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Lion’s mane (Hericium spp) is a mushroom that looks like the mane of a lion due to its many small spines that gradually elongate and grow side by side, taking the shape of a very well combed lion’s mane. 

This fantastic mushroom has been used by centuries by traditional herbalists and is attracting significant interest as it synthesizes hericenones and erinacines, beyond all the standard set of polysaccharides and terpenes that other mushrooms produce.

Our lion's mane mushroom is organically grown in the beautiful Yarra Valley region (Victoria) and totally processed in Australia, which makes it a unique 100% Australia made product, quite rare in the mushroom supplement market. 

We currently produce the following Lion's Mane based dietary supplements:

  • Australian Lion's Mane - only one in the market that is made 100% in Australia with 100% lion's mane mushroom fruiting body - no added starches (by themselves or with mycelium) or anything that is not the mushroom. Available in 50g/100g pouches and capsules
  • Australian Lion's Mane mycelium - as with the fruiting body, the mycelium also produces hericenones and erinacines. As we cannot separate the mycelium from its grow medium, they need to be harvested/pulverised together. Hence the use of grains to grow it (edible medium instead of wood used to grow mushrooms). We use gluten free/high fibre grains as brown rice and buckwheat to grow our mycelium. Note we sell the mycelium separate from the fruiting body to give our customers full transparency of what they are getting as the mycelium is significantly easier / cheaper to produce and most of it is grains / fermented grains. Available in 50g/100g pouches.
  • Australian Lion's Mane dual liquid extract - using our very own Australian Lion's Mane powder, we bring you a convenient way of adding lion's mane to your daily routine. This is a dual extract, meaning it is made with ethanol and water extracts. Ethanol pulls the most of the terpene / phenolic compounds out of the mushroom, along with its hericenones and erinacines. The water focus on the polysaccharides. Available in 100 ml bottles.
  • Australian Lion's Mane fruiting body & mycelium extract - We wanted to find a way to harness only the mushroom and mycelium's goodness keeping all the grain starches away. This is our best shot - as we are after only the hericenones/erinacines in the mycelium and they are ethanol soluble, we decided to mix ONLY mycelium ethanol extract to our mushroom dual extract. Available in 100 ml bottles.
  • Imported Lion's Mane Ethanol Extract - If you are only after high concentrations of hericenoes, erinacines, terpenes and phenolic compounds in powder form, lion's mane ethanol extract has you covered.  This is a organic certified 30:1 lion's mane ethanol extract sourced from China's Shandong region. Available in 50g/100g pouches and capsules.
  • Imported Lion's Mane Water Extract - If you are only after high concentrations of polysaccharies / beta-glucans in powder form, lion's mane water extract has you covered.  This is a organic certified 20:1 lion's mane water extract sourced from China's Shandong region. Available in 50g/100g pouches and capsules.

  • Trinity Extract - Interested in the benefits of all top Australian mushrooms? This product have you covered. Mixing equal volumes of each of our fruiting body liquid extracts (Lion's Mane, Reishi and Turkey Tail), this is a great way to conveniently harness the benefits of these mushrooms. Available in 100 ml bottles.
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Why would I have Lion's Mane ?

As with any dietary supplement, there are multiple studies showing promising results in different phases of their lifecycle - Find below an ever growing list to help you decide if Lion's Mane is the right supplement for you.

