All about the mushrooms...

What are functional mushrooms?

When you hear the words functional or medicinal mushroom, your first thought might be the psychedelic mushrooms. While psychedelic mushrooms do provide numerous medicinal benefits, functional mushrooms contain no psychoactive properties and have been used for thousands of years as natural health tonics.

Functional mushrooms like Reishi, Lion’s Mane, and Chaga have been popping up all over your favorite grocery stores, cafes, and smoothie shops. You may have even seen mushroom infused shampoos and face masks at your favorite beauty stores. So what is all the hype about?

Here are just a few of the many benefits of medicinal mushrooms.

Which mushroom is best for me?

Here's a quick breakdown of our top 5 favorite 'shrooms.

Boost brain function with Lion's Mane

Lion’s mane has earned itself the name “brain mushroom” and for a good reason. This mushroom has powerful compounds in its fruits and mycelium that boost brain power for better focus and overall mental clarity.

Clinical studies with lion's mane have shown to improve the scores on cognitive function tests with daily lion's mane supplementation [1].

Other studies have shown to improve mood and healthy brain function by reducing symptoms of anxiety and irritability [2].

Try our Clear Mind blend for your daily serving of Lion's Mane.

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Relax with and adapt with Reishi

Reishi is known as the mushroom of immortality. This wood-decaying fungi provides an incredible array of health boosting qualities from immune support, heart health, increased antioxidant activity, and liver support. Many also swear by its beauty benefits with evidence that the mushroom's supports stronger and younger hair, skin, and nails.

Learn more about the benefits of Reishi mushrooms.

Thrive with Chaga

Chaga mushrooms are one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. This mushroom grows naturally on birch trees in northern climates and has been nicknamed kreftkjuke or "cancer fungus" in Norwegian for its long-standing reputation for having anti-cancer properties. This mushroom contains a wide array of vitamins and minerals that detoxify the body and boosts the immune system.

Energize with Cordyceps

Cordyceps has been gaining a lot of attention from athletes for its performing boosting qualities. Companies as prominent as Coca-Cola have been exploring ways to incorporate the super mushrooms into their energy products.

Clinical studies show the mushroom's ability to significantly increase workout time to exhaustion as well as maximum oxygen consumption [1].

Other studies show its ability to promote energy and fight fatigue during high-intensity training [2].

If you are a regular in the gym or just need a quick boost of energy to get you through the day, cordyceps mushrooms can be a great addition to your nutritional regiment.

Defend with Turkey Tail

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