Our Vital Health mushroom blend extract powder combines seven powerful organic mushrooms into one easy-to-use powder. Below we share information on each of the mushrooms found in our mushroom blend supplements so you can gain a better understanding of each.
1 pound of extracted mushroom blend comes in 8 of our 2.1 oz containers.
Remember, all of our mushroom supplements are certified organic and they are created with the fruited mushroom body and not mycelium grown on grain. This way you are getting the benefits of the mushrooms themselves, which have been shown to have higher amounts of healthful polysaccharides like beta-glucans.
Our hot water extracted supplements are 100% mushrooms! There are no grains or fillers. You just experience the magic mushrooms have to offer with only fruiting bodies.
Our mushroom blend extract powder has been lab tested and contains over 32% Beta-Glucans. Furthermore, our mushroom blend extract powder is gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan.
The seven mushrooms found in our Vital Health mushroom blend extract powder
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus): Chaga appears as a black mass which primarily grows on birch trees. It is easiest to find in the winter when the leaves are no longer on the trees. The best places to look for chaga are at higher elevations along streams and rivers where birches are abundant. Old logging roads where trees may have been scraped are also good places to look for chaga. Traditionally, chaga has been used to support immunity and overall health.
Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris and Cordyceps sinensis): Cordyceps is a popular mushroom that has been used in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine for thousands of years. Cordyceps is also known as ‘Himalayan Gold’ because it is grown in the highest reaches of the Himalayas. The “gold” aspect of the name can be from the color of the mushroom, as well as its benefit to the cultures that use it. Cordyceps has been used traditionally for energy and endurance support.
Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus): Lion’s mane is an edible mushroom that grows native throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. It has a variety of other common names, including the bearded tooth mushroom, the bearded hedgehog mushroom, and satyr’s beard. Traditionally, lion’s mane has been used to fortify the spleen and nourish the gut. It is said to be nutritive to the five internal organs (liver, lung, spleen, heart, and kidney), and has been used for general vigor and strength.
Maitake (Grifola frondosa): Maitake mushroom is also commonly known as the hen of the woods mushroom. It often grows in clumped, leaf-like shapes at the base of maples and oaks. Maitake has been traditionally used to support immune function.
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum or Ganoderma tsugae): Reishi mushrooms are delightful to find while foraging in the northeast. Reishi is another mushroom that has been used extensively in Asia for years, and traditionally has been used to support immune and nervous system health.
Shiitake (Lentinula edodes): Shiitake mushrooms are often one of the first gourmet edible mushrooms people experience. They contain the umami flavor, which is complex and can involve a savory meatiness. In Japanese the word umami means “essence of deliciousness”. Not surprising, as many mushroom lovers have referred to shiitakes as being delicious.
Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor): Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor), like chaga, is typically not eaten as a food. This mushroom is purely used for its healthful constituents and usually consumed as tea, tincture, or supplement powder. Turkey tail is mainly fan shaped with colored rings ranging from gray to reddish orange. This mushroom has been used traditionally to support respiratory health.
Understanding some benefits of mushroom blend extract powder
Mushroom blend extract powder can benefit you in a variety of ways. First and foremost, a mushroom blend will provide you with multiple mushrooms, so you can experience the healthful properties of multiple mushrooms. Using a mushroom blend extract powder will also lead to a different taste than you would experience by consuming only one type of mushroom powder. If you want a variety of mushrooms packed together creating a unique, complex flavor, then a mushroom blend extract powder is the way to go.
Another major benefit of using a mushroom powder blend is that you get the healthful constituents of eating mushrooms in a much more manageable way. Instead of cooking pounds of mushrooms and eating them, you can ingest a significantly larger quantity of mushrooms in powdered form and you can do so in conjunction with other mushrooms. This can be especially helpful for those who do not necessarily love the taste of mushrooms cooked, or those who do not have the time or ability to cook mushrooms as much as they would like to. Many of these mushrooms are hard to find in the wild or in grocery stores, so getting our mushroom blend extracts will help you incorporate these mushrooms in your life with ease.
How to use our mushroom blend extract powder
Mushroom blend powder goes great in hot liquids, as the powder can disintegrate more easily. However, the powder also goes well in smoothies and juices when the ingredients are blended today. You can even add them to oatmeal, soups, and stews to enhance your meals. Mushroom blend powder is especially great for those on the go.