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Oregon's Wild Harvest Adds Brain Formula to Its Family of Herbal Supplement Capsules

Organic Lion’s Mane, Ginkgo and Vitamins Deliver Cognitive and Memory Support, Naturally


REDMOND, Ore. -  March 12, 2019

Oregon's Wild Harvest Non-GMO, Organic Lion's Mane Plus capsules

Memory retention, mental clarity, concentration, and focus — cognitive functions many people strive to maintain under the pressure of daily life and sustain as they age. To help adults of all ages nurture brain health, Oregon’s Wild Harvest has developed Lion’s Mane Plus, an encapsulated supplement formulated with an effective blend of certified organic Lion’s Mane, organic Ginkgo leaf powdered extract, and plant-based vitamins.  

“We believe plants are our allies for supporting the daily demands of the body and mind*,” said Randy Buresh, R.N., co-founder Oregon’s Wild Harvest. “The brain is an extremely complex organ and uses 20 percent of the body’s energy. It deserves to be nurtured and protected.”1

Like the brain, Lion’s Mane Plus is the ultimate multi-tasker. Organic fungi, herbs, and vitamins work together to support brain circulation, brain chemistry, brain energy, and even provides nutrients, which suggest possible nerve support according to preliminary studies.*  In developing this supplement, the company studied everything a healthy brain needs to protect itself from the negative effects of aging, lifestyle and the environment.

“Nature equipped us with a blood-brain barrier to reduce the brain’s exposure to many substances, but it may be compromised by poor health and today’s environment; even aging leaves the brain more vulnerable,” said Joanne Roberts, BSC, product development scientist at Oregon’s Wild Harvest. “Aside from the external impacts, the brain is so metabolically active that it creates harmful free radicals, which may result in damage to the brain and inflammation. This can cause aging and affect the ability to think,” added Roberts.8,9

Lion’s Mane, used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is tonifying and nourishing. And according to folklore, it will give you nerves of steel and the memory of a lion.*  

Ginkgo biloba offers protective antioxidant activity and research supports it is beneficial for circulation and blood flow within the brain’s capillaries, supporting memory protection.* The organic Ginkgo leaf in this formula is produced by water extraction. This organic water-extract provides a higher range and quantity of the original compounds that are naturally found in Ginkgo leaf. There are approximately 224 compounds in the leaf that are documented to date. Several researchers have alluded to Polyphenols in Ginkgo which can have signaling properties which influence nerve survival, regeneration, development, or death. They also influence capillary health.*10

Lion’s Mane Plus also features organic vitamin D derived from mushrooms exposed to UV light. Similarly, the B vitamins; Thiamin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, B6, and folate are all made from organic fruit and vegetable concentrates. Both the Lion’s Mane and B vitamins assist with the production of acetylcholine*, a neurotransmitter essential for processing memory and learning.  

Benefit Active Ingredient Function
Brain Repair Nutrients Lion's Mane Preliminary studies suggest possible nerve support*2,3
Brain Circulation  Ginkgo Nourishes brain with oxygen, glucose and micronutrients. Clears toxins*4 

Brain Chemistry 

B Vitamins & Lion’s Mane Support neurotransmitter production for memory, mood, attention and creativity*5
Brain Energy  B Vitamins & Ginkgo  Support alertness and focus; rapid brain processing*5,6 
Brain Protection Lion’s Mane, B Vitamins, Ginkgo  Support alertness and focus; rapid brain processing*5,6 
Brain Cell Housekeeping Vitamin D Regulates autophagy; a natural process of cellular recycling that promotes longevity*7



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  2. Cheng-Chen Zhang at al. Chemical Constituents from Hericium erinaceus Promote Neuronal Survival and Potentiate Neurite Outgrowth via the TrkA/Erk1/2 Pathway. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(8), 1659
  3. Friedman M. Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health-Promoting Properties of Hericium erinaceus (Lion's Mane) Mushroom Fruiting Bodies and Mycelia and Their Bioactive Compounds. J Agric Food Chem. 2015 Aug 19;63(32):7108-23.
  4. Masayuki H. et al. Meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of Ginkgo biloba extract for the treatment of dementia. J Pharm Health Care Sci. 2015; 1: 14.
  5. Kennedy DO. B Vitamins and the Brain: Mechanisms, Dose and Efficacy--A Review. Nutrients. 2016 Jan 27;8(2):68.
  6. Eckert A. Mitochondrial effects of Ginkgo biloba extract. Int Psychogeriatr. 2012 Aug;24 Suppl 1
  7. Berridge MJ. 2016 Vitamin D, reactive oxygen species and calcium signalling in ageing and disease. Phil.Trans. R. Soc. B371
  8. Costantino, L.. Dangerous Leaks: Blood-Brain Barrier Woes in the Aging Hippocampus. Neuron. Volume 85, Issue 2, 21 January 2015, Pages 231-233
  9. Popa-Wagner A. et al. ROS and brain diseases: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2013:963520.
  10. Trebatická, J.  Psychiatric Disorders and Polyphenols: Can They Be Helpful in Therapy? Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2015; 2015: 248529.

About Oregon’s Wild Harvest 

Founded in 1994 by the husband and wife team of Randy Buresh and Pam Martin-Buresh, Oregon’s Wild Harvest has grown into a national herbal supplement company headquartered in Redmond, Ore. With a dedication to certified organic and Biodynamic farming and operations, and the health of people of all ages at heart, the company is committed to growing and sourcing the very highest quality ingredients, which are tested for optimum potency and minimally processed, the way nature intended. Discover more at, on Facebook @oregonswildharvest and @oregonswildharvest on Instagram.

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