Aliness Lion's Mane Extract 400 mg, 90 capsules

£21.59 £23.99

Food supplement

 

  • does not contain any additional substances
  • without gluten, lactose, soy

 

High-quality Lion's mane fruiting body extract (Hericium erinaceus), standardized for polysaccharides and beta-glucans.

 

What is Lion's Mane?

Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a species of mushroom that occurs in old deciduous forests and mainly grows on the trunks of old oaks and beeches. The Iceberry produces fruiting bodies with a characteristic, fluffy appearance, resembling a lion's mane. This is where it gets its common name - Lion's Mane.

The natural region of occurrence and cultivation, as well as the place where this mushroom is rooted in culture and tradition, is Asia. Thanks to its properties, it has been known and valued in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and widely used by local herbalists.

Lion's Mane, like other mushrooms, is rich in polysaccharides, the largest group of which are  beta-glucans .

 

Beta-glucans and polysaccharides

Polysaccharides are an extensive group of chemical compounds with long chain molecules made of repeating sugar units. Due to their structure, polysaccharides can be perceived as biopolymers that occur naturally in plants and animals. Polysaccharides include: starch, cellulose, glycogen and chitin. Individual polysaccharides have different properties and therefore play different functions, depending on the way in which the monomeric sugar units are linked together and depending on their type.

Another subgroup of polysaccharides, characteristic of mushrooms, are  beta-glucans,  which, like cellulose, are a component of dietary fiber, but unlike cellulose, they constitute its soluble fraction. Beta-glucans are part of the cell walls of fungi and form one

of the main structural elements of their fruiting bodies. From a chemical point of view, they are compounds composed of D-glucose molecules connected by beta-glycosidic bonds. Beta-glucans differ in their chemical structure depending on their origin; virtually every species of mushrooms has its own unique variety of beta-glucans.

 

What makes our extract unique? / Double standardization

When choosing dietary supplements based on extracts, it is worth checking what the extract is standardized for. Even though many products are based on highly standardized extracts, they usually only refer to the total polysaccharide content. However, there is no information about the content of  beta-glucans , although they are the most important fraction of polysaccharides.

Therefore, information about the total polysaccharide content alone does not determine the high quality of the extract, even if it is 40%, 50% or more percent. These may be alpha-glucans (which include e.g. starch, or, additionally, the polysaccharide content may be artificially increased

due to the presence of maltodextrin, which is sometimes added as a carrier to stabilize the extract.

Aliness Lion's Mane 400 mg  is based on high-quality, double-standardized extract from the fruiting bodies of the Hericium erinaceus mushrooms, which guarantees the content of active ingredients at least 40% of all naturally occurring polysaccharides and 20%

beta-glucans.

Aliness Lion's Mane 400 mg  does not contain any animal ingredients, making it a product suitable for vegans. The product does not contain any preservatives or dyes.

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Ingredients in a daily portion  (1 capsule)

Ice lion extract

(Hericium erinaceus)                          400 mg

including:

  • polysaccharides                            160 mg
  • beta-glucans                               80 mg

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Ingredients:  standardized extract from the fruiting bodies of Hericium erinaceus, capsule shell: (binding substance: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose)

Recommended daily dose necessary to obtain the beneficial effect of the product:  1 capsule a day with water. Do not exceed recommended servings for consumption during the day. The product cannot be used as a substitute for a varied diet. It is recommended to follow a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Storage conditions:  Store at room temperature out of the reach of small children. Protect from moisture.

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