Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about Functional Mushrooms? Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below.

What are Functional Mushrooms?

Medicinal mushrooms are the extracts from specific varieties of mushrooms that have incredible health benefits - physically, mentally and emotionally.

These extracts are powerful biologically active compounds which act as adaptogens in our body, providing different health-promoting and/or therapeutic properties.
Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane are one of the top health trends today. Functional mushroom can balance and restore your immune system, increase oxygen flow to your cells, ramp up your cognitive and creative sharpness, regulate blood sugar, lower your stress levels, ensure restful sleep and help the mind and body regain balance, helping to recharge.

How do you take them?

Stir this powder into your morning coffee, tea or add to your smoothie or eggs.

In the evening perfect for adding to your cooking, like soups or saucy dishes, smoothies or hot chocolate

What does it taste like?

The mushrooms have an earthy, slightly nutty flavour, that’s pretty mild. You notice the mushroom’s natural flavour if you make a simple broth with hot water, or mix with any plant based milk, a squirt of manuka honey and cinnamon warm or cold. Experiment with different blends and let us know your favorite.

When can i expect to feel results

This can vary between individuals, as no two people have the same bodies, or are experiencing the same lifestyle. Depending on your awareness of your body, your current health status or your level of stress you will begin to experience the results at different times, or to different extents.

As with any supplement, or change to our diet, it can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to see and feel results. We recommend giving the mushrooms at least 2-4 weeks of consistent usage to get the best results. The bigger the effort the bigger the reward.

How long does shipping take?

Depending on the courier of choice, delivery in the UK takes approximately 24-48 hours.
European times may differ but estimated delivery is 5 days

Do we ship overseas?

We are currently in the process of setting up international shipping deliveries

Can you take while pregnant/breastfeeding?

We recommend speaking with your midwife, GP or health professional before taking any supplementation during your pregnancy or when breastfeeding, even 100% natural & organic supplements like our mushrooms.

Are Medicinal mushrooms the same as magic mushrooms?

No, Magic mushrooms are a bit different. These mushrooms are mushrooms that contain psilocybin—a hallucinogenic chemical. Though magic mushrooms may be linked to mental health support, they differ vastly from medicinal/functional mushrooms as they are sometimes used as a recreational drug and, therefore, deemed illegal in many parts of the world.
When compared to magic mushrooms, the perceived benefits of medicinal mushrooms occur without hallucinogenic properties, making these mushrooms safe and legal to consume

Can mushrooms help to improve memory?

Medicinal mushrooms like Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) help to improve memory with their ability to stimulate the release of NGF – nerve growth factor – that improves synaptic communication and repair between neurons. Studies and clinical trial show that Lion's Mane mushrooms induce NGF - nerve growth factor within the hippocampus – the part of the brain that stores and makes memories.

What are the most effective mushrooms for brain health?

Several functional mushrooms have been studied for their potential benefits on brain health, but the most effective ones may vary depending on the specific health concern. Here are some of the most commonly studied functional mushrooms for brain health and their potential benefits:

Lion's Mane: This mushroom contains compounds called hericenones and erinacines, which can stimulate the growth and repair of nerve cells in the brain. Lion's Mane has been studied for its potential to improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Reishi: Reishi contains compounds such as polysaccharides and triterpenes, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Reishi has been studied for its potential to reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, and enhance cognitive function.

Cordyceps: Cordyceps contains compounds such as cordycepin and adenosine, which have been shown to improve oxygen uptake and blood flow in the brain. Cordyceps has been studied for its potential to improve cognitive function, memory, and learning, as well as reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.

Chaga: Chaga contains compounds such as betulinic acid and polysaccharides, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Chaga has been studied for its potential to protect brain cells from damage, reduce inflammation, and improve cognitive function.

Shiitake: Shiitake contains compounds such as eritadenine and beta-glucans, which have been shown to improve cognitive function, memory, and learning. Shiitake also has immune-boosting properties that may benefit brain health.

It's important to note that the effectiveness of these functional mushrooms for brain health may vary depending on the individual and their specific health concerns. Additionally, more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits and mechanisms of action of these mushrooms on the brain.

