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Mushroom Powders: What Are They?

The mushroom market continues to be a lively and exciting industry. And one of the latest forms of beneficial mushrooms has been raising eyebrows among mushroom puritans: mushroom powder. These fungi powders have become the most popular mushroom supplements you can find. If you've been wondering what mushroom powder is and if it's a better option than tinctures and other mushroom extracts, we've got the info you need! This article explains everything you need to know about your favorite mushrooms in this powder form.

What Exactly Is Mushroom Powder?

At Mushroom Revival, the science behind all-things-mushrooms is more than just exciting--it's what fuels us. This is why we're happy to share the behind-the-scenes process we use to produce our mushroom powders!

Here's how we create our mushroom powders:

  • We ethically source 100% USDA Certified Organic mushrooms from farms that we have personally vetted. We only use the best mushroom genetics with selective spore sourcing and development (we only use non-GMOs varieties).
  • We then harvest our mushrooms and separate the mycelium from the fruiting bodies. We only use the fruiting bodies in our products since they offer the highest quality nutritional benefits.
  • From there, we dehydrate our mushrooms, then grind them into a fine powder. We never add fillers to any of our products.
  • For our organic mushroom blends, we combine powders in carefully determined proportions for the best results.
  • After crafting our blends or pure organic mushroom powders, we then package the powders into packaging that is guaranteed to keep your powder fresh!

What Are Mushroom Powders Used For?

Amplifying Flavor

If you visit a Michelin Star restaurant in the near future, there's a very good chance you will find mushroom powder as an ingredient on the menu. Why? Mushroom powders are a culinary favorite. These powders offer a unique way to add savory, earthy, richness to any dish. However, most chefs opt for porcini and white mushrooms rather than the caviar of mushrooms such as Lion's Mane.

Functional Mushroom Benefits

Mushrooms like ChagaCordyceps, and Reishi all have a loyal following. In supplement-form, these mushrooms and many others, provide people with a world of wellness.** This is why mushrooms are the hottest superfood on the market.

Why Do People Take Mushroom Powder for Their Health?

Like vegetables, each mushroom variety comes with its own nutritional or potential health benefits.This is why you will find various blends or individual mushrooms in powder form. 

Here are the primary uses for the most popular mushrooms:

Cordyceps Powder

  • For Athletic Performance
    These vibrant mushrooms are often touted as powerful adaptogens that support healthy energy and stamina.** This is why many athletes take Cordyceps pre- or post-workout. 

  • For Calming
    Because Cordyceps interact with the adrenal system, many people find they provide a long-lasting sense of tranquility.**

  • For Immune System Support
    Cordyceps are a natural source of 1,3 / 1,6 beta-glucans which have been shown to power up the immune system [1].**

    Checkout our cordycep powders!

Reishi Mushroom Powder

  • For Immune Support
    A close look at the makeup of organic Reishi reveals that this burgundy wonder (often called the "Mushroom of Immortality") has dense and powerful beneficial compounds, including 1,3 / 1,6 beta-glucans and polysaccharides

  • For Chilling Out
    Many fans of red Reishi find that these mushrooms help them feel more restful and cool, calm, and collected. This is because Reishi has triterpenes that may help bolster the endocrine system. **

  • For Adaptogenic Properties
    Reishi works as an adaptogenic mushroom by assisting the body to respond to occasional external stressors in the short term and long term.**

Lion's Mane Powder

  • For Nervous System Support & Brain Health
    Lion's mane mushrooms support nerve growth and regeneration for long-term nervous system health and function [2].** Through its interaction with the proteins, it will help promote nervous system health.* Lion's mane also nourishes the brain for healthy memory and focus support.*

  • For Gut Health
    For centuries, Lion's Mane has been used in traditional eastern herbalism for digestive system health.*  Studies show that Lion's Mane can soothe stomach lining irritation and support intestinal health [3].*

    Don't hesitate to check out our lion's mane powder!

Chaga Powder

  • For Skin Support
    These mushrooms are often a go-to for skin health because they contain melanin to help support the skin against sun rays.** 

  • For Immune Health
    Like our other favorite mushrooms, Chaga contains 1,3 / 1,6 beta-glucans and polysaccharides to keep your immune system in top notch form.**

Shiitake Mushroom Powder

  • For Organ Function
    Shiitakes taste amazing--and they are also a source of highly beneficial vitamins and minerals. They help support a healthy digestive tract.** These delicious mushrooms also help promote cardiovascular health, liver function, and skin health.**

  • For Immune System Support
    Wellness comes from the inside out--and Shiitake mushrooms, rich in 1,3 / 1,6 beta-glucans, nurture the most important factor for inner health: the immune system.**

Turkey Tail Mushroom Powder

  • For Cellular Health
    These dazzling mushrooms may help spur cell regeneration and overall cell function.**

  • For the Immune System
    The unique 1,3 / 1,6 beta-glucan compounds in Turkey Tail may help support the immune system.**

Maitake Powder

  • For Metabolic Health and Support
    Maitake has been used for centuries in Eastern traditional herbalism as a way to maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels.**

How to Use These Superfoods?

