The king of the edible forest, our Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder is a natural nootropic used to promote mood, memory, mental clarity and immunity.
- Australian grown – we grow our lion’s mane on our off-grid farm in Gippsland, Victoria.
- Sustainably harvested – our lion’s mane is grown using nothing but organic waste materials, fresh air and water.
- Hot water extracted – our lion’s mane is extracted using hot water, making the medicinal qualities available for your body to use.
Think of lion’s mane as the “brain food” of the fungi kingdom. Found growing on dead or decaying hardwood, lion’s mane has a truly unique appearance with its shaggy, icicle-like spines (can you see how it gets called old man’s beard?)
As a natural nootropic (AKA smart drug), lion's mane mushroom is widely recognised for its cognitive-enhancing properties, with the ability to enhance memory and improve brain function. It's also loaded with Beta-Glucans which can have positive effects on the immune system and overall health.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
65% lion’s mane mushroom, 35% myceliated brown rice (what is myceliated brown rice?)
- 50g Pouch
- 100g Pouch
How to use
Add our lion’s mane mushroom powder to your coffee, tea, smoothie or whatever’s on the menu. We recommend having ½ teaspoon daily, but it’s always best to consult a GP or healthcare professional before using our Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder.
What is hot water extraction?
When we eat mushrooms in their raw form, the medicinal compounds are hard for the body to digest. By putting mushrooms through a hot water extraction process, it breaks down their nutrients making them more available for your body to use. We wrote an article about it here: mushroom powder vs extract.
What is myceliated brown rice and why is it in my Lion’s Mane Powder?
If we liken mushrooms to plants, mycelium is like the underground root system (and the mushroom itself is like the flower). So, when mushrooms are grown in a farming environment, this root system needs something to feed on to give the mushroom nutrients (enter, brown rice). We choose to use brown rice as new research suggests that the combination of mycelium, brown rice and mushroom fruit body fruit body have greater medicinal benefits. The fermented brown rice is also loaded with goodness. So much so, we wrote a whole article on it: the health benefits of mycelium.
Are there any side effects of lion’s mane mushroom?
Lion’s mane is considered a safe mushroom to use in your diet with side effects being rare and minor. But as with anything, it’s best to consult your doctor or medical practitioner before incorporating lion’s mane into your diet.
Can children and pregnant women use lion’s mane mushroom?
We’re mushroom farmers, not doctors. So, health advice isn’t our area of expertise. If you’re an expecting mother or have children, it’s best to consult your doctor before using lion’s mane supplements in your diet.
Is there any research on the nutritional and medicinal value of lion’s mane?
While still in its infancy, there is some exciting research that suggests lion’s mane can be used to promote overall health and wellbeing. Take a look…
Friedman, M. (2015). Chemistry, nutrition, and health-promoting properties of Hericium erinaceus (lion’s mane) mushroom fruiting bodies and mycelia and their bioactive compounds. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(32), 7108-7123.
Lai, P. L., Naidu, M., Sabaratnam, V., Wong, K. H., David, R. P., Kuppusamy, U. R., ... & Malek, S. N. A. (2013). Neurotrophic properties of the Lion's mane medicinal mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes) from Malaysia. International journal of medicinal mushrooms, 15(6).
Stamets, P. (2012). Lion’s Mane: A Mushroom That Improves Your Memory and Mood?. Huffington Post, Aug, 8.
Mori, K., Ouchi, K., & Hirasawa, N. (2015). 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. International journal of medicinal mushrooms, 17(7), 609–618.
Mori, K., Inatomi, S., Ouchi, K., Azumi, Y., & Tuchida, T. (2009). Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Phytotherapy research : PTR, 23(3), 367–372.
I could see a mediocre comment on the consistancy of the product, but the consistancy is good. The mycelium grows on brown rice, so there is a small amount of crunchiness with the powder. I expected this, so this actually gives me more confidence that this is product is exactly what they are marketing. Great product! I got 2 packets.
Mushrooms magnify memory by boosting nerve growth-https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2023/02/mushrooms-magnify-memory-boosting-nerve-growth-0
& great taste too. This is the second time I've purchased & I'll definitely be back again!
Quality not great when compared to similar competitor products. Powder is heterogeneous with larger white hard gritty pieces included (possibly mycelium substrate) making it very unpleasant and difficult to drink when mixed with water without gagging. More consistent blending of fruiting body/ mycelium would improve this.
I received my first packet of lions mane and have been taking for a week now. It’s too soon to tell the effects but the consistency is great 😊 will follow up
I've started to add it to my coffee every morning from month or so and I realised that I'm more focused and I process faster right away. I'm very happy with product.