Mushroom Gummies: What Are They?
What is a Mushroom Gummy?
When you hear about mushroom edibles, including gummies, the first that comes to mind may be "magic mushrooms," psychedelics, THC, CBD, or cannabis. However, at Mushroom Revival, we want to change this mindset.
When you think about mushroom edibles like our mushroom gummies, we hope thoughts of health, clarity, and comfort come to mind. Why? Mushrooms are one of the world's most powerful functional agents. And when they're in gummy form, they're more accessible and convenient to many people that could use the benefits of mushrooms. Not only that but they are freaking delicious.
Our experts are redefining how healthy functional mushroom gummies can be with our latest line of 'shroom treats. Want to learn more? This article will help you learn the ins and outs of mushroom gummies including why our products are the best choice for your fungi supplements.
What Exactly Is a Mushroom Extract Gummy?
Gummies are the latest new product in the world of nutrition and supplements. A mushroom extract gummy is a mushroom supplement that is chewable made from a vegan pectin base (as opposed to a non vegan gelatin base) mixed with mushroom extracts and organic flavor additives. Most gummies come in fun fruity flavours (often from citric acid), making taking daily mushrooms as easy and tasty as taking your vitamins. If you like raspberry flavor candy or other fruity flavors, you'll love mushroom gummies.
Our mushroom gummies are 100% vegan, certified USDA organic, and gluten-free. We use pectin instead of gelatin, which is better for the Earth and better for you. Another fun fact about pectin is they hold up better in high heat avoiding the gummies from sticking together when shipping in the summer. We also use a dual-extraction method for our mushrooms to ensure our gummies provide you with the highest potency of mushrooms. And we only use mushroom fruiting bodies instead of the significantly less potent mycelium on grain. We not only want to make super delicious treats, but ones that actually pack a healthy punch and actually work.
What is Mushroom Extract?
You may have wondered why mushroom extracts are such a popular form of functional mushrooms. Why not just eat your fill of fungi? Well, whole mushrooms don't provide the body with the same benefits since the cell walls of mushrooms are a substance called "chitin." Our bodies have a hard time breaking down chitin, so the process of extraction pulls the beneficial compounds from the mushrooms, so our bodies can reap all the benefits without having to do any work.
Imagine making mushroom soup or tea. As the mushroom sits in the hot water, it begins to release its flavor--well, this flavor comes from the mushroom's oils and other compounds. If you were to remove the solid mushrooms, you would still enjoy the benefits from the compounds that have blended with the water.
How Does Mushroom Revival Produce Their Mushroom Extracts?
We use a dual extraction method, which first pulls the compounds from the mushroom using alcohol then water. The alcohol and water are then evaporated off and the potent functional compounds left over are incorporated into the gummy matrix. This makes our products more potent since not all compounds are water-soluble and not all are alcohol-soluble. Aka - your body is getting all the good stuff!
What are Fruiting Bodies?
There are two main parts to a functional fungus: the fruiting body and the mycelium. The mycelium is essentially the roots of the mushroom and the fruiting body is the part that sticks up out of the soil or off the tree or in other words, the actual mushroom.
The fruiting bodies of fungi or in other words mushrooms have proven to be more potent and chemically more beneficial than the mycelium. However, many companies try to cut corners by growing the roots of the mushrooms or mycelium on grains and not using any mushrooms at all. The final product ends up being 80-90% starch fillers and almost void of the main beneficial compounds you want and need. This is a much quicker and cheaper way to produce and this results in a subpar product that is much less effective. At Mushroom Revival we only use fruiting bodies, aka actual mushrooms, so you can rest assured that you’re always getting the good stuff!
How Are Mushroom Gummies Made?
Have you ever watched Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? Well, we would love to say that our production of mushroom extract gummies is as colorful, exciting, and musical. However, we do feel all of our employees have that same sparkle in their eyes as Mr. Wonka himself. Not going to lie, working with mushrooms is far more exciting than working in a cubicle, so it’s not hard to have a sparkle in your eye! We make our gummies with extraordinary passion and attention to detail. Here's how it works:
- We ethically source our 100% USDA certified organic, non-GMO mushrooms from our partner mushroom farms
- Then our team extracts the highest quality compounds through dual extraction and has these extractions 3rd party lab tested for quality and so that you know what the beneficial compounds are. We actually have these lab results transparent on our site on on a QR code on the products so you can see them yourself!
- We blend the mushroom extracts with pectin and yummy flavors.
- The liquid mix gets poured into molds to set up.
- After the gummies transform from liquid to gummies, we package the delicious gummies in super clean, third party audited, credited, and certified facilities and prepare them for shipping.
- You eat them, you say “Holy Sh!t these are amazing”, you have to force yourself not to eat the whole bag the first day...you revive your health!
What Are the Benefits of Mushroom Extract Gummies?
