Close up of cup of coffee and bowl of mushrooms 9 Fantastic Functional Mushrooms To Match Your Health Goals

From  immune health and restful sleep to physical stamina and mental alertness and so much more, Functional Mushrooms are brimming with special healthy compounds. In Asia, they’ve been used for centuries (in some case over 2,000 years!)

Here’s your guide to our favourite  Functional Mushrooms to fit your unique needs. Research shows that consistency is key with Functional Mushrooms – ideally take them as a daily supplement.  

3 tips to keep in mind when choosing your ‘shroom

For a happy gut 

Keen on gut support? Choose a  Mushroom Powder over a liquid extract - powders tend to have more prebiotic fiber which feeds beneficial bacteria in our gut and supports healthy bowel detox.

Antioxidants for aging softly 

Functional Mushrooms are jam packed with antioxidants, meaning they support healthy aging and cell heath. So, whichever Functional Mushroom you choose, it’s a given that you’ll get antioxidant protection on top of all the fantastic features.

Single mushroom or blend? 

Have a look through this list to see which  Functional Mushroom stands out for you. Tricky to choose just one because they all sound so amazing? Go for a blend and get the best of all of them - or make your own personal blend by combining two or more single shrooms.  

9 Fantastic Functional Mushrooms:

Superfeast Lion's Mane Extract

For mental clarity & focus:
Superfeast Lion's Mane Extract

Lion’s Mane is the brain mushroom. If you’re looking to support mental clarity and focus, this powder is it. The extract of Lion’s Mane supports nervous system and brain wellbeing. It makes sense to take this one in the morning, when you want to be firing on all cylinders - try it in your tea, coffee, smoothie or water.

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Life Cykel Chaga

For gut health:
Life Cykel Chaga

For healthy gut support on two levels, try this  Chaga extract. Like many Functional Mushrooms, it’s full of polysaccharides which function as prebiotics, for a healthy gut microbiome. Chaga was also traditionally used in Siberia to support gut heath, especially immune function within the gut, and emerging research supports this too. Chaga also supports the immune system’s robust response to ills and chills - 2 ml a day is all you need. 

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Life Cykel Reishi

For sleep and all-round health:
Life Cykel Reishi

If you’d like a tonic mushroom to support your overall wellbeing,  Reishi is an excellent option. It has a well-earned reputation for supporting a healthy immune system and good night’s sleep, studies show it supports liver cell health too. A ‘queen on a chess board’ is a great way to describe it. This liquid is heat stable so goes well stirred in your hot coffee or cacao drink.

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Nature's Sunshine Cordyceps

For healthy energy:
Nature's Sunshine Cordyceps

If having healthy energy levels sound wonderful to you, these  Cordyceps capsules could be a terrific addition to your life. Whether you’re looking to support healthy energy levels to power through your everyday or you’re wanting to support physical endurance while training for a marathon, Cordyceps is the fungi of choice. 

Cordyceps has been used in traditional Tibetan practice for over five centuries to support male sexual health, and stamina, but it’s suitable for all genders. Take three capsules three times daily, they’re gluten and dairy free too.

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Misty Day Plant Potions Turkey Tail

For year-round wellness:
Misty Day Plant Potions Turkey Tail

If your goal is all-round immune health Turkey Tail is your  Functional Mushroom. Our immune system handles fighting off ills and chills as well as supporting healthy cell growth research shows Turkey Tail supports both of these key immune functions. 

Turkey Tail has a very special compound called Polysaccharide-K responsible for its health supporting qualities. It can be taken year-round, and this powder is super convenient, it’s heat stable so very versatile, add ½ a level teaspoon to any food or drink.

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Superfeast Tremella

For gorgeous skin:
Superfeast Tremella

Tremella supports skin hydration as well as positive aging for a radiant and fresh-looking complexion. Considering that our bodies use food nutrients to keep our skin healthy, it makes sense to approach beauty from the inside out.

This powder can be mixed into water or the milk of your choice as a tonic tea – it has a super mild taste. It makes a unique and interesting gift too - for yourself or that person who loves skincare and already has every skincare product!

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Misty Day Plant Potions Shroom Squad

For bioactive blend:
Misty Day Plant Potions Shroom Squad

Finding it tricky to choose just one  Functional Mushroom because they tick all the boxes? This combination from Misty Day solves that, with a blend of five organic and wildcrafted Functional Mushrooms including, ReishiChagaLion’s ManeTurkey Tail, and Cordyceps.

The  tonic powder provides whole-body support, with Functional Mushrooms to support healthy sleep, brain health, cell health and healthy energy. Mix it in your morning coffee, smoothie or anything your heart desires.

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Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee Mix With Lion's Mane

For a coffee mushroom wake up:
Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee Mix With Lion's Mane

If you love your morning coffee to get going in the morning, why not level-up to supplement status with the brain mushroom –  Lion’s Mane. Coffee and Lions Mane go together beautifully, the two flavour profiles complement each other, this blend also includes Chaga (the healthy gut mushroom) and the herb Rhodiola for healthy physical energy.

Add one sachet to 200ml or hot water and the milk of your choice. For healthy focus and mental energy have up to two sachets per day.

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BioBalance Active Vir-Immune

For ‘shroom immune support:
BioBalance Active Vir-Immune

For healthy immune support, you can’t go past  this combination of Shiitake and immune-loving nutrientsVitamin D and Zinc. It features AHCC, a scientifically researched ingredient from Shiitake, shown to support healthy white blood cells, our immune system soldiers. Two capsules per day give the equivalent of 5.4 grams of fresh Shiitake mushrooms with a guaranteed level of the active constituent needed to support a long-lasting, healthy immune response.

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TAPS: PP8026

Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

  • Nutricom (Nature’s Sunshine), Auckland
  • Nutrition Store Online (Life Cykel & Four Sigmatic), Auckland
  • Pure Ritual (SuperFeast), Upper Moutere
  • MistyDay, Auckland
  • BioBalance Ltd Collingwood
  • Natural Meds, Napier

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