In modern times, Lion's Mane has become famed for its nootropic effects, aiding the brain’s plasticity and capacity to function, as well as supporting nervous system regulation.
The Latin name “Hericium erinaceus” literally translates to Hedgehog mushroom and as the Western name suggests bears a striking resemblance to the mane of a lion. It grows on trees, particularly hardwoods such as oak and maple, in North America, Europe, and Asia. Lion's Mane mushroom has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to treat a variety of health conditions, including digestive disorders, inflammation, and cognitive impairment.
SuperFeast Lion's Mane is carefully water-extracted and sourced Dì Dào (地道) from China's Zhejiang and Heilongjiang regions. Our lion's mane is grown in the shade, on mature oak tree chips, and sun-dried before being extracted.
So why do we not dual-extract our Lion’s Mane?
We are inspired by the traditions that were laid down by the ancient Taoist tonic herbalists, those who walked this path long before we did. These masters of herbal wisdom primarily worked with the fruiting body of Lion’s Mane prepared using a water extraction. This is why we use this preparation method for our SuperFeast Lion’s Mane.
Through our work with SuperFeast, we have seen many people improve their mental and cognitive performance, heal nerve injuries, and gut issues, improve mood and immunity and other unexpected positive outcomes such as healing tinnitus and restless leg syndrome using our water-extracted Lion’s Mane, and for this reason, we stand by the medicinal potency of our product 100%.
The study of mushrooms is an ever-evolving and exciting space. One where new discoveries are constantly unfolding as science transverses this ever-expanding terrain, sometimes colliding with traditional lore. Primary studies using the aqueous extract of Lion’s Mane have shown it to support brain health and be beneficial in regenerating nerve tissue.
We strongly encourage all individuals on the path of sovereign health to follow their innate wisdom and explore all avenues of interest, making their own minds up along the way. We’ll be here doing the same, rocking our SuperFeast style, always happy to support and connect with you on whatever path you may choose!