Functional mushrooms

Functional mushrooms

Benefits of functional mushrooms

Modern health-conscious consumers are seeking more than nutrition from the food they eat. They want functional foods that support body and mind health. Mushrooms, popular for their reported health properties, are just one category that satisfies this growing demand. 

While used in Eastern medicine for centuries, western mainstream markets are now seeing increasing demand.

The mushroom market is booming! According to a study by Research and Markets, the expected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for the global functional mushroom market is 8.04% from 2019-2024. 

Functional mushrooms tend to have nootropic and adaptogenic properties, which may enhance cognitive performance and ease stress in the body.

While there are many types of functional mushrooms, these key varieties are becoming more accessible and stepping into the spotlight. 

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The Broth Sisters Stock Concentrate Mushrooms with Lions Mane

Lion's Mane

Lion's Mane is so named because it looks like the shaggy mane of a lion and has powerful benefits, making it one of the kings of the mushrooms. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may improve mood, boost focus and support brain health. 

Made from 100% certified organic Lion's Mane extract, Evolution Botanicals can be mixed with water and may enhance cognitive performance.

The Broth Sisters Stock Concentrate Superfood Mushroom with Lions Mane is an alternative to this potent ingredient. It also contains shiitake mushrooms and can be added to sauces, marinades, soups, risottos or casseroles.


Reishi has been used in Eastern medicine for centuries to support the immune system, assist with fatigue and ease stress. 

Also known as Ganoderma Lucidum, Lingzhi or Queen of Mushrooms, Reishi is a popular nootropic mushroom.

The Evolution Botanicals Spiritual Potency Reishi Extract may offer immune protection, improved adrenal function and an enhanced sense of connection and calm. Blend with coffee, water, smoothies or other drinks. 

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Evolution Botanicals 10 Mushroom Formula


Cordyceps is the mushroom of endurance to support energy and boost strength and endurance. Think of it like caffeine in mushroom form without the side effects.

The Evolution Botanicals Energy & Performance Cordyceps Extract may reduce fatigue and exhaustion, enhance stamina and endurance and increase athleticism.


Chaga mushrooms, or Inonotus Obliquus, are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and general wellness benefits. Consuming Chaga may support the immune system and lower blood sugar levels.

Chaga was used during WWII when no coffee beans were available in Finland, as it has a coffee-like taste. 

Chaga is one of the six high-potency superfood mushrooms in the Sol Organics Magic Mushroom Blend, including cordyceps, lion's mane, maitake, reishi and shiitake. The versatile powder can be mixed with hot water for a coffee-like drink or added to coffee, tea, juice, smoothies or soups.

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EveryMite Immushroom


A mushroom that is likely more commonly known, shiitake mushrooms are popular in cooking for their umami flavour. In addition to an impressive nutritional profile, Shiitake mushrooms may support immune system health, among other reported benefits.

Wild hand-picked shiitake is the star ingredient of the EveryOrganics EveryMite Immushroom. This super spread blend contains nutrients, vitamins and minerals with no artificial ingredients.

Botanika Blends Majikal Mushroom Mix also makes the most of the benefit of shiitake mushrooms. Along with turkey tail, tremella and maitake mushrooms, the mix is available in either cacao or coffee flavour.

Meet the functional mushroom market

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