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How Organic Mushrooms supplements are made

What’s good for your body may not taste the best and this holds true in the case of functional mushrooms. Functional mushrooms generally grow on wood logs uninterrupted by humans and they start with extracting the goodness of nature around them. Lion’s Mane can be found growing on hardwood trees such as birch, maple, oak, walnut and sycamore. ​​Cordyceps mushrooms can be found in grasslands and on woodland edges, also occasionally pushing up through bare soil. Ganoderma Lucidum or Reishi mushrooms can be found growing on the logs of deciduous trees such as maple, oak, plum, elm and even conifers. Lentinus edodes or Shiitake mushrooms can be seen growing on the hardwood surfaces of oak, maple, and ironwood trees. Inonotus Obliquus commonly known as Chaga grows as a black, charcoal-like mass with a woody, rusty-brown interior generally protruding out of the bark of birch trees. Trametes versicolor or Turkey Tail Mushroom grows on decomposing trees of oak, white birch and maple trees.

Each of these functional mushrooms has been revered for centuries for their adaptogenic properties and their beneficial bioactive compounds. It is difficult to consume these mushrooms directly because of their taste and hence it is better to extract the beneficial bioactive compounds through a patented double hot-water extraction process.

At Organic Mushrooms, our mushrooms are grown at Pemberton, BC. The process involves colonizing natural gluten-free grains and then added to hardwood substrate upon completion of colonization. The fruiting bodies are grown in hardwood substrate fruiting blocks and upon colonizing the blocks are introduced to fruiting conditions which involves the temperature management, managing air flow and humidity for the fruiting bodies.

Each fruiting body depending upon the type of mushroom strain can take between 2 weeks to 8 weeks before reaching maturity. The fruiting bodies are then harvested along with the mycelium. Upon harvesting, the fruiting bodies are dried and prepared for the extraction process. The extraction process is dual, and we use a double hot water extraction process which involves running the fruiting bodies through hot water. The residue left after the first extraction is then introduced to steam extraction. The nutrients left after both the extractions are then put through an air-drying system to remove the water, leaving behind the final mushroom extracts in the form of powder.

Extract Powders: Organic Mushroom Extract Powders are 100% natural extracts of functional mushrooms extracted using a patented double extraction method using hot water and steam. Our extract powders are 100% organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and without any fillers. There are multiple ways to incorporate extract powder into your daily diet either by using it for making curries, soups, baked items or adding them into smoothies. 1/3 teaspoon is 1 gram of mushroom extracts.

Organic Mushrooms Tinctures are created by mixing extract powder into food grade cane alcohol and hot water. Our tinctures have a 33:33:33 ratio of mushroom extracts, hot water and food grade cane alcohol. Tinctures offer the fastest solubility and can be consumed directly or easily mixed with juices. 1 tincture dropper equals 1 gram of mushroom extracts.

Organic Mushrooms Capsules have the mushroom extract powder filled in vegetarian hypromellose caps which are easily digested when consumed. Capsules are convenient to have on the go. Each capsule is 500mg of mushroom extracts.

Organic Mushrooms Supplement Gummies are made by mixing the extract powder with gelatine and organic cane sugar. Each gummy equals 1 gram of mushroom extracts.

It is recommended to have 2-3 grams of mushroom extracts per day. The potency for all our supplements is the same, the only difference is the way of consumption. You can choose the type that’s easiest to incorporate in your daily routine.

Easy Ways to Include Functional Mushrooms in your diet

Functional mushrooms are amazing for enhancing your body and mind; however, they don’t really taste that well. There are ways to incorporate them into our daily diet by adding them to some of your favourite foods and beverages. We are happy to bring you some nutritious ways to incorporate the goodness of functional mushrooms into your daily diet by adding Organic Mushrooms natural extracts to your daily consumables.

Soups – Extract powders are a perfect addition to soups. Their umami taste can hide well inside the creamy and nutritious soups. We have a Classic Korean soup recipe for you.

