Adaptogenic Mushrooms

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Adaptogenic mushrooms have been a growing trend in the wellness and health world in the past few years, and it’s slowly making its way into topical products in the beauty industry. We have been getting some questions on what kind of adaptogenic mushrooms are suitable for specific health benefits, and we wanted to break it down as simple as possible to what each super mushroom’s key benefits are. Before we get into it, let us will explain what adaptogens are and where it has been originated.

What are adaptogens?

The word adaptogen itself had been originated from Russian toxicologist Nikolay Lazarev in 1957. However, the use of adaptogenic herbs has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine for centuries. Adaptogens have been used to improve the body’s response to handling stress (‘adrenal fatigue’) while also giving energy to the body. Adaptogens do this by helping to modify and regulate hormone production and flow.
Depending on the specific adaptogenic herb, the body can benefit differently. 

Knowing the complexity of different adaptogenic mushrooms out there, we have created a breakdown chart of the the major 6 mushroom types. We have also added our most popular products in each mushroom category.

1. Lions Mane
2. Chaga
3. Reishi
4. Cordyceps
5. Turkey Tail
6. Tremella 

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Lions Mane - Brain Power Mushroom 

Benefits: Brain Power Booster
Dosage: 1/2 Tsp

Lion's man is infamously known as the brain food of mushrooms. It helps to improve the memory system as it stimulates the nerve growth factor (NGF). NGF one of the causes for Alzheimers. Previously it was traditionally to support digestive health in Japan and China, but with more research, it is well known for brain health benefits.

Lions Mane Mushroom
Lion's Mane Liquid Extract 120mL, Life Cykel, Adaptogenic Mushroom
Lion's Mane Liquid Extract 120mL, Life Cykel, Adaptogenic Mushroom

Lion's Mane Liquid Extract 120mL

$52.95

Life Cykel’s Lion’s Mane Liquid Double Extract may help you understand your place in oneness.

Lion’s Mane extract is popular around the world for its potential health benefits. Lion's Mane is said to improve cognitive function by reducing inflammation, encouraging neural growth and improving overall brain health. 

Lion’s Mane is also known to help with anxiety and depression. 

Existing customers include: authors, poets, mathematicians, scientists, brain trauma patients, academics, students, mindful people, biohackers, corporate professionals, information technologists, travelers and dreamers.

Directions: Add Lion’s Mane liquid double extract directly to your coffee, smoothie, tea or water for best results.

Life Cykel Lion’s Mane mushrooms are grown and harvested locally in Byron Bay, NSW.

  • 120 ml bottle (60 day supply - 1ml twice a day)
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Australian sourced ingredients

Serving Size: 1ml (2/5 of Dropper)

INGREDIENTS: Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, Australian Hericium coralloides (Hericium coralloides Mycelial Biomass, Hericium coralloides Fruiting Body), Natural Wild Harvest Kakadu Plum 

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Chaga - King of Superfoods

Benefits: Bulletproof Immunity & Energy
Dosage: 1/2 Tsp

This is the king of medicinal mushrooms, as it is one of the highest sources of antioxidants from nature. Having superpower benefits on immune-boosting and energising. It is known for its broad spectrum of benefits that are rare to find in other superfoods. It has been used in traditional medicines as it may help diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. If you need an all-rounder health boost supplement, this is the one you're looking for.

Chaga Mushroom
Organic Chaga Mushroom 90g, Bare Blends, Chaga
Organic Chaga Mushroom 90g, Bare Blends, Chaga

Organic Chaga Mushroom 90g

$23.99

Antioxidant Protection

    • Potent antioxidant powder
    • Immune system function
    • Stress management
    • Cell integrity and health
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Dual extracted
    • 20% beta-glucans

    Chaga is a mushroom which contains an array of biologically active phytochemicals and essential nutrients for stimulating the immune system and reducing inflammation. As one of the world’s highest natural sources of antioxidants, you can use this powerful mushroom to promote healthy, glowing skin and cell protection.

