Why are functional mushrooms beneficial?
Functional mushrooms, with a rich history spanning thousands of years and extensively documented modern scientific benefits, notably support immune health due to their natural beta glucans. Since our bodies don't produce beta glucans, incorporating these mushrooms into your daily routine is crucial for overall wellness. Each mushroom species offers unique supportive advantages, including cognitive health, gut support, cardiovascular well-being, bone health, blood sugar regulation, liver health, and beauty benefits. They also boost vitality, aid in sports performance and recovery, and help manage occasional stress. These versatile fungi are a valuable addition to your wellness routine.†
What are the Nutritional Components in Mushrooms?
PlantFusion mushrooms offer diverse nutritional benefits, including beta glucans, polysaccharides, polyphenols, prebiotic fiber, and enzymes that support immunity. They also provide essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids for overall health. Different mushrooms have unique compounds: Reishi and Turkey Tail offer triterpenes, cordyceps contribute cordycepin, and Lion's Mane has neurotrophic factors, all promoting well-being.†
In our product, we utilize the entire mushroom to offer a more comprehensive spectrum of nutrients, rather than isolating specific mushroom components. Mycelial biomass refers to the root-like structure of the mushroom, which represents the most bioactive stage in the mushroom's life cycle. Mycelium serves as the mushroom's primary life system and is rich in essential components, including polysaccharides, prebiotic fibers, and compounds that support both neurological health and immune function.
How are the mushrooms cultivated and processed?
Our organic functional mushrooms undergo a comprehensive cultivation process, including myceliated biomass, primordial stages, and fruit bodies, within a clean US indoor farm. The mycelial biomass and fruit bodies are finely shredded and dehydrated using heated, filtered, and UVC-sanitized air, including a steam activation step. Temperature control ensures safe, "ready-to-eat" superfood powders, rich in nutrients like beta glucans, polysaccharides, polyphenols, prebiotic fiber, and digestive enzymes for immune support. They also contain essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids/proteins. Each mushroom species offers unique compounds like triterpenes (from Reishi and Turkey Tail), cordycepin (from cordyceps), and neurotrophic factors (from Lion's Mane), promoting overall health. Our indoor farm follows strict quality standards as a cGMP (Certified Good Manufacturing Practices) facility, and our mushrooms are Certified 100% Organic, ensuring top quality and efficacy. †
Where are your mushrooms are grown?
Our mushrooms are grown in the US and packaged in CO.
Do you utilize extraction methods?
We do not employ an extraction process in our mushroom products. At PlantFusion, our mushrooms are whole foods, carefully crafted to retain a complete spectrum of naturally occurring nutrients found in each species. In essence, we incorporate the entire mushroom, encompassing both the mycelium (the root-like system) and the fruiting body, to ensure the inclusion of vital bioactive compounds and nutrients.
Why we include mycelium?
In PlantFusions Mushroom + Protein powders, we combine mycelium and fruiting bodies to offer a comprehensive nutrient profile. Some mushrooms excel in producing fruit bodies, while mycelium, the mushroom's root-like system, contains essential bioactive compounds like polysaccharides, prebiotic fibers, and compounds supporting neurological health and immune function. Including mycelium ensures you get a wide range of nutrients and bioactive compounds for the associated health benefits.