Medicinal Mushrooms Q & A

Our new CBD Enhanced Mushrooms Tinctures are a synergistic blend of hemp extract, herbs, and the fruiting body of the mushroom. All mushrooms are organic certified and grown in the USA. All ingredients in the tinctures are sourced from clean & trustworthy sources and we cannot wait to go into detail about ALL the incredible herbs. However, today we're focusing on YOUR questions about the mushrooms. 

The fruiting body aspect is a major differentiator because it's believed that the alternative which is mycelium is a cheaper, less effective option.

So, what is a fruiting body?

Simply put, what is called the “fruiting body” is the stem and the cap of the 'shroom. This is the part of the organism that contains the reproductive structure it also contains all of the health improving nutrients. 

Then what is mycelium? 

Actually, the massive part you can’t see makes up the bulk of the mushroom organism. The underground web that thrives with and without the fruiting body is called the ‘Mycelium”, the mycelium can be compared to the roots or “digestive system” of the mushroom. The largest mycelium discovered to date is almost 60 sq. miles in length & more than 2,000 miles long. 


Mycelium vs. Fruiting Bodies. Which one is better? 

The answer to this is actually both BUT with caveats. The fruiting body offers more minerals, including phosphorous, copper, zinc, and potassium. Fruiting body extracts also contain higher concentrations of vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin D, beta-carotene, and various B vitamins than mycelium on its own. Mycelium act as an immune system to the growing fruiting body, protecting it from harmful pathogens so it can grow & proliferate. It is thought that the mycelium supports our immune system in a similar way, however the research on this is still unclear. 


Does Society’s Plant tinctures contain both mycelium & fruiting bodies? 

No, they only contain fruiting bodies. The research is still up for debate, but many bodies of evidence show that the fruiting bodies are the most beneficial part to work with, additionally the nutrients such as zinc & vitamins D & C, also found in the fruiting body ALSO supports the immune system. 


Are these the “trippy” kind of 'shrooms? 

No, not at this time! At Society’s Plant we believe in the power of plants to change our physical bodies as well as our subconscious, so we can show up in the world as our most complete selves. However, despite our personal beliefs we fall in line with what is federally legal at this time. That doesn’t mean these tinctures won’t bring unexplainable magic to your life! If you would like to be part of the movement to Decriminalize Nature you can start here! 

What mushrooms do you use in your tinctures? 

This is actually a long list, but we’ll go through 1 by 1, and you can consider this a glossary of mushroom benefits. 

  • Turkey Tail: Immune, gut and liver health. Detoxification, depression and diabetes. 
  • Chaga Mushroom: Antioxidant for cellular health. Anti-inflammatory properties that may relieve pain. 
  • Red Reishi: Reduce fatigue, improve endurance. Adapt to stress. Support liver function, metabolism, digestion and heart health. 
  • Cordyceps: Oxygen uptake. Respiratory support. Athletic Endurance. 
  • Mishima Mushroom: Powerful anti-inflammatory. Arthritis, inflammatory diseases. Antibacterial & Antiaging. 
  • Lions Mane: Supports the nervous system. Potentially rehabilitates nerve cells. Supports memory and mood. 
  • Maitake Mushroom: Boosts immunity, supports a healthy blood sugar. Packed with antioxidants. 
  • Shiitake: Heart health, anti-cancer and supports bone health because of the high amount of vitamin D. 
  • Agaricus Blazei Mushroom: Immune support. Anti-viral. IBS and other intestinal disorders. 
  • Poria Mushroom: Immune modulator. Calms inflammation. Reduces age related disease. 
  • Agarikon Mushroom: Respiratory support, antiviral and Anti yeast. It is called the “elixir of long life”. 
  • True Tinder Polypore: Lowering of blood pressure and blood sugar. Boosts metabolism and increases circulation. 

 

Our tinctures comprise of a combination of herbs & mushrooms that work synergistically to bring you the results you are desiring. Our base tincture, "Thrive" is a blend of hemp extract with 12 different mushrooms that bring complete balance to the whole body including and is especially supportive to the immune system.

 

 

“Chill”, is a blend of adaptogenic and anxiety-reducing herbs will help you get through bouts of social anxiety or those days of parenting hell. It includes herbs such as passionflower and lavender which calms the system & quiets circular thoughts. The mushrooms in Chill include Lion’s Mane for nervous system support and memory and shiitake which fights the oxidative stress caused by stress. 

 

 

Lastly, your nighttime pal, "Dream" which includes chamomile to take you to dreamland and red reishi extract which helps you to wake up fully rested while supporting your immune system. With a beautiful blend of Chinese herbs, this lavender & lemon essence tincture will aid in your nightly bliss & bring balance to your nervous system with the adaptogenic power of reishi.

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