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February 03, 2021 3 min read
Lion’s mane is full, white, rugged, long-haired mushroom (which somewhat resembles a lion’s mane), grown most commonly in Northern parts of the United States and Asia. Used in traditional Eastern medicine for hundreds of years, this fascinating, powerful mushroom is also packed full of vitamins and minerals which help your body’s natural repair of the brain and nerve cells.
Lion’s Mane also supports an optimum, high-functioning immune system and stimulates healthy digestion.* However, it is known to be especially proactive with neuronal health benefits. These benefits are also connected to supporting overall brain health, cognitive functioning, and can help to support mood and stress levels.*
If you’re wondering how to use lion’s mane mushroom powder or how to integrate this superfood into your daily routine, this article will discuss various ways to integrate mushrooms into your diet, routines and helpful facts and recommendations.
There are three main ways to consume lion’s mane mushrooms:
Traditionally, in Chinese medicine, the mushrooms were consumed and enjoyed raw, cooked, dried or soaked in water - usually to be consumed as a tea. You can cook the mushrooms themselves by frying them, grilling them, boiling them or baking them. You could even try marinating them or sautéing them with spices for added flavor. The difficulty here: unless you live where these mushrooms grow in abundance, you might have a difficult time finding them.
If you’re not sure how to use lion’s mane mushroom powder - a powdered mix is the easiest and most versatile option. You can add this mix to a warm cup of non-dairy milk or hot water and enjoy as a warm beverage, or stir in with a smoothie, post-workout shake or soup.
Lion’s mane supplement capsules are a convenient way to enjoy the benefits of the mushroom without hassle. Quick, easy and on the go. The only downside for some people is that the absorption may lose its potency due to the hard shell casing.*
Still not entirely sure how to use lion’s mane mushroom powder? We recommend adding one scoop of powdered Lion’s Mane Powder Mix into your favorite mug and mixing with hot water or a non-dairy milk, before adding in your morning tea or coffee to start your day with purpose and focus. The same method can be applied with a Lion’s Mane Elixir Stick, which is designed to be a used ‘on the go’ packaged in a single use portion - great for travelling, or busy mornings.
Another common question which people often have when deciding on how to use lion's mane mushroom powder, is how much lion’s mane powder should one take? The quantity consumed or number of powdered scoops used will depend on your reasons for wanting to try lion’s mane.* How much you should take will also depend on your age, size, and general sensitivity to new substances.*
We suggest following the product instructions, with one scoop of lion’s mane powdered mix to begin. If you’re not sure yet on the best way to try it out, dust a scoop into your favorite mug, and mix with hot water, before adding in your regular coffee or tea bag. Kick back, relax, sip and enjoy.
What time of day is best for absorbing your lion’s mane is another key question which commonly arises with the ‘how’ to use lion's mane mushroom powder. Due to the association between lion’s mane and support of cognitive functioning*, it’s good to think of your lion’s mane supplement much like an energy boost, or an aid for productivity - similar to the reasons why you might enjoy your morning cup of coffee. It helps you feel energized, more alert and focused.* This elixir is the perfect addition to your daily routine, anytime from morning until early afternoon.
We also recommend taking lion’s mane on a consistent basis. Much like using any other herbal supplement, or other superfood mushroom mix, the health benefiting effects can take time to build up in your system.*
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