LION’S MANE MUSHROOM - Fighter's Friend spagyric tincture
BENEFITS OF LION’S MANE MUSHROOM:
• Verified nootropic (or ‘smart drug’)
• Increased nerve growth factor (NGF) levels in the brain, and increased neuronal growth rates
• Strengthened memory and concentration, and enhanced cognitive abilities
• Protection against cognitive dysfunction, memory loss and neuronal degeneration
• Immune-modulation and blood sugar regulation
LION'S MANE MUSHROOM has been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine for hundreds of years to treat diseases of the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, and stomach. Lion’s mane mushroom is also thought to improve digestion, strengthen physical condition, and possibly even inhibit the growth of certain cancers.
Sometimes referred to as sheep’s head or bear’s head mushroom, or yamabushitake in Japan, the lion’s mane mushroom is a nootropic (or ‘smart drug’) known for increasing nerve growth factor (NGF) levels in the human brain. This hormone has been linked to increased neuronal growth rates and may improve the synaptic plasticity of the brain. Recent studies show that extracts of lion’s mane mushroom may strengthen memory and concentration, and enhance cognitive abilities. NGF is integral to the growth of neurons, the generation of synapses and even the development of new neurons. Most neurons in the brain are formed within the first two years of life, and until recently it was believed that no new neurons develop later in life. However, it is now known that NGF can actually restart this neuron development process. NGF also makes it easier for neurons to form new connections with other neurons, and may improve communication between different hemispheres of the brain.
Lion’s mane mushroom may be able to protect against cognitive dysfunction and age-related memory loss, and might eventually be used for helping people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, muscular dystrophy, neuronal degeneration, multiple sclerosis, and perhaps even autism. Research is also being conducted into whether or not lion’s mane mushroom could effectively treat obsessive compulsive personality disorder and ADHD.
In addition to guarding the nervous system against degeneration, lion’s mane mushroom acts as an immune-modulator (i.e. it stimulates or suppresses inflammation depending on the context) and also helps to regulate both blood sugar and cholesterol levels. The interferons in lion’s mane mushroom seem to be responsible for its wide range of immune boosting, restorative and organ protecting properties. Lion’s mane mushroom is high in iron, potassium, zinc, and selenium, plus amino acids.
MATERIALS: Dried mushroom, ethyl alcohol, distilled water, purified plant body. Packaged in 1 x 30ml amber bottles with glass dropper.
DOSAGE is 5-10 drops under the tongue, or in any suitable liquid, twice daily, although this may vary according to the individual and his / her condition.
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SPAGYRIC TINCTURES offer a more energetically complete herb or plant extraction. These concentrated extractions contain the three essentials – that is, the body, soul and spirit – of the herb or plant, purified and recombined in an exalted medicinal form. The spagyric technique is part of the ancient initiatic tradition of alchemy – the Art that lies at the heart of the inner traditions of the West.
Ordinary herbal tinctures only partially utilise the curative powers of the plants from which they are prepared. Spagyric tinctures are made according to unique processes which ‘open’ the plant or herb and liberate stronger curative powers. The spagyric technique of confecting herbal remedies embodies another – more synergistic – way of considering Nature and its powers.
“The spagyric tincture of turmeric is probably the best natural supplement, period. I take two doses a day and feel great. It helps me to recover, reduces joint pain and soreness due its anti-inflammatory properties, and also helps with stomach problems and indigestion. Athlete or not I recommend this to everyone.”
— Glenn ‘Teddy Bear’ Sparv (#1 mixed martial arts welterweight in Finland, ranked top 100 in the world)
“Turmeric is an awesome tincture. As a professional fighter in Thailand I often suffer muscle soreness and joint pain. Since I started taking the spagyric tincture of turmeric daily, it’s really helped me to keep going from one training session to another. It has also helped to improve my flexibility thanks to its anti inflammatory virtue.”
— Adrien Rubis (WPMF Super Middleweight World Champion, fights out of Poptheeratham Muay Thai, Bangkok, Thailand)
“As a martial artist and combat athlete I’m constantly dealing with pain, inflammation and injuries from training and competition – so I’m always on the lookout for any natural advantages I can get to aid in my recovery. It wasn’t until I started using the turmeric spagyric tincture that I noticed a huge difference in my ability to recover from hard training. I honestly didn’t even realise how much inflammation I had until it was gone. Using both the turmeric as well as the spagyric tincture of tongkat ali I have a noticeable advantage in my ability to recover from, as well as push through, hard workouts, day in and day out. I highly recommend Mare Maia’s natural products to all people looking to improve their health and performance.”
— Dylan ‘The Muscle’ Fussell (MMA Pro Team Head Coach, Team Quest Thailand)
“I use Mare Maia’s turmeric and tongkat ali spagyric tinctures and love them both. The turmeric is basically a cure for joint pain. The tongkat ali really gives me a boost for the hard workouts. Whether you are a pro athlete or just someone who likes to work out and be healthy, these products really help with all the nagging little things that come from intense exercise.”
— Ryan McKelvy (MMA fighter, Chiang Mai, Thailand)
“The turmeric seems to help with the overall recovery of my body after training, and I haven’t noticed any lower back pain since starting with the tinctures!”
