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Certified Organic Canadian Cultivated Lion's Mane

Annanda Organics is an organic crop producer of Lion's Mane certified by Ecocert Canada.  Our Lion's Mane Mushrooms are cultivated in our dairy free, soy free, nut free organic facility year round in small batches. 

Our Organic mushrooms are grown on natural organic substrate materials to produce the highest quality fruiting bodies for use in our Lion's Mane Extract.  

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What is Lion's Mane?  

Lion’s mane is a unique mushroom that does not grow like a classic stem and cap. This mysterious mushroom pokes out of cracks in conifer bark and resembles a white brain. The “brain” cortexes seem to morph into downward-facing, white teeth than cover the mushroom.

It is a tasty mushroom when fried with some butter or oil and has certain properties long sought to be medicine.  Past and current healers have believed it to aid in the health of the five internal organs. This mushroom promotes good digestion, vigor, and strength. It has also been proven that it can treat “ulcers, inflammation, and tumors of the alimentary canal.” Lion’s mane has been shown that it can inhibit some forms of cancer as well.

What seems to be most remarkable about this mushroom isn’t just that it looks like a brain but more interesting, this mushroom’s effect on the brain. Lion’s mane is a neurotropic on humans. This means that it affects our nervous system. However, this is not all. The mechanisms that lion’s mane effects in the nervous system creates neurological connections in our brain, similarly in the same fashion to Psilocybe cubensis only without trippy symptoms. The brain mushroom affects the brain. It has been shown to help with Alzheimer’s disease, strokes, cognitive function, and muscle memory.

It is believed that Lions Mane can help with the development and function of nerves and that it can protect nerves from being damaged.  Possible therapeutic and anti-carcinogenic application of Lions Mane mushroom is its influence on the digestive organs, including stomach, liver, intestine and colon. Water and ethanol extracts of lions mane have demonstrated an inhibitory effect on gastric, liver and colon cancer cells.