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Lion's Mane Pack

Lion's Mane Pack

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Organically Grown in Australia

MYCRO is a commercial mushroom farm. Unlike every other brand:

WE grow ALL of our mushrooms right here in Australia.

We grow our Lion's Mane, amongst many other species, on hardwood sawdust and lupin hulls with some water and fresh air.

100% Fruiting Body

Just our mushrooms, dual-extracted, no funny business.

The mushroom fruiting body is the visible, above-ground part of a fungus, responsible for spore production. It's the edible or medicinal section commonly recognized as a mushroom.

Dual-Extracted for Optimal Bio-Availability

We're a mushroom farm, you could even say we're mycologists! Extraction falls into the realm of biotechnology, something well above our pay-grade.

For that reason, our mushrooms are sent to Australia's only specialist mushroom extraction and testing lab: Precision Mycology.

As all mushrooms contain different beneficial compounds, we don't have a one size fits all extraction process for our species.

Each of our mushrooms is extracted in a different way: changes in parameters, equipment, ratios, etc. allow us to achieve the best result for each species.

Best result, or best practice, is determined by scientific research, performed by Precision Mycology's biotechnologists.

The extractions involve splitting the batch of mushrooms into two groups: one group is extracted using water (targeting water-soluble compounds) and the other group using Australian sugarcane spirit (targeting alcohol-soluble compounds).

The two separate extraction processes result in a more potent and comprehensive product. We keep them separate to minimise the risk of degradation of sensitive compounds, e.g. not damaging water-extracted compounds with a second alcohol extraction.

We then add some of the mushroom biomass back into the liquid to make sure you don't miss any goodness. This is the cloudiness you'll see in your extracts and the reason you need to shake well before each use.

When the polysaccharides are extracted, they are in long “chains”. The chains can be absorbed into your body, however we’ve found research indicating that by breaking these chains down into smaller pieces your body can absorb them more easily and effectively. To break them down we have put our Lion’s Mane extract through a fermentation process. This fermentation process is what causes the peculiar smell and taste of this product. We have made a conscious decision not to try and mask this flavour and see it as a testament to the effectiveness of our extract.

Be warned: this extract is the real-deal, the flavour is not for the faint-hearted and you'll need to add it to a drink.

We are constantly testing and refining our extraction process and will update these descriptions as we further improve.

For more information on the particular compounds our extraction is targeting, scroll down the page.

100% Australian Ingredients

  • Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) Fruiting Body (1000mg per 1ml)
  • Sugarcane spirit
  • Water

That's it. Mushroom, alcohol, water (and a whole-lot-of science).

No flavourings, sweetners, no concerns about (imported) heavy-metals etc.

We believe in full transparency, there's further product descriptions below and we're always willing to answer any queries you might have.

  • Full Aussie
  • Full Spectrum
  • Full Transparency

1x 30ml Lion’s Mane Extract + 1x 30g Lion’s Mane Powder Jar

THE EXTRACT: Organically grown and masterfully extracted right here in Australia. Our 100% fruiting body dual-extract harnesses the power of Lion's Mane in it's most bioavailable form; using spring water and Australian sugarcane spirit, our process ensures a potent and comprehensive blend.

Crafted with dedication and scientific precision at Australia's premier mushroom lab, each drop is a testament to purity and effectiveness.

This batch of Lion’s Mane was extracted for the unique terpenoids: hericerins and erinacines, and for phenolic acids and polysaccharides.

Hericerins and erinacines are the compounds that the University of Queensland has been studying for their “brain benefits” showing the ability to “boost nerve growth and enhance memory”.

THE POWDER: Ingredients: Lion's Mane! Just our 100% Aussie Lion's Mane Fruiting Bodies low-temp dried and milled into a fine powder. Add to any dish or drink for some Lion's Mane goodness.

Proudly Australian made from 100% Australian ingredients, MYCRO sets the industry standard in functional mushroom products.

Make sure to read the drop-down sections above and below for more information on our farm, extractions and our mission to provide Australian's with a homegrown alternative to imported mushroom products.

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What are the benefits of functional mushrooms?

Due to current regulations around functional mushrooms, we sell our products as food (the same reason we don't call them medicinal!).

If you've found MYCRO, the pinnacle of mushroom products, we'd assume you've done your research already and know the benefits of mushrooms. If you don't, head over to Google and pop back when you want the primo goods.

Why did MYCRO create this range?

Honestly, we were fed up.

Fed up of imported, substandard products with fancy marketing.

