1. What are functional mushrooms?
Functional or medicinal mushrooms are specific groups of fungi containing bioactive compounds that have been shown to have health-enhancing effects in the body. Most of these mushrooms have a long history of use in traditional medicine, particularly in Asia where Traditional Chinese Medicine has used mushrooms in preventative and therapeutic medicine for over 3000 years.
The beneficial properties of compounds produced by functional mushrooms continues to be corroborated by modern science. Medicinal mushrooms contain polysaccharides called beta-glucans. Beta-glucans have been shown to directly activate receptors in our small intestine and act as immunomodulators, meaning that these compounds interact with the immune system to regulate our immune response.
In addition to their capacity to regulate our immune system and serve as an adaptogen, they also have antioxidant, anticancer, antimicrobial (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), anti-diabetic, anti-hypercholesterolemic, hepatoprotective, and neuroprotective properties.
2. What's an adaptogen?
Adaptogens are fungi and plants that help the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. These herbs, roots or fungi have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions. Some can be brewed into teas, others taken as supplements or eaten as part of a meal.
Adaptogens help your body handle stress and are meant to bring us back to balance.
3. What does mushroom “extract” mean?
The compounds that give mushrooms their power (beta-glucans, triterpenes etc.) are hiding inside the tough cell walls of the mushroom. If you were to eat a mushroom on its own, you wouldn't benefit from all the mushroom goodness.
Extraction is a process that breaks down the cell walls of the mushroom using either hot water, alcohol, or both depending on the mushroom.
1. Are your products organic?
Yes, our mushrooms are organically cultivated and most of our herbs are too.
2. Are your products vegan?
3. Why is there alcohol in your tincture?
Alcohol is an excellent solvent for herbs and fungi, because it can extract the compounds and active ingredients that aren’t extracted through water alone, such as triterpenoids. It’s also the only edible solvent that can effectively extract the ingredients required to serve our extremely demanding standard of excellence.
Our alcohol-based tinctures are fast-acting, because alcohol can enter our bloodstream very quickly. Our tongue and cheeks contain lots of capillaries which quickly absorb the alcohol. When you spray our products under your tongue, it’s entering your bloodstream almost immediately to deliver the tincture’s potent properties.
4. Are your mushrooms safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
There is currently not enough research available to conclude mushroom extracts are safe or not safe to ingest by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
5. Are your mushrooms safe for children?
Mushrooms are safe for kids, the reduced dose might need to be applied.
6. Are your mushrooms safe if I’m taking prescription meds?
We cannot legally provide you with this medical advice and recommend you consult with your medical doctor.
7. Are your mushrooms safe to take for someone who has yeast intolerance or candida?
Yes. The immune boosting effects of our medicinal mushrooms may even help fight against yeast intolerance. However, please consult a medical doctor about your individual situation.
There is no negative connection between medicinal mushroom intake and candidiasis, and in fact, there are studies showing that certain medicinal mushroom extracts, such as Reishi (G. lucidum), have specific anti-fungal properties against candida species. Taking medicinal mushrooms may help boost the immune system as well as provide prebiotics important for supporting beneficial microbes to help restore balance. However, please consult a medical doctor about your individual situation.
8. Are there psychedelic mushrooms in your products?
We are working with non-psychedelic mushrooms. Our products won't get you high, but they will get you closer to mind-body balance and reaching your full potential.
9. Are your products tested for heavy metals, mycotoxins, and other microbial contamination?
Yes. Every batch gets sent to a third party laboratory to test for the presence of heavy metals, mycotoxins and microbial contamination to ensure the safety and quality of our products.
10. Are your products gluten free?
11. What is the shelf life of your products?
12. Can I take medicinal mushroom sprays with my other supplements?
There are no known contraindications with taking our tinctures with other supplements. However, we always recommend any individual concerned about their supplement or medicinal regime, to reach out to a doctor who can best advise them based on their unique health condition and history.
1. What part of the mushroom do you use?
Fruiting body only, only good stuff no fillers no nasties.
2. How are your mushrooms grown?
Our mushrooms are sustainably grown in organic substrate in purified conditioned environment.
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