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Mushrooms 101

A naturally occurring fungal growth, mushrooms are fleshy, spore-bearing masses that come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. High in antioxidants, vital vitamins, essential minerals, and more, supplementing mushrooms is a powerful way to optimize your wellness routine.

Mushrooms Throughout Time

Neither fruit nor vegetable, mushrooms are their own species.
Humans have consumed and used mushrooms for more than just their nutritional value for centuries.

3300 B.C Otzi The Iceman

Two types of mushrooms were found in this ancient explorer’s bag. One for starting fires in the icy, cold climates of the Italian and Austrain mountains, the other to inhibit bacterial growth.

Ancient Japan

Eastern medicine has long used mushrooms to support the immune system and fight infection. The impressive benefits and results are well documented and they still use mushrooms today.

450 B.C. Hippocrates

The ancient physician was cited many times stating the anti-inflammatory benefits of the amadou mushroom when cauterizing wounds.

Modern Medicine

For more than 30 years, scientists and doctors have been adapting the use of mushrooms to fight common illnesses as well as treat cancer independently or alongside chemotherapy.

Did you know?

Reishi is also known as lingzhi in China and has been used for over 2000 years for its adaptogen properties?
Reishi is also known as lingzhi in China and has been used for over 2000 years for its adaptogen properties?
Reishi is also known as lingzhi in China and has been used for over 2000 years for its adaptogen properties?

Supplementing Functional Mushrooms

As you start to include mushrooms in your daily routine — the first step to supplementing is to know exactly the results you are looking to achieve. Once you have determined the outcome — ie. more energy, a calm mood, improved organ function etc. — the second step is choosing a reputable manufacturer.

We say reputable because mushrooms have powerful benefits, however only when used correctly. If the company you choose to use is not producing high-quality products or is not transparent with their ingredients, you may not enjoy your results. For this reason, at Silo Wellness we are 100% transparent and only use high-quality ingredients that you can trust. Our process is proven to deliver the maximum benefits of our mushrooms.

Functional Mushrooms In Tincture Format

While at first you may think the best way to consume functional mushrooms is to eat them, actually the easiest, simplest way is to supplement in a tincture format. Beyond the fact they are often hard to find fresh, tinctures offer you the ability to add them into your food as you please. From morning coffee to meals, smoothies, and more.

How We Select Our Functional Mushrooms

First things first, there is an extensive range of mushrooms on the market. Without extensive experience, it can be difficult to navigate the many species and find the right mushroom for you. We have selected our functional mushrooms for their traditional and contemporary scientific benefits, making the decision process an easy one for you.

Some of our favorite types include Turkey Tail, Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Reishi.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Silo Wellness Extraction Process

We have developed our triple extraction process to unlock each mushroom’s high-quality bioavailability.
A very in depth method, it takes 100 days to complete.

Fermentation

This step makes the good stuff like polysaccharides, triterpenoids, and alkalis more accessible.

Hot Water

To further draw out the good stuff, we use hot water because polysaccharides are water soluble.

Alcohol

The final step takes 90 days and is used to release the nonpolar triterpenoids from the mushroom.