This mushroom is named after the mane of a lion. But why is this the specific name? That’s because the mushroom’s white hat resembles a lion’s mane. Don’t panic if you come across these in the wild, the mushroom still looks quite different compared to a real lion and its mane. You will also rarely encounter this mushroom in the wild, you really have to look for it specifically. This mushroom grows almost exclusively high in old beech trees.
This mushroom was originally found in several continents: North America, Europe and Asia. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to find in Europe these days. So if you think you have this one in your backyard, the chances of it being a real lion are even higher. Incidentally, it is forbidden in the Netherlands to pick this Lions Mane, because it is an endangered species.
This mushroom is also an excellent nutritional supplement (whoever found out about this has dared to take a risk), just not as you encounter it in nature. A special way of breeding is required to ensure that it is an excellent nutritional supplement. This in pure and processed form (food supplements) is legal to buy and sell in the Netherlands. And there is of course a good reason to buy this as a consumer, besides being a culinary pinnacle.
Lions Mane benefits:
– Good concentration and focus
– Support with learning ability and memory
– Good for the brain
– Effective with adaptogen
– Improving immune system
– Reduced anxiety and depression
– Reducing inflammation
– Better cognitive ability
– Good for the heart
What should a good Lions Mane meet:
– These are organic
– Have different active ingredients
– Do not contain unnecessary additives
– Are an extract (from Lions Mane of course)
– Contain mycelium
As far as is known, there are no health risks associated with it. This superfood has been used by people all over the world for a long time. As a result, these mushrooms have been researched for years and have never produced any results that endanger the health or safety of users. A human body is quite capable of processing this substance, provided you don’t overdose (which is the case with everything). As long as you act according to the advice in the manual, you don’t have to worry that something dangerous will happen.