Lion's Mane Capsules
Fermented Lion’s Mane—Healthy Cognitive Function Support and More†
With a Full-Spectrum Fermented Lion’s Mane Blend, Fermented Warming Botanical Blend, Organic Ashwagandha Extract and an Organic Fermented Bitter Botanical Blend, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Lion’s Mane is specially formulated for supporting healthy cognitive function, healthy energy levels, boosting focus, supporting a healthy memory and more.†
What Sets Ancient Apothecary Mushrooms Apart?
- Live Fermentation
- Essential Oils Infusion
- Organic Herbs & Spices
- Warming Botanicals
- Digestive Bitters
Ancient Apothecary Fermented Mushroom formulas are powered by fermentation—our own proprietary, patent-pending, dual-stage, live fermentation process.
What is fermentation and why is it important?
Fermentation is an ancient process used to break down food into more absorbable components.
Here are some key benefits of fermentation:
- Fermentation pre-digests nutrients and beneficial compounds into more accessible and bioavailable forms.
- In some instances, fermentation can actually make certain foods more edible and more digestible, such as roots, leaves, nuts, tubers, seeds and grains.
- Fermentation can increase the presence of probiotics in the food.
Each Ancient Apothecary Mushroom formula is infused with Organic Essential Oils and CO2 extracts.
The Power of Essential Oils
Essential oils are often referred to as the “life blood” of plants and trees. They are the concentrated oils of herbs, plants and trees.
For example, it takes approximately 3,000 lemons to make one kilo of lemon essential oil, while one 15mL bottom of lemon essential oil takes about 75 lemons! To go deeper, there are nearly 300 drops in a 15mL bottle, so 1 drop of lemon essential oil is made by using ¼ of a whole lemon!
Likewise, 150 pounds of lavender is necessary for just one pound of pure lavender essential oil, while one 15mL bottle of lavender oil requires 27 square feet of lavender plants. With approximately 300 drops of lavender oil in a 15mL bottle, one drop equals nearly .09 square feet of lavender plants.
The bottom line: here’s a whole lot of beneficial plant life in essential oils.
These precious oils can be distilled or extracted using CO2 and bottled, and when steam distilled, essential oils keep the “frequency” that they had when they resided in the plant.
Additionally, essential oils provide lipo-soluble fractions of plants. Since plants contain both water- and fat-soluble active compounds, we believe it is important to consume a full spectrum of beneficial compounds. Fats and oils are beneficial for the effective delivery of key antioxidant compounds.
Therefore, essential oils infused into herbal formulas can help serve as a delivery system for botanicals.
Here’s the takeaway: Essential oils are some of Nature’s wonders!
That’s why you’ll find essential oils in each and every Ancient Apothecary Fermented Mushrooms.
The Importance of Organic Mushrooms
It’s no secret that in conventionally grown plants, farmers often use a variety of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides synthetic fertilizers and many other "processing agents” which often remain in and on the food or herbs. Even washing these foods or herbs can’t get many of these off the produce.
Why? Because nearly 20 percent of the 17,000 (or more) pesticides in use today are known as systemic pesticides—those which reside inside the plant via its root system and have permeated the plant. That’s means they’re everywhere within the plants themselves and can’t be washed off.
To try to avoid these chemicals in and on our food, many people choose to go organic. That reason alone is enough to make going organic is all the rage these days.
But another important benefit of organic food and herbs is that, because they’re grown organically, these plants are often able to produce their own natural defenses against pests.
As a result, these plants can have some of the very compounds and natural defenses that we can and often should include in our diet.
That’s why you’ll find these health-supporting organic mushrooms in each and every Ancient Apothecary Fermented Mushrooms.
PLUS, each Ancient Apothecary Mushroom formula features an Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend of black pepper, ginger, long pepper and sprouted cumin.
In Ayurveda, black pepper, long pepper and ginger are tied to the Sanskrit word trikatu, meaning three spices or three peppers. Trikatu is an Ayurvedic blend of the fruits of black pepper, long pepper and the rhizomes of ginger.
Each Ancient Apothecary Fermented Mushroom formula also features an Organic Fermented Bitter Botanical Blend of milk thistle, dandelion and peppermint.
Bitter botanicals or "bitters" are historically regarded as beneficial.
By combining organic fermented botanicals, whole organic herbs and spices, hot water herbal extracts and lipo-soluble fractions, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Mushroom formulas feature a full-spectrum infusion of the best that Nature has to offer!
Lion's Mane for Supporting Healthy Cognitive Function†
Mushrooms can offer many benefits to health, but newer research points towards certain mushrooms helping to support healthy cognitive function.† In fact, mushrooms such as Lion’s Mane are among them.
Many of the positive effects associated with these are found in their polysaccharides.
Polysaccharides are carbohydrate structures which produce a long chain of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen cells. What’s most interesting is that, nutritionally, polysaccharides are digested by and used by the body as potential energy sources but have a low glycemic index.
Many mushrooms, such as Lion’s Mane, are being touted for their polysaccharide content, since they have been found to offer benefits.
The “Smart Mushroom”: Lion’s Mane Mushroom Benefits for Healthy Cognitive Function Support†
Not quite plants and not quite animals, mushrooms are so unique that they have their own kingdom classification—fungi, which is separate from plants or animals. There are approximately 140,000 species of mushroom-forming fungi in the world, but science is familiar with only approximately 10%, while only 100 species or so are being studied for their potential health benefits.
And Lion’s Mane mushrooms (Hericium erinaceus) are great ones, especially for the supporting cognitive health.†
That’s why it’s called the “smart” mushroom by many.
Lion’s mane mushroom has been used in traditional Chinese health protocols for thousands of years, and has an appearance unlike other mushrooms. It typically has teeth-like tiny icicles as its cap rather than a usual mushroom cap. Interestingly, with its reputation for supporting healthy cognitive function†, Lion’s Mane also resembles a human brain.
Lion’s mane has been said to deliver the “nerves of steel and the memory of a lion” to those who use it. In China, it’s called “monkey head mushroom,” while in Japan it’s called yamabushitake, meaning “mountain priest mushroom.” It’s named after the Yamabushi Buddhist monks who, according to legend, used Lion’s Mane to stay focused during meditation.
Ancient Apothecary Fermented Lion’s Mane also features ashwagandha in the form of Organic Ashwagandha Extract (Root and Leaf).
Generally, ashwagandha is a well-known adaptogen that can help keep the body resilient when it faces stressors.†
Fermented Lion’s Mane features a clinically studied ashwagandha that is demonstrated to enhance focus and mental stamina; help support restful sleep; boost energy and reduce fatigue; and assist in sustaining energy levels.†
In addition, this clinically studied ashwagandha ingredient can support a healthy response to stress†
Combined with the Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend PLUS the Organic Fermented Botanical Blend AND the power of clinically studied Ashwagandha, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Lion’s Mane can help cognitive function “roar.”†
To Use: Adults take 3 capsules daily with 8 ounces of water or your favorite beverage. May be taken with or without food.