Are you looking to get your hands on some Lion’s Mane? Maybe you don’t know where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
Here we will tell you exactly how and where to buy lion’s mane mushrooms.
What is Lion’s Mane
Lion’s Mane, also called Hericium Erinaceus, is a functional mushroom known for its culinary and medicinal purposes. These fungi gained prominence in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for its many benefits.
Presently, Lion’s Mane is considered a nootropic—a brain-enhancing drug—so it’s mainly associated with cognitive support.
If you’d like to go foraging for them in the wild, make sure you live in North America, Europe, or Asia. Look on hardwood trees (dead or alive) for single clumps of dangling spines resembling lion manes.
Or, if you don’t feel like trekking through huge forests to find them, read on for more convenient solutions.
Lion’s Mane Formats
From whole fruiting bodies to small tablets, Lion’s Mane comes in a variety of forms. What form is right for you depends on how you’ll be using it.
For those interested in cooking these fungi, either whole mushrooms or powder would be ideal. Lion’s Mane is one of the few medicinal mushrooms that aren’t bitter about being eaten (only when cooked though). Can’t blame the others for being disgruntled about that though.
Try chopping up the fruiting body and tossing it into a tasty stir fry. You could also try sprinkling some powder into your morning smoothie.
For those that prefer the health benefits of Lion’s Mane, you should get it in either a tincture (liquid), capsule, or powder. The choice only depends on how you want to consume the mushroom.
Tinctures are good additions to your favourite drink. You can even put it under your tongue if you’re feeling adventurous! This form is great if you want the medicinal mushroom benefits faster. High alcohol tinctures allow phytoactives from the fungi to be absorbed faster into the bloodstream.
Another option is as a powder. This one is best taken in drinks or mixed into food. Maybe add some to your next smoothie or sprinkle some in your omelette.
If you don’t want to include Lion’s Mane in your food, you can always take it as a capsule. Try including it in your daily dose of morning vitamins!
Places to Buy
So now you want to know where to buy Lion’s Mane? Like many products nowadays, there are two main methods you can purchase these fungi: physical and online stores.
Before you venture out to a physical store, you first need to know what kind of Lion’s Mane you want. If you'd like whole mushrooms (aka the fruiting bodies) then head to the market. Some bigger grocery store chains don’t sell them, so try looking in speciality stores.
Physical stores that sell fresh Lion’s Mane include:
- Some big grocery chains (e.g. Whole Foods)
- Local markets
- Speciality stores
What if you don’t want the whole mushroom? Maybe you’re looking to add these fungi to your routine through supplements. In that case, your best bet would be to search natural and wellness stores. You could also try the supplement sections of some bigger stores, like Whole Foods.
What if you don’t want to leave your house? That’s where online stores come into play. Amazon has everything so of course they have a medicinal mushroom section. Another online store that sells natural supplements is Well.ca.
You could even try looking at our online store. Here at Doesology, we sell Lion’s Mane supplements in a few different forms. Just place an order on our website and your fungi products will show up at your doorstep!
At Doseology, we have several options to choose from when it comes to Lion’s Mane products.
Wake is one of our mushroom tinctures that both boosts and sustains your energy for the day. It is made using a blend of Lion’s Mane, yerba mate, and B6 & B12.
Elevate is another mushroom tincture, but this one is for improving your focus while also boosting your mood. Through a combination of Lion’s Mane, ginger, and vitamin B3, Elevate will help you embrace the world around you.
Think is our ultimate mushroom powder that functions as a cognitive complex. It is made to give your brain the building blocks it needs to optimise your clarity and focus using a mixture of a variety of medicinal mushrooms and herbs. These ingredients include Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Shiitake, Chaga, yerba mate, Rhodiola, and choline.
Defend is our super shrooms capsule that contains 10 different adaptogenic medicinal mushrooms. This capsule holds nothing back in giving you the optimal immune support, boosting your vitality, and improving your focus. Defend’s ingredients include Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Reish, Shiitake, Maitake, Turkey Tail, Chaga, Royal Sun Agaricus, White Button, Black Fungus.
So what are you waiting for? Go out there and get your hands on some Lion’s Mane today!