What You Need to Know About Medicinal Mushrooms

Trend: What You Need to Know About Medicinal Mushroom Supplements

Medicinal mushrooms are an up and coming trend that has been steadily growing over the last few years. You can even see an increase in interest over just the last few months. With so many people starting to notice the amazing benefits of these fabulous fungi this is definitely a trend you should be keeping a close eye one this year.

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What Are Medicinal Mushroom Supplements?

While medicinal mushrooms aren’t actually medicine they’re called that because of their many benefits. While mushrooms are often dismissed as a pizza topping or omelette ingredients they are, in fact, packed with potent nutrients like antioxidants and polysaccharide-K (a compound that helps stimulate the immune system).

There are many types of mushroom supplements on the market. Powders and capsules are both very popular options. Some people prefer powders that they can add to their coffee, smoothies and other foods. Mushroom coffee has become particularly popular but there’s no need to pigeon hole yourself into such a niche.

Many people hate mushrooms whether it’s the earthy taste or their chewy texture, not everyone is a fan. That’s why encapsulated mushroom supplements are also a very popular option. In addition, capsules are easy and convenient to take anytime anywhere. They’re easy for busy people to grab and go but just as convenient for jet setters to take with them as they travel.

In addition to different forms of supplements there are two main types of formulas: single ingredient or a complex. Both are popular options as some customers want to take full advantage of the benefits particular mushrooms offer. Other people want to get a full range of benefits from a variety of mushrooms all in one product.

Some of the most popular medicinal mushrooms on the market are:

  • Cordyceps
  • Turkey tail
  • Shiitake
  • Chaga
  • Lion’s mane
  • Reishi

Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

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Each one of the above mushrooms has a different set of benefits. These benefits can range from energy to immunity to brain health. You can pick and choose which mushrooms to include to tailor your supplement to the needs of your customers. With this in mind it’s time to learn a little about each individual mushroom.


Cordyceps is well known for its energizing effects. It can help the body use oxygen more efficiently and improve blood flow to stimulate energy and vitality.

  • Energy
  • Athletic performance
  • Muscle recovery

Turkey Tail

Turkey tail is well known for its strong antioxidant qualities. It’s particularly high in compound called polysaccharide-K (PSK) that stimulates the immune system.

  • Immune support
  • Fights free radicals
  • Antioxidants


Shiitake is well known for helping to support heart health. It’s high in phytonutrients that can help with cholesterol, blood pressure and blood flow.

  • Heart health
  • Blood pressure and circulation
  • Lowering cholesterol


Chaga is well known for its potent antioxidants. It can help to fight oxidative stress which can result in signs of aging like sagging skin and wrinkles.

  • Anti-aging
  • Fights inflammation
  • Lowering LDL

Lion’s mane

Lion’s mane is well known for promoting brain health and mental clarity. It contains nutrients that are known to help foster nerve health and cognition.

  • Cognition
  • Concentration
  • Memory


Reishi is well known for being a jack of all trades. Unlike many other mushrooms that have a specialty reishi mushrooms have been shown to benefit many areas of health.

  • Sleep
  • Mood & stress management
  • Weight loss
  • Focus

Custom or Private Label Medicinal Mushroom Supplements

creating a custom supplement formula

Whether you decide you want to create your very own mushroom supplement formula or you opt to private label, we can help! Here at Quality Supplement Manufacturing we’re here to support you and help your company grow.

Our brand new private label formula is top-of-the-line and contains 10 different types of medicinal mushrooms -both whole powdered mushrooms and mushroom extracts for a potent and power packed supplement your customers will love.

Contact us today to ask about pricing for private label or custom.

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