GIFTS OF HEALTH

Medicinal Mushrooms

The health benefits of medicinal mushrooms are out of this world!
From fighting cancer, to immune boosting properties and gut microbiome health,
these powders and tinctures are a gift of good health for you and your loved ones.

The Mushroom of Immortality?!!

Reishi – Ganoderma lucidum

 

Reishi Grow Kit Medicinal MushroomYoung reishi growing from mushroom kit

Reishi Mushroom Grow Kit

$27.99$30.98

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) are a revered medicinal mushroom from Asia. The mushroom fruit bodies are very slow to grow, and take 6-8 weeks or more to form right from the kit. Kits can also be used as sawdust spawn to inoculate logs.  Kit size Kit size ~1.9kg (4lb+)

Reishi mushrooms have long been revered as “the mushroom of immortality” in Asian culture due to their potent anti-aging properties. With documented benefits to heart health, lungs, immune system, cancer fighting, blood sugar levels, depression and fatigue, it’s no wonder Reishi is considered a boost to vitality! Enjoy powder or tincture in your morning tea or latte!  The adventurous might even want to grow their own reishi.

Reishi Medicinal Mushroom Tincture Harmonic Arts Canada

Reishi Mushroom Tincture

$18.95$30.95

Used in herbal medicine as a liver tonic, as an adaptogen to help increase energy and resistance to stress in cases of mental and physical fatigue related to stress, and to support the immune system.

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Reishi Concentrated Mushroom Powder

$33.95$250.95

Great source of fungal polysaccharides with immunomodulating properties. Used in herbal medicine to support the immune system, and as an adaptogen to help increase energy and resistance to stress (in case of mental and physical fatigue related to stress).

Powerful Brain Boost

Lion’s Mane – Hericium erinaceus

Lion's Mane mushroom grow kitLion's Mane medicinal mushroom Canada

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Grow Kit

$27.99$30.98

Lion’s mane are a delicious edible mushroom.  Within weeks you will enjoy your first crop of mushrooms grown indoors on your counter top. Kits can also be expanded into more mushroom kits, or used as sawdust spawn to inoculate logs. Kit size ~1.9kg (4lb+)

Imagine a gift that can make your loved one smarter?!  Studies have shown that Lion’s Mane may improve brain function, memory, and cognition! Not only does it boost brain function, it also helps to protect against anxiety and depression. Full of powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties, just a small amount of Lion’s Mane Concentrated Powder a day can make a huge difference to health!

“In Chinese folklore, Lion’s Mane promotes nerves of steel and the memory of a lion. Monks and warriors alike used it to build concentration and focus”.

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Lion’s Mane Concentrated Mushroom Powder

$33.95$250.95

In Chinese folklore, Lion’s Mane promotes nerves of steel and the memory of a lion. Monks and warriors alike used it to build concentration and focus. Great source of fungal polysaccharides with immunomodulating properties. Source of antioxidants that help protect cells against the oxidative damage caused by free radicals.

Fire Up the Immune System

Turkey Tail – Trametes versicolor

Turkey Tail is one of the most researched medicinal mushroom, with hundreds of studies demonstrating health benefits.  Packed with an impressive array of antioxidants this mushroom provides your immune system with a powerful punch!  Many research studies have shown a significant survival advantage for those taking Turkey Tail combined with chemotherapy, over chemotherapy alone.  Add Turkey Tail to your life as either a tincture form or as a concentrated mushroom powder.

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Turkey Tail Mushroom Tincture

$18.95$30.95

Turkey Tail  is one of the most researched mushrooms in the world. In China and Japan, it is often used for immune and digestive imbalances. Traditionally used in Chinese Medicine to fortify the spleen to drain dampness and clear toxic heat.  It’s a great source of fungal polysaccharides with immunomodulating properties.

Turkey Tail Medicinal Mushroom Powder Canada

Turkey Tail Concentrated Mushroom Powder

$33.95$250.95

Turkey Tail  is one of the most researched mushrooms in the world. In China and Japan, it is often used for immune and digestive imbalances. Traditionally used in Chinese Medicine to fortify the spleen to drain dampness and clear toxic heat.  It’s a great source of fungal polysaccharides with immunomodulating properties.