Tea – Mushroom teas are the new trend. Although it’s not as fancy as it sounds, it is healthier for your mind and body. Just add some of the extracts into your tea or boil the dried mushroom chunks in the water before you pour yourself a hot cup of goodness.

Coffee and hot chocolates – The umami flavours of mushroom extracts can work very well in a cup of hot coffee with milk or hot chocolate. We have shared a full recipe here.

Chili – Are you fond of Mexican chili? Mushroom extract powders can be easily mixed into a spicy Mexican stew along with chili peppers, your choice of meat, tomatoes, and beans with seasoning like garlic, onions, and cumin.

Organic Mushroom Chocolate Balls – These little treats are delicious while they are soft, sweet, and loaded with flavour and powers from functional mushroom extracts. This snack is particularly packed with nutrients and bioactive compounds that is super beneficial for your mind and body and helps incorporate functional mushroom extracts in your diet regime in a simple but tasty way.

Pasta Sauces – You can stir mushroom powders into pasta sauces. If you are planning to indulge in some pasta or gnocchi soon, mushroom extract powders are a fantastic addition to the sauces and can also enhance the savoury taste.

Breaded pork chops – you can add functional mushroom extract powder in with your breadcrumb mixture while you are making breaded pork chops or chicken parmesan or chicken cutlets.

Chicken Pot Pie – Mushroom extract powders can be a great addition to the pot as you mix it with the meat and other ingredients like carrots and peas topped with pie crust.

Mushroom Powder Brownies – you can add mushroom powder into desserts, and it works wonders with baked brownies. The sweet chocolate makes the umami taste almost unnoticeable.

Donuts – Similar to brownies, mushroom extracts can be a powerful addition to donuts, and you can garnish the same with any topping of your choice from cream to chocolate to frosting.

Juices – Tinctures have a strong taste due to the 1/3rd portion of food-grade cane alcohol in them. You can dilute the tinctures by adding them into juices of your choice. Fresh citrus juices make a great combination.

Incorporating functional mushrooms into your daily diet is an amazing and seamless way for your body and mind to receive important nutrition. These healthy habits go a long way in helping you achieve your health and wellness goals. It is recommended to have 2-3 grams of mushroom extracts in a day. While mushroom extracts have no side effects, we recommend you speak to your physician in case you are making substantial changes to your diet regime.

We hope the ideas mentioned above help you incorporate functional mushrooms into your daily diet. If you have any great creative recipes that go well with functional mushroom extracts, let us know and we might have a gift for you. Share your recipes with us at info@organicmushrooms.ca

Can functional mushrooms help with diabetes?

Diabetes is a long-lasting illness that happens when the pancreas does not make enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces to control blood glucose. In simple terms, diabetes occurs when the level of glucose in the blood, also known as blood sugar, is too high. Glucose is the main source of energy in the human body and the body can produce its glucose and get it from the food we eat. Diabetes is a persistent metabolic condition characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose (or blood sugar), which can cause serious harm to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves over time.

The cause of diabetes can vary and depends upon many factors such as weight, diet, inactivity, family history etc. There are two main types of chronic diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Additionally, there are potentially reversible conditions like prediabetes and gestational diabetes. Prediabetes is when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes, while Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy and may resolve after childbirth. The symptoms can vary depending on blood sugar levels. Some people, especially those with prediabetes, gestational diabetes, or type 2 diabetes, may not experience symptoms whereas type 1 diabetes symptoms typically appear suddenly and are more severe. Some common symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Presence of ketones in urine, a sign of insufficient insulin.
  • Fatigue and weakness.
  • Mood changes, like irritability.
  • Blurry vision.
  • Slow-healing sores.
  • Recurrent infections, such as gum, skin, or vaginal infections.

