THE GREENEST SAYS:
There’s a few major points we like to look for when evaluating a medicinal mushroom or adaptogen product. The first and probably most important is fruiting bodies. In case you don’t know, the fruiting body of a mushroom is the part that’s out of the ground. The mycelium (which some brands use) is the root section of the mushroom. The fruiting body is part that has all the wonderful antioxidants and beta-glucans. The mycelium…not so much. So while brands that use the fruiting bodies usually cost a little more, it’s worth it. It’s like buying a car. Why buy a cheaper car that doesn’t have wheels or gas? We’re not sure if this is the best analogy we could come up with, but we’re sticking to it. And this Pure Essence Lion’s Mane 4X Mushroom Capsules is an actual car with actual wheels and actual gas.
The second is a grab bag of company ethics markers. And Pure Essence hits a lot of them. Their products are created using GMP practices, they’re non-GMO, vegan and their Lion’s Mane is certified organic. If a company is going through the trouble to jump through all those hoops, you know they care about making a solid product. And that’s what we have with Pure Essence.
The third is the ingredients. We like simple. And we like fewer ingredients. And this hits a home run with one ingredient: Lion’s Mane. (There’s also the stuff that makes the capsule, but that doesn’t count. And even if it does, then there’s two ingredients. Big whoop.) Doesn’t get much better than that.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
It’s a capsule of Lion’s Mane, a medicinal mushroom that has been shown in some research to help support a bunch of fun things like your immune system, cognitive function and your nervous system. We always need more research in areas like medicinal mushrooms, adaptogens, beta-glucans and the like. And we can’t claim that these will have that intended effect for you. But it’s exciting to see what little research is out there support the positive effects of these supplements.
Does this Use Fruiting Bodies or Mycelium?
As we mentioned up top, Pure Essence uses fruiting bodies. As Mrs. Doubtfire would say, “It was a run-by fruiting!”
HOW MUCH Medicinal MUSHROOMS ARE IN THESE Pure Essence Lion’s Mane 4X Mushroom Capsules?
Each capsule has 500mgs of Lion’s Mane medicinal mushroom extract.
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WILL THESE Pure Essence Lion’s Mane 4X Mushroom Capsules GET YOU HIGH?
No! Lion’s Mane is a just a regular ol’ mushroom. It is not a psychedelic mushroom. They don’t sell psychedelic mushrooms online. This is similar to the mushrooms you buy at the store, just with way more antioxidants inside.
HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU TAKE?
Take one capsule a day and see how it works over a week or so.
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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO BECOME EFFECTIVE?
We can’t really answer this since everyone is different. Medicinal mushrooms aren’t a cure-all or a pill that makes you feel better in 15 minutes. It’s kind of a lifestyle. Take is for a while and see if you feel any sharper, more focused or just generally better. These products aren’t for everyone.
ARE THES Pure Essence Lion’s Mane 4X Mushroom Capsules LEGAL?
Yep. They’re just mushrooms. If you ever see anyone get arrested for buying a shiitake at their local grocery store, then this section might change.
IS THIS PRODUCT TESTED AND CERTIFIED?
Pure Essence claims all their products are tested through third party labs. They don’t make their test results available, but they claim their products pass when it comes to heavy metals, identity and potency.