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
Nature’s Other Superstars
We love mushrooms, but sometimes you gotta’ shine the spotlight on natures other superstars! Here’s some of the “extra’s” that make our mushroom drinks so special. Ashwagandha What is it? Ashwagandha is a small evergreen shrub used in traditional medicine as an adaptogenic herb. It’s also been shown to improve memory and cognitive function, promote
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
Mushrooms For Sleep (Top 3 Types and How They Work)
Restful sleep is the secret weapon to an optimized life. Missing out on sleep means missing out on your full potential both mentally and physically, and it puts you at a higher risk for chronic diseases. But a good night’s sleep can be elusive—which you know if you’ve ever spent the night tossing and turning.
Types Of Oyster Mushrooms (Top Types You Need To Know)
You find them in farmers markets, strutting their stuff in beautiful, self-like bouquets. Or masquerading as meat in Asian food. Chewy or crispy, thick or delicate, they’re a culinary delight that’s hard to ignore. What are they? Oyster mushrooms, of course! Scientifically categorized as Pleurotus sp, oyster mushrooms have a fan- or ear-like shape that
Lion’s Mane Mushroom: Comprehensive Benefits & Uses Guide
Lion’s mane is a powerful medicinal mushroom with promising benefits for brain health, gut health and nerve regeneration.* How can a mushroom once used by monks as a concentration aid help with modern maladies? Can something with a bizarre moniker like “monkey head mushroom” actually improve brain function, boost mood, promote gut health and encourage
Reishi Mushroom: The Ultimate Guide To Ganoderma Lucidum
Reishi mushroom is a rich source of natural compounds with the power to boost immunity, smack down stress and cool inflammation.* Known by some cultures as the “mushroom of immortality,” Reishi mushroom has been used for thousands of years to increase vitality, bolster the immune system, support cardiovascular health and promote longevity*. Does it live