Type 1 diabetes can start at any age but often begins in childhood or adolescence. Type 2 diabetes, more prevalent, can develop at any age, with a higher occurrence in people over 40. However, there is a rising trend of type 2 diabetes in children.

Functional mushrooms possess medicinal bioactive components such as polysaccharides, lectins, lactones, terpenoids, alkaloids, antibiotics, and metal-chelating agents which can help lower blood sugar levels through various mechanisms such as slowing glucose absorption and improving hyperglycemia. The polysaccharides in functional mushrooms, particularly Beta-glucans, help modulate the immune system and reduce inflammation by inhibiting the activity of pro-inflammatory cytokines and preventing oxidative damage. Terpenoids help lower blood sugar levels by inhibiting enzymes like α-glucosidase and α-amylase, which break down complex sugars into simple sugars, thus raising blood glucose levels. Vitamin D in most functional mushrooms plays a crucial role in maintaining glucose balance and protecting pancreatic ß-cells from immune attacks as it also regulates insulin secretion by controlling intracellular calcium levels.

Reishi mushrooms contain natural compounds that can help lower blood sugar levels. If you take reishi mushrooms along with diabetes medications, it can further lower your blood sugar. Regularly including reishi mushrooms in your diet can help strengthen your immune system, reduce inflammation, promote relaxation, improve sleep, and manage stress and anxiety. Additionally, reishi mushrooms can contribute to heart health and provide antioxidant benefits.

Cordyceps may help maintain healthy blood sugar levels by acting like insulin. Cordyceps extracts have been shown to significantly reduce blood glucose levels by improving glucose metabolism and effectively lowering total cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

High in antioxidants, Chaga has been known to help control blood sugar. Researchers show that bioactive compounds in Chaga mushroom extract can potentially lower blood sugar. However, for patients on diabetic medication, it is important to discuss the medicines with your doctor before introducing Chaga into your diet as it can drop the blood sugar too low.

It must be noted that while functional mushrooms can help lower blood sugar levels and help your body fight and manage diabetes, they are in no way a replacement for diabetes medicine. We recommend all diabetes patients consult their physicians or a qualified medical professional before incorporating functional mushrooms into their daily diet.

Why choose Canadian-grown mushrooms?

There are several benefits that come from choosing Canadian grown mushrooms including environmental, economic, social, and health benefits. Organic Mushrooms was born out of the need to create and supply natural health supplements to Canadians with the goodness of revered functional mushrooms. The fact that we source locally grown mushrooms for our natural supplements is helpful in many ways. Our supplements offer a host of health benefits beyond their nutritional value, and here are a few reasons why choosing Canadian-grown is the premium choice for your health and wellness:

  1. Quality and Freshness
    While many supplement companies import their products from other countries, Organic Mushrooms focuses on quality control and freshness. Growing our mushrooms in Canada means that we control the full process and can guarantee the quality and freshness of our products. Our facilities adhere to Health Canada regulations and are built for optimal growing conditions. This means that your supplements are made in a way that prioritizes the retention of their potent bioactive compounds (like beta-glucans!), enhancing the intended health benefits.
  2. Traceability and Food Safety
    Canada’s stringent food safety regulations and traceability systems ensure the safety and purity of functional mushroom supplements. From farm to supplement, our products are made following strict protocols to prevent contamination and maintain the highest quality standards, giving you confidence in the safety and potency of our mushroom supplements.
  3. Absolutely No Fillers
    One of the standout benefits of choosing Canadian-grown is the guarantee of absolutely no fillers. Often, other products on the market mix in grains and other substances, but at Organic Mushrooms, we control our full process to guarantee that our products are 100% pure. This purity is maintained through strict farming and processing practices, providing you with the most potent and effective functional mushroom extracts available.
  4. Nutritional and Health Benefits
    Our mushrooms are packed with essential nutrients and bioactive compounds that support various health aspects:
  • Lion’s Mane: Boost cognitive function and support brain health.
  • Cordyceps: Enhance stamina, endurance, and vitality.
  • Reishi: Promote relaxation, balance, and overall well-being.
  • Turkey Tail: Strengthen your immune system and gut health.
  • Chaga: Enjoy antioxidant-rich support for skin and immune function.
  • Shiitake: Heart health and body nourishment with essential nutrients.
  • Daily VitaMush – Our specialty blend with the goodness of 5 revered mushrooms such as Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Reishi, Turkey Tail and Shiitake.
  1. Support Local business
    Organic Mushrooms is a small business out of Parksville, British Columbia. Every part of our business involves putting Canadians first – by shopping with us, you are supporting a local business and investing in a positive cycle that benefits everyone involved.

