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Mushroom Powder as a Dietary Supplement

Dried organic mushrooms in a pure mushroom powder form to easily add to your daily drinks and recipes. The use of pure mushroom powder dates centuries ago. Primarily used in traditional eastern medicine, mushroom powders were considered a powerful treatment due to their great nutritional value and additional beneficial properties [1].

Positive experiences from mushroom powders resulted in increased interest in several specific types of fungi: Reishi, Lion’s Mane and Cordyceps mushrooms.  The potential power of these mushroom powders is to support the functions of the human body and to have the ability to improve vital processes, which has gained them their modern nickname - the functional mushrooms [1-2].

Using mushroom powders as a natural supplement in your dietary routine can result in an enhanced amount of valuable nutrition needed for your journey of health and wellness.

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Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder

Lion's Mane Mushroom is known for its positive effects on cognitive health. The mushroom is seen to enhance physiological activities, such as antioxidant and anti- inflammatory activities and neural growth, improving memory and focus as well as enhancing your dreams and mood [3-9]

Cordyceps Mushroom Powder

Cordyceps mushroom shows to promote anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-oxidative activities (anti-ageing), the mushroom also has beneficial effects on lipid metabolism and improves your endurance to prolonged and high intensity exercise [10-15].

Reishi Mushroom Powder

The constituents within Reishi mushroom help to enhance anti-microbial, anti-oxidant and immunomodulating activities. The mushroom is also well known for its beneficial effects on sleep and relaxation. The positive experience of the usage of Reishi mushroom powder in Asian culture has helped Reishi become a symbol of longevity, balance and well-being of the mind, body and spirit. [16-19]

Mushroom Powder Dosage

Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps and Reishi mushroom powder dosage as a daily supplement should be 1 tsp once or twice a day. Mushroom powders are easy and convenient to use, simply add the mushroom powder to coffee, smoothies, water, tea or use it in your favourite recipes. Click here to view some of our delicious mushroom recipes for some inspiration!

If you want to buy Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps or Reishi mushroom powder, Australia’s best organic mushroom powders, you are in the perfect place, browse our collection of mushroom powders below.

 To delve deeper into the world of fungi and to learn more about functional mushrooms, follow this link to read our latest blogs.

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