What are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are non-toxic compounds within plants which can help our bodies deal with daily stressors. These can be from physical stressors like injury or inflammation, to chemical stressors like pollution or biological stressors such as pathogens or disease. They can also have a profound effect on our overall health, such as our immunity, energy levels, physical performance, and cognitive function.

Each variety of our mushrooms contain a unique range of other powerful biologically active compounds, or adaptogens, which provide different health-promoting and/or therapeutic properties.

Top Adaptogens for Stress & Sleep Support

Stress is ubiquitous. From unexpected traffic jams and looming deadlines to interpersonal conflicts and ever-present demands, it seems there is always something to challenge your peace of mind. It is no wonder, then, that it is often difficult to wind down after a particularly stressful day. When the stress of the day prevents you from getting restful sleep, it may compound the problem and create a cycle.

Since you can’t avoid stress completely, it makes sense to equip your body with the tools it needs to respond to it. Relaxation techniques such as yoga and mindfulness meditation can be very helpful. Making time for stress-reduction activities and breathing exercises can also help improve your mood and increase your sense of well-being.

Adaptogens are another great tool that can support your body’s ability to adapt and recover from stress. When taken regularly, these foods and adaptogen supplements can support your body by restoring balance through its own natural pathways. Mushrooms and herbs have been in use for centuries in Eastern and Ayurvedic medicine, and these top adaptogens for stress and sleep support are now available in convenient, high-quality products.

How Adaptogens Support the Body’s Stress Response

The human body operates in a state of dynamic equilibrium, constantly adjusting to changing conditions in an attempt to maintain balance. Homeostatic balance is achieved by the body’s adaptive responses to internal and external stressors. It has been said that adaptogens promote a “state of nonspecific resistance” to stress.

Stress causes widespread effects that can be felt throughout the body. One consequence may be an increase in cortisol levels which can interrupt and prevent a good night's sleep. A lack of restful sleep may further raise cortisol, thus compounding the problem. When this pattern repeats, it may be hard to break the cycle.

You can support your body’s capacity to respond to stress by building a solid foundation strengthened by a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and adequate time allocated for rest and relaxation. An adaptogen supplement is an easy addition to your wellness routine. Once you find the right adaptogen for stress and sleep, it can support your body’s intricate balance.

Supporting Your Body With Adaptogens for Stress and Sleep

To help your body deal more effectively with stress, consider supplementing with adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms. By including these natural products in your daily routine, you can empower your body’s responses to stressful events. Consider this list of the top adaptogens for stress and sleep support:

Functional Mushroom Adaptogens

Adaptogenic mushrooms contain a range of micro and macronutrients plus characteristic bioactive compounds that can provide a variety of benefits. For example, they support the immune system and promote a healthy microbiome in the gut. Available as a dried powder that can be easily added to beverages or recipes, functional mushroom supplements are easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

  • Chaga: With high levels of antioxidants, Chaga highlights youthfulness and promotes healthy aging. As an adaptogenic mushroom, it helps your body balance free radicals which can cause oxidative stress. Chaga supports metabolic balance and the immune system’s response to inflammation.
  • Cordyceps: This unusually shaped mushroom promotes energy and endurance by supporting the cardiac, circulatory, and respiratory systems. Cordyceps promotes ATP synthesis at the cellular level and aids in post-exercise recovery.
  • Maitake: Maitake is a culinary mushroom that has adaptogenic benefits, As part of a healthy lifestyle, supplementation with maitake supports healthy weight and blood sugar levels.
  • Reishi: One of the best-known adaptogens, reishi helps balance physical and mental stress. It also has nootropic benefits that support a healthy brain and nervous system. As an immune modulator, reishi aids the body in mounting an appropriate response to stress by providing balance and regulating an overactive immune system. The calming effect of reishi promote relaxation and help quiet the mind.
  • Shiitake: Another adaptogenic mushroom, is well known for its role in immune system support. Its unique bioactive compounds promote healthy blood pressure and block the absorption of cholesterol in the GI tract. This culinary mushroom is also available as a powdered extract

While each of these adaptogenic mushrooms has unique characteristics that support specific bodily systems, they work synergistically to facilitate balance. A blend of multiple functional mushroom species provides broader support.

