Here at Phytoextractum, we’re excited to be able to offer a wide variety of products in many categories that may be able to help you have a better life. One of our products that are growing in popularity is our mushroom products.
In all, we have 12 different mushroom products. Each of these amazing mushrooms has its own benefits and characteristics. Today, you’ll get to learn all about these mushroom benefits that we have to offer!
Whole Mushrooms & Powders
The first categories of mushroom products that we have are whole mushrooms and mushroom powders. As powders are largely more popular, we have a larger variety of them available at this time. We also stock plenty of encapsulated mushroom powders, both individual mushroom varieties and blends.
With the exception of the Inonotus obliquus Chaga Mushroom products, all of our products are what is known as pure mycelium mushroom powder. Mycelium is extracted from the mushrooms through a liquid extraction process and has medicinal benefits very similar to whole mushrooms. Mycelium can be purified and is often used in health products.
Let’s get to know these mushroom products.
Antrodia is traditionally grown on the bark of a cinnamon tree known as Cinnamomum kanehirai. This tree is native to the high altitude mountainous regions of Taiwan, but the trees have become protected due to over-harvesting. Antrodia is know harvested more sustainably.
Antrodia is known to combat inflammation and fight viral infections. In traditional medicine, antrodia has been used to protect the liver’s functions and fight of liver disease. Recently, studies are being done about its possible cancer-fighting potential.
Next up is Cordyceps militaris, a mushroom powder that originates at high altitudes in China and around the world where it grows on a caterpillar. In traditional Tibetan medicine, this mushroom was used to fight fatigue and repair health after illnesses.
The benefits of Cordyceps militaris are still being studied, but this mushroom supplement has been used to improve liver and lung function, improve sex drive, speed up post-illness recovery, and even limit the effects of stress on the body.
Ganoderma lucidum is a Reishi mushroom powder that grows on many different hardwoods around the world; in fact, this is one of the easiest mushrooms to grow due to its hardiness.
The medicinal properties of Reishi mushrooms are well-known; this particular variety may improve the immune system’s ability to fight off serious illnesses like cancer. It’s also used to improve energy, skin condition, cholesterol levels, and the function of your body’s organs.
Grifola frondosa is also known as the maitake mushroom. Traditionally, maitake mushrooms have been known to help regulate various systems of the body when they come unbalanced and promote a longer, healthier life.
The Grifola frondosa variety can grow at the base of oak, elm, and maple trees. Users take this supplement in hopes of fighting cancer, lowering cholesterol levels, and even treating various virus infections.
Next up is Hericium erinaceus, also known as Lion’s Mane mushroom powder. In Chinese medicine, these varieties of mushrooms have been used to treat digestive issues for thousands of years.
Scientists studying Hericium erinaceus were shocked to discover that this mushroom has nerve-regeneration capabilities. These could improve your mood, memory, and even help people recover from cognitive illnesses.
Inonotus obliquus – Chaga Mushroom Powder & Whole Mushroom
The Inonotus obliquus is available as both a mushroom powder and a whole mushroom product. Chaga mushrooms like Inonotus obliquus have roots in Russian medicine where they were used for antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, and even anti-inflammatory uses.
More recently, Chaga mushrooms have been studied for their ability to reduce the stresses on your body that can lead to serious illnesses such as cancer. Scientists are also investigating the ability of Chaga to improve immune system disorders.
Lentinula edodes is the overarching species of shiitake mushrooms. These mushrooms have been a popular food for many years, and their benefits are more than just caloric! This is a very adaptable mushroom that can grow around the world, but it was originally found in China and Japan.
These mushrooms have antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects. Though they are small, they are one of the most powerful antioxidant mushrooms that exist.
The King Oyster mushroom is found around the world but originally was cultivated in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and northern African regions. Like other oyster mushrooms, they have a thick, meaty body.
As a powder supplement, scientists have studied the ability of King Oysters to fight disease, lower cholesterol, and even boost energy levels.
Trametes versicolor, also known as Turkey Tail, was historically used in Chinese medicine traditions to help with chronic and pulmonary diseases. Scientists have found that it has incredible antioxidant properties that may reduce the risk of cancer and tumors.
Turkey Tail is also used as a supplement for its antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory effects.
In addition to powders, we are proud to offer two different mushroom extracts which have their own unique serving recommendations and properties.
Our Chaga mushroom products are also available as a mushroom extract liquid. Like the powder and whole pieces, this liquid is extracted from Chaga mushrooms which usually grow on birch trees.
Once extracted, this liquid supplement is often used to support the immune system, improve cognitive function, and supplement your body with very high antioxidant counts.
Our final product to introduce is our Reishi mushroom extract; this extract is made from the Reishi mushroom which has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine. The extract could help boost the immune system and cognitive functions.
Add Mushrooms To Your Life
While science has quickly been showing that all of these mushroom varieties can have huge benefits for your body, not all of these mushrooms can be eaten or easily digested. That is why we are excited to offer powders and extracts that harness the benefits of these mushrooms in a digestible form. Which mushrooms will you add to your life?