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Anti-viral

Anti-bacterial

A Novel Lectin with Antiproliferative and HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitory Activities from Dried Fruiting Bodies of the Monkey Head Mushroom Hericium erinaceum

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2896861/

Cancer co-treatment (coupled with traditional therapies)

A New Cerebroside From the Fruiting Bodies of Hericium Erinaceus and Its Applicability to Cancer Treatmen

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26547693/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Neurotrophic Properties of the Lion's Mane Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium Erinaceus

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24266378/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Effects of Hericium Erinaceus on Amyloid β(25-35) Peptide-Induced Learning and Memory Deficits in Mice

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21383512/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Erinacine A-enriched Hericium Erinaceus Mycelium Ameliorates Alzheimer's Disease-Related Pathologies in APPswe/PS1dE9 Transgenic Mice

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27350344/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

The Neuroprotective Properties of Hericium erinaceus in Glutamate-Damaged Differentiated PC12 Cells and an Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5133811/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

High molecular weight of polysaccharides from Hericium erinaceus against amyloid beta-induced neurotoxicity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4895996/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Improving Effects of the Mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium Erinaceus) on Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18844328/

Cancer co-treatment (coupled with traditional therapies)

Effects of Amycenone on Serum Levels of Tumor Necrosis Factor-α, interleukin-10, and Depression-Like Behavior in Mice After Lipopolysaccharide Administration

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26150007/

Anti-depressant / ant-anxiety properties

Erinacine A-Enriched Hericium Erinaceus Mycelium Produces Antidepressant-Like Effects Through Modulating BDNF/PI3K/Akt/GSK-3β Signaling in Mice

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29364170/

Anti-depressant / ant-anxiety properties

Hericium Erinaceus Extract Reduces Anxiety and Depressive Behaviors by Promoting Hippocampal Neurogenesis in the Adult Mouse Brain

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29091526/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Dietary Supplementation of Hericium erinaceus Increases Mossy Fiber-CA3 Hippocampal Neurotransmission and Recognition Memory in Wild-Type Mice

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5237458/

Anti-depressant

Anti-anxiety

Reduction of Depression and Anxiety by 4 Weeks Hericium Erinaceus Intake

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20834180/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Lion's Mane, Hericium Erinaceus and Tiger Milk, Lignosus Rhinocerotis (Higher Basidiomycetes) Medicinal Mushrooms Stimulate Neurite Outgrowth in Dissociated Cells of Brain, Spinal Cord, and Retina: An In Vitro Study

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26853959/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

The Influence of Hericium Erinaceus Extract on Myelination Process in Vitro

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12675022/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Effect of an exo-polysaccharide from the culture broth of Hericium erinaceus on enhancement of growth and differentiation of rat adrenal nerve cells

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3449638/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Peripheral Nerve Regeneration Following Crush Injury to Rat Peroneal Nerve by Aqueous Extract of Medicinal Mushroom Hericium Erinaceus (Bull.: Fr) Pers. (Aphyllophoromycetideae)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21941586/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Protective Effects of Hericium Erinaceus Mycelium and Its Isolated Erinacine A Against Ischemia-Injury-Induced Neuronal Cell Death via the Inhibition of iNOS/p38 MAPK and Nitrotyrosine

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25167134/

Neuron, digestive, circulatory, and immune health

Medicinal Properties of Hericium Erinaceus and Its Potential to Formulate Novel Mushroom-Based Pharmaceuticals

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25070597/

Digestive Health

Anti-Gastric Ulcer Activity of Polysaccharide Fraction Isolated From Mycelium Culture of Lion's Mane Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium Erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26853960/

Anti-viral

Anti-bacterial

Digestive Health

Anti-Helicobacter Pylori Activity of Bioactive Components Isolated From Hericium Erinaceus

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26364939/

Anti-viral

Anti-bacterial

Digestive Health

In Vitro anti-Helicobacter Pylori Effects of Medicinal Mushroom Extracts, With Special Emphasis on the Lion's Mane Mushroom, Hericium Erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23557368/

Digestive Health

Gastroprotective Effects of Lion's Mane Mushroom Hericium Erinaceus (Bull.:Fr.) Pers. (Aphyllophoromycetideae) Extract Against Ethanol-Induced Ulcer in Rats

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24302966/

Anti-Inflammatory

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ethanol Extract of Lion's Mane Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium Erinaceus (Agaricomycetes), in Mice With Ulcerative Colitis

