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meet the mushrooms

Carefully grown in Portugal in an organic and sustainable way.

We believe in the functional and adaptogenic power of mushrooms to balance and transform body and mind.

In addition to making mycology accessible and uncomplicated for everyone, we are committed to the development and cultivation of functional mushrooms in a responsible and organic way in Portimão, Algarve.

Our mushrooms 101

Discover the 9 species we grow

Dive deep into each mushroom and scientific studies

hericium erinaceus

Lion's Mane

Got it's name from it's resemblance to a lion's mane. Recognised as an adaptogen with numerous benefits for the health of teh nervous and immune system. Reported in many studies to stimulate the synthesis of nerve growth factor (NGF), a protein that promotes the normal growth and function of nerve cells. NGF is important for cognitive and neurological health.

Hericenones and erinacines are two natural products isolated from the fruiting body and mycelium of Lion's Mane respectively, and most compounds exhibit the activity of promoting NGF synthesis.

In a study 1 Hericenones have been only reported in the fruiting bodies and erinacines only in the mycelia.

Erinacines have potential as medicines for degenerative neuronal disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and peripheral nerve regeneration.

ganoderma lucidum


Hailed as "The mushroom of Immortality" in Tradicional Chinese Medicine. Considered an immune system enhancer and immune modulator and regulator. Studies recognize its action in helping the body's natural regulation in situations of mental and physical stress and it's contribution to a healthy sleep pattern.

Recognized with important active constituents 2 such as triterpenoids and polysaccharides.

Triterpenoids have been reported to possess hepatoprotective, anti-hypertensive, hypocholesterolemic and anti-histaminic effects, anti-tumor and anti-engiogenic activity, effects on platelet aggregation and complement inhibition.

trametes versicolor

turkey tail

It is one of the most studied an documented mushroom. Recognized as an adaptogen with significant benefits for the health of the cardioavscular system. Studies reveal anti-cancer properties and it's ability to strenghten the immune system and contribute to a healthy intestinal flora as can word as a prebiotic.

A stated in recent studies 3, 4 Data from multiple epidemiologic and clinical studies on immune effects of conventional cancer treatment and the clinical benefits of polysaccharide immune therapy suggest that immune function has a role in cancer prevention.

cordyceps militaris

With a long tradition of use in Asian medicine due to it's adaptogenic effects. It improves vitality and stamina naturally by supporting oxygen delivery and ATP synthesis. Cordyceps support aerobic endurance in athletes and research related to general vitality in elderly populations gives this mushroom species wide appeal. Cordyceps are also known for its ability to increase blood circulation an increase libido.

Studies shown that Cordyceps militaris contain numerous biological activities , such as antioxidant, antitumor, immunostimulant, ergogenic, and anti-inflammatory activity, mentioning the importance of the presence of both mycelium and fruiting bodies as a potential dietary and therapeutic material and a source of supplementation for the human body 1 2

grifola frondosa


It is one of the most popular mushrooms in Japan. It contains a variety of beta-glucan compounds that have a positive impact on healthy blood sugar levels, fights free radicals that accelerate cell degeneration, and promotes the formation of collagen, the most important connective tissue protein in the human body, especially skin.


agaricus blazei

This tropical species is native from Brazil and is known for its high content of polysaccharides and antioxidant compounds. Studies recognize Agaricus Blazei with properties that boost the immune system, reduce cholesterol, prevent osteoporosis and even support the body in treating the effects of seasonal allergies.

lentinula edodes


It's an excellent culinary mushroom species with significant therapeutical properties that include liver, cardiovascular and immune support. New researchs into the properties of shiitake's active ingredients have expanded the use of this mushroom to include its use for improving energy levels, reducing inflammation and supporting cardiovascular health.

inonotus obliquus


Chaga has been studied for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a potential alternative remedy for arthritis and high blood pressure. Studies prove that it can help the body's defense mechanisms against inflammation and calm oxidative stress by fighting free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage cells that compromise the immune system and accelerate aging.

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