What is Lion's Mane?
Lion's Mane is an edible mushroom that has been used traditionally for several thousand years as a 'nootropic' to support neurological development and enhance cognitive function.
In recent years, there has been some science to support these traditional claims, and anecdotal reports from personal experiences have been highly positive. So much so that Lion's Mane supplements are now one of the most popular food supplements available.
While clinical trials have been fairly limited, current research suggests that Lion's Mane supplements may help with:
- Neurological and cognitive function
- Digestive issues
- Cholesterol oxidation
However, we must stress that our supplements are not intended to be used for medicinal purposes, rather as supplements to support overall health and well-being.
Where does Lion's Mane get its name?
As you can see from the image above, Lion's Mane has a peculiar appearance, which somewhat resembles the mane of a Lion! It is also sometimes referred to as a 'hedgehog mushroom'. The scientific name for Lion's Mane is 'Hericium Erinaceus'.
Is Lion's Mane safe for daily use?
Even at very high doses, studies have shown Lion's mane to be very safe for regular consumption. However, people with mushroom allergies should not consume Lion's mane supplements.
Where does Lion's Mane originate from?
In the wild, Lion's Mane is commonly found on rotting trees in Asia, North America and Europe. Lion's Mane for supplemental use will typically be grown industrially.
Can Lion's Mane be used with other supplements?
Absolutely! We find that combining Lion's mane with Ashwagandha supplements UK can be an excellent combination. Hemp supplements can also be great to combine with Lion's Mane.
Are your capsules vegan?
Indeed. We only ever use HPMC capsules that are perfectly suitable for vegans or people following a plant-based diet.
Is Lion's Mane legal in the UK?
Yes. Lions Mane, and all other food supplements sold on our website are legal in the UK. We are a UK-based company and ensure that we comply with all of the local laws.