Botanical Adaptogens

A variety of herbs and botanicals are regarded as powerful adaptogens for stress and sleep support. These non-toxic plants are used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to help the body better handle stress. While some may be eaten or brewed in tea, most are available as supplements.

  • Ashwagandha: By decreasing anxiousness and enabling restful sleep, ashwagandha may help balance stress responses and promote overall well-being.
  • Rhodiola rosea: The roots of this yellow-flowered groundcover have been favored as an adaptogen throughout Europe and Asia. It has been studied as a supplement for stress-related burnout and used to support those experiencing fatigue.
  • Ginkgo biloba: The fan-shaped leaves of one of the world’s oldest living tree species are used to produce this herbal supplement. Research involving animals suggests that Ginkgo supplementation is especially beneficial during periods of acute stress.
  • Holy basil: Tulsi, or holy basil, is native to India. When used in cooking, its leaves have a fennel or licorice-like flavor. As an adaptogen, tulsi is used in Ayurvedic medicine to support various bodily systems and better manage lifestyle-related stress.
  • Astragalus: Used in traditional Chinese medicine, astragalus helps support the body’s response to physical and emotional stress. The root of this botanical contains bioactive phytochemicals, including antioxidants and polysaccharides, that provide immune support.

Like adaptogenic mushrooms, botanical adaptogens may be used alone or together to take advantage of their synergistic effects.

Incorporating Adaptogens in Your Life the Easy Way

For a superior adaptogen supplement that’s packed with superfoods, look no further than our Pure Joy blends. We have started with what we think are the most important blends to help keep your mind and body in perfect balance. As the Pure Joy community grows so will our collection of mushroom superfood blends. We will listen, learn adapt and grow to make sure our customers from all around the world have the best ingredients to experience the best results to maintain the perfect balance in their lives, join us on our adventures of doing good in the world and spreading Pure Joy.

While stress is a fact of life, it doesn’t need to decrease the quality of your life or deprive you of restful sleep. The daily use of an adaptogenic mushroom supplement can help your body cope with everyday stress by restoring your body’s balance in a healthy way. With stress under control, a restful night of sleep should be in reach.

Mushroom Purity?

Our mushroom powders are dual extracted, this means they’ve already been processed using both heat (in the form of hot water) and alcohol to extract all the good stuff ( the adaptogenic β-glucans and terpenes). Dual extraction methods from our mushrooms release all the bioactive substances which help obtain the maximum health benefits for your body and mind.

WHAT'S A POLYSACCHARIDE?

Polysaccharides are water soluble chemical compounds made up from chains of many (poly) carbohydrates (saccharides). Three common polysaccharides are starch, glycogen and cellulose. All are composed of glucose. Starch and glycogen function as short term energy stores in plants and animals, while cellulose is the main component of plant cell walls and is the most abundant organic molecule on earth. Polysaccharides are incredibly beneficial to overall health and wellness and functional mushrooms are packed full of unique polysaccharides that act as immuno-modulators - with each strain having specific positive effects on your health. While there are many different types of polysaccharides, it is the Beta-Glucans we will focus on for their positive immuno-modulating benefits.

WHAT ARE BETA-GLUCANS?

These are a type of polysaccharides classified due to the particular way the sugar molecules are connected in the polysaccharide chain. All beta-glucans are polysaccharides, but not all polysaccharides are beta-glucans. Beta-glucans perhaps most instrumental in their potential to reduce cancerous cells that have invaded the body. The proliferation of cancerous cells often results in an overactive immune response, so the immuno-modulating properties of beta-glucans will naturally regulate the immune response, enabling it to better stave off the disease.They do this by binding to macrophages, natural killer cells and other white blood cells in the body which in-turn triggers an appropriate immune response from cells that specifically target cancerous growths. Beta-glucans also stimulate the creation of immune stem cells in bone marrow & stimulate other white blood cells to release anti-cancer molecules throughout the body, so the immune system is equipped to fend off & reduce cancerous invasions as well as reduce the effects of chemotherapy and radiation. For these reason scientists have classified beta-glucans as 'biological response modifiers' and praise them as they are perhaps the only identified substance that boost immunity without ever pushing the immune system to overreact. It's still early days with research on beta-glucans & their effect on cancerous cells in Western medicine but it's a positive start. The body doesn't produce beta-glucans on their own so it must be consumed by the food we eat. The best way to consume beta-glucans is through mushrooms (in powdered extract form) because of their high concentration and the plethora of research on their bio-availability. Beta -glucans formation varies from mushroom to mushroom and each has their own unique healing properties - some dramatically reduce the symptoms of asthma , while others work wonders reducing the effects of heart disease - but regardless, all work to restore & promote peak immune performance

