Lion's Mane Tincture: Product Highlight and FAQ

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All aboard the lion’s mane train! Birch Boys Lion’s Mane Tincture is a great way to naturally support your focus, memory, cognition and overall wellbeing. This blog will cover everything you’ll want to know about Lion’s Mane Tincture; features and benefits, customer reviews, how to use it and frequently asked questions. Customers and staff alike have fallen in love with Lion’s Mane, so let’s talk about why!

Features and Benefits of Birch Boys Lion’s Mane Tincture

  • Made from 100% USA-sourced, sustainably harvested lion’s mane.
  • Our 4oz tincture size is twice the standard amount!
  • Provides great support for cognition, memory and focus.
  • Clarity on command! Lion’s Mane fruiting body contains hericenones which help to support mental clarity and provide many other brain benefits.
  • Great addition/alternative to caffeine! Many of our customers use a combination of our Lion’s Mane Tincture and Chaga Tincture to augment their morning coffee - or replace it entirely! Lion’s Mane provides mental energy while Chaga provides physical energy and enhances motivation.
  • We use traditional extraction methods augmented with modern technology and practices. Dual extract tinctures have been used for centuries. The combination of a hot water extract and an alcohol extract is an extremely bioavailable and efficacious way to get the benefits of fungi, herbs and more!

What Customers Are Saying

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”I have been taking Birch Boys' Lion's Mane Tincture regularly for almost a year now. Taking this supplement, along with doing exercises for focus and concentration, it appears that my long- and short-term memory, and overall mental acuity is generally improved. From the first purchase to the most recent, I am always very pleased with every order from Birch Boys. One can tell by the superior quality of their products, prompt response to orders, and cheerful customer relations that they love what they do. And, that makes me love this company!” - Nixi, 05-26-22

”I just started using the Lion’s Mane extract last week. Within a day or two, I started to feel a difference. I felt like I was thinking more clearly. I thought to myself that this was just wishful thinking, but I don't believe that anymore. I believe it truly is the Lions Mane benefits. Here's just one minor example: Even if my grocery list only had a few items on it, I couldn't remember them, and while shopping I had to repeatedly look at my list. Yesterday I went to the grocery store, checked my list in the car, and never had to reference it again. That was a big deal for me. I'm feeling good and I'm hoping this will continue to surprise me.” - Cynthia, 12-19-20

”Clarity In A Bottle. This tincture has helped me immensely with my day to day activities. It helps me stay fresh, and keep my mind clear when I am focusing on a task. I call it my magic mushroom!” - Ashley, 07-04-19

To see more reviews click here.

How To Use Lion’s Mane Tincture

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The short version is: Use the dropper to dispense up to 4mL of Lion’s Mane Tincture either directly in the mouth or into a drinking-temperature beverage- like tea, coffee, juice or water. There is a diagram displaying how to use the dropper on the packaging, if you’re having trouble. But you have more questions! Let’s answer those…

How much Lion’s Mane Tincture should I take?

Everyone has unique body chemistry. This means that each person is different, and will respond to supplements differently. Some people are very sensitive to supplements. These people tend to notice effects more quickly than others and may be able to consume a smaller serving than less sensitive folk. If you are completely new to mushrooms, start with 1-2 mL and work your way up, over a week or two, to 4mL. That being said, you may find that your sweet spot is 1-3mL. That is great too! We strongly encourage listening to your body and finding your own routine.

What Does Lion’s Mane Tincture Taste Like?

Lion’s Mane Tincture has a strong flavor, but that’s because it’s a powerful product! Since our lion’s mane tincture is a dual extract, there is 22% alcohol, so it tastes like lion’s mane with a bit of an alcohol flavor. Lion’s Mane is described as having a seafood-like flavor, with a mushroomy kick. If you don’t enjoy strong flavors, it can be added to your morning beverage like juice, coffee or tea! When diluted in this way it is barely noticeable and often adds an enjoyable complexity to your drink.

How Soon Will I Notice Benefits?

It can take anywhere from one week up to a month for a person to begin experiencing the benefits of Lion’s Mane Tincture. This will largely depend on how sensitive your body is to supplements. Some people notice effects incredibly quickly, others experience more gradual change. Our customers report a clear mind, more mental energy, and less instances of forgetfulness .

Should I Take Lion’s Mane Tincture On An Empty Stomach Or With Food?

Because our Lion’s Mane Tincture is a dual extract containing 22% alcohol, we recommend having a little something in your stomach when you take the Lion’s Mane Tincture, especially if you know that your gut is sensitive to alcohol. You can also take Lion’s Mane Tincture with juice, tea, a smoothie, or whatever non-carbonated beverage that you most enjoy. If you’re a breakfast eater, just take your Lion’s Mane Tincture during or after breakfast.

Does Lion’s Mane Tincture Contain Caffeine

Nope. In fact, Lion’s Mane Tincture can be a great alternative to caffeine.

When Should I Take Lion’s Mane Tincture

Birch Boys Lion’s Mane Tincture is very stimulating. We recommend consuming Lion’s Mane Tincture in the morning or afternoon.

What Are The Warnings And Side-Effects Of Lion's Mane Tincture

Responsible use of Lion’s Mane Tincture is key. We are not medical professionals and cannot dispense medical advice. You may want to consult a healthcare professional before using Lion’s Mane Tincture if you have any of the following; a blood clotting disorder, have diabetes or are on diabetes medication, you have an upcoming surgery, you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.

Can I Take Lion’s Mane Tincture With Other Mushroom Tinctures?

Absolutely! Feel free to use the Lion’s Mane Tincture with any of our other Mushroom Tinctures; Chaga, Reishi, Turkey Tail, and Maitake! You can take up to 4mL of each tincture daily.

Can pets take Lion’s Mane Tincture?

Dogs can consume Lion’s Mane Tincture. We recommend using 1-2mL in the dog’s food if you choose to do so. Cats cannot tolerate any amount of alcohol, therefore feeding cats Lion’s Mane Tincture could cause serious issues due to it’s alcohol content.

Can I Add Lion’s Mane Tincture To Coffee?

Yes! Lion’s mane is the perfect enhancement for coffee!

Where Should I Store My Lion’s Mane Tincture?

Store your Lion’s Mane Tincture in a cool, dry place. Ideally in a cabinet or pantry. Do not store Lion’s Mane Tincture in direct sunlight. This is because the glass bottle is sensitive to heat, you’d hate to waste your Lion’s Mane Tincture due to it cracking and leaking out (or bursting) on a windowsill.

Can Kids Take Lion’s Mane Tincture

There is no definitive research on this topic, there is also no indication that Lion’s Mane Tincture is unsafe for children. As a general rule, children under ten should not be given supplements without consulting a healthcare professional. Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance, use your parental discretion when introducing a supplement to your child’s diet.

Do you have more questions about Birch Boys Lion’s Mane Tincture? Drop them in the comments below!

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