    King of Herbs
    Chaga mushroom, Inonotus obliquus, is also known as ‘the king of herbs’, and is a fungus that grows on hardwood trees in cold climates.

    Complete Antioxidant Protection
    Promising a multitude of health benefits, chaga has been celebrated for it’s antioxidant, immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.
    Bare Blend's chaga mushrooms are organically grown in China where they have been cultivated for thousands of years.

    How to Use:
    Add 1/4 - 1/2 tsp to your daily coffee, smoothie or tea.


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    Reishi - The Calming Mushroom

    Benefits: Calm Body & Mind, Relax and Deeper Sleep
    Dosage: 1/2 Tsp

    This mushroom is well known for its calming and mind balancing effects. Full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, it has been used to help with sleep and relieve stress. This mushroom contains a dense array of phytonutrients, so it has immunity benefits as well. Try adding it to tea of choice in the afternoon or after dinner to rewind and get a better night's sleep.

    Reishi Mushroom
    Lunar Superfood Latte - Reishi & Sleep Botanicals 90g, Nutra Organics, Sleep Latte
    Lunar Superfood Latte - Reishi & Sleep Botanicals 90g, Nutra Organics, Sleep Latte

    Lunar Superfood Latte - Reishi & Sleep Botanicals 90g

    $19.95

    A night time nourishing moon milk. Lunar Latte is a blissful blend of vibrant purple carrot, traditional Chinese adaptogens and organic floral botanicals to make a Moon Milk potion to help relax before bed. Smooth vanilla tones combined with caramel notes of mesquite and a subtle hint of pink Himalayan crystal salt compliment the delicate bouquet to deliver a delicious pre-bedtime indulgence and healthy dessert drink alternative.

    What’s so dreamy about it?

    Chamomile, Lavender and Passionflower taste like a floral laced dream but also have a long history of use by herbalists for their naturally calming perfume. We have combined these delicate botanicals with Ayurvedic Ashwagandha and ancient Chinese adaptogenic herbs He Shou Wu and Reishi mushroom, making Lunar Latte the perfect way to unwind before bed.

    Lunar Latte is coloured like a soft lavender field due to the natural purple pigment from the anthocyanins (antioxidants) found in purple carrot. Lunar Latte doesn’t contain any added sugar or sweetener, so say goodbye to the restlessness from sugar highs right before bed.

    Ingredients

    Jerusalem Artichoke Inulin* (23%), New Zealand Purple Carrot (18%), Tapioca Starch*, Peruvian Mesquite*, Vanilla Bean Extract Powder (9%), Chamomile Flowers* (Matricaria chamomilla)(8%), Lavender Buds* (Lavandula angustifolia)(1%), Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt, Passionflower Aerials* (Passiflora incarnata)(1%), Ashwagandha* (Withania somnifera), He Shou Wu* (Polygonum multiflorum), Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum).

    *Certified Organic

    Servings - 15 Serving Size - 6 g

    Avg. Qty.

    per Serve

    Avg. Qty.

    per 100 g

    ENERGY

    PROTEIN

    FAT, TOTAL

    -SATURATED

    CARBOHYDRATE

    -SUGARS

    DIETARY FIBRE

    SODIUM

    GLUTEN

    81 kJ

    <1 g

    <1 g

    <1 g

    3.2 g

    1.4 g

    1.5 g

    34 mg

    NOT DETECTED

    1360 kJ

    5.2 g

    2.2 g

    <1 g

    53.1 g

    22.6 g

    24.4 g

    571 mg

    NOT DETECTED

    Percentage daily intakes based on the average adult diet of 8700 kJ per day.

    Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing fish, shellfish, eggs, soy, tree nuts, lupin, and sesame.

