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Mushroom M8 contains 8 of the world's favourite medicinal mushrooms in a single capsule, hand-picked to support immunity, gut health, hormonal function, and the nervous system.
These eight mushrooms were some of the most revered and cherished by the traditional healers the world over, especially the Taoists.
Mushroom M8 is an immunological powerhouse and supports the body to return to harmony through normalising the nervous and hormonal systems as well as regulating the Qi of all major organs.
These convenient capsules are the perfect starting point for someone wanting to get started on their path to radiant health, or for the well-versed herbalist to maintain their daily dose of medicinal mushrooms.
Medicinal mushrooms typically work to strengthen the Spleen and Lung channels; this blend also works on the Liver, Kidney, and Heart channels making it a full-power formula to bring overall harmony and vitality to the body.
Cordyceps sinensis (Cultivated CS-4 mycelium)
Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom)
Grifola frondosa (Maitake mushroom)
Lentinula edodes (Shiitake mushroom)
Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail)
Polyporus umbellatus (Zhu Ling)
Tremella fuciformis (Tremella mushroom)
Wolfiporia cocos (Poria mushroom)
All herbs in this formula are sourced Dì Dào from herb-producing regions of China.
Sourcing herbs from their spiritual homeland is born from the Taoist philosophy Dì Dào.
Dì Dào poetically translates as ‘the way of the Earth’ and shows us where to harvest herbs if we wish to experience the herb’s true Spirit. From its ‘original place’ or ‘spiritual homeland’, a method that results in a product that is both full spectrum and medicinally robust.
- Not suitable for those with culinary mushroom allergies.
- If you are on blood thinners or blood pressure medication, please check with your prescribing doctor if a medicinal mushroom formulation is appropriate for you.
When developing Mushroom M8 our primary focus was to create a product that offered accessible immune support to all.
Many people find it difficult to work with medicinal mushrooms and tonic herbs due to various factors such as taste, dosing and convenience. Carrying this knowledge, along with our deep desire and burning commitment to contributing to a space where individuals can be health sovereign and immunologically robust, birthing a capsule product was an absolute no-brainer, all hearter for us.
We hope in offering these ancient tonic herbs in a more modernised form, we can expand our reach further. There are a few perks that also come along with using our Mushroom M8 capsules of course.
- Easier dosing
- Convenient transportation - have you ever had a jar of herbs explode in your bag? We have and it’s not fun.
- No funky flavours, because at the end of the day, not everyone can get down and dirty with the taste of some of our herbs, the capsules go down a treat.
So let’s dive a little deeper into the health benefits, beginning with the foundational focus of our Mushroom M8 capsules, immunity.
Revered for thousands of years, medicinal mushrooms have the power to support immune function and increase our defences against viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections. The polysaccharide compounds contained in medicinal mushrooms bind to specific immune cell receptor sites in the body that increase T-Cell, NK Cell, Macrophage, and Neutrophil activity (the cells required for immune function). Through a Taoist lens, the body’s first line of defence or surface immunity is referred to as our Wei Qi. Think of it as an innate armour or protective barrier that resides on the surface of your body. Protecting us against external invasion, Wei Qi is Yang in nature, and circulates on the surface between the skin and muscles and works to warm the body, supplying the skin with the energy to defend the body against any climatic or pathogenic forces (viruses and bacteria) that would otherwise penetrate the skin and cause disharmony. In general, Qi and Lung tonics can be used to strengthen our Wei Qi, which is where medicinal mushrooms can be utilised for their Qi tonifying abilities.
The integrity of our gastrointestinal tract and the health of our microbiome are both integral to the harmonisation and function of multiple systems within the body. This innately intelligent, adaptive and complex ecosystem serves as the foundational focus in treating and preventing a wide variety of conditions and diseases ranging from the immunological, nervous system, inflammatory and endocrine dysregulation.
There are very primordial immune receptors within the gastrointestinal tissue that specifically recognise the beta-glucan content of medicinal mushrooms, with their unique higher molecular weight. These polysaccharides are unable to be digested and broken down by our digestive enzymes, and thus, act as prebiotics to the bacteria that exist within our microbiome. From here a very complex activation of the immune system occurs including stimulation and activation of often atrophied aspects of the immune system, keeping in mind that up to 75% of the immune system is housed in our gut.
This activation manifests itself in multiple ways, firstly the prebiotic action of the mushroom feeds the beneficial bacteria within the gut, enhancing nutrient absorption and assimilation. This also encourages the eradication of opportunistic bacteria, which when there is an overgrowth, can result in disharmony within the gut (such as Candida).
Energy, Vitality & A Healthy Stress Response
Through a Taoist lens, medicinal mushrooms are classed as superior tonic herbs, and the Western translation of this is as an adaptogenic herb. Adaptogens enhance the body’s ability to respond to stress and work to restore homeostasis within the body. The many forms of stress, whether physical, emotional, environmental, or energetic can lead to energy depletion (and the leaking of our Jing Essence). The modulation of specific stress hormones such as cortisol can further ensure that the nervous and endocrine systems with a particular focus on the adrenal glands, don’t become overly taxed as they attempt to counteract the dysregulation that can occur from prolonged stress within the body.
One medicinal mushroom in particular, Cordyceps, has been revered for its energy-producing and rejuvenating properties, more specifically after times of physical exertion and fatigue. It does this by supporting mitochondrial health and function, which in turn supports the production of the molecule ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which in simpler terms is the body’s main energy supply. Therefore, the health of our mitochondria and specifically the production of ATP is vital to cultivating consistent energy and vitality.
Tonification / Treasures
In ancient Taoist medicine, tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms were used to nourish and tonify specific systems within the body. These systems correlate with the natural elements, and their direct effect can be classified as either Major or Minor.
Major: Liver Wood/Spleen Earth
Minor: Heart Fire/Kidney Water
When there is harmony between the body systems and elements, we cultivate the expression of health known as our Treasures.
Minor: Yin and Yang Jing/Shen
Time of day
Whatever feels best for you! You can enjoy the Mushroom M8 any time throughout your day.
Take 4 capsules daily, that’s how easy it is.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take Mushroom M8 whilst pregnant?
Tonic herbs are generally warming, building, and nourishing. In the context of health optimisation and the Taoist tradition, tonic herbs are not directly used to treat individual symptoms, but instead to create harmony and strength within the system as a whole.
In this regard, we generally only recommend our Reishi and Eucommia Bark during pregnancy as there is quite a lot of empirical use of these herbs in pregnancy in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taoist Tonic Herbalism.
To learn more about the tonic herbs best to take during pregnancy, read this article.
As pregnancy is a very individual journey, we recommend checking in with your healthcare provider when starting on any new herbs or supplements as they will have a more comprehensive scope of your medical history.
Can I take Mushroom M8 while breastfeeding?
Yes, you can use Mushroom M8 whilst breastfeeding.
We always suggest introducing new herbs slowly and in low doses, this allows the body to adjust and benefits to unfold at a pace relevant to your individual system.
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