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1LB Organic Lion’s Mane
Lion’s Mane mushrooms contain zinc, potassium, calcium, and beta-glucan polysaccharides which can help protect the overall health of the human body.
Medical Journal Excerpt (link below) || The culinary and medicinal mushroom Hericium erinaceus is widely consumed in Asian countries, but apparently not in the United States, for its nutritional and health benefits. To stimulate broader interest in the reported beneficial properties, this overview surveys and consolidates the widely scattered literature on the chemistry (isolation and structural characterization) of polysaccharides and secondary metabolites such as erinacines, hericerins, hericenones, resorcinols, steroids, mono- and diterpenes, and volatile aroma compounds, nutritional composition, food and industrial uses, and exceptional nutritional and health-promoting aspects of H. erinaceus. The reported health-promoting properties of the mushroom fruit bodies, mycelia, and bioactive pure compounds include antibiotic, anticarcinogenic, antidiabetic, antifatigue, antihypertensive, antihyperlipodemic, antisenescence, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, and neuroprotective properties and improvement of anxiety, cognitive function, and depression. The described anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, and immunostimulating properties in cells, animals, and humans seem to be responsible for the multiple health-promoting properties. A wide range of research advances and techniques are described and evaluated. The collated information and suggestion for further research might facilitate and guide further studies to optimize the use of the whole mushrooms and about 70 characterized actual and potential bioactive secondary metabolites to help prevent or treat human chronic, cognitive, and neurological diseases. [Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26244378] Description/Taste || Lion’s Mane mushrooms are medium to large in size, averaging 10-25 centimeters in diameter, and are spherical and elongated with a single, hidden base. The tough, fibrous base is covered in soft, overlapping, slender spines that average 1-5 centimeters in length and dangle freely down towards the ground ending in pointed tips. Each of the spines, also known as teeth, release spores into the air promoting new growth on nearby trees. When the mushroom is young, the spines are bright white, but with age, the spines discolor to pale brown-yellow. Lion’s Mane mushrooms are tender and chewy with a mild, sweet, seafood flavor reminiscent of scallops, lobster, or crab. Current Facts || Lion’s Mane mushrooms, botanically classified as Hericium erinaceus, are wild, edible mushrooms that belong to the Hericiaceae family. Also known as the Bearded Tooth fungus, Pom Pom mushroom, Yamabushitake, Comb Tooth, Shishigashida, Monkey Head mushroom, and the Bearded Hedgehog mushroom, Lion’s Mane mushrooms grow on freshly cut portions of living hardwood trees such as sycamore, walnut, American beech, oak, and birch. Belonging to the tooth fungus group, these mushrooms are somewhat rare to find in the wild as they tend to grow higher up on trees, but they are also cultivated on sawdust and logs for commercial markets. Lion’s Mane mushrooms grow all over the world and are used in many culinary applications as a meat substitute and are also used in Asia for its medicinal properties. Nutritional Value || Lion’s Mane mushrooms contain zinc, potassium, calcium, and beta-glucan polysaccharides which can help protect the overall health of the human body.
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