WHAT ARE TERPENOIDS/TERPENES?

Mushrooms are a rich source of terpenoids, a large, diverse group of naturally occurring compounds, responsible for the fragrance, taste, and pigment in plants and anti-inflammatory properties in mushrooms.
Terpenoids /Terpenes are fat soluble compounds with antiviral & antibacterial properties. Terpenoids work as anti-infectious agents by stimulating the destruction of bacteria and viruses that invade the body and by preventing the immune system from overreacting. Terpenoids also play a powerful role in balancing your hormone levels. Most importantly terpenoid molecules have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, they reduce the production of pro-inflammatory mediators such as cytokines, TNF-a, IL-6, postaglandins and nitrous oxide.
Inflammation is the body's natural healing response, but too much can be detrimental. For example when you catch a cold the redness of your nose and throat is your body's inflammatory response to the virus. The redness indicates increased blood flow to the area which allows healing white blood cells to enter the inflamed area to fight the virus. Sometimes, these healing cells are sent in higher numbers than needed, so the surrounding area also comes under attack, creating new, potentially harmful areas of inflammation around the original area being targeted. If too many cells are allowed to attack the invader, the response becomes counterproductive and this additional inflammation in the nose and throat passages impairs your breathing. The beauty of terpenoids is they allow white blood cells to attack invaders but don't allow them to proliferate unnecessarily. For example inhaling eucalyptus helps alleviate cold symptoms, It turns out the eucalyptus leaves contain terpenoids.

FAQ's ABOUT QUALITY & INGREDIENTS

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between the mushroom fruiting body and mycelium?

Mushroom fruiting bodies and mushroom mycelium are different parts of the fungal life cycle.

Mycelium refers to the vegetative part of the fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like structures called hyphae. These hyphae grow underground or within a substrate (such as wood, soil, or decaying organic matter) and are responsible for the absorption of nutrients that the fungus needs to grow.

On the other hand, mushroom fruiting bodies are the reproductive structures of the fungus. They are the visible part of the fungus that we typically consider a mushroom. The fruiting body is formed when the mycelium has reached a particular growth stage and environmental conditions are favourable, such as when enough moisture and nutrients are available. The fruiting body produces spores, which are released into the environment to start new fungal colonies.

In summary, mycelium is the vegetative part of the fungus responsible for nutrient absorption and growth, while the fruiting body is the reproductive structure responsible for spore production and dispersal.

2. What is the difference between mushroom powders and mushroom extracts?

In summary, mushroom powders are made by grinding whole mushrooms into a fine powder containing all the compounds in the mushroom. In contrast, mushroom extracts are made by extracting the active compounds from the mushroom and are generally more potent and bioavailable.

Mushroom extracts are often standardized to contain specific active compounds, such as beta-glucans or triterpenoids. These extracts are generally more potent and bioavailable than mushroom powders and may have particular health benefits depending on the active compounds present.

Mushroom extracts, on the other hand, are made by extracting the active compounds from the mushroom using water, alcohol, or a combination of both. This process typically involves boiling or simmering the mushrooms in water to create a tea-like liquid, which is then concentrated to produce an extract. Mushroom extracts can be added to foods, drinks, or capsules and are generally considered a dietary supplement and medicinal ingredients.

Mushroom powders are made by drying and grinding whole mushrooms into a fine powder. These powders contain all of the compounds found in the mushroom, including the cell walls and indigestible components. Mushroom powders can be added to foods, drinks, or capsules and are considered a dietary supplement.

Mushroom powders and mushroom extracts are two different forms of supplements, each with unique properties and benefits.

