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Best Ways to Take Lion’s Mane

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Lion’s mane mushrooms offer various benefits. According to limited clinical trials and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), lion’s mane mushrooms may help regulate blood sugar levels already in the normal range, promote heart health, brain health, and mood health. 

But how do you consume these medicinal mushrooms? Fortunately, there are many to take lion’s mane mushrooms. You can choose the option that’s right for you.

How to Take Lion’s Mane

Take Lion’s Mane Dietary Supplements Capsules

Capsules are a convenient way to take lion’s mane. For best results, take lion’s mane capsules with a meal. It will help you absorb the nutrients better.

A capsule will provide easy dosing. But supplements are not FDA regulated, so you risk getting a product that’s not as pure and potent as advertised. Choose a reputable brand to ensure your supplements yield the desired results.

Natural Healthy Concepts (NHC) offers fully vetted lion’s mane mushroom supplements carefully selected for quality and efficacy by our certified and registered nutritionists.

Drink Tea

Lion’s mane tea is a popular dosing option. Here’s how you can brew at home:

  1. Properly wash and rinse lion;s mane mushrooms. 
  2. Place the desired lion’s mane dose in your tea kettle.  
  3. Pour water over the mushroom.
  4. Steep for a longer time than other types of tea.
  5. Pour the tea into your teacup when it reaches its desired strength. Drink and enjoy! 

You can also use powder to make lion’s mane tea. This method involves placing the powder in an infuser or leaving it loose in your mug. Steep it for about three minutes before drinking it. If you don’t like the flavor of the tea, you can add other flavors before drinking it.  

Mix Powder into Meals and Beverages

Lion’s mane also comes in powder form. You can add the powder to foods and beverages. You can sprinkle it into your recipes. Or add to a tea, juice, or a smoothie.

Powder has similar risks to capsules. As a supplement, it’s also not FDA-regulated. Purchase your powder from a reputable brand to ensure quality. 

Eat it Fresh

You can also get lion’s mane fresh and add it to recipes. Lion’s mane mushrooms are not easy to find. You can purchase them through online retailers, farmer’s markets, and specialty grocery stores. They tend to be expensive.

You can also forage for lion’s mane mushrooms, but foraging is risky. You may pick something that resembles a lion’s mane but is poisonous. You must also ensure the mushroom is free of dirt and toxins before you consume it.

You can prepare lion’s mane like any other mushroom. Remove the “foot” which attaches the mushroom to the tree. Then, cut it into slices. Look online for a lion’s mane mushroom recipe that suits your tastes.

There are various ways to cook lion’s mane mushrooms. 

Some people sauté lion’s mane in olive oil or butter until it is golden brown and almost crispy. The prep time and cook time will vary based on the recipe and your stove. You can throw in some garlic powder, black pepper, and soy sauce as well for a meaty, hearty flavor. Once it cooks, you can add it to stews, sandwiches, stir-fries, or any other plant-based recipe that tastes good with mushrooms. Some seafood lovers prefer to add lion’s mane to crab meat for homemade cooked crab cakes.

How Do Lion’s Mane Mushrooms Taste?

Lion’s mane has a mild flavor and soft, slightly stringy texture. It has been compared to crab, lobster, and scallops. It is often used as a vegan alternative to seafood.

Lion’s mane mushrooms are excellent for health. And with various consumption methods available, you can easily add them to your diet. What’s your favorite way to include them in your meals? Click here to learn more about the best lion’s mane supplements from NHC.