Organic Lions Mane (8:1)

Lion’s Mane grows on hard woods with it’s tiny spines cascading down to resemble a white beard, traditionally used for digestive health, liver function and cognition, with research* promoting it’s potency for cognitive health, memory, mood and nerve health and sporting potent anti-oxidants with the potential to aid immune function, blood sugar and digestion, it truly is a premium adaptogen.

A smart lion that helps you roar.

100g / approx. 100 serves / $0.43 per serve

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  • Adaptogen; helping the body adapt to stress, allowing for an increased tolerance to mental exhaustion, enhancing attention and mental endurance.
    Immunomodulator; strengthening, balancing, supporting and regulating the immune system, optimising immune response.
    Lions Mane is a mushroom that definitely lives up to its lion-i-ness. Used for 1000’s by herbalists from Traditional Chinese Medicine to support the digestive system, reduce inflammation and boost the immunes system.

    Lions Mane contains large amounts anti-oxidants (beta-glucans and polysaccharides) which help to support the immune system in functioning optimally in a similar way that all other medicinal mushrooms do, but the part of Lions Mane that touts its uniquity among its fellow mushroom folk, is its ability to support the brain and nervous system, it does this by helping to repair and regenerate neurons, and in turn promoting cognition. How, well, the body has Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) protiens responsible for stimulating growth and also protecting neurons within the nervous system, helping them function properly. The hericenones within Lions Lane can help promote NGF, in addition to that, the Erinacines within Lions Mane can promote NGF within the brain as they are small enough to cross the blood brain barrier (a barrier responsible for making sure all the bad invaders stay out of the brain and don’t cause us harm).

    The research is quite extraordinary promoting it as a nootropic powerhouse, making it the biohacker and everyday individuals choice for brain health, mood, immune function and gut health, plus many other health benefits attributed to its anti-oxidants including the potential to; help reduce cholesterol, support the immune system, help balance blood sugar and digestion, as well as helping promote wound healing when used topically.

    It is important to note that while all of the anti-oxidants are bioavailable when water extracted, the erinacines are only bioavailable when the mushroom has been alcohol extracted. Our Lions Mane has been dual extracted with water and alcohol to make sure that we have access to all the compounds for optimal health.

    More research can be found under the Science tab.

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    Nutritional Panel

    Serving Size: 1-5g per Serve (1/4 - 1tsp)
    Ingredients: Organic Lions Mane (Hericium erinacine) Fungi

    Per Serve (1g) Per 100g
    Energy (kJ) 8.61kJ 860.50kJ 
    Calories (kcal) 2.02kcal 202.47kcal
    Protien 0.16g 15.80g
    Total Carbohydrates 0.27g 27.20g
    - Sugars 0.10g 10.13g
    Total Fat 0.04 3.50g
    - Saturated 0.01g 0.85g
    Sodium 0.10mg 10.40mg

    Active Ingredients

    10% Polysaccharides, 10% Beta-glucans, 1% Erinacine, Phenolic compounds, Hericenones, Triterpenoids, Sterols.



    Cautions

    There are no contraindications that we are aware of, we recommend consulting your health care practitioner prior to starting a new nutritional routine.
  • As with many things internet based, a lot of information is copied and pasted, has a dash of creative license, a sprinkling of Chinese whispers and boom you have a new superfood or a superherb. When we select our products we look for the most effective and the very best quality. So we research, then research some more, and provide all of that research here, so that you can make up your own mind.

    ANTI-DEPRESSANT

    
Lions Mane has been suggested to have the potential to act as an anti-depressant, by balancing out the neurotransmitters responsible for depression. (20).

    ANTI-AGING

    
Studies suggest that Lions Mane has the ability to increase levels of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) in human metabolism which helps reduce the accumulation of “lipofuscin” (a metabolic waste product that accumulates as we age). (12, 14)

    ANTI-FATIGUE

    
It has been suggested that Lions Mane may help increase time to exhaustion in extended exercise environments, by making more glycogen available to tissues and increasing anti-oxidative enzyme activity, while also helping to reduce lactic acid and urea nitrogen which contribute to the onset of fatigue. (12)

    IMMUNE HEALTH

    
Lions Mane polysaccharides had the ability to stimulate Macrophages which are part of the bodies immune response against infection. Where the beta-glucans have the ability to “induce” the maturation of dendritic cells, which are key in helping the body fight pathogens (bacteria / virus). (12, 14, 22)

    MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION

    
A 2016 study suggested that Lions Mane had a positive impact mitochondrial function. (10)

    HOMEOSTATIC REGULATION

    
By regulating cellular responses Lions Mane has the potential to mitigate the effects of inflammation and cell death as it has an impact on 4 bodily systems (circulatory, digestive, immune system and nerve system) which work together to help maintain homeostasis, thus lions mane has the potential to support complete health through regulation. (9) Another study suggests that Lions Man “systematically” helps the reduction of disease through effecting multiple pathways. (10)