3. For an extract, does the higher extraction ratio mean the better the extract?

The extraction ratio refers to the ratio of the amount of dried raw material to the amount of final extract produced. For example, a 10:1 extraction ratio means that 10 kg of raw material produced 1 kg of extract.

A higher extraction ratio does not necessarily mean that the extract is better. It simply indicates the concentration of the starting material in the final extract. Other factors, such as the quality of the starting material, the extraction method used, and the specific compounds targeted in the extraction process, can all influence the quality and effectiveness of the final extract.

Some high-quality extracts may have lower extraction ratios, as they are produced using more advanced extraction techniques that allow for higher concentrations of specific active compounds. Additionally, some raw materials may require a higher extraction ratio to achieve the desired concentration of active compounds.

Therefore, it is important to consider multiple factors when evaluating the quality of an extract, including the extraction method, the source and quality of the raw material, and the concentration of specific active compounds. Currently, some producers still use the extraction ratio in their products; it just represents the name of the products for the consumers because the consumers have been used to accepting the product name.

4. How to identify the purity of mushroom powders and extracts?

Identifying the purity of mushroom powders and extracts can be challenging, as many factors can influence the final product's quality. However, several methods can be used to evaluate the purity and quality of these products:

The active, beneficial compound in mushrooms is a class of polysaccharides known as beta-glucans. The alpha-glucans are basic starches with no health-promoting properties. Mushroom fruiting bodies generally have a low alpha-glucan content (<5%). Therefore, starchy materials in a mushroom product can elevate a polysaccharide test and give a false positive for the beta-glucans.

The presence of starchy materials can be tested using iodine. When starchy materials are present, the sample solution changes colour to dark purple or black. Also, a Megazyme kit, designed to test beta-glucans in mushrooms and yeast, can be applied to test beta-glucans content. Mushroom mycelium and products adulterated with starchy materials always result in a high content of alpha-glucans and a low content of beta-glucans.

The beta-glucans contents of mushroom powders are typically higher than that of mushroom extracts when using the Megazyme kit. This is because mushroom powders contain both water-soluble and insoluble beta-glucans. In contrast, mushroom extracts produced using hot water extraction contain only water-soluble beta-glucans, which show higher activity than water-insoluble beta-glucans. Namely, mushroom extracts are water-soluble, while mushroom powders and most other sourced beta-glucans, such as yeast beta-glucans, are water-insoluble. This would be useful in distinguishing mushroom extracts from yeast beta-glucans and mushroom powders.

Appearance and aroma also can be a simple method to judge the purity of the mushroom ingredients. High-quality mushroom powders and extracts should have consistent colour, texture, and a robust and natural aroma.

The gene sequences of many mushrooms have been decoded. Some laboratories have developed DNA barcodes to identify mushroom varieties. By using ITS, tmH-psbA, we can determine whether the mushroom product is from the true varieties as the supplier claimed, not something else. For example, the reishi product is from the varieties of Ganoderma lucidum, not from Ganoderma subtornatum Murrill.

5. What is the difference between polysaccharides and beta-glucans?

Polysaccharides and beta-glucans are both types of complex carbohydrates, but they have some differences in their chemical structure and properties.

Polysaccharides are large molecules of multiple sugar units, also known as monosaccharides, linked in long chains. These chains can be branched or linear and can contain different types of sugars. Polysaccharides are found in many other foods, including fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes, and play essential roles in energy storage and structural support.

On the other hand, Beta-glucans are a specific type of polysaccharide composed of glucose molecules linked together in a particular way. The glucose units are connected by beta-glycosidic bonds, which give the beta-glucans their unique properties. Beta-glucans are found in many different sources, including mushrooms, yeast, oats, barley, and seaweed, and have been studied for their potential health benefits.

One key difference between polysaccharides and beta-glucans is that beta-glucans are highly water-soluble and can form viscous solutions, whereas many polysaccharides are insoluble in water. This makes beta-glucans useful in various applications, including food and beverage products, supplements, and cosmetics.

In summary, polysaccharides are a broad class of complex carbohydrates, while beta-glucans are a specific type of polysaccharide composed of glucose units linked together in a particular way. Beta-glucans have unique properties that make them useful in various applications and have been studied for their potential health benefits.