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27481156/

Anti-Inflammatory

Digestive Health

Extracts From Hericium erinaceus Relieve Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Regulating Immunity and Gut Microbiota

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29156761/

Anti-Inflammatory

Digestive Health

Polysaccharide of Hericium Erinaceus Attenuates Colitis in C57BL/6 Mice via Regulation of Oxidative Stress, Inflammation-Related Signaling Pathways and Modulating the Composition of the Gut Microbiota

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29677563/

Cardiovascular Health / Cholesterol Management

Hypolipidaemic Effect of Hericium erinaceum Grown in Artemisia capillaris on Obese Rats

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3714447/

Weight Management

Yamabushitake Mushroom (Hericium Erinaceus) Improved Lipid Metabolism in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20622452/

Cardiovascular Health / Cholesterol Management

Inhibitory Effect on in Vitro LDL Oxidation and HMG Co-A Reductase Activity of the Liquid-Liquid Partitioned Fractions of Hericium Erinaceus (Bull.) Persoon (Lion's Mane Mushroom)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24959591/

Cardiovascular Health / Cholesterol Management

Inhibitory Effect of Hericenone B From Hericium Erinaceus on Collagen-Induced Platelet Aggregation

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20637576/

Neuron, digestive, circulatory, and immune health

Anti-Oxidant

Cancer co-treatment (coupled with traditional therapies)

Structures, Biological Activities, and Industrial Applications of the Polysaccharides From Hericium Erinaceus (Lion's Mane) Mushroom: A Review

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28087447/

Diabetes Management

Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic activities of aqueous extract of Hericium erinaceus in experimental diabetic rats

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3852124/

Diabetes Management

Anti-Oxidant

Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Activities of Eight Medicinal Mushroom Species From China

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25746618/

Diabetes Management

Anti-Oxidant

Protective Effect of Ethanol Extracts of Hericium erinaceus on Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Neuropathic Pain in Rats

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4415746/

Cancer co-treatment (coupled with traditional therapies)

Mechanism of Hericium Erinaceus (Yamabushitake) Mushroom-Induced Apoptosis of U937 Human Monocytic Leukemia Cells

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21779573/

Cancer co-treatment (coupled with traditional therapies)

Anticancer Potential of Hericium Erinaceus Extracts Against Human Gastrointestinal Cancers

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24631140/

Cancer co-treatment (coupled with traditional therapies)

Isolation and Identification of Aromatic Compounds in Lion's Mane Mushroom and Their Anticancer Activities

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25306354/

Cancer co-treatment (coupled with traditional therapies)

Hericium Erinaceus (Lion's Mane) Mushroom Extracts Inhibit Metastasis of Cancer Cells to the Lung in CT-26 Colon Cancer-Tansplanted Mice

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23668749/

Cancer co-treatment (coupled with traditional therapies)

Selective Induction of Apoptosis in Murine Skin Carcinoma Cells (CH72) by an Ethanol Extract of Lentinula Edodes

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15737684/

Anti-Oxidant

Composition and Antioxidant Activity of Water-Soluble Oligosaccharides From Hericium Erinaceus

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25529054/

Anti-Oxidant

Evaluation of Selected Culinary-Medicinal Mushrooms for Antioxidant and ACE Inhibitory Activities

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21716693/

Anti-Oxidant

Evaluation of in Vivo Antioxidant Activity of Hericium Erinaceus Polysaccharides

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23000690/

Liver Health

Protective Effect of Hericium Erinaceus on Alcohol Induced Hepatotoxicity in Mice

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25960751/

Anti-Inflammatory

The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Lion's Mane Culinary-Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium Erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes) in a Coculture System of 3T3-L1 Adipocytes and RAW264 Macrophages

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26559695/

Immune Health

Immunomodulatory Effects of Hericium Erinaceus Derived Polysaccharides Are Mediated by Intestinal Immunology

