My search for lions mane part 2
If you haven't read My Search For Lions Mane
It will give some context
I want all the benefits that lions mane mushroom delivers but mushrooms are tough to figure out. In my last mushroom post I showed why I am confused, form, sources, extractions. It's an unregulated industry so supplements are tricky.
I had been taking a lions mane product for several months. No benefit, no effect. It was a product with both fruiting body and mycelium along with what looks like 1000 other filler ingredients in a proprietary blend so no way to know what's in it.
As a review...thumbs down.
The day after I did the last post I took action. I ordered a lion mane grow kit which arrived yesterday and it's super cool. I'll do a part 3 to show how they are coming along.
I also ordered dried lions mane to eat. Wow, fry these things up in coconut oil and some sea salt ant they are amazingly good. I crave them. They are like healthy fat sponges. I'm going to keep eating them. It will be interesting to compare them to the fresh one's from my grow kit.
So heres the tricky thing about mushrooms (and i'm no expert) when the mycelium (basically the roots) of the mushroom grow into whatever they grow on (like a tree in nature) at some point there is no separation between the tree and the mushroom.
I'm not saying the mycelium don't have any health benefits but here is my thought.
some supplement companies grow mushrooms on rice or other substances that are not what the mushroom grows on in nature. They then grind up the mycelium (mushroom roots) with the rice it was grown on fill a capsule 90% with this and add 10% of the fruiting body. You think your getting more but really your wasting your money. Far too common.
-side note the fruiting body is the part we would call the mushroom itself. An example is my dried mushrooms. That is the fruiting body.
If the dried mushrooms came with the root pack mycelium (which you can see in my grow kit) I wouldn't eat it. Historically that part of the lions mane wasn't eaten.
People ask me why I'm not talking host defense because Paul Stamets is awesome. He is but I wanted a fruit body only supplement and sorry host defense isn't.
So here we go - I wanted a lions mane supplement grown on it's natural substance, with only the fruiting body.
After the last post I started taking this product and it is legit!
Granted I do all kinds of healthy things but I was doing them on the other product and no benefit.
This product is a nootropic for sure. My brain has been clicking high speed but not like a stimulant. Very productive....I love this product. I was amazed. '
I wanted to know why it worked so well.
The good people at Mushroom Wisdom sent me tons of true scientific articles and studies along with a book on lions mane. The info on this is amazing and I believe it based on the results I've had but guess what, they answered my questions and they have a patented product that I'm going to start taking today. It's next level lions mane and I can'r wait.
Amyloban - fat soluble, must be the fruit body and alcohol extracted.
I don't know what's gonna happen. I might do the next post telepathically if this stuff gets any better. I'll let you know.
10/14/2018 08:58:27 am
I'm giving it a run, we'll see, we'll see. In my past life, I wanted to grow mushrooms. Was so inspired by a grower in Oregon who supplied our restaurant with top shelf shitakes. He grew on logs he drug out of the woods.
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