Chinese imports are not accepted in other industries, so it doesn't make sense that we put our faith in cheap powders from China. Even if they're marketed as "Di Tao" or "Certified Organic".

We know the power of mushrooms and wanted products for ourselves and our families.

Our range isn't even better. It's incomparable. We've done things properly and set the standard so high.

MYCRO grows a range of gourmet mushrooms for supermarkets across WA and are industry leaders in functional mushroom growing.

We're the first and only Corydceps growers in Australia, we (humbly) believe we're the biggest Reishi farm, we grow a HEAP of Lion's Mane and we have a whole range of other functional mushrooms in our rotations (Turkey Tail, Maitake, Shiitake, Tremella, etc.).

We saw a gap in the market for 100% Australian grown mushroom products, produced by professionals and sold with full transparency.

No clever wording, no deception, just the best possible products we can produce.

What makes MYCRO different from other brands?

What happens when one of the top mushroom farms in the country brings onboard Australia's top extractionist?

You get MYCRO, of course.

Add in Australia's pristine environment, clean inputs, the integrity of a farmer, the knowledge of a literal extractionist-DOCTOR and no one globally is beating these products.

We're on a mission to set the international standard for mushroom extracts. These are the highest quality products we can produce. And we'll be constantly refining them.

How are your mushrooms grown?

By us! Did I mention that?

MYCRO is in Osborne Park in Western Australia. The farm is sealed off from the outside world and allows us to create a mushroom paradise.

A mushroom paradise consists of cool, fresh air and humidity. Like a forest. This environment is a continual balancing act powered by a heap of solar panels on our roof.

As for the organic "substrate" ingredients:

We use Western Australian hardwood sawdust. Our sawdust is a waste-product from a fancy furniture maker. The tree species can vary, but its always natural and has never been treated (the mushrooms wouldn't like that).

We add lupin hulls for a cellulose and nitrogen kick. This is how we get the huge clusters you'll see on our Instagram. Lupins are nitrogen-fixers, so they don't need fertiliser and thrive in dry sandy soils. WA is the largest producer of them in the world.

We steam sterilise the substrate blocks to remove anything that could compete with our mushrooms (molds, bacteria, other mushrooms) and then we add in some grain spawn (like a starter culture).

The next few weeks to months, depending on the species, involve moving the blocks from different rooms or "climates" to mimic their life in nature.

No pesticides, no fertilisers, no herbicides and certainly no fungicides are used at any point. Just some water to create humidity in the grow room.

The mushrooms have a great life and so do we getting to work in a very clean and cool environment.

How are your mushrooms extracted?

Our mushrooms, once dried are sent to Australia's only specialist mushroom extraction and testing lab: Precision Mycology.

We don't have a one size fits all extraction process, Dr. Thomson at Precision Mycology has every piece of equipment at his disposal and the years of experience to custom the process to each mushroom.

Each of our mushrooms is extracted in a different way: changes in parameters, equipment, ratios, etc. allow us to achieve the best result for each species.

The lion's mane extraction involves using both water and sugarcane spirit (that we distill in-house) to extract the widest range of bioactive compounds from the mushrooms.

The two separate extraction processes result in a more potent and comprehensive product. We keep them separate to minimise the risk of degradation of sensitive compounds, ensuring our extracts offer the maximum potency and efficacy.

We then add lion's mane fruiting body into the liquid to make sure you don't miss any goodness.

The lion's mane extract is the first of our range to go through an additional natural process. This process, which we'll cover in detail at a later date reduces the length of the lion's mane's beta-glucan chains and makes them EVEN MORE bioavailable.

Be warned: this extract is the real-deal, the flavour is not for the faint-hearted and you'll need to add it to a drink.

We are constantly testing and refining our extraction process and will include updates with your order.

We believe in full-transparency

There's a reason we went against the norm and used clear glass bottles:

We've got nothing to hide and everything to prove.

We work so effing hard and are super proud of our work.

On Instagram we'll show you our commercial yields of the finest mushrooms, the daily ins-and-outs of mushroom farming, we'll splurt mycological knowledge at you and we'll even show when things go wrong (which is usually daily!).

Australian Made from 100% Australian Ingredients

There's too much "clever" wording out there ("Australian Owned" and "Di Tao" being prime examples).

Our products are organically grown in Australia, extracted in Australia using Australian ingredients and packaged in Australia.

You'll never find imported ingredients in our products, that would go against everything we stand for as Aussie farmers.