Lentinula edodes (Shitake) is well-known and often used in Asian cuisine and both the fruit body and mycelium of the shitake are also highly valued in Asian cultures for their health-promoting benefits. Cultivation of this mushroom has been practiced for over one thousand years dating back to at least 100 AD in China. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Shiitake was used to support a wide range of body functions. In vitro and animal research shows shitake to be useful for helping to:
Almost resembling a butterfly in flight, Maitake, or Grifola frondosa, is a large mushroom characterized by multiple overlapping layers. The fruit bodies and mycelia of Maitake provide immune-supporting beta glucans. Compared to extracted fractions of Maitake, the whole powdered fruit body and mycelium show a wider variety of benefits. The synergistic chemistry of Maitake's complex variety of polysaccharides, amino acids, proteins, enzymes and antioxidants contribute to its many health-promoting benefits, including:
Supports immune function
Supports normal cellular development
Promote healthy glucose levels already in the normal range, as well as a normal insulin response
Help support weight management when combined with a healthy diet and exercise
Promote healthy blood pressure levels already in the normal range
Promote skin health
Of all the health-promoting mushrooms, Reishi or Ganoderma lucidum is not only the most revered, but also has the longest recorded history of use. Reishi is considered a "warming" ingredient in TCM. Known as a "three treasure" herb, it's thought by the Chinese to harmonize jung (life force), qi (energy), and shen (spirit). A richly colored mushroom, Reishi is found in the wild around the world, especially in subtropical regions. Active compounds are found in its fruit bodies, spores, and mycelia. Studies, including animal studies, suggest that they help:
Support immune function
Support normal cellular growth and development
Promote the body's normal detoxification processes
Support healthy blood pressure levels already in the normal range
Support liver and kidney function
Promote restful sleep
Help support optimal cellular energy
Support healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range
Promote normal response to stress as an "adaptogenic"
Support muscular and joint comfort and movement
Help support optimal neurological and psychiatric health
Promote optimal blood flow and healthy heart muscle function
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Used for centuries for a wide variety of health-promoting properties, Cordyceps, or Cordyceps militaris, looks the least like a mushroom. It's long, slender fruit bodies and its mycelia both show important health-promoting properties. Compared to Cordyceps sinensis, researchers have found Cordyceps militaris to provide additional bioactive ingredients. It has been shown in studies, to potentially help:
Support athletic performance and energy
Support sexual function
Promote optimal circulation
Promote lung and respiratory health
Support kidney health
Support immune function
Support healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range
Chinese herbalists believe that Cordyceps replenishes Yin and Yang Jing and acts to help the body better respond to exertion, stress, or normal aging.
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a type of fungus. It mainly grows on the outside of birch trees in very cold climates. Chaga mushrooms grow wild in places like Siberia, northern Canada, Alaska, and some northern areas of the continental United States.
It actually has one of the highest ORAC scores of any food! ORAC stands for “Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity.” The higher the ORAC value, the better a food’s ability to protect the body from disease-causing free radicals. It also means that chaga mushrooms are one of the best sources of antioxidants, with an ORAC value of 146,700.
Slowing the aging process
Lowering blood pressure
Supporting the immune system
Lowering blood sugar
Preventing drug side effects
The Turkey Tail, or the Trametes versicolor mushroom, with its fan-shaped, colorful overlapping layers of fruit bodies truly resembling turkey tails, is a common inhabitant in the northern forests of the world. And it also happens to have one of the longest histories of health-promoting use in China and Japan. Known for its supply of a particular type of polysaccharide PSK Turkey Tail has been widely studied. Some of its purported benefits include:
Promotes respiratory health
May support urinary and digestive health
Supports immune health
Supports normal cellular growth
Also known as Royal Sun Agaricus or Agaricus blazei species, Himematsutake falls into the same genus as the common button mushroom. Setting it apart from its every day cousin, Agaricus has a rich almond scent and:
Normal cellular growth-supporting compounds
Promotes optimal insulin response
Supports heart health
Supports liver health
Promotes optimal gastrointestinal health
Tremella fuciformisis is also known as snow fungus. Snow fungus is a white, nearly translucent, "trembling" fungus throughout Asia and in warmer climates worldwide. The fungus gets the common name of wood ear for the way it looks on the decaying logs on which it grows. Good-quality snow fungus has a pale, yellowish-white color and a mucilagelike texture. Chinese and Japanese herbalists have used snow fungus for more than 2,000 years, primarily to increase fluids in the body, for dry coughs, and for palpitations. It has been used as a tonic herb and as a beauty enhancer to improve the complexion.
Helping maintain the health of blood-vessel walls
Helping prevent clots and enhance circulation
Increasing the superoxide dismutase activity of the brain and liver.