    GUT HEALTH

    
Research suggests that the polysaccharides in Lions Mane have the ability to inhibit multiple negative effects on the gastrointestinal mucosa, helping maintain balance and preventing injury and ulcers. In conjunction with potentially helping mitigate the effects of the Helicobactor pylori gut bacteria, which has the ability to cause serious issues, including; two type of cancer (the rare MALT lymphoma and a stomach cancer called gastric adenocarcinoma) and peptic ulcers. (8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 21)

    ANTI-HYPERGLYCEMIA

    
Research in 2017, suggests that Lions Mane may be used to help mitigate the effects of hyperglycaemic activity in diabetic’s, although they suggest that further research be carries out on humans to understand the mechanism and potential use as a Nutraceutical intervention. (8, 12, 16)

    BRAIN (MEMORY)

    
A 2018 study has suggested indicated that supplementing with Lion Mane can help improve recognition memory and motor function when supplements orally, with the potential to be used in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers. (4, 10, 12) Research also suggests the reduction of the accumulation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) which can cause oxidative stress. (10, 12, 19)

    NEUROPROTECTIVE

    
It has been suggested that Lions Mane may provide neuroprotective effects on the brain which can involve neurotransmitter modulation. (10, 12, 18, 19)

    NEUROTROPHIC (NERVE HEALTH)

    
Neurotrophic factors are important in promoting the growth and differentiation of neurons. Water extracts of Lions Mane have been shown to have the potential to regenerate peripheral nerves in subjects with crush injuries. (2, 6, 11) Another study illustrates that Lions Mane has the potential to be used in neurological diseases such as alzheimers as it has the ability to increase Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) proteins in the brain. (3, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19)
     

  • FARMING

    Lions Mane is organically, sustainably and Di Tao grown in China’s Zhejiang province. In perfectly managed temperature and humidity. The fruiting body is then carefully harvested washed with drinking water for processing.



    PROCESSING

    The Lions Mane is then sorted, machine dried, crushed, sifted, and dual extracted using water and organic ethanol, before being dried and ground to a powder, then bulk packaged ready to send to The Grove HQ.


    IMPORTING

    The product is then put on a ship and sails to Australia and arrives at The Grove HQ approximately 4 weeks later.


    PACKING

    Once it arrives at The Grove HQ we carry out quality control (QC) checks and repack it.



    PRODUCT OF CHINA.
    PACKAGED IN AUSTRALIA WITH LOVE.

    The Life of Lions Mane

    
Lions Mane grows in dead trees, producing the spectacular white cascading fruiting body. It is quite possibly one of the most powerful tonic ‘herbs’ we have access to, and just so happens to be one of the safest foods in the world. Plus, because Lions Mane grows on dead logs, it can easily be grown organically and accredited.
    At The Grove we have gone to great lengths to obtain the highest quality Lions Mane product for you, grown in China as close as possible to how nature intended, and carries the USDA and EU Organic certification for growing, harvesting and processing.
  • traditional uses

    Chinese Medicine

    Tonifies Stomach Qi (vitality)
    Nourishing Tonic
    Replenishes Spleen
    Promotes Digestion
    Calm the Spirit Shen
    Strengthens Brain Activity
    Supports all 5 Internal Organs
     

    History

  • Getting in the Kitchen

    There are many ways to consume tonic mushrooms. Traditionally, they are made into a tea with hot water. We add the powder to our coffees, smoothies, chocolate, raw snacks, broths and even our soups!


    Recipes on the Blog


    Add to any recipe - even Mushroom Pate!

    Add 1/4tsp to your Tea or Coffee!

    Add to any of your favourite Raw Treats
     

    Care

    We have packaged your product in cost effective black bags, which protect the products from damaging UV rays which degrade your product. We have also inserted a silica-based desiccant pack to absorb any unwanted moisture and keep your products safer and help them last longer.
    To ensure your product status fresh we recommend storing it in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight, this will also ensure that it is not exposed to additional heat and moisture.

    Cautions

    None that we are aware of.
    If you have concerns we recommend consulting your health care practitioner.

THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A MIRACLE DRUG. THE GROVE PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO TREAT, DIAGNOSE, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
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CHINESE MEDICINE

The Grove principles and philosophies are very much aligned with those of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Chinese tonic herbalist is proactive in their approach to health, rather than treating disease, they carve a path to promote “radiant health” or “health beyond danger”. There is a similar Benjamin Franklin quote "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Prevention is cure is something we believe too.



Those who take medicine and neglect their diet waste the skill of the physician — Chinese Proverb


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