Chug Some Chaga

Chaga – Inonotus obliquus

Chaga brews up into a dark earthy beverage packed with so many powerful nutrients that can be hard to find – such as vitamin B complex, vitamin D, potassium, rubidium, copper, selenium, iron, zinc, manganese and more! This nutrient-rich superfood has also been shown to lower cholesterol, slow the aging process, lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, fight inflammation, and lower blood sugar. Studies have shown that Chaga caused cancer cells to self-destruct without damaging the surrounding health cells. How many more reasons do you need?

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Chaga Concentrated Mushroom Powder

$33.95$250.95

Chaga, The King Of Mushrooms, is a favourite of Northern European Folk Medicine. Traditionally, it’s used to address abnormal tissue growth, immune health, and intestinal issues. Formerly named Dual Extracted Mushroom.

Step Up Your Stamina

Cordyceps

Cordyceps is known to increase energy and stamina by increasing the body’s production of ATP, the molecule that is used for energy by your muscles. This maximizes the body’s use of oxygen during exercise, which is a key indicator of fitness. There are many studies showing that cordyceps supplement may lower blood sugar levels, and improve kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease.  Add cordyceps concentrated mushroom powder to your daily routine to improve your blood sugar levels, protect your kidneys, improve your stamina, and add a kick of energy!

Cordyceps Medicinal Mushroom Powder Canada

Cordyceps Concentrated Mushroom Powder

$33.95$250.95

For over 1300 years, Chinese Medicine has recommended Cordyceps for energy and endurance. Great source of fungal polysaccharides with immunomodulating properties. Source of antioxidants that help protect cells against oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to help tonify and replenish the lungs and kidneys, and resolve phlegm.

You Can Have It All!

5 Mushroom Blends

Can’t choose? You don’t have to. Reap the benefits of these powerful medicinal mushrooms all at once in our 5 Mushroom Blends. Add concentrated powders to soups, coffee, smoothies, or anything else. A great choice if you want to promote overall health, with potent immune support, fighting inflammation, cognitive benefits, and improvements in energy and stamina. With the five mushroom blends, you really can have it all!

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5 Mushroom Tincture

$19.95$31.95

Tincture of 5 medicinal mushrooms – reishi, turkey tail, lion’s mane, cordyceps, chaga – in organic cane alcohol and natural spring water. Great source of anti-oxidants and fungal polysaccharides with immunomodulating properties. 50ml bottles with dropper.

5 Mushroom Concentrated Mushroom Powder Harmonic Arts Canada

5 Mushroom Concentrated Mushroom Powder

$33.95$250.95

Feel the combined benefit of the worlds top 5 mushrooms. Great source of fungal polysaccharides with immunomodulating properties. Source of antioxidants that help protect cells against the oxidative damage caused by free radicals.

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Let them choose!

Although supported by scientific research, the statements and products referred to throughout this site have not been evaluated by Health Canada. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary. Seek the advice of a competent health care professional for your specific health concerns. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant please consult your primary health care provider before use. For those interested to delve deeper, we have included a list of some relevant studies below.

 

Batra P, Sharma AK, Khajuria R. Probing Lingzhi or Reishi medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (higher Basidiomycetes): a bitter mushroom with amazing health benefits. Int J Med Mushrooms. 2013;15(2):127-43. doi: 10.1615/intjmedmushr.v15.i2.20. PMID: 23557365. (Reishi health benefits)

 

Bishop KS, Kao CH, Xu Y, Glucina MP, Paterson RR, Ferguson LR. From 2000years of Ganoderma lucidum to recent developments in nutraceuticals. Phytochemistry. 2015 Jun;114:56-65. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2015.02.015. Epub 2015 Mar 17. PMID: 25794896. (Reishi review)

 

Blagodatski A, Yatsunskaya M, Mikhailova V, Tiasto V, Kagansky A, Katanaev VL. Medicinal mushrooms as an attractive new source of natural compounds for future cancer therapy. Oncotarget. 2018;9(49):29259-29274. Published 2018 Jun 26. doi:10.18632/oncotarget.25660

 

Brandalise F, Cesaroni V, Gregori A, et al. Dietary Supplementation of Hericium erinaceus Increases Mossy Fiber-CA3 Hippocampal Neurotransmission and Recognition Memory in Wild-Type Mice. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:3864340. doi:10.1155/2017/3864340 (Lion’s Mane cognition)

 

Cha, Jae-Young, et al. “Hypoglycemic effects of fermented Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) in the diabetic Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rat.” Food Science and Biotechnology 15.5 (2006): 739-745. (Chaga blood sugar)

 

