Difference between 8:1 and 20:1 LM? And what else?

Noticed 8:1 dual extract lions mane is available.

Can you tell me which you find is best? I have ordered 20:1 for now as I need triterpenes after using just beta glucan Reishi for a few weeks. But it sounds like 8:1 would be the best of both worlds normally?

As for "what else" what I mean is are there any other supps that are synergistic, or are "carriers" for promoting intake of what Reishi and LM contain?


Last Edited: about 5 months ago
  • Mitch1984 0 points 4 months ago

    Hi, I have this question too. I thought 20:1 is supposed to be better than 8:1 but can see 8:1 is slightly more money, is it actually that 8:1 is better?

    • Mind Nutrition 0 points 4 months ago

      Sorry for the long wait. The 8:1 extract contains less Beta-Glucans but more triterpenes, so it is a better overall extract.

  • Mind Nutrition 0 points 4 months ago

    As mentioned, the 8:1 will contain a larger amount of triterpenes so it would be a better choice in that regard.

    The bioavailability of these mushrooms is already optimized during the extraction process. There are synergies that can be considered, depending on your desired effects.

    • Nick 0 points 2 weeks ago

      But the 20:1 is more concentrated, isn’t it?

      For general brain health and for potential neuro-regeneration, would you suggest using a combination of your 20:1 and 8:1 extracts?

      In which case, would you recommend taking 1x500mg of the 20:1 and 1x500mg of the 8:1 extract, in combination, once each day, for the best effect? Or 2x500mg of each, once a day? Or 2x500mg of each, twice a day? 

      I have damaged optic nerves and problems with olfaction, post brain surgery.

      • Mind Nutrition 0 points 2 weeks ago

        The 20:1 extract is more concentrated in terms of Beta-Glucan content. The 8:1 has the widest profile of actives, so it would make the better choice.

        There is an adequate amount of Beta-Glucans in the 8:1 extract too (>15%), and it contains guaranteed levels of Terpenes (>4%) and Hericenones (>0.8%). Because of this, it’s the best overall extract, there is no need to combine it with the 20:1.

        We would suggest dosing it at 1,000mg once or twice per day. Consider something like AffronEye which has been studied for retinal damage.

        • Nick 0 points 2 weeks ago

          OK, thanks. Still, I have 2 bottles of 20:1 capsules left, so I will use them.

          There’s no problem combining them with the 8:1, is there?

          Would taking 1000mg of 20:1 and 1000mg of 8:1 per day be OK?

          And if so, do you suggest taking 1000mg of the 20:1 in the morning and 1000mg of the 8:1 in the evening? Or split a different way?

          AffronEye won’t help for optic nerve damage. My retinas are fine.

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          • Nick 0 points 1 week ago

            Please reply, Mn people. Thanks.

            • Mind Nutrition 0 points 1 week ago

              Sorry for the wait.

              There is absolutely no problem combining the 8:1 with the 20:1. The mushroom extracts can all be used together.

              1,000mg of each is great, splitting the dose as described would also be optimal. If you notice any difference in effect between the two extracts, you may want to switch around which you end up taking later in the day.