A number of compounds in mushroom stimulates the immune function and inhibits tumor growth. The main compounds observed were polysaccharides. They play a huge role in the body.

Extraction is definitely a must for medicinal mushrooms, in order to make their bioactive compounds more bioavailable for our bodies.

The perfect blend of functional mushrooms is here to fortify your overall wellbeing.
This product is versatile and easy to incorporate into your coffee, tea, hot chocolate and smoothies.

  • APPEARANCE: 3.5 oz (100 gr) Brown Fine Powder
  • MAIN FUNCTION: Inhibit the growth of tumors,Nourish Skin & Hair. Supports immune system & body detoxification.

What Are Mushroom Extracts? 

Extracts can be used in either tincture or powder form. Our Mushroom extracts are made from fruiting bodies of mushrooms.

It's designed to provide more benefits in a small, concentrated supplemental dose than you would otherwise receive from consuming a standard serving of whole mushrooms. This allows you to receive a higher dose of the bioactive compounds found in mushrooms that provide health benefits.  

Mushroom extracts can be taken from any mushroom. At 5MUSHROOMS, we use Red Reishi, Lion's Mane, Chaga, Shiitake and Agarcius mushroom species and their extracts to create our line of mushroom gummies.

Is your mushroom product actually a mushroom?

Are your mushrooms cultivated on natural organic materials? Yes

Mushrooms cultivated on natural materials in natural light have the full complement of vitamins, minerals, and naturally produced active compounds. These are mushrooms grown as nature intended.

Remember, like many plants, mushrooms are a product of their environment. They draw minerals from their growth medium or substrate, and water from the same substrate or rain. If the substrate is high in certain minerals, the mushrooms will absorb more of these minerals. If the growth medium has certain compounds that can be used as building blocks or precursors for important active compounds, then the mushroom will be able to produce those compounds readily and efficiently.

The growth medium or substrate is very important for the natural production of the active compounds specific to different species of mushrooms.

Is the product a mushroom powder or an extract?

Although mushroom powders are superior to MOG powders, they are still less potent than a concentrated extract. Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has used mushrooms and herbs for thousands of years, almost always makes a tea from herbs. Tea is a simple water extract. Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners will boil herbs for long periods of time to extract the medicinal compounds.

A hot water extract is a very simple and effective way to concentrate mushrooms and at the same time make them more bio-available. The combined use of alcohol and water is utilized when some important compounds in the mushroom are not water soluble, such as Reishi or Chaga triterpenoids.

How do Medicinal Mushrooms compare with other Nutritional Supplements?