There are a wide array of reasons that people can use mushroom gummies for. Most often, they're seeking holistic health benefits.** Mushrooms have been used by Eastern herbalists for centuries to help support overall wellness.*
Here are the most common uses of functional mushroom gummies:
Mental Clarity and Nootropic Support
Need help cutting through the fog to stay focused? People often describe mushrooms as "brain food." Why? Because they may support blood circulation, including that to the brain.** This leads to feeling brighter and experiencing greater focus. Often, Lion's Mane mushroom is a favorite for concentration, improved memory, and better mood.**
"Nootropics" is just a fancy way of saying it supports optimal brain function by the way.* Many people believe nootropics can help promote creativity, energy, and clarity.*
Energy Levels and Vitality
Many of the micronutrients in mushrooms may promote healthy energy levels.** This is likely because cordyceps contain compounds such as cordycepin and adenosine which play a crucial role in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production - aka energy production on a cellular level.**
Another fancy word, right? As with nootropic, "adaptogen" is just a new way of saying plants and fungi help in supporting homeostasis within the body.** All that being said, many mushrooms work to support defense against occasional agitation and mental tension. In the long run, this helps the body better adapt to occasional situations that can cause worry or nervousness like when your in-laws ask you about your salary. But seriously, adaptogenic mushrooms help you to function better with mind and body support--it's why they're called "functional" mushrooms.*
Turkey tail, Reishi, Lion's Mane and other functional mushrooms are often considered adaptogenic royalty.
The pace and pressures of modern life can be counterproductive to our moods, relationships, and work-life. Many mushrooms may promote greater calmness to help combat 21st-century demands. Reishi and Chaga are two top contenders in this category to support stress relief.
Most mushrooms are packed with 1,3 / 1,6 beta-glucans which may help promote a healthy immune system. 1,3 / 1,6 beta-glucans also play a vital role in cell function and cell turnover.*
What Kinds of Gummies Best Suit My Needs?
When it comes to choosing a mushroom gummy, you'll want to compare the varieties that go into it. You'll find some gummies have only one mushroom type while others have a blend that works well together.
The Reishi mushroom is prized in Chinese herbalism for supporting vitality, longevity, and immune system response.** It may also support an overall feeling of calm while fortifying your defense against environmental changes and seasonal transitions.** Check out our Reishi Calm Mushroom Gummies!
Cordyceps is often used to balance out Reishi as a nice compliment. Cordyceps supports brightness and energy.** This mushroom may also assist with the body's response to occasional stress.** Take a look at our Cordyceps Energy Gummies!
This mega fungi helps promote a healthy immune system.**
Lion's mane mushroom truly roars with benefits. It's like feng shui for your brain. It helps support occasional stress and promote a positive mood, ignite focus, and support gut health.** Get started today with our Lion's Mane Focus Gummies.
When it comes to gut health, the turkey tail is tops.** This mushroom is often considered a prebiotic that promotes a healthy gut biome, which in turn supports your overall wellness.**
Maitake will really get you movin'. This mushroom's name translates to "dancing" and it's easy to see why. This fungi is an adaptogen that may support a positive mood and keep your cells dancing with wellness.*
These culinary favorites can be found in dishes throughout the U.S. Besides being prized for their flavor, shiitake mushrooms also promote a healthy heart.*
How Many Mushroom Gummies Should You Take?
Many people enjoy a daily mushroom routine for long-lasting wellness while others take their mushroom supplements as needed. Depending on the blend, potency, and your individual needs, you will likely want to start off with one and slowly ramp up based on your response.
When Should I Take My Mushroom Gummies?
When you take your mushroom gummies depends on what blend of mushrooms you're taking. If your blend supports energy, you likely don't want to take it before bed. The opposite is true for mushroom gummies designed to help you kick back and chill.
How Do Mushroom Gummies Compare to Other 'Shroom Edibles?
If mushroom gummies aren't your thing there are plenty of related products that may better fit your lifestyle, budget, and preference.
- Powders: Mushroom powders come in capsules and packets. Like gummies and tinctures, they contain mushroom extracts. Powders can be turned into mushroom teas, soups, and added to other dishes like pasta. Or simply added to drinks like coffee, protein drinks, smoothies and more.
- Tinctures: Tinctures are a liquid form of mushroom extracts. These mushroom tinctures can be taken directly from a dropper or added to coffees, hot chocolate, tea, soups, and more.
- Capsules: Capsules are pills filled with mushroom powders. They're a convenient fungi format that travels well and makes taking mushrooms simple.
- Chocolates: Many people create their own mushroom chocolates by adding mushroom powder to their favorite recipes, including sleep truffles, brownies, or chocolate bars.
How to Choose the Best Mushroom Extract Gummies
Unfortunately, not all mushroom supplement companies use the same quality and consideration when creating their products. When shopping for mushroom gummies, it's important to be sure you're getting the most mushroom potency for your money--and--you're buying from a company that uses eco-friendly and ethical methods. Why? When you support ethical mushroom producers, you're protecting the future of fungi.
What should you look for when picking out tasty and effective mushroom gummies:
- Certified organic (we are the first USDA certified organic mushroom gummies!)
- Use of fruiting bodies instead of mycelia or mycelium on grain
- Sustainable and ethical harvesting
- 3rd-party laboratory testing
- Vegan and gluten-free
- Dual extraction methods
Get the Best Mushrooms Gummies from Mushroom Revival
There's a reason why mushroom lovers across the U.S. and beyond go to us for their mushroom supplements--we're obsessed with mushrooms. Mushroom Revival's team isn't just passionate about the benefits of fungi--we live, breathe, think, and eat our mushrooms daily. To learn more about how our mushroom gummies compare to others, check them out. We have a good feeling that after reading about the Mushroom Revival mission, you'll be coming back for more!