6. How to test the beta-glucans from mushrooms?

Testing beta-glucans from mushrooms can be done using various methods. Here are some commonly used methods:

Spectrophotometry: This method involves measuring the absorbance of a specific wavelength of light by the beta-glucans. The higher the absorbance, the higher the concentration of beta-glucans. This method is relatively simple and quick but is not very specific.

Enzymatic analysis: This method uses specific enzymes to break the beta-glucans into simpler compounds. The amount of the breakdown products can then be measured to determine the amount of beta-glucans present. This method is more specific but requires specialized equipment and expertise.

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC): Using a liquid chromatography column, this method separates the beta-glucans from other compounds in the mushroom extract. The separated beta-glucans can then be quantified using a detector. This method is highly specific but requires specialized equipment and expertise.

Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy: This method uses infrared radiation to analyze the molecular structure of the beta-glucans. The absorption of specific frequencies can be used to identify and quantify the beta-glucans. This method is relatively simple and non-destructive but requires specialized equipment and expertise.

It is recommended to consult with a qualified laboratory or analytical service provider to determine the best method for testing beta-glucans from mushrooms.

7. Is the beta-glucans from mushroom better than those from other sources?

Beta-glucans are a polysaccharide found in the cell walls of many organisms, including bacteria, yeast, algae, and fungi. While beta-glucans from different sources can have similar but different chemical structures.

For example, cereal glucans are usually linear (1,3; 1,4)-β-glucans, yeast glucans are branched (1,3; 1,6)-β-glucans, mushroom glucans are linear (1,3)-β-glucans with (1,6)-linked-β-glucosyl or β-oligoglucosyl side chain. Mushroom beta-glucans have a more complex structure and a much higher molecular weight, and a part of mushroom beta-glucan is linked to proteins/peptides. The structural complexity of beta-glucans varies and is considered a primary determinant of activity. This is also the leading accepted theory of why some mushrooms are more active than others and why mushroom beta-glucans are more immunologically active than other beta-glucans.

Beta-glucans from mushrooms, particularly from certain species such as shiitake, maitake, turkey tail and reishi, have been the subject of extensive research and are often touted for their immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies suggest that these beta-glucans may be particularly effective in stimulating the immune system by activating immune cells such as macrophages and natural killer cells. They also have antioxidant properties and help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

However, beta-glucans are also found in other sources, such as oats, barley, and seaweed, and these sources may have their unique properties and benefits. For example, beta-glucans from oats are known to help lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health.

As Martin Powell, author of Medicinal Mushrooms, A Clinical Guide, points out, "In contrast to the relatively inexpensive commercially available beta-glucans from yeast, mushroom beta-glucans have more diverse structures and, as a consequence, higher levels of immunological activity."

The effectiveness of beta-glucans from different sources depends on the research and clinical study; there are more searches on beta-glucans from mushrooms than from another source. It is also important to note that the quality and quantity of beta-glucans can vary depending on the source and processing method.

8. What is the difference between organic and conventional?

Organic and conventional refer to different farming practices and standards for growing and processing agricultural products.

Organic farming is a method of agriculture that emphasizes using natural, non-toxic methods for pest control, fertilization, and weed management and prohibits the use of synthetic chemicals, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), irradiation, and sewage sludge. Organic farming also focuses on building healthy soils and promoting biodiversity.

Conversely, conventional farming typically relies on synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, genetically modified seeds, and intensive farming practices to maximize yields. While traditional farming practices can be effective at producing high yields of crops, they may also negatively impact the environment, such as soil erosion, water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.

In terms of food products, organic products are grown and processed according to strict standards set by certifying organizations such as the USDA. In contrast, conventional products may contain residues of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals used in the farming process.

Organic products are often more expensive than conventional products, requiring more labour-intensive farming practices and may have lower yields. However, some consumers are willing to pay more for organic products because they believe they are healthier, safer, and more environmentally sustainable.

