Mushrooms have become an increasingly popular lifestyle supplement over the last few years, but with an increasing amount of products on the market, it’s important to know what makes mushroom supplements good.
You will see next time you visit us in store a range of medicinal mushrooms from Mushrooms4Life. Here is a little more about the brand and how mushrooms can be used as part of a healthy lifestyle.
What You Should Know about Mushroom Supplements
ARE THEY ORGANIC? The first thing to look for in your mushroom supplements is an Organic certification. Mushrooms are very porous, and absorb everything from their environment- both good and bad- meaning they can easily absorb pesticides, fungicides, heavy metals, and other toxins used in non-organic growing and can accumulate toxins.
Mushrooms4Life mushroom supplements are all certified Organic by the Soil Association – this is a very strict regulatory body that ensures our products are up to a very high standard.
WHERE ARE THEY GROWN? A good mushroom supplement company will be transparent about their sourcing, it’s extremely important to know where your mushroom supplements are coming from, where they are grown and the standards of growing is vital.
At Mushrooms 4 Life we work with reputable growers from around the globe, who we have long standing relationships with. We source our functional mushrooms from places where they are traditionally cultivated, grown, and used- with our mushroom powder and mushroom extracts coming from all over the globe, including North America, Asia, and even Siberia.
We work with organic farms who specialise in the growth of functional mushrooms in their natural habitat. They are experts in the extraction process which means our extracts are pure and nutrient-dense.
ARE THEY SUSTAINABLY SOURCED? Unfortunately, many mushrooms are highly rare and wild harvesting can cause damage or destruction, so it’s important to look for a sustainably harvested product if it is wildcrafted.
Wildcrafted cordyceps mushrooms are the most expensive herb in China due to intense harvesting pressure and it would not be possible to turn them into an affordable and sustainable supplement so cultivation is the better option with this fungi. Most cultivated mushrooms if grown on the right substrate offer the same health benefits as wildcrafted ones and are far more sustainable.
With chaga, it is important that it is wildcrafted and grown on birch as it gets many of its health benefits from the birch tree. We work with experienced growers in Siberia, who are trained and highly experienced in how to harvest the chaga in order to avoid damaging the host tree and ensuring the chaga conk can re-grow.
Our mushroom supplements are formulated by mushroom experts. We use only the best quality sources and extraction methods to achieve superior nutrient levels and bio-availability.
What mushrooms are available?
The products available from Mushrooms4Life are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and soya-free. They are suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets.
Chaga dual extraction mushroom supplement uses only wild-harvested Chaga traditionally grown on birch trees in Siberia to obtain key active nutrients including betulinic acid.
This Chaga is Wild crafted, organically certified by the Soil Association.
The Chaga mushroom is traditionally renowned for increasing vitality and supporting the immune system. It has been known to help those suffering with blood related and digestive health issues. It also features anti-microbial, anti-retroviral, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cordyceps mushroom supplement contains 90% Full-spectrum biomass of mycelium and young fruiting bodies grown on organic sorghum. This takes place under nature-identical conditions to provide a higher yield of a wide range of key active nutrients and 10% hot water extraction of the mature fruiting body from the cordyceps militaris species. This provides a superior level of bio-available beta glucans and more specific nutrients.
Cordyceps is most commonly associated with exercise performance and recovery, along with detoxification and weight loss. Research has shown that cordyceps mushrooms are able to improve exercise performance as well as overall wellness.
Lion’s Mane contains 85% Full-spectrum biomass of mycelium and young fruiting bodies grown on organic brown rice under nature-identical conditions. This provides a higher yield of a wide range of key active nutrients and 15% pure fruiting body to provide a superior level of bio-available beta glucans and more specific nutrients.
Lion's Mane is often associated with supporting focus, cognitive function and brain health. People also take this to help with low mood.
Maitake is a 90% full-spectrum biomass of mycelium and young fruiting bodies grown on organic brown rice under nature-identical conditions to provide a higher yield of a wide range of key active nutrients and 10% hot water extraction of the mature fruiting body to provide a superior level of bio-available beta glucans and more specific nutrients.
Maitake is believed to have beneficial effects on the immune system, and potent anti-viral action. It also appears to show benefits for supporting blood sugar balance.
Reishi is 100% dual extracted to provide the highest levels of key active nutrients unique to the reishi mushroom. Grown on duanwood for a superior array of key nutrients and combined with hot water and ethanolic extracts. This reishi supplement guarantees a minimum of 30% polysaccharides and 2% triterpenes. Reishi mushroom is known as one of the ‘adaptogens’, helping to bring the body and its systems back into balance, it appears to work on the HPA axis, supporting adrenal function, and improving resilience to stress over time.
Shiitake is 90% full-spectrum biomass of mycelium and young fruiting bodies grown on organic brown rice under nature-identical conditions to provide a higher yield of a wide range of key active nutrients and 10% hot water extraction of the mature fruiting body to provide a superior level of bio-available beta glucans and more specific nutrients.
Shiitake is a useful source of vitamin D, which is hard to come by within the diet. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, as well as an ability to support the immune system. It is especially useful for digestive conditions and cardiovascular support.
Snow Fungus supplement is grown using traditional methods and 100% hot water extracted to provide a superior level of bio-available polysaccharides and key active nutrients unique to the Snow Fungus mushroom.
Alongside the benefits of soothing anti-inflammatory properties, Snow Fungus aids in collagen production for plumper skin.
Turkey Tail supplement is sustainably wild harvested and 100% hot water extracted for a superior level of bio-available polysaccharides including beta glucans, PSK, PSP, and other key active nutrients unique to the turkey tail mushroom.
Full of antioxidants, Turkey Tail is used in many medicines. Among its uses it is often associated with supporting immune health.
Who are Mushrooms4Life?
Mushrooms 4 Life is a premium brand of medicinal mushroom supplements which are carefully cultivated to bring you the full-spectrum, bioactive power of mushrooms. They nourish the organic mushrooms throughout their life cycle, growing them on their optimal food medium and harvesting them with care. This gives them a similar nutrient profile to wild mushrooms. By respecting their individual environmental needs, they can ensure superior uptake of nutrients. They bottle this nutritional storehouse without using any additives or fillers, so you get only the purest product.