Medicinal Mushrooms are the most powerful natural healing substances.
They are classified as “Adaptogens” meaning that they support the body to heal and balance itself holistically.
Adaptogens support your body to naturally regulate itself by normalizing over activity or under activity of the organs and glands.
Most nutritional supplements deliver ingredients in an isolated state whereas Medicinal Mushroom supplements are consumed in a whole state where each ingredient or aspect synergistically supports other ingredients to deliver their benefits optimally. There is a very high level of bio-availability of a properly grown and processed Medicinal Mushroom product.
More and more people – doctors among them – have become aware that when it comes to preventing illness and disease, food plays a major role. This shift toward good nutrition as the key to a long, healthy life isn't just based on anecdotal evidence. A growing body of medical research is backing the old adage that “you are what you eat.” This nutritional research is also finding that not all foods are equal. When it comes to good nutrition some are better than others.
Researchers and health practitioners are identifying what they call “super foods” – foods shown to have tremendous health benefits, including the ability to help prevent many diseases.
The super foods theory has led to increased studies on the health benefits of specific foods, with mushrooms being one food that has received much recent attention. And what researchers are finding is that mushrooms really do provide many high level health benefits.
Mushrooms are complex biological organisms that contain numerous bioactive nutrients and antioxidants.
High in antioxidants, beta-glucans and polysaccharides, mushrooms are one of nature’s most perfect foods.
Not only are they loaded with healthy nutrients, but those nutrients are easily absorbed and used by humans. Recent research has focused on a unique potent antioxidant in mushrooms – called L-Ergothioneine (ERGO) – as a natural way of nutritionally supporting your body’s immune system.
ERGO appears to be a far more powerful antioxidant than other substances such as beta-carotene and vitamins C and E. One unit of synthetic ERGO antioxidant is equal to 7,000 units of the antioxidant Trolox (water soluble vitamin E.) Antioxidants are the body’s defense system against cellular damage.
Research has shown that the ERGO antioxidant found in mushrooms is not only one of the most potent of antioxidants but also the one most efficiently used by the body. Humans possess a unique specific “transport” system that moves ERGO into important cells in the body, such as the red and white blood cells. And unlike antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, unused ERGO appears to be stored by the body for quick use rather than flushed as waste.
The awareness that nutrition plays a key role in promoting good health has led to the growth of the multi-billion dollar nutritional supplement market.
The purpose of all of these nutritional supplements is to provide the body with the nutrients it needs to thrive, protecting us from today’s increased health challenges and supporting us to live longer, healthier lives.
Since most of us no longer eat properly or cannot get the full array of nutrients we require from our nutrient depleted foods, we have come to depend on these nutritional supplements, such as vitamin pills, to fill in the gaps. The problem, however, is that most of these supplements on which we rely often contain synthetic or extracted chemicals and nutrients whose absorption, cell penetration and physiologic effects are questionable.
Most nutrition experts today agree that the best nutrition comes from whole foods. The cellular processes of humans is complex and needs a complex food to match. Mushrooms, as it turns out, are one of the most complex foods available, containing more than 3,000 specific chemicals that match the system requirements of humans. The best advice for good nutrition should perhaps not be "Eat your vegetables" but instead, "Eat your mushrooms."

How do I know if the product contains beneficial ingredients that are bioavailable/usable?

The majority of medicinal mushrooms are known for their active polysaccharides, called beta-D-glucans. Some mushrooms like Reishi also have triterpenoid compounds.
Take note of whether these compounds are listed and quantified. If they are, make sure the company can support this claim with actual testing documentation. Some companies list multiple “active” compounds without any actual testing results.
Don’t be fooled by high polysaccharide numbers. Polysaccharides can simply be starch, which is an alpha glucan and a major component of grain. Grain is commonly found in mycelium products.

I have a product that says it is mycelium and mushrooms; is that a good combination?

Some companies make the claim that their product has “all stages”,
or is a “unique combination” of mushrooms and mycelium.
They may also claim this is therefore “full spectrum”. They make further claims that this provides a more diverse menu of medicinal compounds. A mushroom and its mycelium are actually made of similar tissue, but with important differences.
Mushrooms are genetically more complex and have more medicinal properties. Look to see if the companies that make this claim actually give you a percentage of each fungal part.
One company that makes this claim uses only 10% mushroom in one of their products. Another doesn’t even state how much of their mycelium product is actual mushroom.
Don’t be fooled. Mushrooms are more expensive to grow but are of higher value and therefore likely to be left out or included in small amounts just to make the claim of being present.
Also, there are 2 methods for growing mycelium:
1. Solid Fermentation: Grown on grains or rice where the end
product is up to 70% growing medium of no medicinal value.
2. Liquid Fermentation: Grown in liquid and fed supportive
nutrients so the end product is 100 % mycelium with zero filler.

Is your product “Full Spectrum”?

