While Food Based is at the heart of what makes our products effective, we think it’s important to explore all the potential ways we can improve our products whilst still maintaining our mission. One way we do this is with mushrooms. Whenever we can make space in the capsule, we like to top up your dose of Food Based vitamins and minerals with one of 5 unique mushroom bases.
The Power of Mushrooms
Our mushrooms are grown on a liquid substrate.
Without getting too technical, this means that the mycelium can be separated from its growth medium, and you don’t end up with all the unnecessary extras in the end product; just pure mushroom goodness. Mushroom mycelium is produced by one of two main processes; on a grain medium or a liquid medium. When mushroom mycelium is grown on a grain, the mycelium becomes interwoven with the grain substrate, and consequently cannot be fully separated. This means that what goes into the end supplement you take is not just mushroom mycelium, but also a hefty chunk of rice or grain. Wholegrains have their role in a healthy diet, but when they are included as part of the mushroom biomass, they leave less of the beneficial mushroom component.
Mushrooms have been held in high esteem in traditional medicines for thousands of years. More recently, science has upheld what has long been claimed; that mushrooms have remarkable health benefits. In particular, mushrooms are high in enzymes, polysaccharides, and protein-bound polysaccharides (including the highly regarded beta-D-glucans). For our products, we use five types of mushroom with varying benefits.
Packed with polysaccharides, phytosterols, and beta-D-Glucans. Chaga is sometimes considered to be an adaptogen. Thanks to its ability to modulate the bodies response to stress, it can help keep you balanced by uplifting without stimulating.
Lion’s mane is best known for its neuroprotective and neuro-enhancing effects. It has been shown in animals to enhance nerve growth in the brain and body..
Best known for the boost it can give your immune system. Reishi is also known to act in an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant manner. This reflects its traditional use in Chinese medicine.
One of the rarest medicinal mushrooms, cordyceps are only found above altitudes of 3,800, above sea level, and only in very specific parts of the world. They possess the unique ability to improve exercise performance and stamina in adults, as well as fighting fatigue and muscle aches
Taken in Japan since the Ming Dynasty, where it was considered the ‘elixir of life’, shiitake has recently gained traction in the west for its health benefits.