— David Mcmahon (Bangkok, Thailand)
“I used tongkat ali a long time before I got in touch with Mare Maia. Back then I used it in powder form and although I liked the benefits, being a powder it required me to ingest large quantities, so it wasn’t cost-effective. When I started using tongkat ali in tincture (liquid) form it didn’t require me to ingest such a large quantity, because in the tincture form it’s so concentrated. I notice a big difference especially during dieting and hard training. My mood is much better, better libido, more energy and strength during training, and boosting recovery.”
– Glenn ‘Teddy Bear’ Sparv (#1 mixed martial arts welterweight in Finland, ranked top 100 in the world)
“Since taking tongkat ali daily I can see how my body has changed: I have bigger and leaner muscles, and that's very important for a fighter going through weight cutting (i.e. to be as lean as possible). I highly recommend this tincture. It also has some aphrodisiac properties that your wife or girlfriend won’t be complaining about.”
– Adrien Rubis (WPMF Super Middleweight World Champion, fights out of Poptheeratham Muay Thai, Bangkok, Thailand)
“As a martial artist and combat athlete I’m constantly dealing with pain, inflammation and injuries from training and competition – so I’m always on the lookout for any natural advantages I can get to aid in my recovery. It wasn’t until I started using the turmeric spagyric tincture that I noticed a huge difference in my ability to recover from hard training. I honestly didn’t even realise how much inflammation I had until it was gone. Using both the turmeric as well as the spagyric tincture of tongkat ali I have a noticeable advantage in my ability to recover from, as well as push through, hard workouts, day in and day out. I highly recommend Mare Maia's natural products to all people looking to improve their health and performance.”
– Dylan ‘The Muscle’ Fussell (MMA Pro Team Head Coach, Team Quest Thailand)
“I approached the tincture of tongkat ali with a healthy amount of skepticism. Although I am very much for natural remedies over pharmaceuticals, as a member of the fitness community I am all too well aware of the spurious claims many products make that are often far from scientific.
I researched tongkat ali online and found many anecdotal stories of athletes who have had great success with powder forms enhancing their training. Of course I was aware of the increased efficacy of a spagyric tincture over powdered herbs so decided to give it a go.
I have been measuring my testosterone for some months prior to taking the tincture. As someone who works out regularly and hard I was surprised to find in June 2014 my testosterone levels were 5.49 ng/ml. The normal range for men is around 3-8 ng/ml. I felt that with my diet and exercise it should be at the high end so went about modifying diet and exercise habits to naturally increased testosterone levels. By August I had increased my levels to 6.04 ng/ml – not a bad increase in such a short time. At the beginning of October I started to take 10 drops morning and evening of the tongkat ali tincture. During this period my diet remained good and due to an injury my exercise was reduced. I hoped the tongkat ali would keep my testosterone levels stable while I recovered.
Imagine my surprise when seven weeks after starting the drops I received my results – my testosterone had shot up to 13.16 ng/ml. The lab told me they repeated the test because they couldn't believe the level.
Now an athlete who is injecting testosterone would expect levels of 15 ng/ml upwards but of course this comes with many potential side effects none of which occur with a natural boost in bodily testosterone.
The best benefits for me have been shredding fat at a crazy rate, increased cardiovascular endurance and elevated mood. You can be sure I'll be taking this tincture daily for a long time to come. The cost to benefit ratio is just off the charts!”
– Seb Cursley (Bangkok, Thailand)
“As a professional athlete in a combat sport, the benefits of tongkat ali combined with the fact that it is an all natural product made it a very obvious choice for an experiment.
I started noticing some differences immediately, like how my energy levels have soared. Training twice a day and getting up with (or before) the sun has become exponentially easier since I started taking it. Approaching a fight, fatigue is very normal. I find myself less than a week from a fight, for which I had to cut a lot of weight, feeling strong, motivated and hungry to tear apart the gym in training. It was one of the easiest weight cuts I've had: 5.5 kg in 7 weeks seemingly fell off my already lean body, and I feel great.
Paul and Marissa sent me loads of info about tongkat ali, making sure I was well educated about what I was taking, and any possible negative side effects. In my opinion this is just as important as taking supplements in the first place.
I would recommend spagyric tinctures from Mare Maia to anyone who is looking for either a natural solution to a problem, or a natural way to improve on overall health and well being. Thanks Mare Maia!”
– Melissa Reaume (Hongthong Muay Thai Gym, Chiang Mai, Thailand)
“The tongkat ali spagyric tincture boosted my workout intensity and efficacy. Once I landed on the appropriate dosage and frequency, it became a boon to my overall health / fitness. Thanks Mare Maia!”
– Mike Helm (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
“I’ve done four weeks now of 7-10 drops per day (first thing in the morning) of tongkat ali spagyric tincture. It was about one week after starting that I felt a noticeable strength improvement when working at the gym – I estimated it to be something like a 5-10 per cent boost: about one extra rep on some of the heavy ‘core’ exercises ... for example, I managed to up my bench press routine by using 80 kg (rather than 70 kg) for first ‘warm up’ set if 10-12 reps. Never did that before. This surprised me a lot. Occasional bursts and ‘new level’ breakthroughs happen in the gym of course, but it has been 2-3 years since my last one.”
– JK (Bangkok, Thailand)
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Disclaimer: Information presented here is intended for educational purposes only. Such information has not been evaluated by the FDA (or similar regulatory agencies) and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease. Individual results may vary. Before ingesting any spagyric tinctures it is advisable to consult with your health care provider.