Choosing Canadian-grown functional mushrooms means choosing superior quality, sustainability, and support for local economies. Thank you for being part of Organic Mushrooms, and we wish you the best in your health and wellness journey.

Organic Mushrooms supplements explained

Organic Mushrooms is a local Canadian company with its facility and store in Parksville, Vancouver Island, Canada. Organic Mushrooms was started with the sole purpose of offering natural supplements with the goodness of functional mushrooms to all Canadians.

For centuries, functional mushrooms have been known to elevate the health and well-being of people across the world. In Asia, certain functional mushrooms are used as supplementary medicine to cure diseases like Cancer. The benefits of functional mushrooms are manifold ranging from supporting and enhancing cognitive functions, relieving depression and anxiety, maintaining a healthy heart and gut, lessening inflammation in the body, strengthening immunity, aiding in better sleep, improving cardiovascular health and much more while elevating your overall health and wellness.

Organic Mushrooms offers the goodness of revered mushrooms such as Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Reishi, Turkey Tail, Chaga and Shiitake. In addition to these five revered mushroom types, Organic Mushrooms has created a specialty blend mixing 20% each of Lion’s mane, Cordyceps, Reishi, Turkey Tail and Shiitake to offer Daily VitaMush. Daily VitaMush is a potent mix that offers the valuable benefits of all five revered mushrooms in one.

We only use certified organic mushrooms to unlock the most beneficial compounds like beta-glucans and improve bioavailability in our supplements. All our mushrooms are grown in Pemberton, British Columbia and then sent to our facility in Parksville, British Columbia. They are prepared from start to finish by our team on Vancouver Island. We operate a safe facility and lab test all our products to make sure our customers only receive high-quality supplements.

We use a patented hot water and steam extraction process to produce all our mushroom extracts. Our tinctures are the exception, for which we utilize dual hot water and alcohol extraction. Organic Mushrooms supplements are available to everyone in the form of extract powder, capsules, tinctures, and supplement gummies. Let us look at each of the mushroom supplements and what they mean:

Extract Powder – Organic Mushrooms can offer you the natural extracts of functional mushrooms in powder form. The fruiting bodies and mycelium of the mushrooms are double hot water extracted using a patented method – first with hot water and then with steam to offer you the extracted beneficial bioactive compounds of functional mushrooms in ready-to-use powder form. Please note that the extract powder is the purest form of mushroom extract without any fillers. 1/3rd of the teaspoon of extract powder equals 1 gram of mushroom extracts. The Extract Powder is 100% natural, vegan, Non-GMO & Gluten Free Health Supplement without any fillers.

Capsules – The extract powder is carefully filled in vegetarian hypromellose capsule caps for direct and easy consumption. The caps quickly digest in water allowing the extract powder to reach your gut easily. Each capsule equals 500 mg of mushroom extracts. The capsules are 100% natural, vegan, Non-GMO & Gluten Free Health Supplements

Tinctures – After the hot water extraction, the extract powders are stored in food-grade cane alcohol to create tinctures. Tinctures offer the fastest solubility among all mushroom supplements. The concentration of food-grade cane alcohol in the tinctures offers a strong taste and hence it is recommended to mix the tinctures into fresh juices. Each tincture dropper equals 1 gram of mushroom extract. Organic Mushrooms tinctures are 100% natural, vegan, Non-GMO & Gluten Free Health Supplements

