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'Shroom School: Choosing Your Form of Mushroom Support

'Shroom School: Choosing Your Form of Mushroom Support - Harmonic Arts

Elizabeth Ferns |

Mushroom supplements of every kind are abundant in today’s wellness market. It can feel overwhelming trying to choose the best form of support for you. We have a few helpful tips that can make the decision easier. First, let’s start with the basics.

Disclaimer: This blog is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your health care practitioner before adding any new herbs to your wellness routine.

 

Meet the World’s Top 5 Medicinal Mushrooms

At Harmonic Arts, we work with the world’s top 5 most studied functional mushrooms. Featured in ancient healing modalities and current scientific research, Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Reishi, and Turkey Tail remain at the forefront of the mushroom revolution. Commonly found in today’s market, they have biologically active compounds that can have a significant effect on our health. 

Chaga

Also known as “The King of Mushrooms,” Chaga contains the highest levels of antioxidants in any mushroom we’ve seen. It supports immunity and protects against damage caused by free radicals. 

Cordyceps

First discovered over 1300 years ago in the Himalayas, Cordyceps is praised in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It’s known for its ability to boost energy and endurance by improving oxygen uptake in our cells. 

Lion’s Mane

In Chinese folklore, Lion's Mane promotes “nerves of steel and the memory of a lion.” Monks and warriors alike used it to build concentration and focus. Lion’s Mane can improve memory and inspire creativity. 

Reishi

Reishi is a relaxing and revitalizing mushroom with the longest record of medicinal use, dating back over 2,000 years. It’s an adaptogen, which means it helps our bodies build resilience to stress. 

Turkey Tail

"The Hiker’s Mushroom” is a microbiome-friendly medicinal mushroom. Turkey Tail is used in TCM to treat chronic illnesses, fortify immunity and strengthen the stomach and spleen.  

 

Consider Goals and Lifestyle 

Before choosing a mushroom product to work with, we recommend determining your wellness goals. Whether you’re working with an herbalist or other health care practitioner, take time to examine your needs. Perhaps you’re seeking a stronger immune system, improved focus, increased resilience to stress, or a combination of benefits. 

Click here to see what the research has to say about each mushroom and discover which one is right for your wellness goals. 

The next step is to look at your lifestyle and personal preferences. Compliance and consistency are the keys to feeling the benefits that these functional mushrooms have to offer. Choosing the right supplement form for your lifestyle can make it that much easier.  

Ask yourself: 

  • What is my daily schedule like? Is it packed or flexible? 
  • Do I spend more time at home, or commute? 
  • Am I a habitual tea or coffee drinker? Do I like to add supplements to my coffee/tea? 
  • Do I like the idea of adding supplements to a daily smoothie or shake? 
  • What is my current supplement regime, if applicable? 
  • How often do I reach for supplements throughout the day?
  • How often do I travel? Do my supplements need to pack easily? 
  • Do I enjoy cooking and experimenting with recipes? 
  • Am I looking for specific ingredients? 

Answering these questions will provide valuable insight into which form of mushroom support might work best for you. 

Inforgraphic with details about mushroom powders, tinctures and capsules 

Mushroom Powders 

Our Concentrated Mushroom Powders are crafted with naturally and sustainably cultivated mushrooms. 

Features:

  • Made with 100% fruiting body mushrooms 
  • Extracted with water and/or alcohol to ensure maximum potency 
  • High extract ratios 
  • No fillers or preservatives 
  • No mycelium on grain 
  • Certified organic 
  • Vegan and gluten-free 
  • Water-soluble, and easy to add to coffee, tea, smoothies, or your favourite recipe 

Dosing:

The recommended dose varies for each Mushroom Powder to reflect the potency. Taking 1/8 TSP daily is a great starting point. 

 

Mushroom Tinctures 

Our Mushroom Tinctures are handmade in small batches on Vancouver Island. 

Features:

  • Made with 100% fruiting body mushrooms
  • Formulated by Clinical Herbalists 
  • Made with organic cane alcohol to create a highly bioavailable supplement 
  • Certified organic 
  • Vegan, gluten-free 
  • Take on its own or add it to a beverage 

Dosing:

The recommended dose varies for each Mushroom Tincture to reflect the potency. Taking 1 mL daily is a great starting point. 

 

Mushroom Capsules 

You asked and we’ve delivered! We’ve expanded our Mushroom Line to suit every lifestyle need. Easily take your functional mushrooms on-the-go with our Mushroom Capsules and stick to your wellness routine no matter what life throws at you. 

Features:

  • Made with our Concentrated Mushroom Powders with a bit of organic brown rice powder 
  • 100% fruiting body mushrooms at high extract ratios 
  • Potent and bioavailable mushroom medicine 
  • Certified organic 
  • Vegan and gluten-free 
  • Seamlessly add to your current supplement regime 
  • Perfect for a busy lifestyle 

Dosing:

Take 2 capsules, once per day to reap the benefits that these functional mushrooms have to offer. 

 

We’re thrilled to have curated a Mushroom Line that has something to offer for every lifestyle. Use our Store Locator to find a Harmonic Arts retailer near you and shop our highly requested Mushroom Capsules!

 

Curious to learn more about our mushrooms? Click here to understand how we source and produce our functional mushroom supplements.