Made in Australia from Certified Organic Reishi mushrooms
Reishi Mushrooms (aka the Herb of Immortality) have been used for centuries in Eastern medicine. They are a nutrient-dense superfood and have been linked to boosted immune system and liver function. Not only that, Reishi can help to improve energy levels and support the development of a regular sleep pattern.
At Touchwood Mushrooms, we’re proud to be one of only a handful of growers producing Australian grown Reishi mushrooms.
Check out some of Reishi’s beneficial compounds
- Beta-glucans — a great source of soluble fibre. They’ve also been found to support immune function, healthy skin, and may help to lower cholesterol.
- Triterpenes — have been found to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-tumoral agents
- Sterols — linked to lowering cholesterol, as well as being used as a cancer-prevention aid.
Unlocked by dual extraction
How to use
Frequently asked questions
Q. What is dual extraction?
The cell walls of a mushroom are made of a substance called chitin. It’s a polysaccharide that our bodies can’t actually digest, which is a problem that prevents you from accessing all of the mushroom’s beneficial compounds.
Dual extraction means that our mushrooms are processed twice. Hot water extraction releases some of the beneficial compounds, but some, like sterols and triterpenes, are still locked in. Because we want to make the most of every single ‘shroom, we follow up with an alcohol extraction. Dual extraction ensures that your body can digest as many of the mushroom’s beneficial compounds as possible.
Q. I’ve seen that other products contain mycelium. Why don’t yours?
It might surprise you to find out that most “medicinal mushroom” products on the market don’t come from actual mushrooms. In fact, most sellers have never grown a single mushroom. Instead, they grow mycelium, which is basically the roots of the mushroom.
Mycelium is grown on grain, like rice, millet, rye, or wheat. Many sellers grind up the mycelium along with the grain of, say, Shiitake, and sell it as a supplement. The truth is, what the customer ends up with is a product that contains few (if any) beneficial mushroom compounds. Instead, they’ve paid top dollar for a jar full of (mostly) starch.
Look for the words 100% fruit body to ensure you’re buying the good stuff!
Q. But why do other sellers insist that mycelium is the best bit of the mushroom?
Because it’s cheaper and quicker to grow, of course! The problem is, there isn’t hard evidence to show that mycelium is overly beneficial to humans. Graham (our founder and 40-year mycologist) has made the conscious choice to exclude mycelium from his products.
Mycelium is full of salt and carbs and offers no proven medicinal benefits
It’s impossible to separate the mycelium from its growing medium (often rice or grain) — including mycelium in medicinal mushrooms powders inevitably introduces fillers that definitely aren’t beneficial
Q. Where do you grow your mushrooms?
We grow our own mushrooms in Western Australia's most high-tech mushroom growing lab. But there are some that we can't grow ourselves because of our climate and conditions. In this case, we import mushrooms from certified organic growers. This means our customers get the best possible medicinal mushrooms.
I put this powder in my morning coffee. I don’t notice any taste difference which I like. As with anything it takes time to notice the benefits but I’m happily on my way 👌
Love using the Reishi sprinkled on my cereal each morning.
I've been taking a half-teaspoon of Touchwood 6-Mushroom Blend Powder and a half teaspoon of Reishi Mushroom Powder every morning in a smoothie with cacao, collagen peptides etc. Before that I had been drinking bulletproof coffee (with the same mix of collagen peptides etc) every morning for several years as part of my ketogenic way of eating. I stopped the bulletproof coffee, and stopped drinking coffee altogether and replaced it with the smoothies with no caffiene withdrawal symptoms, and no loss of energy. I'm not sure which particular mushroom product is helping my skin, but the air in Kalbarri is very dry most of the year and the skin on my body was getting parched, wrinkly and flaky!! After a month on the mushrooms, my body skin is soft, way smoother and less wrinky, with no flaky patches at all. Without using any kind of body oil or moisturiser!! I'm amazed that taking a natural supplement can have such a dramatic effect on my skin, and looking forward to more improvements as the mushrooms work their way through my system.