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What are functional mushrooms?

Functional mushrooms have been used for thousands of years to support our bodies in a variety of ways. Each of them can be used for specific “functions”. They are considered adaptogens and we use them to help us with areas like focus, energy, stress

Where can I learn more about mushrooms?

We have a few recommendations! First, you can check out our free online Academy HERE for courses on adaptogens, functional mushrooms, and more! We also have our online Magazine, where you can read articles about mushrooms and adaptogens, as well as f

What is extraction?

This is such an important question; We are so glad you asked! Mushrooms are inedible raw. In order for your body to access their nutritional benefits like polysaccharides and triterpenes (we can geek out on those later!), functional mushrooms must be

Are there molds/toxins in the mushroom extracts?

It’s important to first zoom out and understand that Fungi are their own biological Kingdom. We are part of the Animal Kingdom, then there is the plant Kingdom, and Fungi are their own Kingdom entirely. While mycologists are still discovering the num

Are functional mushrooms legal?

Yes! None of the functional mushrooms we use are on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) list and they are legal all around the world. Functional mushrooms have been used for over 5000 years so it is very unlikely that they will ever make the list o