming this food supplement from Hericium erinaceus over a prolonged period of time, have shown enhanced neural connections in the brain as well as improved spatial memory and orientation of the animals.
The product consists of the mycelium and ground fruiting bodies of Hericium erinaceus. It is produced without the use of any chemical preparations according to the principles of organic production and does not contain any ingredients of animal origin and is therefore suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Powder – One to two teaspoons two times daily, consumed with sufficient liquid after a meal.
Capsules – Three capsules two times daily, consumed with sufficient liquid after a meal.
Powder – 100g
Capsules – 140 capsules of 500mg