Lion's Mane or Lion's Mane

Hericium erinaceus , or Lion's Mane, has been used in China since the Ming Dynasty, which ruled the country from 1368 to 1644. The Lion's Mane mushroom was then served to the emperor in the form of delicious dishes, at taste close to lobster. Over the centuries, this mushroom has become one of the most renowned for strengthening physical, mental and sexual abilities.

It was only around the 1950s that the benefits of Hericium were discovered in the West. Rita Levi Montalcini, neurologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her research on the subject, notes that Hericium is particularly effective on the stomach, the nervous system, neurons and the brain.

Hericium is rich in various bioactive components , such as beta-glucans, hericenones and erinacins, ergosterol (provitamin D2) and natural GABA. These components are currently the subject of research to understand their influence on the health of the intestinal microbiota and their potential link with the gut-brain axis as well as neurogenesis processes.