Chiu CH, Chyau CC, Chen CC, et al. Erinacine A-Enriched Hericium erinaceus Mycelium Produces Antidepressant-Like Effects through Modulating BDNF/PI3K/Akt/GSK-3β Signaling in Mice. Int J Mol Sci. 2018;19(2):341. Published 2018 Jan 24. doi:10.3390/ijms19020341 (Lion’s Mane mental health)

 

Chung, M. J., Chung, C.-K., Jeong, Y., & Ham, S.-S. (2010). Anticancer activity of subfractions containing pure compounds of chaga mushroom (inonotus obliquus) extract in human cancer cells and in Balbc/C mice bearing sarcoma-180 cells. Nutrition Research and Practice, 4(3), 177. https://doi.org/10.4162/nrp.2010.4.3.177 (Chaga cancer fighting)

 

Eliza WL, Fai CK, Chung LP. Efficacy of Yun Zhi (Coriolus versicolor) on survival in cancer patients: systematic review and meta-analysis. Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov. 2012 Jan;6(1):78-87. doi: 10.2174/187221312798889310. PMID: 22185453. (Turkey Tail and Cancer)

 

Hirsch KR, Smith-Ryan AE, Roelofs EJ, Trexler ET, Mock MG. Cordyceps militaris Improves Tolerance to High-Intensity Exercise After Acute and Chronic Supplementation. J Diet Suppl. 2017;14(1):42-53. doi:10.1080/19390211.2016.1203386 (cordyceps and exercise)

 

Janjušević L, Karaman M, Šibul F, et al. The lignicolous fungus Trametes versicolor (L.) Lloyd (1920): a promising natural source of antiradical and AChE inhibitory agents. J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem. 2017;32(1):355-362. doi:10.1080/14756366.2016.1252759 (Turkey Tail and antioxidants)

 

Knežević A, Živković L, Stajić M, Vukojević J, Milovanović I, Spremo-Potparević B. Antigenotoxic Effect of Trametes spp. Extracts against DNA Damage on Human Peripheral White Blood Cells. ScientificWorldJournal. 2015;2015:146378. doi:10.1155/2015/146378 (Turkey tail and immune system)

 

Ko SK, Jin M, Pyo MY. Inonotus obliquus extracts suppress antigen-specific IgE production through the modulation of Th1/Th2 cytokines in ovalbumin-sensitized mice. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Oct 11;137(3):1077-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2011.07.024. Epub 2011 Jul 28. PMID: 21820502. (Chaga immune system)

 

Lee J. M, Kwon H, Jeong H, editors. et al. Inhibition of lipid peroxidation and oxidative DNA damage by Ganoderma lucidum. Phytother Res. 2001;15:245–9. (Reishi as antioxidant)

Lee SH, Hwang HS, Yun JW. Antitumor activity of water extract of a mushroom, Inonotus obliquus, against HT-29 human colon cancer cells. Phytother Res. 2009 Dec;23(12):1784-9. doi: 10.1002/ptr.2836. PMID: 19367670. (Chaga cancer fighting)

 

Lemieszek MK, Langner E, Kaczor J, Kandefer-Szerszeń M, Sanecka B, Mazurkiewicz W, Rzeski W. Anticancer effects of fraction isolated from fruiting bodies of Chaga medicinal mushroom, Inonotus obliquus (Pers.:Fr.) Pilát (Aphyllophoromycetideae): in vitro studies. Int J Med Mushrooms. 2011;13(2):131-43. doi: 10.1615/intjmedmushr.v13.i2.50. PMID: 22135889. (Chaga cancer fighting)

 

Liu C, Song J, Teng M, et al. Antidiabetic and Antinephritic Activities of Aqueous Extract of Cordyceps militaris Fruit Body in Diet-Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Sprague Dawley Rats. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2016;2016:9685257. doi:10.1155/2016/9685257 (cordyceps and diabetes)

 

Lo HC, Tu ST, Lin KC, Lin SC. The anti-hyperglycemic activity of the fruiting body of Cordyceps in diabetic rats induced by nicotinamide and streptozotocin. Life Sci. 2004;74(23):2897-2908. doi:10.1016/j.lfs.2003.11.003 (cordyceps and diabetes)

 

Mori K, Inatomi S, Ouchi K, Azumi Y, Tuchida T. Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Phytother Res. 2009 Mar;23(3):367-72. doi: 10.1002/ptr.2634. PMID: 18844328. (Lion’s Mane and cognition)

 