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    Cordyceps - The Athletic Mushroom 

    Benefits: Energy boost and Recovery. Exercise Performance
    Dosage: 1/2 Tsp

    This mushroom is known to benefit adults in their ability to perform better in exercise performance. Due to the potent content of anti-oxidants, studies have shown that it has anti-aging properties.
    This mushroom has been traditionally used in Chinese Medicine for centuries to treat fatigue, sickness, kidney disease, and low sex drive.

    Cordyceps mushroom
    Cordyceps Mushroom 50g |100g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom
    Cordyceps Mushroom 50g |100g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom
    Cordyceps Mushroom 50g |100g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom
    Cordyceps Mushroom 50g |100g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom
    Cordyceps Mushroom 50g |100g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom

    Cordyceps Mushroom 50g |100g

    $26.90

    Boost Your Energy & Performance

    Benefits of Cordyceps Mushroom

    • Energy
    • Libido
    • Liver
    • Brain
    • Kidneys
    • Immunity
    • Hormones
    • Fitness
    • Performance

    Cordyceps mushroom (Cordyceps sinensis) has a long history of use as a longevity promoting and life-enhancing superfood. Its broad range of benefits includes being a superb athlete's tonic for building physical strength and power, increasing vitality and mental energy, and boosting immunity and libido. Teelixir Cordyceps mushroom is 100% vegan.

    Cordyceps is a potent lung, liver, and kidney Jing tonic that is known to increase brain power, vitality, mental energy, and strengthen the structural integrity of the body–the lower back, the knees, and the ankles. Cordyceps is highly revered by athletes for its ability to greatly improve performance, build physical power and strength, increase endurance, stamina and promote fast recovery.

    Cordyceps is one of the best sexual tonics. It is commonly used for impotence, sexual malaise, and frigidity. Cordyceps is rich in polysaccharides (beta-glucans) compounds that provide potent immune-supportive power. Overall, Cordyceps is an extremely effective and powerful life-enhancing agent.


    Ingredients: Cordyceps Mushroom 10:1 Dual-Extract Powder*

    * ACO Certified Organic. Liquid fermented (vegan base medium) Cordyceps sinensis (CS-4) mycelium. No added grains, starch, or fillers.

    Healthy Dose.

    We recommend starting with 1/2 tsp (1.7g) per day. If you are sensitive to herbs, you may want to start with 1/4 tsp. When your body feels ready, you can increase your dosage according to your daily needs. This extract is not heat sensitive.



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    Turkey Tail - The Prebiotic Mushroom

    Benefits: Gut health & digestion
    Dosage: 1/2 Tsp

    This mushroom has prebotics that assists with good gut health and digestion. Because of its gut health properties where it gets rid of harmful bacteria and produces good bacteria, it directly impacts our immune response. Turkey tail contains two bioactive compounds: Polysaccharide Peptin (PSP) and Polysaccharide Krestin (PSK), which studies have shown immune system support.  

    Prebiotic mushoom
    Turkey Tail Mushroom 50g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom
    Turkey Tail Mushroom 50g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom
    Turkey Tail Mushroom 50g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom
    Turkey Tail Mushroom 50g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom
    Turkey Tail Mushroom 50g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom

    Turkey Tail Mushroom 50g

    $28.99

    Improve Gut Health & Boost Your Immunity

    One of the most widely studied medicinal mushrooms, Turkey Tail has been proven to support healthy inflammatory response and cell turnover when taken regularly. Regularly used in TCM to support women's breast health, enhance liver function and boost antioxidants. This powerhouse mushroom helps balance and fortify the immune system and is loaded with prebiotics to support digestion and healthy gut flora.

    • 100% Certified Organic Fruiting Body Extract
    • Authentic Di Tao Source
    • Third-Party Tested and Quality Verified
    • Guaranteed Potency: >21% Beta-D-Glucans <2% Starch
    • No Added Grains, Starch, Mycelium or Fillers

    Benefits of Turkey Tail Mushroom:

    • Increases Energy
    • Enhances Immunity
    • Improves Digestion and Gut Health
    • Boosts Antioxidants
    • Supports the Heart, Liver, Lungs, Spleen

    Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) is one of the most popular and widely researched superfood mushrooms in the world.