Supplement gummies – Keeping in mind that a lot of people may not like the taste of natural extracts in powder or liquid form, Organic mushrooms has made supplement gummies with mushroom extracts. Mushroom extracts are cooked with gelatin and cane sugar to create easy-to-use and tasteful supplement gummies that offer the benefits of functional mushrooms in a delectable way. This is the only supplement type in the line of Organic Mushrooms natural supplements that is not vegan. Each supplement gummy equals one gram of mushroom extracts.

All Organic Mushrooms supplements are third-party tested and go through the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification process. They are produced in Canada from start to finish, ensuring quality and authenticity. We offer high-quality health supplements for a better quality of life by maximizing mental and physical well-being. We offer free shipping across Canada via Canada Post. Once an order is placed, customer received an automated email with the order confirmation and Canada Post tracking number before the supplements are delivered promptly and safely to your door.

As per general recommendations, an adult should consume 2-3 grams of mushroom extracts per day for best results. Please note that this is not medical advice, and you should consult with a medical professional at your discretion before using any supplements for medical purposes.

Can you improve your digestion with Functional Mushrooms?

Digestion issues are a widespread problem across the world, not only for those getting old but also for young people and even kids in some cases. Anyone can face digestion problems in several ways such as irritable bowel syndrome commonly known as IBS, Constipation, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Heartburn, Celiac disease, Gallstones, Hemorrhoids, Peptic ulcer disease, Bloating, Diarrhea, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Food intolerances, Gastritis, Liver disease, Pancreatitis, and so on.

Gastrointestinal diseases can affect the digestive system from the mouth to the anus. There are two types: functional and structural. Functional diseases are when the GI tract looks normal but does not move properly, and they are the most common problems affecting the GI tract including your colon and rectum. Examples of functional diseases are constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Structural gastrointestinal diseases are when your bowel looks abnormal and does not work properly. Sometimes, the structural abnormality needs to be removed surgically. Examples of structural GI diseases include strictures, stenosis, hemorrhoids, diverticular disease, colon polyps, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease.

There are several factors in your lifestyle that can upset your digestive system and its ability to keep moving. These include:

  • Eating a diet that lacks fibre
  • Not getting enough exercise
  • Consuming copious amounts of dairy products
  • Experiencing stress
  • Ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement, possibly due to hemorrhoids
  • Overuse of certain medications that are anti-diarrheal, antacid medications, antidepressants, iron supplements, and strong pain medicines such as narcotics
  • Pregnant women can feel stress in their digestive system

Improving your digestive system can be achieved through changes in your lifestyle and diet. One can start by cutting back on fatty foods, cola, and fizzy drinks. Try eating and drinking slowly and quit smoking if you can. Also, do not chew gum, exercise more often and avoid foods that cause gas. Be mindful of sweeteners that can cause gas, such as fructose and sorbitol.

At the same time, we have functional mushrooms that function as natural digestive champions that can support your gastrointestinal health and overall well-being. The exceptional properties of revered Lion’s Mane mushrooms, Chaga mushrooms, Reishi mushrooms, and Turkey Tail mushrooms have been known to improve the digestive system and elevate your body and mind.

  • Lion’s Mane Mushrooms: Lion’s mane mushrooms are celebrated for their potential to promote a healthy gut microbiome, aiding in digestion and nutrient absorption.
  • Chaga Mushrooms: Chaga mushrooms bring potent antioxidants to the mix, which can help reduce inflammation and support a balanced digestive system.
  • Reishi Mushrooms: Reishi mushrooms are known for their soothing properties, calming digestive discomfort, and promoting a harmonious gut environment.
  • Turkey Tail Mushrooms: Turkey tail mushrooms provide immune support, bolstering your body’s ability to maintain a well-functioning digestive system.