NAGATA, A. K. I. R. A., TAJIMA, T. A. E. K. O., & UCHIDA, M. A. S. A. Y. U. K. I. (2006). Supplemental anti-fatigue effects of cordyceps sinensis (Tochu-Kaso) extract powder during three stepwise exercise of human. Japanese Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, 55(Supplement), 145–152. https://doi.org/10.7600/jspfsm.55.s145 (cordyceps and exercise)

 

Oba K, Teramukai S, Kobayashi M, Matsui T, Kodera Y, Sakamoto J. Efficacy of adjuvant immunochemotherapy with polysaccharide K for patients with curative resections of gastric cancer. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2007 Jun;56(6):905-11. doi: 10.1007/s00262-006-0248-1. Epub 2006 Nov 15. PMID: 17106715. (Turkey Tail and cancer)

 

Pallav K, Dowd SE, Villafuerte J, Yang X, Kabbani T, Hansen J, Dennis M, Leffler DA, Newburg DS, Kelly CP. Effects of polysaccharopeptide from Trametes versicolor and amoxicillin on the gut microbiome of healthy volunteers: a randomized clinical trial. Gut Microbes. 2014 Jul 1;5(4):458-67. doi: 10.4161/gmic.29558. Epub 2014 Jul 9. PMID: 25006989.  (Turkey Tail and gut health)

 

Pérez-Cano FJ, Castell M. Flavonoids, Inflammation and Immune System. Nutrients. 2016;8(10):659. Published 2016 Oct 21. doi:10.3390/nu8100659 (Turkey Tail, flavonoids, immune system)

 

Torkelson CJ, Sweet E, Martzen MR, et al. Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Trametes versicolor in Women with Breast Cancer. ISRN Oncol. 2012;2012:251632. doi:10.5402/2012/251632 (Turkey Tail and Cancer)

 

Xin H, Fang L, Xie J, Qi W, Niu Y, Yang F, Cai D, Zhang Y, Wen Z. Identification and Quantification of Triterpenoids in Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (Agaricomycetes), with HPLC-MS/MS Methods. Int J Med Mushrooms. 2018;20(10):919-934. doi: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.2018027398. PMID: 30806265. (Reishi bioactive compounds)

 

Xu YF. Effect of Polysaccharide from Cordyceps militaris (Ascomycetes) on Physical Fatigue Induced by Forced Swimming. Int J Med Mushrooms. 2016;18(12):1083-1092. doi: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.v18.i12.30. PMID: 28094746. (cordyceps and exercise)

 

Yao W, Zhang JC, Dong C, Zhuang C, Hirota S, Inanaga K, Hashimoto K. Effects of amycenone on serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-10, and depression-like behavior in mice after lipopolysaccharide administration. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2015 Sep;136:7-12. doi: 10.1016/j.pbb.2015.06.012. Epub 2015 Jul 4. PMID: 26150007. (Lion’s Mane and mental health)

 

Yu SH, Chen SY, Li WS, et al. Hypoglycemic Activity through a Novel Combination of Fruiting Body and Mycelia of Cordyceps militaris in High-Fat Diet-Induced Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Mice [published correction appears in J Diabetes Res. 2017;2017:7947401]. J Diabetes Res. 2015;2015:723190. doi:10.1155/2015/723190 (cordyceps and diabetes)

 

Zaidman B. Z, Yassin M, Mahajna J, Wasser S. P. Medicinal mushroom modulators of molecular targets as cancer therapeutics. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2005;67:453–68. (Reishi and Cancer)

 

Zhang HW, Lin ZX, Tung YS, et al. Cordyceps sinensis (a traditional Chinese medicine) for treating chronic kidney disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014;(12):CD008353. Published 2014 Dec 18. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008353.pub2 (cordyceps and kidney disease)

 

Zhang J, An S, Hu W, Teng M, Wang X, Qu Y, Liu Y, Yuan Y, Wang D. The Neuroprotective Properties of Hericium erinaceus in Glutamate-Damaged Differentiated PC12 Cells and an Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model. Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Nov 1;17(11):1810. doi: 10.3390/ijms17111810. PMID: 27809277; PMCID: PMC5133811. (Lion’s Mane and Parkinson’s/ Alzheimers)

 

Zhou X, Lin J, Yin Y, Zhao J, Sun X, Tang K. Ganodermataceae: Natural products and their related pharmacological functions. Am J Chin Med. 2007;35:559–74. (Reishi and health benefits)