    Scientific studies show much promise in its ability to improve digestion and gut health, and help balance and fortify the immune system.

    In Asia, Turkey Tail has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal tea to promote excellent health and overall wellbeing. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it’s used to strengthen the physique, increase energy, boost antioxidants and support the lungs, liver, heart, and spleen.

     

    Ingredients: Wild Turkey Tail Mushroom 10:1 Dual-Extract Powder*

    * ACO Certified Organic. 100% sustainably wildcrafted Turkey Tail mushroom (Trametes versicolor). No added grains, fillers, starch, or mycelium.

    Healthy Dose.

    We recommend starting with 1/2 tsp (1.7g) per day. If you are sensitive to herbs, you may want to start with 1/4 tsp. When your body feels ready, you can increase your dosage according to your daily needs. This extract is not heat sensitive.



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    Tremella - The Beauty Mushroom

    Benefits: Skin Elasticity, anti-ageing.
    Dosage: 1/2 Tsp

    Tremella has been knowns for its beauty benefits since the Tung dynasty (729-756). It is a youth-preserving mushroom that has the ability to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin naturally deeply.

    Claiming to be better than hyaluronic acid as it has unique polysaccharide compounds that show remarkable water retaining properties. It can hold up a water capacity of 500x to its own weight. This makes Tremella one of the best hydrating alternatives to use for a natural and vegan alternative to beauty. 

    Tremella Mushroom Benefits
    Tremella Mushroom 50g |100g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom
    Tremella Mushroom 50g |100g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom
    Tremella Mushroom 50g |100g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom
    Tremella Mushroom 50g |100g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom
    Tremella Mushroom 50g |100g, Teelixir, Adaptogenic Mushroom

    Tremella Mushroom 50g |100g

    $26.90

    The Beauty Mushroom

    Benefits of Tremella Mushroom
    • Nourishes Skin
    • Naturally Moisturises
    • Hydrates Cells
    • Brightens Complexion
    • Enhances Beauty
    • Energy
    • Brain
    • Memory
    • Lungs
    • Heart
    • Kidneys
    • Immunity
    • Antioxidants
    • Preserves Youth

    Tremella mushroom (Tremella fuciformis) is one of the great superfood mushrooms and longevity tonics in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

    Tremella has traditionally been used throughout Asia as a Chi (Qi) tonic, immune modulator, brain supporter, and beauty enhancer.

    Tremella fuciformis also called "Silver Ear mushroom" and "snow fungus", is an incredible youth-preserving mushroom that has the ability to rejuvenate and moisturise the skin naturally.

    Tremella contains unique polysaccharide compounds that show remarkable water retaining properties. Its water holding capacity is nearly 500 times its own weight. This makes Tremella one of the best natural hydrating ingredients, better than hyaluronic acid.

    Tremella’s polysaccharides also stimulate the production of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in the brain and liver. SOD is one of the most important antioxidant enzymes in the body that also helps to protect and regenerate the skin.

    Tremella’s potent skin and beauty benefits are often used in premium skincare brands including in anti-aging moisturisers, serums, and face masks to improve the health and appearance of the skin.

    Try adding Tremella mushroom topically to your own beauty and skin care routine.


    Ingredients: Tremella Mushroom 10:1 Dual-Extract Powder*

    * Wild cultivated and organically grown Tremella mushroom (Tremella fuciformis) fruiting body. No added grains, fillers, starch, or mycelium.

    Healthy Dose.

    We recommend starting with 1/2 tsp (1.7g) per day. If you are sensitive to herbs, you may want to start with 1/4 tsp. When your body feels ready, you can increase your dosage according to your daily needs. This extract is not heat sensitive.



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