The Mind Blowing Ways That Reishi Can Grow
Is Reishi sentient? How did it know how to do that?! Ganoderma lucidum The spirit mushroom The mushroom of immortality Whatever you wanna call it, Reishi is freakin’ cool. Not only because it has medicinal properties, but also in the way that it grows… From “antlers” to “conks” read on to see some of the
Can You “Stack” Mushrooms? (Combining Different Types)
Can you take different types of mushrooms at the same time? A common question with functional mushrooms is whether or not you can “stack” different mushroom supplements, ie. take multiple types of mushrooms at the same time or as part of a blended supplement strategy. The answer is 💯 yes you can, and it is
Complete Guide To Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor)
Turkey tail mushroom is a medicinal powerhouse that has long been prized for its effects on immunity, inflammation, infections and more. It’s not hard to find the eye-catching fan-shaped formations of turkey tail mushroom when you’re out on a hike. But this mushroom is far more than an interesting natural specimen. Inside its striking exterior,
What Are Cordyceps Mushrooms? This Guide Tells All!
Cordyceps is a unique mushroom prized for its positive effects on energy, immunity, lung health and exercise performance*. Everything about cordyceps mushroom sets it apart from its fellow medicinal fungi—from the way it grows to its anecdotal fame as an athletic performance enhancer. But is any of the cordyceps lore true? Well, we can tell
Mushroom Extract VS. Mushroom Powder: What’s The Difference?
Mushroom-lingo can get a little confusing…. And if you are new to mushroom supplements, it can be hard to know what’s best! But if you are looking to get the most benefit from nature’s most powerful superfood, it is important to know the difference between an extraction and a simple powder. What is mushroom extract?
Are mushrooms a plant or animal?
Are mushrooms a plant or animal? Of course, they are neither… But they do share similarities with both and that actually matters for how mushrooms are able to support our immune system. HOW MUSHROOMS BREATH Believe it or not, in a metabolic sense, mushrooms are actually more similar to humans than to plants. Unlike
What Is A Mushroom Fruiting Body?
If you’ve been shopping for medicinal mushrooms, you may have heard this term tossed around a lot… So what is “Fruiting Body”? (and why does it matter) Mushrooms consist of two parts – mycelium and fruiting body. Mycelium is the vegetative part of the mushroom. It appears as white filaments that grow through a nutritious
Beginners Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms
Mushrooms can change lives*! Sound like a bold statement? Not when you consider that cultures around the world have been using mushrooms as medicine for centuries. Today, some of these same mushrooms are popping up in supplements and foods as science begins to recognize them for their functional benefits, including better sleep, more energy, less
Chaga Mushroom Benefits And Uses (Complete Guide)
Chaga is a unique medicinal mushroom used for centuries by cultures around the world as a remedy for a wide range of ailments*. With a nickname like the “king of mushrooms,” Chaga has a lot to live up to. Historical and modern anecdotes abound claiming this mushroom can boost immunity, prevent cell damage, reduce inflammation,
How Mushrooms Support Immunity (Top 8 Types)
When you feel like you’re getting sick, chicken soup and a hot cup of tea might sound like just what the doctor ordered. But did you know mushrooms may be one of the best supplements for immune support? Not just any mushrooms, of course. Only a few out of the thousands of known species are
How Mushrooms Can Be Made Into Packaging, Leather, and Even Bacon
Have you heard of mushroom leather? How about mushroom “Styrofoam,” bricks—and even coffins? It’s not science fiction. Mushrooms are incredibly versatile, and innovative minds are starting to explore the amazing potential of fungi to replace common materials used in clothes, packaging and buildings. The secret lies in the special properties of mycelium. Meet the Mycelium
Why Fomes Fomentarius Isn’t Just A Boring Polypore
Fomes fomentarius. You can’t eat it. It’s not one of the “superstars” of the medicinal mushroom world. But it’s far more than just another tree disease. Its name—which means “tinder” (Fomes) and “used for tinder” (fomentarius)—reflects its practical uses, and some emerging research suggests the mushroom may also have healing properties*. Could this unassuming fungus