What is Mycelium?
Let us break it down… Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of Mycelium. Think of an orange on a tree – that is like the mushroom! The tree that makes the orange is similar to the Mycelium!!! Mycelium is what produces the beneficial compounds found in mushrooms and it is much more potent than the mushroom.
- Cordyceps Sinensis
- Maitake (Grifola Frondosa)
- Cordyceps Militaris
- Enoki (Flammulina Velutipes)
- Cordyceps Ophlioglossoides
- Shiitake (Lentinula Edodes)
- Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum)
- Lions Mane (Hericium Erinaceus)
- Tigris (Lignosis Tigris)
- Bears Head Tooth (Hericium Americanum)
- Turkey Tail (Trametes Versicolor)
- Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus)
- Cordyceps sinensis had been used for thousands of years in ancient China for a wide variety of benefits, especially when it comes to improving energy, endurance, stamina, speedy recovery and longevity.
- Coveted by Zeus, grown on the peak of Mount Olympus, no other mushroom is more revered by the gods. This mycelium charges your thunderbolt.
Maitake (Grifola Frondosa)
- In China and Japan, maitake mushrooms have been consumed for 3,000 years, valued most for their legendary properties. Maitake’s scientific name, G. frondosa, is derived from an Italian mushroom name referring to the gryphon, a mythological half lion and half eagle beast.
- Artemis used Maitake to illuminate her night hunts and give her perfect accuracy. Hone your body to precision, unleash your inner warrior!
Among all the species, C. militaris is considered as the oldest source of useful chemical constituents. Cordyceps militaris is a potential harbor of bio-metabolites for herbal drugs and evidence is available about its applications for the revitalization of various systems of the body from ancient times.
- The secret weapon of Hercules: increase size, strength, and athletic prowess. Hercules unleashed his inner god, let it do the same for you!
Enoki (Flammulina Velutipes)
- The Research Institute of the National Cancer Center in Tokyo, Japan wondered why the cancer rates in the Nagano Prefecture of Japan were abnormally low compared to surrounding provinces. Researchers found it was the center of enoki mushroom cultivation.
- Demeter guaranteed the harvest by introducing Enoki to Mother Earth. Pull strength from the earth with this epic species!
- Nobody really understood the endurance benefits of Cordyceps until the Chinese National Games in Beijing. During these games, three world records in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000-meter events were broken by athletes who were taking Cordyceps.
- The hang over cure for the G.O.A.T. of partying Dionysus. When it is time to push it to the limit or bounce back from defeating it, this is the one!
Shiitake (Lentinula Edodes)
- Shiitake was the first mushroom ever cultivated in Asian history and maybe even in human history. In Chinese herbalism, it is reported to boost “Qi” within the body – the essential energy that flows through the body’s meridians.
- Hecate the god of magic used Shiitake to connect her to the other realms. Let Shiitake work its magic on you!
Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum)
- In Chinese, the name lingzhi represents a combination of spiritual potency and the essence of immortality. Reishi is regarded as the “herb of spiritual potency”, symbolizing success, well-being, divine power, and longevity.
- Aphrodite used Reishi‘s rejuvenative power to keep herself the fairest of them all. Get ready to strut your stuff with this species! Shimmy!
Lions Mane (Hericium Erinaceus)
- FACT: Lion’s Mane is increasingly studied for its neuroprotective effects. Nerve Growth Factors (NGFs), molecules that stimulate neurons, have been discovered in Lion’s Mane.
- Athena, the goddess of wisdom, ate Lion’s Mane to grow her neurons and stay woke. Gain the wisdom of Athena and the brain of a god!
Tigris (Lignosis Tigris)
- The Tiger’s Milk Mushroom is native to tropical forests in South East Asia. As the name suggests and according to aboriginal folklore, this relatively unknown fungus is said to grow on the spot where tiger milk falls to the ground when a mother is feeding her cubs. It has been used in traditional medicine as a health tonic by the indigenous populations to treat more than 15 medical ailments.
- Ares used Tigris to connect all his capabilities before battle. The power of Tigris made his defense unbreakable. This mycelium raises your shield!
Bears Head Tooth (Hericium Americanum)
- The mushroom as well as the fermented mycelia have been reported to produce several classes of bioactive molecules including polysaccharides, proteins, lectins, phenols, and terpenoids.
- Eros, the god of love, gave Bear’s Head Tooth to the world to ignite passion. It’s really Good. The End…or The Beginning?
Turkey Tail (Trametes Versicolor)
- The National Institute of Health (NIH) approved a $2.25 million-dollar study conducted jointly with Bastyr University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Washington. Researchers analyzed the impact of Turkey Tail mushrooms on the immune systems of patients with breast cancer.
- Poseidon used Turkey Tail to charge his trident, bringing life into the oceans. Poseidon gives the vitality of this species to every animal in the sea. Feel the power of the sea running through your veins! Are you ready?
Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus)
- In China, Chaga was documented as early as 100 B.C.in a book by the monk Shen Nong. The Chaga mushroom also played a prominent role historically in Siberian folklore. Those living in the mountains smoked the fungus and rubbed it on their skin. They believed the mushroom would provide healing benefits.
- Apollo was no one until he consumed the powerful Chaga. It was only then that he became the god of music, poetry, medicine, archery and the sun. What level will you hit?