Organic Mushrooms has created a Wellness Bundle to improve your digestion system to be taken as a supplement in addition to your diet. For best results, the recommended daily consumption is 2-3 grams of functional mushrooms per day. Please note that this is not medical advice, and you should consult with a medical professional at your discretion before using any supplements for medical purposes.

Organic Mushrooms Chocolate Balls

Mushrooms and chocolate together? Well, who said healthy cant be delicious and sweet?

We are happy to bring you an innovative and delectable way to consume chocolate balls with the goodness of Organic Mushrooms. This unique and chocolate recipe creates a perfectly healthy treat that is sweet and delicious, loaded with lip-smacking flavours and amazing benefits of functional mushrooms. These are easy-to-make nutrient-packed snacks that will satisfy your sweet tooth and enhance your mind and body.

These little treats are absolutely delicious while they are soft, sweet, and loaded with flavour and powers from functional mushroom extracts. This snack is particularly packed with nutrients and bioactive compounds that is super beneficial for your mind and body and helps incorporate functional mushroom extracts in your diet regime in a simple but tasty way. The best part is that they can be made in 15 minutes with just a few simple ingredients.

  • ½ cup walnuts grounded into powder
  • ½ cup almonds grounded into powder
  • 10 dates mashed together
  • 2 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoon Organic Mushrooms extracts (Reishi, Chaga, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Shiitake, Turkey Tail, Daily VitaMush)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup dried berries
  • dark chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Soak 10 dates in hot water for a few minutes.
  2. Grind the dry stuff together in a food processor till a fine powder is formed
  3. Strain the dates from hot water and grind along with the fine powder for about two minutes until the dough is formed.
  4. You can add a bit of honey if the dough seems too dry
  5. You can also add maple syrup as a sweetener if you would like the mixture sweeter
  6. Scrape out the mix from the blender into a plate and add the nibs of dried berries and chocolate chips and mix it together using your hands.
  7. To form your balls, use a spoon to scoop out the dough and roll it between your palms.
  8. Place the chocolate balls on a plate or serving tray. Then, refrigerate them until they are firm.

You can use any type of dried fruit as a substitute for dried berries. To store the balls, put them in an airtight container in the fridge. They will stay fresh for up to four weeks. Alternatively, you can freeze them in a zip-lock bag to store them for up to three months. We hope you enjoy the Organic Mushrooms chocolate balls and wish you the best of health.

Can Mushrooms help control inflammation?

Functional mushrooms have been studied extensively for their potential anti-inflammatory properties, and while they may not necessarily “cure” inflammation, they have shown promise in helping to manage it. Several types of functional mushrooms, such as Reishi, Chaga, Turkey Tail and Cordyceps, contain bioactive compounds like polysaccharides, beta-glucans, triterpenoids, and antioxidants, which have demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects in laboratory and animal studies. These compounds can modulate the immune system and reduce the production of pro-inflammatory molecules, thereby alleviating inflammation.

For example, research has shown that polysaccharides found in mushrooms like Reishi and Turkey Tail may inhibit the release of inflammatory cytokines and promote the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines. Additionally, certain mushrooms contain compounds that can suppress the activity of inflammatory enzymes like cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), which play key roles in the inflammatory process. Chaga is high in antioxidants and can help prevent the production of harmful cytokines thereby reducing inflammation in the body. Reishi supports the immune system and can help fight inflammation. Krestin (PSK) and Polysaccharide Peptide (PSP) found in Turkey Tail mushrooms help activate and inhibit specific types of immune cells and suppress inflammation. Research shows that Cordyceps helps suppress special proteins that increase inflammation in the body.

Functional mushrooms possess adaptogenic properties, meaning they can help the body adapt to stress and maintain homeostasis. Chronic stress and inflammation are closely linked, and by supporting the body’s stress response systems, mushrooms may indirectly help reduce inflammation.

