Functional mushrooms, grown in our lab farm

Think of these as our permanent collection – the heavy-hitters that we stock in commercial quantities.

There are more mushrooms than we know

We specialize in growing a few of the highest quality mushrooms in our lab farm. These functional mushrooms have been used medicinally for millennia, and now are increasingly coming under modern medicine investigations.

The list below is part of our culture library and backed by published scientific research. If you don’t find what you find here, its quite likely we have the mother strain and can grow it for you.

Lion’s Mane

Hericium erinaceus, Bearded tooth, monkey’s head, yamabushiitake (Japanese), hou tou gu (Chinese), bear’s head

The Lion’s Mane Mushroom is a culinary and medicinal mushroom with various health benefits and a well-established candidate for brain and nerve health.Nutraceuticals  Cosmeceuticals  Functional Food  Food

Caterpillar Mushroom - Cordyceps Sinensis

Cordyceps Sinensis

Ophiocordyceps sinensis (formerly Cordyceps sinensis), Caterpillar fungus, yartsa gunbu (Tibetan), dong chong xia cao (Chinese)

Cordyceps sinensis exhibits very broad biological and pharmacological actions in hepatic, renal, and cardiovascular diseases. It has health benefits over immunological disorders including cancer. The fungal compounds enhances lactate clearance and allow athletes greater anaerobic physical performance.

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Reishi

Ganoderma lucidum

Reishi mushrooms are known for health benefits like immunomodulation, anti-cancer, anti-oxidation, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, hepatic protection.

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Chaga

Inonotus obliquus, Kabanoanatake (Japanese), Clinker polypore

Chaga mushrooms are known for antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antitumor properties and also benefits in skincare.

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Cordyceps Militaris

Cordyceps militaris

Cordyceps militaris mushroom yields larger quantities of the active constituents, and has various health benefits like improving performance by increasing blood flow, enhancing oxygen utilization, and acting as an antioxidant.

References:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5236007/

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Turkey Tail

Trametes versicolor, Coriolus versicolor, Polyporus versicolor

The health benefits of turkey tail mushroom lie in a variety of physiological effects, such as immunological enhancement, antitumor, liver protecting, oxidation resistance, and reducing blood fat. Turkey tail mushrooms are also used in treating cancers, hepatitis, hyperlipidemia, chronic bronchitis, and other diseases. The clinical data also demonstrates that PSP has diverse functions such as improving the quality of patients’ life, enhancing learning and memory, and anti-ulcer effects.

References:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/immunology-and-microbiology/trametes-versicolor

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Almond Mushroom

Agaricus subrufescens (A. blazei or A. brasiliensis), Almond-scented agaricus, Himematsutake (Japanese), Ji song rong (Chinese), Cogumela del sol (Portuguese)

Widely cultivated in Japan for its medicinal uses, it is now considered as one of the most important edible and culinary-medicinal biotechnological species. It was traditionally used to treat many common diseases like atherosclerosis, hepatitis, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, dermatitis, and cancer.

References:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2249742/

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Shiitake

Lentinula edodes, xiang gu (Chinese)

Used as medicinal food in Japan and China, Shiitake mushrooms are believed to possess strong immunomodulatory properties. They could be used as complementary therapy in oncology treatment.

References:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19517993/

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Snow Fungus

Tremella fuciforms, white jelly mushroom, bai mu er (in Chinese), shiro kikurage (in Japanese)

Known to show efficacy for immunomodulation, antitumor, anti-oxidation, anti-aging, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic.

References:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecular-biology/tremella-fuciformis

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Maitake

Grifola frondosa, Hen of the woods, sheep’s head, hui shu hua (Chinese), Klapperschwamm (German)

Used as an adjunctive theraputive drug for cancer by SFDA in 2010.

References: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/immunology-and-microbiology/grifola-frondosa

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King Oyster

Pleurotus eryngii

Known to perform multiple bioactivities: anticancer, antiviral, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-leukaemia, hypolipidemic, immuno-modulating, and estrogen-like activity.

References:
https://www.longdom.org/open-access/a-potent-pharmacological-mushroom-pleurotus-eryngii-2165-8056-1000139.pdf

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Agarikon Mushroom

Agarikon

Fomitopsis officinalis, Laricifomes officinalis, Apothekerschwamm, quinine conk

Appropriately named “elixirium ad longam vitam,” or “the elixir of long life”, Agarikon has been scientifically proven to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties in tests against tuberculosis, pox (cowpox), swine (H1N1) and bird (H5N1) flu, and herpes (HSV1, HSV2).

References:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314826775

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