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28266682/

Immune Health

Immunomodulatory Activities of a Fungal Protein Extracted From Hericium erinaceus Through Regulating the Gut Microbiota

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28713364/

Immune Health

Hericium Erinaceus Mushroom Extracts Protect Infected Mice Against Salmonella Typhimurium-Induced Liver Damage and Mortality by Stimulation of Innate Immune Cells

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22624604/

Anti-Oxidant

Antioxidant and free-radical scavenging activity

https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/15/9/15073

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Reduction of endoplasmic reticulum stress-dependant cell death (dilinoleolyl-phosphatidylethanolamine (DLPE)

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0955286305002561

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Attenuation of beta-amyloid-related cognitive decline in animals (dementia model)

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/biomedres/32/1/32_1_67/_article/-char/ja/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Therapeutic potential of culinary-medicinal mushrooms for the management of neurodegenerative diseases: diversity, metabolite, and mechanism

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07388551.2014.887649?casa_token=1yzewL21hWcAAAAA%3AvV7386EvdHSynX_eWvOL7yjumwcrTCN36aMtnrU_0YVgaf8N-HU7FA2gLM5lcS4FCQRQ-o69pw8&journalCode=ibty20

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Enhance mylenation of neurons

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/14e2/7efb714718cc0262bf32b5adaaa75e68d729.pdf

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Neurotropic and Trophic Action of Lion's Mane Mushroom Hericium erinaceus (Bull.: Fr.) Pers. (Aphyllophoromycetideae) Extracts on Nerve Cells in Vitro

http://www.dl.begellhouse.com/journals/708ae68d64b17c52,0d49dda96a2a7147,504922782f5fa5ea.html

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Reduce the severity of damage after a stroke — effectively protecting the sensitive neurons from ischemic damage

https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/15/9/15073

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Neurotrophin signalling in health and disease

https://portlandpress.com/clinsci/article/110/2/167/68287/Neurotrophin-signalling-in-health-and-disease

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Chemical constituents from Hericium erinaceus and their ability to stimulate NGF-mediated neurite outgrowth on PC12 cells

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0960894X15301256

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Neurotrophic Properties of the Lion's Mane Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes)

http://www.dl.begellhouse.com/journals/708ae68d64b17c52,034eeb045436a171,750a15ad12ae25e9.html

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Nerve Growth Factor-Inducing Activity of Hericium erinaceus in 1321N1 Human Astrocytoma Cells

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/31/9/31_9_1727/_article/-char/ja/

Brain / Neuron / Cognitive Health

Therapeutic potential of culinary-medicinal mushrooms for the management of neurodegenerative diseases: diversity, metabolite, and mechanism

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07388551.2014.887649?casa_token=1yzewL21hWcAAAAA%3AvV7386EvdHSynX_eWvOL7yjumwcrTCN36aMtnrU_0YVgaf8N-HU7FA2gLM5lcS4FCQRQ-o69pw8&journalCode=ibty20

Immune Health

Immunomodulatory effects of polysaccharides isolated from Hericium erinaceus on dendritic cells

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1359511313002821

Immune Health

Induction of murine interleukin‐1 beta expression by water‐soluble components from Hericium erinaceum

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1745-7254.2006.00321.x?casa_token=uvDHwUlhsrMAAAAA:6ESHe4fg97_6g1-YgrArOpI9y2HEP3yviI5nK1zAIL7dJciN1DAD3_ZkCpFldzyMSsXxYmvtkVz2

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE - Mushroom supplements should be seen as dietary supplements and not remedies to treat medical conditions. We strongly encourage you to discuss with your doctor before start taking any mushroom supplements to make sure you are not interfering with any treatment you are currently going through.

Any statement or suggestion on the efficacy of this product to treat any medical condition or enhance any body function has not been validated by the TGA or any other food / medicine regulation authority. If pregnant, breastfeeding, have a medical condition, taking medications or have allergy to fungi or any of the components of this product, please, consult with your doctor before using it.