Your complete guide to functional mushroom extracts and supplements

From sleeping on a bed of clouds to no longer running on fumes alone, if you know what areas of your health and wellness you want to support, you can choose the functional mushrooms you’d like to take with relative ease.

Spoiler alert: you’ll probably want to try them all as you rejuvenate your health. This is completely normal and expected. Everyone loves being able to create a five-second routine that improves your health 10x.

But how do you want to get your mushrooms? AdaptogenShrooms offers a wide range of options: tinctures, capsules, powders and gums. Which type of supplement is best for you?

When trying to answer this question, many people’s minds go straight to “how can I get the most out of my mushrooms?” The interest naturally shifts to how to get the most benefits from the mushrooms you take in every day.

Which type of functional mushroom product is most effective?

After all, you want to get the most powerful mushroom for your money. To accurately answer this question, let’s see how our mushroom products are made.

This may differ with other functional mushroom supplement manufacturers, but we insist on maximum potency in every product we make – and we don’t skimp on quality, which means that each of our mushroom supplements is produced to be as potent as possible.

We use exclusively mushroom fruiting bodies for extracts, not mycelium or granulated mycelium. Fruiting bodies are where good things live. In fact, tests show that fruiting bodies can be up to 400 times stronger. The mycelium has extra starch – which is great for providing structural support to growing mushrooms, but it’s not the part of the mushroom that contains the most nutrients, adaptogenic compounds, and other important compounds. (We have an entire podcast where mushroom expert Jeff Chilton does an in-depth comparison of the two fruiting bodies vs. mycelium.)

We do too double exports with mostly water as well as alcohol to get the most out of each mushroom and help move things around even more. We adjust the proportions for each mushroom to achieve the maximum extraction of all the beneficial compounds. These extracts are then used to make our products, which we then lab test and quality control.

Because we use mushroom fruiting bodies and the double extraction method for everything we sell, you don’t have to believe that any of our product types – capsules, tinctures, powders or gums – are more or less effective than the others. Your choice depends on the format you prefer, based on what suits your daily life.

The most effective functional mushroom product is the one you take regularly. The best way to choose is to consider where in your daily routine you plan to take your mushrooms, and then choose the type of product that fits most smoothly into that routine.





Easy to carry on the go if you’re traveling or commuting

Their easy absorption by the body makes them act quickly

Easily add to a hot or cold beverage such as smoothies and coffee

Fun and convenient to take as a healthy treat

No taste

Slightly spicy taste

Cordyceps Energy does it taste like mocha?
Lion’s Mane Focus does it taste like chocolate? Daily 10 it tastes like maple syrup

Sweet though with low sugar content, taste like caramel

Swallow or crush and sprinkle on food

Place a few squeezes under the tongue or in your food or drink

Mix into a drink or food of your choice

Eat like any other snack


May have some caffeine



Are tinctures or liquid extracts better than capsules?

Choosing between tincture (aka liquid extract) or capsules comes down to personal preference and lifestyle.

We find that our customers who choose capsules they tend to like the ease with which the capsules can be transported. Whether you travel a lot, commute to work every day, or are on the go, capsules can be a convenient option to help you keep taking your mushrooms regularly.

We highly recommend keeping a few capsules in your purse, next to your desk, on your nightstand, or wherever makes the most sense, depending on how you use them. Having these capsules on hand when you need them is one way to make it even easier to be consistent and support your body and mind regularly. It is quite easy to keep a few capsules in a small case or baggie.

Tinctures is probably your fastest option, and adding a few squeezes under your tongue promotes maximum absorption into the bloodstream. Adding tincture to food or drink is super easy and works well for people who don’t like swallowing a pill.

Having a bottle on hand where you need a tincture most is a great way to help yourself stay consistent with your wellness routine. Although you can take them on their own, our tincture can easily be added to your food or drink. You can do everything from boosting your smoothie with Focus to upping your cocktail game with Calm – whatever works for you!

If you take multiple mushroom supplements each day, remember that you don’t have to take them all the same way. For example, you can choose one Lion’s mane capsule focus in the morning to support your mind throughout the day, but then take a few pressures from it Calming reishi tincture at night to support your sleep.

What is mushroom powder good for? It’s delicious?

Functional mushroom powder is a tasty option for anyone looking to add a little support to their smoothies, coffee or tea, as well as anyone who doesn’t want to swallow a capsule. If you already have a morning or evening beverage routine, adding a scoop of mushroom powder will likely fit into your routine.

Mushroom powder added to a drink will likely kick in a bit faster than a capsule, which has to pass more through the digestive system before it can reach your bloodstream.

Our customers love the taste of our different mushroom powders:

  • Energy powder made from Cordyceps tastes like mocha coffee, supporting energy levels throughout the day without crashing or jitters. One of our favorite recipes is a coffee-free Energy Mushroom Latte made with foamed oat milk.

  • Us Focusing powder– from lion’s mane – has a creamy chocolate taste, but is dairy-free and completely vegan, like the rest of our AdaptogenShrooms products. Try adding it to your coffee to give your brain some love that lasts all day.

  • Then it’s ours Daily 10 dust– harnessing the power of ten different functional mushrooms to provide total physical and mental support – that adds a little maple flavor to whatever you put it on. – smoothie based, get ready for a new VIP in your routine.

Are mushroom gums as effective as tinctures, capsules or powders?

Because we use mushroom fruiting bodies and double extraction in all of our products, yes-mushroom gums can be just as effective as tinctures, capsules or powders in supporting your physical and mental well-being.

So why choose? mushroom gummies? Because it’s a fun, delicious and healthy treat! AdaptogenShrooms gummies are designed to be low in sugar so they taste like candy without the sugar crash that comes with most sweet treats. Similar to capsules, they are easy to carry on the go, but do not require water to swallow.

Pair them with any multivitamin gummies you may already be taking and you have the perfect wellness snack break!

How do I combine mushroom products?

If you decide to take different mushrooms – for example, Calm for sleep and Focus for the workday – you can choose to take them all in the same form, or you can mix your style to meet your preferences and habits.

As we said above, the most effective way to take mushroom supplements is to be consistent with them. If you want to add a few pinches of tincture or a scoop of powder to your morning coffee, but prefer to take a capsule later in the day, that’s awesome! Anything that fits into your daily routine will help you better support your own wellness.

Of course, if you choose to get different mushrooms in the same form, you should explore the various AdaptogenShroomss prefabricated bundle options or even Make your ownand enjoy a discount along the way!

For answers to even more questions about how to take full advantage of the benefits that functional mushrooms can provide, check out Frequent questions Unity.

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