WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO TEST THE MUSHROOM EXTRACT?
When consuming Lion's Mane extract, make sure that you are familiar with the quality of the provider. Dietary supplement brands often only chase profits and do not control the quality of their products. Mushroom fruiting bodies are often powdered together with mycelium and mushroom feed. In most cases, it is not even known what the raw material grows on. The result is mushroom powder with unknown additives.
The market is full of various elixirs, powders, syrups and capsules. Unfortunately for us, we cannot say which of the aforementioned is the best, but when consuming mushrooms on a daily basis, we definitely recommend being aware of the quality of the mushroom extract provider. Ask yourself if the product provider has listed:
Our Lion's Mane extract comes from the Changbai Mountains in China, with a 20:1 concentration, and it is a completely authentic Lion's Mane extract.
We have tested our Lion's Mane extract and according to the results we are the best in the world! We really do have the most potent mushroom extract all over the world. Our mushrooms, and especially the Lion's Mane, have an exceptionally strong potentcy that breaks all records!
You can see the test results in the picture below!
Great, but what does it all mean?
Now let's explain a little what all those numbers, complicated names and percentages mean.
1. What is Beta-Glucan?
In short: Beta-Glucan reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and cholesterol, supports digestion and the immune system.
Beta-glucan has a positive effect on human health. Beta-glucan is a healthy fiber. For example, soluble fiber increases the time that food passes through the intestine, slows down the emptying of the stomach and the absorption of glucose into the blood. This means that your stomach will not be empty so quickly and the body can release energy in a stable manner. Beta-glucan consumption is associated with a reduction in blood insulin and cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and obesity. Beta-glucan is also an important antitumor agent. It is a recognized and important functional food ingredient. This makes mushrooms excellent prebiotics (food for gut bacteria) that stimulate the gut and support the host to fight inflammation and disease.
2. What are terpenes?
In short: Terpenes are anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor and have neuroprotective effects.
Terpenes are unsaturated hydrocarbons, aromatic compounds that give a plant its aroma and flavor. They play an important role in the structure of a plant or fungus. On some plants, they attract pollinators, while on others they repel insects or other foraging animals. Some terpenes help the damaged plant recover, while others act as part of the immune system to ward off infectious microbes. For example, tea leaves are anti-cancer because their toxic particles affect cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.
2. What are erinacines?
In short: Erinacin helps improve memory functions, reduces inflammation, and has anti-cancer properties.
Erinacins are a group of bioactive cyanide terpenoids that support nerve growth factors and neurotransmitter function. Erinacin has a low molecular weight, which allows these substances to pass through the blood-brain barrier, or blood-brain defense system, to stimulate the production of nerve growth factor (NGF). The role of NGF is to stimulate the growth, repair and protection of nerves and neurons. As we age, NGF synthesis declines, which is thought to contribute to age-related decline in cognitive ability and memory. Erinacins in Lion's Mane have an antimicrobial effect on antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria. Erinacin is usually found in fungal mycelium.
3. What are hericenones?
In short: Helps improve memory functions, reduces anxiety, reduces inflammation.
Hericenone is a bioactive substance with a similar active ingredient to erinacin, which stimulates the production of nerve growth factor (NGF). Reduces anxiety and improves sleep quality. Reduces inflammation in the body. Heritcenone comes from the fruiting body of Hericium erinaceus.
4. What are polyphenols?
In short: Supports the immune system, anti-cancer, balancing the nervous system
Polyphenols are naturally occurring plant compounds found in fruits and vegetables. Plants produce them as a defense against pathogens. They act as antioxidants in the body and reduce the damaging effects of free radicals in the body. Polyphenols have a healing effect on diseases of the heart and blood vessels, as well as a positive effect on disease prevention. These compounds prolong life and help fight cancer cells. They also help to prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Currently anxiety disorders are also considered a neurodegenerative epidemic.
COMPARISON WITH OTHER LEADING BRANDS
Let's explain how the active ingredients of Mighty Fungi Lion’s Mane work compared to other brands.
- All the results of Mighty Fungi Lion's Mane mushroom extract are higher than Oriveda's tested Lion's Mane extract. So our extract is better for someone who wants to support concentration and memory functions as well as someone who wants to support their digestion and immune system.
- Unfortunately, we cannot make a comparison with other product providers, because there are no public results. Therefore, it can be assumed that the product has not been tested or the useful indicators of the mushroom extract are so low that the manufacturer has decided not to publish them.
ABOUT THE LABORATORY
INTERNATIONAL RINP Inc.
Our Lion's Mane product has been tested in California, USA, in an impartial laboratory called International Rinp (International Research Institute of Natural Products). Rinp's team of researchers has top-level experience in research. For example, their works have been published in scientific journals such as Planta Medica, J. Chromatography B, Nutrition Cancer, Biochemical Pharmacology. The founder of the laboratory is the well-known chemistry professor Dr. Hongyang Wang. He and his team have years of experience testing various natural products, nutritional supplements, food, cosmetics and medicines. The laboratory has the skills to perform quality control on the products sent to them, to find out the chemical structure of the product, to perform complex identification and analysis of the products.
1. Testing method - HLPC/UV method
- HLPC, or High Performance Liquid Chromatography, is a method used to separate molecules based on, among other things, size and surface charge. In mushrooms, the ingredients we are interested in are in complex combinations. The role of chromatography is to separate these components from each other and from the fungus. After that, we can identify and quantify the active ingredients.
- Combining UV or ultraviolet spectroscopy with HPLC allows the concentration of molecules to be determined after separation.
Watch the video below to understand it better!
- It is indeed a high-quality and potent raw material. Our extracts have a concentration of 20:1, which means that 20 kg of dried mushrooms have been used to obtain 1 kg of double extract. Many other manufacturers that just sell the extract have this ratio as 8:1 or 10:1.
If you have already read this far, you should be convinced that the Mighty Fungi's Lion's Mane mushroom extract is the best on the market!
Take the opportunity and try it NOW! Your package is waiting for you HERE!
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