Roots Apothecary Organic Lion’s Mane Extract
lion’s mane is one of the most popular mushrooms on the market. shown to stimulate neuroplasticity, memory, focus and overall brain health.
Brand: Roots Apothecary
focus. clarity. neuro plasticity. mood. inflammation.
in the jar.
*lion’s mane extract 1:1 (fruiting body)
*lion’s mane extract 8:1 (fruiting body)
* certified organic ingredient.
lion’s mane is one of the most popular mushrooms on the market. shown to stimulate neuroplasticity, memory, focus and overall brain health, lion’s mane contains two special compounds that can stimulate the growth of brain cells: hericenones and erinacine. in addition, animal studies have found that lion’s mane extract can improve the functioning of the hippocampus, a region of the brain responsible for processing memories and emotional responses. this may explain the effects of lion’s mane on improved mood, decreasing resistance to new habit forming and increased motivation. lion’s mane is also researched for helping prevent neuronal damage by amyloid-beta plaques.
1000mg (1/2 tsp) 1x-3x daily. morning and/or afternoon. best results if taken consistently.
scoop into coffee, tea, oatmeal, smoothie, yogurt, etc. you can also make a lions mane milk by scooping 1tsp into cup, adding 2oz hot water then topping off with your favorite milk. keep is simple. consistency at a therapeutic serving size (1000mg-3000mg daily) is the most important factor in realizing results.
tested purity & authenticity:
roots apothecary lion’s mane minimum standards
zero grain. zero filler. zero preservatives.
60x 1,000mg servings.
serving size. 1tsp (1000mg)
1,000mg authentic lion’s mane fruiting body extract / serving.
popular therapeutic applications
focus & clarity.
improved blood flow to the brain with an emphasis on the prefrontal cortex gives more energy to the regions of your brain responsible for analytical thinking, attention, impulse control, emotional control and more. when you’re studying, presenting, training, or doing anything cerebral, maintaining upper brain connection is critical. you need to focus on all the variables of the task / topic without impulsive distractions, mental fatigue, or giving authority to the lower brain (fear center). analytical processing requires upper brain control. if you’re in a reactive state (sympathetic, lower brain control), it’s difficult to maintain objectivity and a holistic perspective, so you’re more likely to rush an incomplete solution, tossing out countless variables that would influence a well-thought solution. anybody who has drank too much coffee can relate to being ‘overly amped’ and you can’t keep your thoughts straight. this is not a good place to be. your mind will unproductively race, then you’re tired without getting much accomplished.
pulling the brainwaves into a more analytical and creative frequency allows you to process more inputs before responding. the alpha – low beta frequencies are far more efficient and allow for upper brain control. you have probably noticed some of your best ideas and clarity happen when you’re on a walk, jog or hike or in the shower or when you lay down in bed. in all these ‘states’ your brainwaves are calming into the lower beta-alpha frequencies where analytical and creating processing flow smoothly. maintaining lower stress levels, calmer nervous system, and increased blood flow to the upper brain significantly improves analytical processing, focus, clarity and mental endurance.
using lion’s mane for daily focus and clarity can be used at 1000mg 1x – 2x daily in the morning and/or at lunchtime.
new habit forming.
increased neurogenesis and neuroplasticity profoundly reduce internal resistance to change which is a big deal when you’re working to implement a new habit / routine. anyone who has gone through a process of self-improvement knows how difficult it can be. whether you’re waking up earlier to exercise, carving out time each night to read, cleaning up your diet, getting more organized or simply practicing gratitude, there will be internal resistance and mental challenges. building new neural networks and promoting plasticity in your existing networks will significantly help reinforce discipline and overcome challenges in your new habit / routine. this mental growth and flexibility, combined with all the benefits listed above makes lifestyle changes much smoother.
for implementing a new habit. make sure you have simple and defined goals that can be reasonably accomplished. make sure your goals are broken into executable tasks. for example, don’t just say i want to wake up earlier and stretch before the kids wake up. instead, define what time you will wake up, how long you will stretch, plan a specific routine, and what you will do immediately after stretching to keep your morning routine continuous. this is executable and lions mane can help strengthen the neuro pathways that foster healthier habits.
another example. maybe you want a more positive attitude. you can’t just take lion’s mane and snap your fingers to make this happen. lions mane comes with some mood-boosting benefits, but you will need to do some work to make that mood improvement long lasting. instead of just saying i want to improve my positivity, define executable tasks to work towards that.
getting authentic mushrooms makes a big difference.
roots apothecary does it right.
all roots apothecary mushroom extracts are certified organic and lab tested to verify beta-glucan content and therapeutic compounds. their mushrooms are grown on native substrates and are always extracted from the fruiting body. if you’re wanting the powerful benefits of performance mushrooms, choose organic extracts from the fruiting body to maximize both therapeutic compounds and bioavailability.
extracts are better.
mushrooms are often dried and ground into a powder. this is the cheapest way to produce a supplement, but it provides the least health benefits. essential beta-glucans need to be extracted from the cell walls of a mushroom. these cells are made of an indigestible fiber called chitin. the human body can’t easily absorb chitin, and so the beta-glucans end up passing through rather than being absorbed. extracts break down chitin, making beta-glucans available for absorption.
fruiting body has the good stuff.
most commercial mushroom growers use a grain substrate. as mycelium expands, it attaches and becomes inseparable from the grain to create one product called “mycelium biomass”. there’s a big problem with this. how much mycelium and how much grain is in the biomass? this varies widely and depends entirely on the grower. if mycelium biomass is pulled for product making as soon as mycelium expands through the grain, you will get far more grain than mycelium. if the grower allows this process to continue, the amount of mycelium will increase. however, even at its strongest, mycelium biomass will contain anywhere between 30%-40% grain. mycelium pulled early for faster product making may have anywhere from 40%-70% grain content. this means 1000mg reishi mushroom (for example) in the form of mycelium biomass can be anywhere from 300mg – 700mg grain. depending on the price, you may tremendously overpay for this product and you definitely won’t receive the therapeutic potential of reishi mushroom. here’s the ultimate problem, the product label will probably just say “1000mg reishi mushroom” without any indicator of whether it’s mycelium or fruiting body. if it’s mycelium, you probably won’t be informed about how much pure mycelium you’re getting and how much grain you’re getting in that 1000mg serving.
a boom and bastardization.
mushrooms have been around for a long time. the greeks labels mushrooms as “food for the gods” and hippocrates, circa 450bc, classified mushrooms as a potent anti-inflammatory. there are countless examples of mushrooms being recognized for their medicinal properties throughout history. performance mushrooms are becoming very popular in modern holistic health and western medicine for their and ability to calm the stress response, reduce inflammation, promote neurogenesis and plasticity, strengthen beneficial gut flora, support the immune system, fight pathogens, increase sustainable energy and much more. like most natural remedies that go mainstream, the mushroom industry is flooded with low-quality products that test low in beta-glucan and active compounds. when a mushroom tests high in polysaccharides, but low in beta-glucan content, it’s basically an exotic potato. high in starch, low in therapeutic value, and deceptive above all. while the booming popularity of performance mushrooms is bringing mainstream attention to these healing enigmas, the bastardization of quality and authenticity makes it difficult to find a product that packs the therapeutic benefits found in nature. if you’re interested in the benefits of mushrooms, you should know what you’re getting.
fruiting body – contains 2x-3x higher concentrations of beta-glucans and active compounds. contains no grain substrate.
mycelium biomass – an inseparable block of oat substrate and mycelium network. contains 30%-70% oats and 30% – 80% mycelium. the entire block is processed for product making and is significantly weaker in beta glucan and active compounds than the fruiting body.