Medicinal Mushrooms Offering New Options to People and Pets

Medicinal mushrooms (fungi) are species of ingestible mushrooms that can be supplemented in the diets of people and pets to assist with a range of common medical conditions.

Medicinal mushrooms have been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years, and there is a growing body of scientific evidence to show that specific species contain active ingredients that can assist manage a range of conditions.

The key to taking medicinal mushrooms is the source of material, because that determines the potency of active ingredients.

Medicinal Mushroom Powder is Ideal for People and Pets

MyCompounder sources all of its medicinal mushrooms from a local grower in Victoria – with dried powder made from 100% of the fruiting body of the mushroom, not mycelium. The fruiting body of the mushroom contains very high levels of active ingredients and beta-glucans, in contrast to the mycelium – the root-like structure of the mushroom – which is far weaker in active ingredients.

As well as being available in capsule/powder form, each mushroom is available as a dual extract liquid - meaning it is made from both an ethanol and water extracts. Ethanol extracts most of the terpenes, phenolics, hericenones and erinacines from the mushroom, whereas the water extracts the beneficial polysaccharides. Dual extracts, because of the alcohol, are usually used for human use.

Reishi Mushroom

Take the Edge Off with Reishi

Think of Reishi as nature’s Xanax. What makes this mushroom unique is its calming properties — all of which are thanks to the compound triterpene, found in high levels in Reishi. Reishi assists:

  • Alleviate anxiety
  • Ease depression
  • Encourage better sleep

High Beta Glucan Content

Reishi, thanks to its high beta glucan content and de-stressing properties has shown remarkable benefits to cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol.

If you or your pet has anxiety and stress disorders, this is the fungi for you.

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Boost Your Brain with Lions Maine

Lions Mane is the fungi for your brain. It has been found to enhance the production of the bioprotein nerve growth factor (NFG) and myelin sheath around nerve fibers. Lions Mane is shown to enhance cognition, focus, concentration and remove ‘fog’ when you are mentally drained.

In addition, there are studies showing Lions Mane assisting with the medical conditions where there is neurological imbalance – such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Multiple Sclerosis. Lions Mane is a serious brain food! Its crammed full of primary anti-oxidants as well.

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Fight Cancer and Immune Conditions with Turkey Tail

Turkey Tail Benefits

Turkey tail contains a compound called polysaccharide-K (PSK) that stimulates the immune system. PSK is so effective that it’s an approved anticancer prescription drug in Japan. Turkey tail has been shown to improve the survival rate of people with certain cancers, fight leukemia and improve the immune system of people receiving chemotherapy.

Turkey Tail For Pets

If you or your pet has/had cancer or immune system dysfunction, this is the fungi for you.

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