Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Mushrooms

Begin Your Journey to the World of Healthy Mushrooms With Eversio Wellness

To incorporate healthy mushrooms into your regimen and get started on your mushroom wellness journey, you first need to assess your own personal health goals. When you are clear on your intentions and know what you hope to support and maintain by bringing mushroom supplements into your daily routine, you will be ready to choose the best products for you. We hope this guide will then help you know how to use functional mushrooms to optimize your health.


The History Behind Healthy Mushrooms

For centuries, healthy mushrooms have been used for their therapeutic benefits. From the Egyptians to the Aztecs and all throughout the Eastern world, functional mushrooms have been used to improve and treat many health concerns.

One of the earliest documented discoveries of mushrooms used for wellness came to light in 1991 when a frozen, mummified man was found in the Italian Alps on a border between Austria and Italy. He was named Ötzi and was said to have lived around 3300 BCE. Ötzi was a traveler and was found to be carrying two types of functional mushrooms. One was amadou mushroom (Fomes fomentarius) and the other was birch polypore (Fomitopsis betulina). Amadou mushrooms (also called tinder fungus) were likely used to start fires, while birch polypore are healthy mushrooms known to support overall health and wellbeing.

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Ready to Try Healthy Mushrooms?

Supplements made from healthy mushrooms can provide many benefits, but there are a few things to consider before incorporating them into your routine:

  • If you are taking pharmaceutical medications, breastfeeding, or pregnant, you should consult a health care practitioner before making any changes to your wellness routine
  • Read everything on the label carefully. Labels of licensed mushroom products should include a LOT number, expiration date, barcode, company address, proper storage instructions, dosage, part of the mushroom used, quantity crude equivalent (for extracts), medicinal ingredients and other ingredients.
  • Keep in mind that the expiry date applies to mushroom supplements that are stored properly, so keeping your extracts sealed in an airtight container, away from sunlight and in a cool, dry place is very important.
How to consume healthy mushrooms

3 Convenient Ways to Consume Healthy Mushrooms

Add to Drinks

Healthy mushrooms that are dried, ground, and put through an extraction process are highly potent and effective. To create our mushroom extracts, our cultivators begin by growing functional mushrooms on USDA Organic certified farms. Sophisticated extraction methods are used to extract the beneficial compounds from inside the cell walls of the harvested and dried mushrooms. The extraction process produces a very fine extract powder with excellent solubility that can easily be stirred into any beverage.

Take Capsules

Mushroom capsules offer the convenience of being able to consume them anywhere and any time. It’s important to check the ingredients on mushroom supplement capsules as many contain grain and other fillers. The capsules offered by Eversio Wellness include no grains. We use mushroom extracts made from whole fruiting body mushrooms for our capsules so that each serving delivers a therapeutic dose of beneficial compounds.

Upgrade Recipes

There are many clever and creative ways to consume healthy mushrooms with hundreds of recipes available online (and lots on our website). You can mix your functional mushrooms into protein powder, oatmeal, pancakes, chia pudding, yogurt, dressings, sauces, and soups. The possibilities are endless. They add an umami flavor and can turn regular snacks and recipes into superfoods!

Choosing the Right Healthy Mushroom Dosage

Mushroom Capsules

Health Canada specifies a maximum acceptable dose for each specific functional mushroom, so it’s important to follow the dosage recommendation on the label. All Eversio Wellness products provide concentrated extract in just one capsule. However, for most products taking 2 capsules is still within the safe dosage range. It can help to take extract capsules with food if you are prone to digestive upset. Please consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Lion’s Mane: Not to exceed 12000mg of dried fruiting body per day.

  • Dosage in 2 capsules
  • *USDA Organic Certified Lion’s Mane Mushroom (8:1 Dual Extract) 1000mg
  • (Hericium erinaceus, fruiting body) Quantity Crude Equivalent…8000mg
  • Beta-D-glucans: > 35%
  • Terpenes: > 8%

Chaga: Not to exceed 3600mg of dried fruiting body per day.

  • Dosage in 1 capsule
  • *USDA Organic Certified Chaga Mushroom (8:1 Dual Extract) 450mg
  • (Inonotus obliquus, fruiting body) Quantity Crude Equivalent…3600mg
  • Beta-D-glucans: > 35%
  • Triterpenes: > 5%
  • Betulinic Acid: > 3%

Reishi: Not to exceed 15000mg of dried fruiting body per day.

  • Dosage in 2 capsules
  • *USDA Organic Certified Reishi Mushroom (15:1 Dual Extract) 500mg
  • (Ganoderma lucidum, fruiting body) Quantity Crude Equivalent…7500mg
  • Beta-D-glucans: > 35%
  • Triterpenes: > 5%
  • Ganoderic Acids: > 1%

Tremella: Not to exceed 9000mg of dried fruiting body per day.

  • Dosage in 2 capsules
  • *USDA Organic Certified Tremella Mushroom (8:1 Extract) 1000mg
  • (Tremella fuciformis, fruiting body) Quantity Crude Equivalent…8000mg
  • Beta-D-glucans: > 15%

Turkey Tail: Not to exceed 27000mg of dried fruiting body per day.

  • Dosage in 2 capsules
  • *USDA Organic Certified Turkey Tail Mushroom (12:1 Extract) 1000mg
  • (Trametes versicolor, fruiting body) Quantity Crude Equivalent…12000mg
  • Beta-D-glucans: > 35%
  • Polysaccharide Peptide (PSP): > 15%

Cordyceps: Not to exceed 9000mg of dried stroma per day.

  • Dosage in 2 capsules
  • *USDA Organic Certified Cordyceps Mushroom (8:1 Extract) 1000mg
  • (Cordyceps militaris, fruiting body) Quantity Crude Equivalent…8000mg
  • Beta-D-glucans: > 25%
  • Cordycepin: > 1%
  • Adenosine: > 2%

Best Time to Take Healthy Mushrooms

The best time to take your functional mushrooms depends on the type of mushroom supplements and your lifestyle. Some prefer maintaining healthy energy levels, and some prefer supporting optimal sleep quality. Plus, others find it easier to take supplements at particular times of day!

For example, cordyceps supplements can support healthy energy levels and, therefore, some prefer to take earlier in the day.

On the other hand, reishi can support restful sleep, calmness, and stress. It's a favourite before yoga or meditation practices.


Mushroom Extract Powdered Blends

Enjoy ½ tsp in your tea, coffee, smoothie, or favourite recipe. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Stop use if hypersensitivity occurs.

Mushroom extracts are concentrated - a little goes a long way. Our mushroom extract blends - The EVERBLENDS - contain different types of healthy mushrooms in equal quantities that together support overall health and wellness with concentrated mushroom wellness:

3 Mushroom Blend can support optimal energy levels, healthy brain function, and maintain immune system health. ½ tsp (1000mg) contains:

■ Turkey Tail Mushroom 333mg

■ Cordyceps Militaris Mushroom 333mg

■ Lion’s Mane Mushroom 333mg

4 Mushroom Blend can support healthy cognition, stress levels, optimal sleep quality, and maintain immune system function. ½ tsp (1000mg) contains:

■ Lion’s Mane Mushroom 250mg

■ Maitake Mushroom 250mg

■ Reishi Mushroom 250mg

■ Shiitake Mushroom 250mg

6 Mushroom Blend supports healthy aging and wellbeing. ½ tsp (1000mg) contains:

■ Lion’s Mane Mushroom 166mg

■ Chaga Mushroom 166mg

■ Oyster Mushroom 166mg

■ Tremella Mushroom 166mg

■ Maitake Mushroom 166mg

■ Shiitake Mushroom 166mg