Answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Functional or “medicinal” mushrooms are non-psychedelic mushrooms that have been used for thousands of years in traditional East Asian medicine for their health boosting properties for the body and mind.
Yes. None of our functional mushrooms are illegal, nor are they listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) list.
These mushrooms have been used in traditional healing for well over 5000 years, and so it is also very unlikely that they will ever become illegal.
Yes. The mushrooms we use are non-poisonous varieties and safe to consume in the form of your choosing.
Our mushrooms are sourced through Germany from China, where functional mushrooms have been a part of everyday life and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
Internationally, China is also the leading producer of functional mushrooms and the only place you can source organic, log-grown mushroom fruiting bodies.
Definitely not. This is the most significant difference between psilocybin mushrooms and functional mushrooms – psilocybin mushrooms are the ones that produce hallucinogenic and psychedelic effects. The mushrooms we use in our products do not.
Functional mushrooms are an all-natural source of energy and optimisation for the body and mind.
Lion’s Mane is a powerful nootropic that enhances memory and other cognitive functions, and helps to promote overall brain health.
Reishi boosts immune function and increases stress resistance, improving sleep and alleviating anxiety.
Cordyceps optimises energy in the body to reduce fatigue, improving athletic performance and general mobility.
With regular dosing resulting in pronounced effects, it is recommended that 2 capsules be taken once per day with food, and 2 tablets twice daily in times of intense stress.
Mornings are the recommended time of day for taking the capsules, but they can be taken at any time as a matter of personal preference.
Due to a lack of research on the subject, it is not recommended that functional mushrooms or any other adaptogens be consumed within 8 hours of drinking alcohol.
Due to the fact that there is not enough research to indicate either a positive or negative outcome, women who are pregnant, lactating, and/or people who have an ongoing health condition they are being treated for should talk to their doctor before making the decision to consume functional mushrooms.
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