Lion’s Mane Mushroom Benefits
Take 500mg (1 capsule) one to two times daily.
Which Lion’s Mane Extraction Method is Best?
This is a hotly debated topic. First, let’s go over lion’s mane powder versus an extract. An extract will always be more potent than the mushroom powder since it’s a concentrated form.
The extract strength is either shown as a ratio (such as 8:1) or standardized for a certain percentage of an analyte.
This particular extract is a dual water/ethanol extract using 100% organic whole fruiting bodies. The minimum beta-glucans content is 20%.
For quality determination, it’s more accurate to measure for beta-glucans rather than the broad spectrum which constitutes polysaccharides. Polysaccharide content can be falsely inflated by manufacturers.
Be wary of buying mycelium-on-grain versions of lion’s mane supplements which are grown on grain. A starch test will reveal which sources are grown on mycelium rather than using whole fruiting bodies.
Reviews and Sentiment
The above graph shows Google searches over time for ‘lion’s mane mushroom’. Interest in this supplement is trending upward.
With the recent popularity, there are many new vendors selling lion’s mane supplement products. The top non-sponsored result on Amazon scored a ‘C’ on fakespot.com. This was skipped in the review analysis.
The next top brands on Amazon’s search which scored an “A” on Fakespot include Swanson, Om, and Real Mushrooms.
Customers’ primary concerns centered around extract quality, namely extraction type and starch testing.