While mushrooms may not turn you into an Amazon warrior or Roman gladiator, they truly are a superfood that can help you feel your best. Daily mushrooms allow your body and mind to thrive for a healthier lifestyle. So, how can you make the most of your mushroom powders?

Mix Your Mushroom Powder Blend or Pure Powder into Your Favorite Recipes

Like other forms of extracts, mushroom extract powder blends seamlessly into your favorite dishes. They're perfect for paleo diets, keto lifestyles, whole food fanatics, gluten-free, vegans, and veg-heads. 

Sweet

Mushrooms add an earthy tone to any recipe that calls for cacao. So, add a few spoonfuls of your favorite mushroom to your hot chocolate, mocha coffee, or mix your powder with chocolate syrup into warm and filling oatmeal. 

How much powder should you add to your hot chocolate? We recommend adding powder to suit your palate. For a more earthy flavor, add more as desired.

Savory

Create umami and luxurious mushroom undertones by stirring in organic Lion's Maneorganic Chaga mushrooms powder, Turkey Tail powder, or any of our high-quality, vegan mushrooms into your favorite meals.

Because mushroom powder aromatics and flavor bloom well in hot water, use your powder to add depth to homemade broths, soups, and stews. Try Shiitake mushrooms in French onion soup or beef stew.

Teas

If you're a mushroom connoisseur, you will love mushroom powder tea! All you need is some hot water, your mushroom powder, and some time to sit, sip, and relax. 

What Are Better: Mushroom Powders, Extracts, or Whole Food Mushrooms?

When it comes to incorporating mushrooms into your daily routine, powders and extracts, like our tinctures, offer a simple solution as a health supplement.** However, as diehard lovers of mushrooms, consuming whole 100% USDA Certified organic mushrooms from time to time is a wonderful treat.

How do Powders Compare to Tinctures and Whole Mushrooms?

No matter if you choose Mushroom's Revivals tinctures, created with high qualityorganic mushroom fruiting bodies, or our various powdered products, you will be thrilled from checkout to dosage with your next order. However, the different forms of mushroom function allow you to integrate the world's most astounding superfood into your daily wellness routine. 

Here's how these mushroom products compare:

Singular mushroom powders can be a great way to embrace more mushroom flavor in your daily diet, especially if you have a penchant for a particular mushroom flavor. They're a great way to enrich a paleo diet or enhance flavors in many meals. Mushrooms in powder form are versatile and flavorful. 

Blended Mushroom Powders allow people to make the most of multiple mushrooms for targeted effects. For example, our Daily 10 blend is your go to for daily good vibes. Daily 10 is packed with ten powerful functional mushrooms and can be thought of as an herbal bullet proof vest for any nasties that want to bring you down.

Mushroom powder capsules allow you to enjoy the full benefits of functional mushrooms without having to plan around their flavor in dishes. 

Double-extracted tinctures made from fruiting bodies without any fillers can be ingested as-is from a dropper or added to a wide array of recipes. This makes consuming functional mushrooms effortless.

Whole 'functional mushrooms' can be difficult to source and keep fresh. Many people struggle to store their mushrooms for more than just a few days before they begin to turn. Additionally, whole mushrooms can be more expensive and way more time consuming to use on a daily basis. They are a luxurious addition to your diet from time to time, though.

What to Look for When Buying Mushroom Powder Products

With all the hype on the power of "functional mushroom powders," it's become confusing for many people to compare products. And when it comes to mushrooms--quality matters. We always strive for the best products and full transparency, which is why we're happy to divulge the secret to the best mushroom powders.

Always select a mushroom powder that is:

  • Made from whole fruiting bodies without myceliated grains
  • 100 % UDSA Certified organic mushrooms 
  • Lab tested for potency and purity
  • Produced by a reputable company

The Mushroom Revival Difference

When it comes to the best ChagaCordycepsLion's ManeTurkey TailShiitakeReishi, and any mushrooms we source, you can count on quality and responsibility. Mushroom Revival is certified Kosher, 100% Certified USDA organic, vegan, gluten-free, and eco-friendly. We only use fruiting bodies and never grow our mushrooms on grains or starches. 

We are proud to be one of the most trusted producers of mushroom supplements in the U.S. 

The Best Mushroom Powders for Your Best Health

We've dedicated our lives to producing the best mushroom products, including our mushroom powders. In fact, our founder is a trailblazer in the mushroom industry and understands how mushrooms affect the body and the world beyond it. Which is to say, we make the finest mushroom products--you can call them whatever you feel is appropriate--we prefer to call them "the damn best mushroom products in the world."

If you're looking for mushroom powder products that will help you thrive, check out our wide range of products.


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