What actually does a full spectrum mushroom product mean?
Generally speaking, this means that the product in question has all the major components of the mushroom present. So an analysis of the product would show a profile that matches the data that is present in major published research or government databases.
For example, the USDA has a database of foods and natural products that lists nutritional information based on approved analytical tests.
If the product is a mushroom extract, full spectrum would indicate that the naturally occurring components would remain in approximately the same ratio as the mushroom itself.
How is it possible then that mycelium grown on grain or rice, which is part of the final mycelium product, can be full spectrum?
It simply can’t be, by definition. Whether you have pure mycelium or a real mushroom, the addition of grain negates a claim of full spectrum.
It gets worse when one realizes that the majority of the MOG product is actually grain.
Our products are 100% naturally produced mushrooms. This is the true definition of Full Spectrum.

Are your Mushroom extracts made from mycelium or fruiting body?

We use 100% pure mushroom (fruiting bodies) in all of our extracts. There are no added binders, fillers, starch, grain, and/or mycelium.

Maybe you used to try a mycelium product that is produced in a sterile laboratory? This fungal mycelium is generally grown on sterile rice or grain. These grains are sterilized inside a plastic bag for hours at over 100 degrees C. The substrate material, rather than being a rich diverse nutritional matrix, is ordinary and featureless grain. Nutritionally grain primarily consists of starch.

Mycelium vs Fruiting Body

As more people become interested in the health benefits of mushrooms, how exactly to access those benefits is understandably becoming a hot topic. Should one just eat a lot of mushrooms? There are a lot of different kinds of extracts on the market now, which are best to take?

Read more »

What Do Mushroom Extracts Do? 

Mushrooms are packed with an array of bioactive compounds responsible for many unique health benefits. These include polysaccharides, triterpenoids, nucleotides, sterols, steroids, fatty acids, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Making mushroom extract to use in supplements is the best way to offer a large dose of these compounds in a small serving size.  

Some of the most well-studied bioactive compounds in certain functional mushrooms include the following: 

  • Ergosterol: Supports cellular health and normal inflammatory response.
  • Adenosine: May help support heart health, energy production, and normal metabolism.
  • Linoleic, Oleic, and Palmitic Acids: Polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated fatty acids, respectively, which support normal cellular functions, and heart and brain health.
  • Lovastatin: This may help support circulation and heart health.
  • Triterpenoids: are known to exhibit cytotoxicity against a variety of tumor cells as well as anticancer efficacy in preclinical animal models.
  • Beta-glucans: A polysaccharide and soluble fiber that helps support heart health and normal blood sugar.

How Mushroom Extracts Are Made 

Mushroom extracts are made by drying whole mushrooms or parts of mushrooms and then grinding them up into a fine powder. Then, the powder is cooked in a liquid to help extract the beneficial compounds and make them accessible.

The first step is to remove the mushroom bodies from their stems and clean them thoroughly. Then, a solvent is needed to dissolve the fruit and collect the compounds. There are two standard ways to dissolve them. These include using hot water, alcohol, or both simultaneously in a dual extract process.

Hot water solvent helps remove water-soluble compounds, like beta-glucan polysaccharides, from the raw mushroom material. The final liquid can be consumed or evaporated to reveal an extract powder.

If non-water-soluble compounds are also desired from certain mushrooms, a liquid other than water — like alcohol — is needed next. To do this, a mixture of alcohol and water can be applied to the leftover solids from the previous hot water extraction and cooked. Then, the liquid is separated from the solids and added to the remaining hot water extract liquid.

The dual extract process is recommended for mushrooms that contain remarkable non-water-soluble compounds, such as triterpenes in Reishi mushrooms. However, bioactive compounds in other functional mushrooms like Shiitake could be extracted using the hot water method alone.


Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) is a type of fungus that grows mainly on the bark of birch trees in cold climates, such as Northern Europe, Siberia, Russia, Korea, Northern Canada and Alaska.

Chaga is also known by other names, such as black mass, clinker polypore, birch canker polypore, cinder conk and the sterile conk trunk rot (of birch).

Chaga produces a woody growth, or conk, which looks similar to a clump of burnt charcoal — roughly 10–15 inches (25–38 centimeters) in size. However, the inside reveals a soft core with an orange color.

