A proprietary whole-food blend of pure medicinal mushrooms that synergise to support optimal immune function. Carefully cultivated in pristine HAACP facility by medicinal mushroom experts with decades of experience creating consistent, reliable levels of bioactives.
• Whole food medicinal mushroom (no chemical isolates)
• Extremely consistent nutritional profile for reliable dosage
• Tested for optimal genetics & absolute purity
• Made exclusively from mycelial biomass (for increased bioactive profile)
• Dried and processed BELOW 120F for maximum vitality
• Synergistic blend of traditional mushrooms designed for optimal immunity and recovery
• Immune-boosting, cleansing
• Blood sugar balancing
• Energizing effects
Usage Notes : Mushroom Powder (Blend: Immunity) 1tsp (2.5 gm) per day. Increase to 2x/day for support during minor challenges, or for support during major therapies use 3x/day for 3 days and taper off after that.
The Essential Living Foods Difference
Purity & Consistency
Our mushroom powders are cultivated in California under strict HACCP aseptic protocol and are certified Kosher and Organic. Many suppliers can't guarantee the genetics or even the purity of what they are selling. Based on our source's decades of experience cultivating wide varieties of mushrooms for culinary and medicinal uses, we are able to assure a consistent product, with minimal variation from batch to batch, and recent ribosomal DNA testing ensures the precise strain of mushroom you're seeking.
Mushroom vs. Mycelium
90% of the mushroom's life cycle is spent underground in the vegetative or "mycelial" stage. The mycelium contains extracellular compounds and metabolites that function to promote the longevity and vitality of the living mushroom. This is why our mushroom powders are made exclusively from mycelial biomass.
NOT a Chemical Isolate
Plenty of "medicinal mushroom" supplement makers produce highly concentrated extracts with "guaranteed potency," all without any clinical trials to ensure efficacy or even safety. Fungi are primarily used as adaptogens, or biological response modulators, i.e. they work by way of feedback mechanisms. Too much of one isolate or another imbalances the synergistic effects found in the whole food product, and may close a physiological feedback loop, yielding unintended consequences that could compromise one's health. This is why our mushroom powders are exclusively whole food supplements, not chemical isolates.
All mushrooms require a growing medium or "substrate." We exclusively use certified organic brown rice.
A 100% aseptic environment are crucial to the cultivation of pure, healthy mushrooms, so the growing chambers and the rice are sterilized at 250 F. Then the growing medium is innoculated with pure mushroom spawns. This is one of the most crucial steps in creating a high quality final product. Our mushroom spawns are continually lab- tested and carefully nurtured and selected in order to ensure a vigorous and beneficial strain. Once the spawn have germinated, the mycelial biomass is harvested and dehydrated BELOW 120 F (to protect beneficial compounds from heat and oxidation) then pulverized into a homogenous powder. Carefully selected mycelial varieties are then blended together in specific ratios for optimal synergistic effect. Finally, samples undergo rigorous microbial testing before being packaged and shipped to our warehouse for delivery to you!
About the Blend
This specially-formulated immunity blend contains:
• Organic Cordy-gen (fungal isolate from Cordyceps)
• Organic Coriolus versicolor (Chinese: yun zhi)
• Organic Grifola frondosa (Japanese: Maitake)
• Organic Schizophyllum commune (USA: Split gill)
Each ingredient brings a host of bioactive phytochemicals and nutrients to the mix. Mushrooms are generally good sources of polysaccharides such as beta-glucan—a well-known immune-boosting and cholesterol-lowering nutrient—and sterols—precursors to Vitamin D, which is crucial to overall health and immunity.
CORDY-GEN (Bionectria ochroleuca) This proprietary strain—a fungal isolate from Cordyceps sinensis, hand-collected in the Nepalese Himalayas—provides energizing, stamina-supporting effects, as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits for improved recovery and resistance.
YUN ZHI (Coriolus versicolor) A traditional Chinese medicinal mushroom, this is considered a yin, stimulating, immune-booster, probably due to its content of Polysaccharide-K (PSK.
MAITAKE (Grifola frondosa) Another traditional medicinal mushroom from Asia, Maitake is also a yin, stimulating, immune- booster, probably because of its beta-glucan content, but it also has effects on inflammation and antioxidant levels.
SPLIT GILL (Schizophyllum commune) One of the most widely distributed mushrooms on earth, Split Gill contains schizophyllan (SPG), a polysaccharide. It also contains an enzyme (ScFz) that supports cardiovascular function.