While the research on medicinal mushrooms and inflammation is promising, it is essential to note that most of the evidence comes from preclinical studies, and more clinical research is needed to confirm their effectiveness in humans.

Additionally, functional mushrooms are not a replacement for conventional medical treatment for inflammatory conditions. Still, they may serve as complementary therapies when incorporated into a balanced and healthy lifestyle, including a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and stress management techniques. As always, individuals with inflammatory conditions should consult with a healthcare professional before adding functional mushrooms or any other supplements to their regimen.

Classic Korean soup with Organic Mushrooms

This recipe is shared by Laska Maria Freeman.

This is one of my new favourite recipes from my daughter-in-law @misscuccicuccicucci and from her mother @sune.choi

A twist on a Classic Korean Soup by adding mushrooms for extra nutrition.

Mushrooms are one of the only vegetables that are not sprayed with harmful pesticides and chemicals in Canada. I find local mushrooms and dry them but the extracts from @organicmushroomsca work extremely well

This is a simple recipe and one can modify it as per individual tastes and preferences.

  • Brown pork chop or chuck steak (a cheaper piece of meat) also I add 2 straps of Bacon.
  • I like cooking with Sesame Seed Oil, but you can use any oil you have.
  • Add the white part of the Green Onions
  • Remove meat from pot when browned.
  • On medium or low heat, add a generous spoonful of Kimchi to the pot.
  • You can simply add Organic Mushrooms extract powders to it. You can use fresh mushrooms or powdered mushrooms that are dried.
  • Add whatever other vegetables you want or whatever is left in the fridge.
  • Cook over medium heat and then add 2 cups of water or broth.
  • For spice, you can add a full teaspoon of Gochujang paste (Hot Pepper Paste)
  • Bring to a boil on Medium then to a Minimum and Simmer for an hour.
  • Cook rice or noodles when ready to eat.
  • Garnish with the green part of the onion.
  • This pot makes enough for one person for a few days.

Mushroom Supplements vs whole mushrooms

Fungi have been around even before humans came into existence and functional mushrooms have been known to offer health benefits to humans for centuries now. Before the medicines came into existence functional mushrooms were the natural solution for ailments and diseases and preventive healthcare. In the past decade, there has been a renewed interest and a definite rise in the consumption of mushroom supplements as people realize the benefits of preventive healthcare using century-old traditions as compared to modern pharma, sometimes in addition to modern pharma. Functional mushroom supplements have bagged the limelight in the past few years as people look for natural ways to enhance their health and wellness.

Mushroom supplements are conveniently available in multiple forms, including capsules, powders, extracts, supplement gummies and tinctures. It has become extremely easy to incorporate them into your diet regime.

Functional Mushroom supplements offer standardized dosages of the beneficial bioactive compounds, and it is easy to keep track of how much you are consuming to fulfill your nutrition deficit. It is recommended to consume 2-3 grams of mushroom extracts per day.

The bioavailability of mushroom supplements is best in terms of per-gram consumption. The supplements only contain the beneficial bioactive compounds extracted from mushrooms fruiting bodies. Supplements allow you to consume the beneficial part after discarding the remains enhancing the effectiveness of what you consume.

Functional mushroom supplements are nutrition for the body especially when you have specific health goals. Mushrooms such as Lion’s Mane are good to improve cognition while Turkey Tail can help improve digestion, Cordyceps can help with improved energy and exercise performance and so on.

Supplements have a way longer shelf life as compared to fresh mushrooms, which makes them a practical choice for those who do not consume mushrooms regularly. Organic Mushroom supplements have a shelf life between 2-3 years from the date of milling if they are stored in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.

To choose between mushroom supplements and whole mushrooms is an individual choice and preference as some people might want to consume functional mushrooms as a culinary delight although functional mushrooms do not have a good taste of their own. Whether you decide to consume functional mushrooms as a whole or as supplements, it is good as incorporating functional mushrooms into your diet offers numerous health benefits.