PETS - FUNCTIONAL MUSHROOMS

TBC: FUTURE PRODUCT
1) Pet’s mushroom powder blend:
This product is made by mixing the ultra-fine powder of Lion’s mane, Cordyceps militaris, Shiitake, Maitake fruiting bodies and broken shell Reishi spore powder. These five kinds of medicinal mushrooms are safe to eat and taste great, which can help improve digestion, improve motor function, and anti-ageing. They are suitable for daily consumption by pets. The raw materials of mushroom fruiting bodies are from organic mushrooms.

PURE JOY Pet’s Mushroom extract blend:
This product is made by mixing the hot water extracts of Cloudy mushroom, Cordyceps militaris, Shiitake, Maitake and Reishi fruiting bodies, which are collected from our own organic mushroom bases and wild mushroom collection bases. The product has high water solubility β- Dextran, which helps improve the immunity of pets.

FINAL EDIT FAQ

What are Functional Mushrooms?

Functional mushrooms are types of fungi that are known for their health benefits beyond their nutritional compositions. The exact benefits differ depending on the mushroom.

We use 7 different types, Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Tremella, Shiitake and Turkey Tail, crafted into four potent blends, Mind & Mood, Skin & Hair, Evening and Morning blends.

How do you consume functional mushrooms?

Add a teaspoon of Pure Joy to your morning coffee, tea, or smoothies. You can also sprinkle a bit of it over your eggs if you prefer. In the evening, it's great for enhancing the flavour of soups or saucy dishes, as well as hot chocolate. The choice is yours.

What does it taste like?

The mushrooms have a mild earthy, slightly nutty flavour. You can experiment with different blends and beverages, and let us know your favourite. As long as you get it down your neck, your body will receive the incredible benefits pure joy mushrooms have to offer.

When can I expect to feel the results?

It's important to note that everyone's experience may vary, but it's essential to maintain consistency. Our recommendation is to consume a cup daily for a month to monitor progress. Cordyceps, Reishi, and Lion's Mane tend to take effect quickly, with results often noticeable in the first few weeks or even after the first use. However, Chaga may take a bit longer to produce noticeable effects.


What is the serving size?
All of our powder blends are 2g per serving.

Can I combine them?
Yes! The Pure Joy team has crafted four potent mushroom blends, each with unique benefits that work better together to maximize results for your mind and body. It's a great way to boost your overall wellbeing.


Can you take functional mushrooms while pregnant/breastfeeding?

We recommend speaking with your midwife, GP or health professional before taking any supplementation during your pregnancy or when breastfeeding, even 100% natural, organic and caffeine-free supplements like our mushrooms.

Are mushrooms the same as magic mushrooms?

Pure Joy Mushrooms are not psychedelic and are purely functional. They do not contain any psychoactive compounds. These functional mushrooms can be consumed daily and have bio-active compounds that can assist in improving your physical and mental health.

Can mushrooms help to improve my focus?

Lion's Mane has been shown to promote focus, memory, and mental clarity. Additionally, it can aid in the regeneration and repair of brain cells.

Can Pure Joy Mushrooms help my skin?

Absolutely, Pure Joy SKIN & HAIR mushroom blend contains the super hydrating Tremella 'the beauty' mushroom, Shiitake and Reishi, both contain anti-inflammatory, age-defying compounds that help keep the skin hydrated, with a youthful glow.
Can Pure Joy Mushrooms help my energy levels?If you're looking for a natural way to maintain your energy levels without experiencing caffeine crashes, Cordyceps and Chaga are great options to consider.

How can I track my order?

Simply go to the Track My Order link on the Home Page or in the Main Menu and input your tracking number to see where your package is. If you need further assistance, we are always willing to help you.

Why isn't my tracking number working?

Often, tracking numbers will only function on domestic orders, as foreign postal systems will not update the location of the package in our carriers' systems. International shipping usually takes 2-4 weeks, so you can estimate that it will take about that long from when your package ships until you receive it. If your order is domestic and the tracking number doesn't work, please let us know so we can make sure that your items are properly shipped.

How long does shipping take?

Depending on the courier of choice, delivery in the UK takes approximately 24-48 hours. European times may differ, but the estimated delivery is five days.

Do we ship overseas?

We are currently in the process of setting up international shipping deliveries. If this is of interest, please email support@purejoymushrooms.com