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The 6 best lion’s mane supplements

Lion’s mane is my new favourite mushroom. Not only is it delicious to eat, but it can have some pretty awesome effects on your brain too! There are a variety of supplements that will help you to incorporate this exciting fungi into your daily life.

Lucy holding a pipette of a lion's mane supplement that she is dropping into a thermos mug

Are you plagued by incessant brain fog? Do you feel like your life is in auto-pilot mode? That’s how I’ve felt for well, longer than I can remember. It has had negative effects on both my concentration and motivation levels. Which has made both work and life quite tough.

One of the many things I’ve tried to help lift me out of this foggy state is these lion’s mane mushroom supplements. The results have been pretty significant! When taking each of these consistently my head has felt much clearer.

My top picks

Lion's mane supplements from Solve Labs including this tub of lion's mane capsules

Solve Labs

  • Form: Capsules and powder
  • Amount: 1000mg per serving (2 capsules)
  • Price: £0.77 per serving

Solve Labs is dedicated to providing some of the cleanest and most effective mushroom supplements. Find out more about the brand in my full Solve Labs review.

They have a wide range of lion’s mane supplements, all of which are made using 100% fruiting bodies. This includes plant-based protein powder, matcha powder, ground mushroom coffee, pure lion’s mane powder, and lion’s mane capsules.

Each capsule contains 500mg and you take two a day. I like to take my first one with breakfast and my second one with my lunch. It keeps me focused throughout the morning and throughout the afternoon, when I would usually start to lose focus. I like how easy the capsules are to take, no mixing them with anything as you can simply swallow them with some water.


A box and tub of lion's mane supplement with nootropics from Mind Lab Pro

Mind Lab Pro®

Mind Lab Pro® is a nootropic supplement designed with brainpower in mind. It contains organic lion’s mane alongside other nootropics known for their positive effects on cognitive function. This includes Bacopa Monnieri, L-Theanine, and Rhodiola Rosea, among others.

They have tested their supplement at the University of Leeds and found credible evidence to suggest it significantly improves brain functioning.

It has definitely been very effective in helping me to stay engaged in my work!


A jar of organic lion's mane powder from Erbology one of the best lion's mane supplements

Erbology

This is another lion’s mane supplement that provides you with some flexibility in dosage since it comes in a powder form. You can stir it into your tea or coffee, or you can add it to a hot soup or your morning porridge. I do recommend adding it to something hot though to ensure it mixes in well.

Erbology grows most of their own mushrooms which is great to see. Their lion’s mane is organic and grown in Europe. They dry the mushroom before grinding it into a fine powder for you to mix into your drinks and food.

They also sell loads of other awesome mushroom powders so you can mix and match. Plus when you consider the cost per serving, this is one of the most affordable ways to get a high dosage of lion’s mane.


A bottle of Genius Flow mushroom supplement tincture by Mycogenius with lions mane and cordyceps

Mycogenius

Tinctures are a really easy way to add a little extra something to your daily coffee or tea rituals. The lion’s mane mushroom is dual extracted and mixed with cordceps and peppermint flavour.

You can add it to your favourite hot or cold drinks and I promise you won’t be able to taste the mushrooms. Well, that is unless you decide to add a whole bunch of other mushroom tinctures on top.

They also sell a variety of mushroom supplements including lion’s mane capsules, cordceps capsules, and reishi capsules.


A sachet of Lion's Mane supplement coffee from London Nootropics

London Nootropics

These instant coffee sachets from London Nootropics make for the perfect gift or travel companion. The box is beautifully designed and the coffee tastes great too! I don’t usually like instant coffee but this tastes great, especially when made into an adaptogenic latte with oat milk.

Their lion’s mane option comes with rhodiola rosea extract to provide you with a sustainable energy boost. The dosage is somewhat lower than the others mentioned here, but I wouldn’t rely on this to get your daily required intake. Instead, I would have this as a treat, or as a daily booster for my other lion’s mane supplements.

They also sell two other adaptogenic coffee blends, all helping with a different area of concern. Be it to bring a sense of calm, improve energy or increase your focus, they’ll have a blend for you! Find out more in my London Nootropics review.


A tub of lions mane supplements from Vegan Vitality on a white table

Vegan Vitality

This lion’s mane supplement from Vegan Vitality is one of the more affordable options, with a 2-month supply costing you £18.99 (or £15.19 if you subscribe).

It is put into a capsule with other nootropics like Ginseng, Gotu Kola and Bacopa Monnieri, which are all complimentary ingredients that can help to boost memory and focus.

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