Each capsule is blended with the following organically sourced mushroom species:
Agarikon – this species grows to resemble a large beehive. Historians have noted that Native Americans mashed the fungus and used it as a medical remedy for a variety of ailments. The ancient Greeks also knew of the medicinal qualities of Agarikon, suggesting in an early text that it was useful in combating a host of diseases including TB. Eating the fungi can reduce inflammation as well as treating bacterial and viral infections.
Lion’s Mane – This fury looking mushroom is great for your brain! It contains a ton of B12 which is essential for a healthy brain and nervous system. It is a great source of fungal polysaccharides with immunomodulating properties. These stimulate or suppresses inflammation to normalise the immune response. Traditionally used to treat a variety of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Reishi – The Tree of Life mushroom was first discovered in ancient China around 396 BC and was sought after by the emperors seeking immortality. Reishi contains the highest concentrations of triterpenoids, which may help fight cancer and inflammation. Reishi strengthens the liver, aiding in detoxification and harmful toxins as well heavy metals.
Cordyceps – Not all parasites are bad! Wild Cordyceps are a funny looking fungi that grow out of *insects and have potent energy building properties! Cordyceps are known to increase endurance and stamina, enhance athletic performance and oxygenate the blood.
*Please note! The Cordyceps in out products are organic and vegan – they are not grown out of insects! This only happens in the wild.
Turkey Tail – This species of mushroom has some pretty amazing health benefits.This mushroom can be found on the West Coast of Canada (and around the world) and helps the immune system fight infection and disease. Polysaccharide K (PSK) is a well researched active compound in Turkey Tail. In 1980 PSK from Turkey Tail was approved for use in Japan to treat patients going through chemotherapy. Today is covered by all Japanese health care plans.
Blazei – Agaricus blazei or Murrill mushrooms which were first found in Brazil growing wild were taken to Japan where they have been extensively studied. Researchers have discovered that these edible, medicinal mushrooms have a significant effect on the immune system as well as an inhibitory effect on tumours and inflammation. As well as having immune boosting properties they are antibacterial and antiviral. Studies have demonstrated that Agaricus blazei is very effective when it comes to alleviating internal and external inflammation. In one experiment done on patients with inflammatory bowel conditions, researchers discovered that an extract made from the mushroom had powerful anti-inflammatory effects against inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Chaga – Chaga grows on the Birch tree and this ‘King Mushrooms” is here to help. Here are some of Chaga’s strengths. This species boosts the immune system, helps fight of infection, cold and flu and supports the body in adapting to stress.
Maitake – Also known as hen of the woods, maitake mushrooms are a type of edible fungi that are native to China. They are commonly found in clusters at the base of maple oak or elm trees. These mushrooms have a unique frilly appearance and a delicate texture with an earthy flavour which works well as a culinary mushroom! Not only this but the medicinal benefits have been associated with a large variety of health benefits! Maitake may promote fertility, reduce blood pressure, lower cholestral, boost immune function, balance sugar and kill cancer cells.
Mesima – In Korea this mushroom is made into tea and drunk on a regular basis. In Asian countries they have used these mushrooms for hundreds of years to treat gastroenteric dysfunction, haemorrhage, cancers and other ailments. This mushroom is said to boost the immune system due the presence of Beta Glucan and Lectin. It is also hailed as having properties which can regulate blood sugar levels and could be particularly helpful in controlling type 2 diabetes.
Maitake – Also known as hen of the woods, maitake mushrooms are a type of edible fungi that are native to China. They are commonly found in clusters at the base of maple oak or elm trees. These mushrooms have a unique frilly appearance and a delicate texture with an earthy flavour which works well as a culinary mushroom! Not only this but the medicinal benefits have been associated with a large variety of health benefits! Maitake may promote fertility, reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, boost immune function, balance sugar and kill cancer cells.