Power your life with our Vital Health 7-Mushroom species capsules, which is an equal blend of Lion's Mane, Cordyceps, Maitake, Turkey Tail, Chaga, Shiitake, and Reishi. Our mushroom blend extracts help support all aspects of body and mind. Our supplements are 100% mushrooms, so there are no grains or fillers. Our mushroom blend extract capsules contain the magic mushrooms have to offer!
120 capsules -- 500 mg/capsule, allowing for 60 total servings.
What’s in our mushroom blend extract capsules
Our Vital Health mushroom blend extract capsules combine seven powerful organic mushrooms into one easy-to-use powder. 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 fruited mushroom bodies themselves, which have been shown to have higher amounts of healthful polysaccharides like beta-glucans.
Here is a look at each of the certified-organic mushrooms found in our Vital Health blend.
Maitake: Maitake mushrooms (Grifola frondosa) 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.
According to Maitake extracts and their therapeutic potential from the National Library of Medicine’s website, “It is a premier culinary as well as medicinal mushroom. Maitake is increasingly being recognized as a potent source of polysaccharide compounds with dramatic health-promoting potential.”
Lion’s mane: Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) 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.
The study Lion’s Mane, Hericium erinaceus and Tiger Milk, Lignosus rhinocerotis (Higher Basidiomycetes) Medicinal Mushrooms Stimulate Neurite Outgrowth in Dissociated Cells of Brain, Spinal Cord, and Retina: An In Vitro Study took a look at neurodegenerative disease, which impacts nearly 100 million people worldwide.
The study states, “Hericium erinaceus is one of the well-established medicinal mushrooms for neuronal health. It has been documented for its regenerative capability in peripheral nerve.”
Cordyceps: Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris and Cordyceps sinensis) 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.
According to the study Traditional uses and medicinal potential of Cordyceps sinensis of Sikkim, “Many studies in vitro and in vivo support C. Sinensis having diverse biological activities and pharmacological potential.”
Reishi: Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum or Ganoderma tsugae) are delightful to find while foraging in the northeast. You may start finding them as early as in the spring in the northeast, but they won’t be ready to harvest until late July. Reishi is another mushroom that has been used extensively in Asia for years.
Shiitake: 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.
One benefit of shiitake mushrooms comes from the study entitled The Unexplored Anticaries Potential of Shiitake Mushroom. According to the study, “Various biologically active compounds such as erythritol, copalic acid, adenosine, carvacrol, and many more are responsible for this mushroom's antimicrobial activity.”
Chaga: Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) appears as a black mass which mainly 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 birch trees are abundant. Old logging roads where trees may have been scraped are also good places to look for chaga.
Turkey tail: 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.
Understanding some benefits of mushroom blend extract capsules
Mushroom blend powder will provide you with multiple mushrooms, so you can experience the healthful properties of all of these mushrooms. If you want a variety of mushrooms packed together creating a unique, complex flavor, then a mushroom blend powder is the way to go.
A major benefit of using a mushroom powder blend is that you get the healthful constituents of eating mushrooms in a much more manageable way. You can ingest a significantly larger quantity of mushrooms in powdered form. This can be especially helpful for those who do not love the taste of cooked mushrooms or those who do not have the time to cook mushrooms, but still want to get the benefits of mushrooms.
How to use our mushroom blend extract capsules
Take a capsule or two with water in the morning or early afternoon for best results.