Promoting nerve growth
Assisting with improving learning and reducing memory deficits
Supporting skin-health, including as a moisturizing agent in cosmetic preparations
Supporting the immune system
Maintaining white blood cell counts
Alleviating skin dryness and redness
Black fungus, or Auricularia polytricha, is sometimes known as wood ear, cloud ear, Judas ear or tree ear. It is a mushroom that is dark brown to black and native to Asia and some Pacific islands with humid climates. It is edible and often used in Asian cooking. It is a beneficial fungus in helping with health issues for lungs, stomach and liver.
promote positive emotions and help with feelings of isolation, fear and insecurity.
Assist prevention of blood coagulation, thrombosis, and embolism.
Tamogitake (Pleurotus citrinopileatus, the golden oyster mushroom) is an edible gilled fungus. Native to eastern Russia, northern China, and Japan, the golden oyster mushroom is very closely related to P. cornucopiae of Europe. In far eastern Russia, P. citrinopileatus, they are called iI'mak, is one of the most popular wild edible mushrooms.
Antihyperglycemic properties, decreasing blood sugar levels
Lower Cholesterol Levels
Packed with Antioxidants
Boost Brain Health
Enhance immune function
Morel Mushroom (Morchella spp.), commonly known as Common morel, yellow morel, morel, morel mushroom, true morel, sponge morel and sponge mushroom, is an edible mushroom which belongs to the family Morchellaceae. It is found all over the Northern Hemisphere especially in North America, Europe, Central America and Asia. This mushroom naturally grows in the forested areas around dead apple trees, elm trees, under wood scraps, Sycamore and Ash trees.
A great source of Vitamin B & D
Excellent source of iron & phosphorus
Are helpful in treating number of drug side effects
Act as anti-oxidant
Helps in maintaining liver health
Supports heart health
Good for diabetes
Also known as cepes, pennybuns or their scientific name, Boletus edulis, porcini mushrooms are a type of edible mushroom found across the Northern Hemisphere, including in parts of North America, Europe and Asia.
The mushrooms come from a type of fungus that forms a symbiotic relationship with trees. Fungal tissue is wrapped around the roots of the tree underground, and spore-bearing fruit is produced above ground in the summer and fall. Benefits of Porcini Mushrooms:
Aid weight loss
May kill colon cancer cells
High in antioxidants
Promote digestive health
Good source of protein
Phallus indusiatus, commonly called the bamboo fungus, bamboo pith, long net stinkhorn, crinoline stinkhorn or veiled lady, is a fungus in the family Phallaceae, or stinkhorns. It has a cosmopolitan distribution in tropical areas, and is found in southern Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia, where it grows in woodlands and gardens in rich soil and well-rotted woody material. The mushroom, grown commercially and commonly sold in Asian markets, is rich in protein, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber. The mushroom also contains various bioactive compounds, and has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
Powerful source of vitamins and minerals
Reduce radiation-induced damages and side effects caused by chemotherapy
The chanterelle Cantharellus cibarius is widely regarded as among the most anticipated of edible mushrooms. Chanterelle Mushroom is actually a fungus which is found growing on the ground, usually near some sort of hardwood (oaks, conifers, etc.). They grow near trees, not alone in fields. Its flesh is thick, firm, and white, with an odor that may be fragrant like apricots and a taste that may be mild peppery.
Helpful in protecting of skeletal, nervous and cardiovascular systems of the body
Decreased risk of type 2 diabetes
Maintains skin health
Help improve muscle mass
Alleviating PMS syndrome
Silver (15 mushrooms included, 150 capsules)
serving size one capsule:
Ingredients: 50:1 extraction blend of mushrooms.
Other Ingredients: Stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, and modified cellulose gum.
gluten free. Suitable for vegetarians. Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, soy or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, or artificial color flavor or fragrance.
Maintenance Dose: Take 1 to 3 capsules daily with meals.
Therapeutic dose: Take 3 - 6 capsules three times daily with food.
Quantity: 150 capsules
Our organic mushroom complex provide an array of enzymes, nutrients, antioxidants and immune-supporting compounds and is:
* Cultivated using organic oats instead of rice for its substrate, adding valuable plant beta glucans and enhancing the mycelia's bioactivity. * Some of the rare mushrooms are harvested from wild.
* Some of the rarest and most biologically active mushrooms
* Retains its potent bioactivity through carefully controlled processing methods
* Free of unhealthy levels of toxic heavy metals
* 100% Certified Organic
* Free of additives and fillers
* Manufactured to ISO9001 and GMP quality assurance
* All extracts are tested in the lab for heavy metals and toxins, pesticide residue.