Lion’s Mane Mushroom (H. Erinaceus), also known Monkey Head Mushroom, BeardedTooth Mushroom, and Yamabushitake, is a popular edible mushroom native to Asia, Europe, and North America. It generally grows downward in a long hair-like structure, which is undoubtedly how it earned its thematic names . It is a very common component of Chinese cuisine and has an extensive history in ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine, where it is believed to hold a multitude of varying health benefits . In the modern world, scientists continue to study potential benefits of supplementing with Lion’s Mane Mushroom . Many users prefer to take Lion’s Mane Mushroom alongside a food source rather than on an empty stomach.
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How to take
With a Meal on a Long-Term Basis
1000-1500 mg per serving
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