For centuries, chaga has been used as a traditional medicine in Russia and other Northern European countries, mainly to boost immunity and overall health.

 Chaga mushroom extract (Inonotus obliquus) contains antioxidants and has many health benefits. It helps support skin health, fortifies the immune system, benefits the joints, and boosts athletic endurance.

  • Superfood loaded with antioxidants & vitamins
  • Supports the digestive system
  • Helps fight inflammation & oxidative stress
  • Manages blood sugar & cholesterol levels
  • Contains several anti-inflammatory properties

Lion’s mane is a mushroom with a history of both medicinal and culinary uses in Asia and Europe. Medicinal mushroom use dates back to 450 BCE when Greek physician Hippocrates discovered the potential anti-inflammatory properties of fungi as well as its role in wound cauterization, according to a 2017 study in the Journal of Restorative Medicine.

Lion’s mane grows on old or dead broadleaf tree trunks. Broadleaf trees shed their leaves seasonally and spread their seeds using a vessel, such as fruit.

Lion’s mane is composed of two parts: the visible fruiting body (the mushroom) and the mycelium, which is the bottom structure that resembles roots. Both the fruiting body and the root-like mycelium contain compounds that offer potential health benefits.

Lion's Mane has a wide range of health benefits ranging from brain and mood support to digestive and stomach support. It works to support the nervous system, is heart-healthy, and may aid in maintaining healthy glucose levels in already healthy individuals. Lion's Mane has natural anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidants. Lion's Mane may also help fortify immune function and protect against age-related cognitive decline.

  • Brain support & cognition
  • Supports nerve function
  • Helps aid digestion
  • Works to support the stomach
  • May aid in maintaining healthy glucose levels
  • Fortifies immune function
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties

Reishi mushrooms, scientifically known as Ganoderma lucidumBio-compounds found in reishi mushrooms have the ability to activate our immune system. Some studies have found that reishi mushrooms could possibly increase lifespan, fight cancer and improve overall well-being.

Reishi is a bitter, edible mushroom also known as Ganoderma lucidum or lingzhi mushrooms. They are grown and cultivated in East Asia, where they have been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years.

Reishi has 400 different bioactive compounds and these have been reported in scientific studies to have a number of effects 

Reishi mushroom extract may aid digestion and support digestive health. It may promote heart health and immune function, as well. Reishi mushroom may also support healthy brain function and promote healthy mood.

  • High blood pressure.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Cardiovascular disease.
  • Liver or kidney disease.
  • Respiratory diseases (such as asthma)
  • Viral infections (such as the flu)
  • Cancer and support during chemotherapy.

Shiitake mushrooms are native to East Asia, fruiting from spring to late summer or early fall. One of many interesting facts about shiitake mushrooms is that it is a true saprotroph, meaning it feeds exclusively on dead tissue. Shiitake mushrooms have a strong preference to feast on broadleaf trees such as the shii tree.

Combined with “take”, the Japanese word for mushroom, is how shiitake earned its name. Shiitake mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine and cuisine for centuries, with the earliest recorded use dating back to the Sung Dynasty in China. They have long been considered medicinal mushrooms in Korea, China, Japan, and eastern Russia.¹ Shiitake has been shown to provide a nutritionally significant content of several important vitamins such as B1, B2, B12, C, D, and E.

Shiitake Mushroom, commonly taken as a PSK supplement, is packed full of nutrients, including B and D vitamins, copper, selenium, manganese, and zinc. It is high in fiber and rich in antioxidants. Shiitake mushroom may aid digestion and support the colon, heart, skin, bones, and immune function.

  • Loaded with vitamins & minerals
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • High in fiber
  • May aid digestion
  • Supports colon health
  • Heart healthy
  • Contributes to skin health
  • Fortifies the bones
  • Supports immune function
  • Contributes to overall health & wellness

The agaricus mushroom has been long treasured; certainly by the late 1800s there are records showing that its medicinal properties were recognized. Despite this, it is only recently that researchers around the world have started to focus their attention on this incredible mushroom.

