Micotherapy Hericium

Support to the nervous system and gastrointestinal tract
Food supplement containing organically grown Hericium erinaceus (IT BIO 006) – Made in Europe.

Health benefits BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Also known as “Lion’s mane” or “Monkey’s mushroom”, Hericium is the mushroom of the digestive system and of the nervous system. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it was traditionally used for all gastric conditions, thanks to its anti-inflammatory, healing properties and ability to promote the regeneration of the gastrointestinal mucosa.

Organically grown and titrated, today it is widely studied both for its benefits on the gastrointestinal system, with direct effects on the intestinal mucosa and immune regulation, and for its neurological support properties and therefore on the intestine-brain axis. Studies begun in 1991 have made it possible to identify in Hericium erinaceus low molecular weight compounds, erinacines and hericenones, capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier and stimulating myelin regeneration, thus promoting the maintenance of normal cognitive functions.


  • Organically grown Hericium erinaceus, sporophorum dry extract titrated in Polysaccharides, Erinacin and Ergothioneine

Contained substances:

  • All essential amino acids
  • Polysaccharides and glycoproteins
  • Hericenones, Erinacin
  • Triterpenes, ergosterols, bioflavonoids
  • Alkaloids (Ericenine)
  • Fatty acids
  • Minerals: Potassium, Zinc, Iron, Germanium, Selenium, Phosphorus
  • Ergothioneine

3 capsules per day, preferably away from meals.

pack containing 90 capsules
vegetable cellulose capsules

Gluten free
ICEA Organic certified product
Made in Europe


Hericium sporophorum

1200 mg

Hericium dry extract

300 mg


150 mg
Erinacine A

417 mcg


346 mcg


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