Where do mushrooms come from?
Unlike plants, Mushrooms thrive in clusters in damp conditions even in the absence of sunlight. They feed on the decaying plant matter around them. Functional mushrooms also referred to as medicinal mushrooms are fungi that offer a vast array of health benefits ranging from better immunity to improved cognition. Some cultures have been using fungi as a part of their medicines for centuries. There are traces of earlier generations using medicinal mushrooms for their adaptogenic properties. The adaptogens in functional mushrooms help check the growth of free radicals inside the human body, which if unchecked can lead to complications and diseases such as cancer.
For centuries, one had to rely on forests to find functional mushrooms making them hard to find. Farming them is not easy and requires elaborate natural processes as each of the functional mushrooms requires a very specific way to develop its fruiting body. The functional mushroom types include Lion’s Mane, Turkey Tail, Chaga, Cordyceps, Shiitake and Reishi. Lion’s Mane is native to Asia, North America and some parts of Europe as it grows in forests on particular trees such as oak, walnut and birch sometimes feeding on dead trees or living on them as a parasite. Chaga, the fungus with multiple pores grows on birch trees in cold climates of northern Canada, Alaska and Siberia and is extremely rich in antioxidants. Reishi on the other hand feeds and grows on deciduous trees such as maple, plum, oak and elm throughout the world. Turkey Tail feeds off decaying wood, starting as fungus growing on the decomposing trees across Asia, North America and some parts of Europe. Probably the first functional mushroom to be cultivated by humans, Shiitake grows on the hard surface of trees such as maple, oak and ironwood. Shiitake has an earthy flavour and is rich in protein, minerals, vitamins and fibre. Cordyceps Sinesis feeds on a caterpillar as the parasite fungus feeds on the dead body of the larva and transforms into a powerful fungus.
At Organic Mushrooms, we source mushrooms from authorized licensed growers in Canada. All of our mushrooms are grown in Pemberton, British Columbia and then sent to our facility in Parksville, British Columbia. All our health supplements are created from natural fruiting bodies using patented double and triple hot water extraction methods. They are prepared from start to finish by our team on Vancouver Island. We operate a safe facility and lab test all of our products to make sure our customers only receive high-quality products. All of our products are third-party tested and go through the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification process.
Organic Mushrooms offers the goodness of revered mushroom types such as Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Chaga, Turkey Tail, Reishi, Shiitake and our flagship VitaMush (a combination of 5 potent medicinal mushrooms) through 100% organic, non-GMO and gluten-free health supplements made in Canada from start to finish. You can order health supplements and wellness bundles in the form of capsules, gummies, tinctures, extract powder or even dried mushrooms from our website.