Back in the 1960s, the inhabitants of the Piedade region of São Paulo in Brazil were widely known for their good health and longevity. In the process of trying to understand why, researchers discovered that the agaricus mushroom, which grew in the region, formed part of the daily diet of the Piedade villagers. This led to the pharmacological effects of the agaricus mushroom being studied in the United States.

Along with being high in immunomodulating polysaccharides, Agaricus blazei is also high in β-glucans. It has been shown to have anti-infection, antiallergic and antiasthmatic properties in mouse models.

  • Fight physical and emotional stress
  • Stimulate immune system
  • Improve the quality of life in diabetics
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Prevent osteoporosis and peptic ulcer
  • Treat circulatory and digestive problems
  • Fight cancer

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Always consult your health care provider before taking any supplements. Pregnant or lactating women, people with existing medical conditions, or people taking medications should consult their health care provider/s before taking any dietary supplement. If you experience any adverse condition after taking this dietary supplement, discontinue use immediately and consult your health care provider.

Keep out of reach of children.



What are your mushrooms grown on?


  1. Every crop of mushrooms starts with selected strains, cultivars that have been developed over the course of centuries. Hundreds of mushroom research institutes are engaged in continual research and development on high yielding strains of the highest medicinal quality.
  2. Specially selected natural materials such as protein enriched sawdust and hardwood logs are used as the food base for the mushrooms. These natural substrates contain precursors that guarantee the production of important medicinal compounds.
  3. Mushroom crops are produced in greenhouses and shade-houses.
  4. A constant flow of fresh air and fresh water from deep wells is provided to the mushrooms.
  5. Natural sunlight provides the stimulus for proper mushroom formation.
  6. The mushrooms are harvested by hand and sun-dried or air dried in a dehydrator.
  7. After harvest and before processing, every crop of mushrooms is tested for possible chemical drift or other contamination.


Testing in NORTH AMERICA prior to sale

All testing is done by qualified 3rd party labs.

  1. Complete microbial testing for bacteria, yeast and mold, e. coli, and coliforms
  2. Heavy metals analysis.
  3. Pesticide testing that exceeds USP standards.
  4. Beta-glucan testing to insure presence of active compounds.
  5. Ergosterol testing to insure fungal purity.
  6. Alpha-glucan testing to guard against adulterants and carriers.
  7. Final organoleptic evaluation.

Where are the mushrooms from?

We take great pride in providing mushroom extract powders of the highest quality. One of the ways we do this is by using the mushroom (fruiting body) in all our products rather than using the mycelium (mushroom root system) which is commonly grown with grain.

All of their extracts are made from certified organic mushrooms (fruiting bodies), organically grown or wildcrafted from deep within mountain regions of China.

Mushrooms used for dietary supplements are seldom grown in North American since it’s too expensive. In fact, China is the leading supplier of mushrooms worldwide and supplies over 85% of the world’s mushrooms. It has a rich history of mushroom use as both food and medicine and is the birthplace of mushroom cultivation with shiitake being farmed in the early 1200s. China is one of the only places in the world where you can get 100% organic mushroom (fruiting body) extracts that can be sold at an affordable price.

An important note is that any products made in the USA are typically not made from mushrooms but mycelium, the root of the mushroom system, grown on grains.

The grain cannot be separated from the mycelium so it ends up being a significant portion of these types of products. Independent analysis has shown that due to this high amount of grain, they contain very little of the active compounds found in the research. Read your supplements panel very closely and look for the words “mycelium”, “myceliated brown rice”, “mycelial biomass”, “full-spectrum”, “whole life cycle” or other derivatives of mycelium. Click here to see what it actually looks like. It is not mushrooms.

This is why we specifically test for beta-glucans and starch, to show the potency of our products and to show that we have no added fillers like grain. Just 100% mushrooms.