The Power of Mushrooms

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


Marvellous Mushrooms

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.

Mushrooms are well known for their adaptogenic properties. Adaptogens can be defined as agents that support the body’s response to changing physical and emotional stresses. They help regulate energy and fatigue by providing a natural energy boost and counteracting the harmful effects of internal and external stressors on the body.

The Benefits of Mushrooms

Mushrooms are bursting with bioactive compounds. They’re a rich source of protein-bound polysaccharides, Alpha and Beta-glucans, making them a great source of soluble fibre. They contain the essential B vitamins, prebiotics, zinc, as well as a host of other vitamins and minerals that are required for the maintenance of good health.
For our products, we use mushroom fruiting body extracts where possible (the part of the mushroom that sits above the ground), rather than extracts from the mycelium (which sits below the ground). The benefit is higher concentrations of the active compounds.

Chaga Mushroom

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.

Lions Mane

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.