Arbonne Ingredients Lion’s Mane

Lion’s Mane

Lion’s Mane mushrooms offer cognitive and neurological benefits. Known for enhancing memory and immune function, they are used in culinary dishes, supplements, and functional beverages. Ideal for brain health, with a daily intake of 500-3,000 mg for supplements.

What is Lion’s Mane?

Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is an edible mushroom known for its distinctive appearance, resembling a lion’s mane with its long, shaggy spines. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and is celebrated for its potential cognitive and neurological benefits.

Where is it Usually Found in Nature?

Lion's Mane mushrooms grow on hardwood trees, particularly on dead or dying trees such as oak, beech, and maple. They are native to North America, Europe, and Asia, and are usually found in late summer to early fall.

Benefits to Health and Body

  1. Cognitive Health: Lion’s Mane contains compounds that stimulate the production of nerve growth factor (NGF), which supports brain health, enhances memory, and may help in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.
  2. Nervous System Support: It promotes the repair and growth of nerve cells, aiding in the recovery from nervous system injuries.
  3. Immune System Boost: Lion’s Mane has polysaccharides that enhance immune function and increase the body’s resistance to illnesses.
  4. Anti-inflammatory Properties: The mushroom has anti-inflammatory effects that can help reduce chronic inflammation in the body.
  5. Digestive Health: Lion’s Mane supports a healthy gut microbiome, which is crucial for digestion and overall health.

Examples of Use

  • Culinary: Lion’s Mane can be used in cooking, added to soups, stews, or stir-fries. It has a seafood-like texture and flavor, often compared to crab or lobster.
  • Supplements: Available in capsules, powders, and extracts, Lion’s Mane supplements are popular for enhancing cognitive function and overall wellness.
  • Tea and Coffee: Lion’s Mane is often included in functional beverages like tea and coffee blends, providing a health boost in a convenient form.

Suggested Daily Intake

For culinary use, Lion’s Mane mushrooms can be included in meals as desired. For supplements, the typical dosage ranges from 500 to 3,000 milligrams of Lion’s Mane extract per day. When consuming Lion’s Mane tea or coffee, one to two servings per day is common. Always adhere to the manufacturer’s recommendations or consult a healthcare provider.

You'll find Lion’s Mane in the following Arbonne products