Lion’s Mane Dosage: How Much Should You Take?

Lion’s mane is a functional mushroom that promises to balance your overall well-being if taken in the right dose. Find out why in this article.

For centuries, the Chinese have had access to the powerful functional properties of lion’s mane. In recent years, the West has also embraced this functional ingredient – providing powders, supplements and other food ingredients to support the restoration of mental and physical well-being.

Lion’s mane has a powerful effect on the body’s cognitive functions – it can help balance energy levels, support the immune system, stabilize a person’s mood, and promote healthy digestion.

In this blog post, we will discuss what lion’s mane is, the benefits of incorporating it into your supplement routine, and how much lion’s mane you should take to introduce your body to the correct dose of lion’s mane. If you are curious about this alternative supplement, keep reading! Improved health and mental state is just around the corner.

What is a lion’s mane?

Lion’s mane is a type of mushroom. You might mistakenly associate the lion’s mane with the famous “magic mushroom”, which provides users with a transcendental hallucinatory experience. However, this mushroom has no hallucinogenic aspects, nor does it cause any hallucinogenic side effects.

The lion’s mane mushroom is native to North America, Europe and Asia. This mushroom usually grows from the bark of a tree with long thorns. Their large, fuzzy, white appearance gives them the name “lion’s mane”.

In traditional Chinese herbalism, this mushroom was used for its functional properties and was believed to strengthen the intestine and spleen.

The other health benefits of lion’s mane are being researched. Products are also being developed to help people take lion’s mane in the right dosage, safely and effectively to support their overall health.

What are Lion’s Mane mushrooms used for?

Many benefits come from incorporating lion’s mane into your diet. By using the right dose of lion’s mane, you may receive the following health benefits:

  • It boosts your brain power, including your focus and memory
  • It can help support nerve growth factor, cognitive function and provide mental clarity
  • It supports your overall mood and can lift it as well
  • Supports your gut health—polysaccharides in lion’s mane act as prebiotics, which are helpful in supporting your gut and overall health and well-being
  • It can support your cardiovascular system
  • It offers antioxidant support to the body
  • Promotes higher energy levels
  • Supports healthy blood sugar levels in already normal ranges
  • Supports healthy adrenal functions and therefore your body’s natural ability to deal with occasional stress
  • It can facilitate the body’s natural inflammatory response after exercise or other physiological activity
  • It provides nourishment for brain health
  • It promotes your immune health and overall immune system
  • It helps promote your overall sense of well-being

What is the correct dosage of lion’s mane mushroom?

If you have decided to try this alternative functional ingredient, you need to know what lion’s mane dosage to take. Lion’s mane does not cause psychoactive effects, as it does not contain psilocybin, a natural compound that gives mushrooms their psychoactive effects.

If you want to use a lion’s mane mushroom daily, you should use between 2-4 grams. If you want to take lion’s mane extract, you should get between 250-1,000 milligrams per day.

If you are new to lion’s mane, we recommend that you start with a small dose of your supplement and increase the amount as your body adjusts to the recommended dose.

How to introduce lion’s mane into your diet?

There are many different forms lion’s mane extracts to choose from. You should read about all the lion’s mane products available before making a decision. Choose the product that you think will be the easiest to incorporate into your daily rituals.


One of the easiest ways to incorporate lion’s mane into your supplement routine is to take capsules.

The capsules are easy to consume and you won’t need to spend time on preparation. And since your body takes time to digest each capsule, you’ll feel the health benefits of this functional mushroom gradually throughout your day.

How Much Lion’s Mane Capsule Should You Take? We recommend taking two 500 mg capsules each day (for a total of 1000 mg). With no prep time or bad taste, the capsules make eating lion’s mane mushroom more affordable than ever!

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Supplement powder

The powdered supplement is a great choice for those who have already implemented tea, coffee, smoothies or protein shakes into their daily routine. Lion’s mane supplement comes in powder form so you can quickly mix, stir, or shake it into your favorite beverage.

The powdered supplement is a great option for those who prefer to avoid taking lion’s mane capsules. Lion’s mane mushroom powder works faster than capsules. If you take a lion’s mane capsule, your stomach acid will need to break down the tablet form to access the extracts. With lion’s mane supplement powder, this is no longer necessary.

So if you like a morning smoothie or a night moon milk, consider adding a lion mushroom supplement powder to your drink. Functional mushroom supplement powders come in many different flavors to match the flavor profile of your favorite beverage.

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Tinctures are a great way to consume your daily dose of Lion’s Mane. Not only do they have a higher absorption rate, but you’ll also enjoy their vibrant flavor and versatile use.

When considering dosage for a tincture, it is important to consider the ratio of the weight of the herb or mushroom (Lion’s Mane in our case) to the volume of the solvent, known as the weight to volume ratio. Our Lion’s Mane Tincture in AdaptogenShrooms provides a 1:1 weight to volume ratio. A tincture with a lower weight to volume ratio (say 1:5) has less potency because it uses the same amount of plant matter but more solvent to extract it.

How Much Lion’s Mane Mushroom Tincture Should You Take? We recommend squeezing 2 drops from the dropper under your tongue, but you can also add it to your favorite beverage when consuming tinctures. If you are just starting out with functional mushrooms, you may want to try a smaller dose and increase the amount based on your body and needs. Exploration is encouraged with Lion Mushroom Tinctures!

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Gummies are a fun, tasty and easy way to consume your functional mushrooms! The gummies are offered in various fruity flavor options. Our mushroom gummies are 100% vegan, USDA certified organic and gluten free. We also use a double mushroom extraction method to ensure our gummies give you the highest potency. Plus, did we mention we only use actual mushroom fruiting bodies? Not only do our mushrooms make delicious treats, but they’re healthy and work great!

We recommend taking 2 gummies each day for best results.

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Cooking with the lion’s mane

Did you know that you can add lion mushrooms to your favorite recipes? You can saute lion mushrooms, fry them, use them to make a sauce and include them in your favorite stew.

The lion’s mane mushroom is an edible mushroom and is safe to eat! So enjoy cooking it with your favorite ingredients or use it to make mushroom tea. You can creatively use these lion’s mane mushrooms in your kitchen.

Precautions when eating lion’s mane

While lion’s mane is generally considered safe, there are a few precautions you should take when consuming it. The most important thing to remember is to start with a low dose and then increase it gradually.

If you feel like you’ve taken too much lion’s mane, you’ll feel better knowing that overdoses are virtually unheard of, but it’s always best to follow the dosage instructions on the label for best results. It is also essential that you only buy lion’s mane supplements from a reputable store. Lion’s Mane is a safe and effective way to balance body functions.


Lion’s mane is a functional mushroom that can promote your well-being and support your cognitive function. You can add lion’s mane into your lifestyle in a variety of different ways and by getting the right dose of lion’s mane. AdaptogenShrooms’s blog explores lion’s mane in detail and gives many tips on how to add this product to your daily routine to get all of its benefits.

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