FAQ

There are many questions that come to mind when shopping. Please visit the relevant sections for quick answers.

HOW GOOD ARE MUSHROOMS FOR YOU?

The mushrooms are full of incredibly unique compounds that are healthy for us. Mushrooms have been used for centuries as supplements around the world and are still appearing in modern functional foods. Read more about these functional mushrooms from our blog pages.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MYCELIUM AND FRUIT BODIES?
The mushroom supplements consist of one or more of the following elements: mycelium on grains, pure mycelium or mushroom fruit bodies. Research shows the marked differences between the compounds present in mycelium and mushrooms – showing that mushrooms have far higher potency and chemical variability than mycelium or mycelium on grain. For this reason, at Magic Mushrooms Online, we stick to using only the fruiting body of the mushroom. Final products containing only mycelium often contain grain powder or starch, creating a diluted, less potent product.
Additional keywords to search for indicate that the supplement contains mycelium or mycelium on the grain: mycelial biomass, mushroom mycelium, myceliated rice, presence of oats/rice or other grains.
WHAT DOES 100% FRUIT BODY ACTUALLY MEAN?

If we say 100% fruit body, that’s exactly what we mean! The mushroom supplements are usually made up of mycelium on cereals, mushrooms or a combination of both. At Magic Mushrooms Online, our focus is on using only mushrooms, the fruiting body.

DO YOU HAVE ALCOHOL IN YOUR TINCTURES?

Of course, each of our mushrooms is extracted with both alcohol and hot water to achieve maximum strength. Because of the small serving size suggested, there is very little alcohol in the total amount you consume (about the same amount as you would get from a glass of orange juice).

WHAT IS A DOUBLE EXTRACTED TINCTURE?

Double extraction means that the mushroom or herb has been extracted in two different and often equally important ways. The majority of mushrooms and grasses undergo a double extraction of water, called decoction, and alcohol, known as tincture. There are also other solvents such as oil, glycerin and vinegar. Selecting the right solvents is important to get the most out of your herbal extraction, and each plant varies in its ideal methods and proportions.

For mushrooms, beneficials are mainly soluble in alcohol (triterpenes) and water-soluble (beta-glucans). So, to obtain all the benefits of the spectrum, it is necessary to do both. Here at Magic Mushrooms Online, we go the extra mile to extract our mushrooms with alcohol and water and then carefully combine the two to create a perfect balance and a super powerful product. We also develop our mushrooms and grasses to follow the science and extract them at the optimal percentages, temperatures and alcohol times.

DOES TAKING FUNCTIONAL MUSHROOMS HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Generally speaking, functional mushrooms are considered safe, but if you have any reason to be concerned about consuming functional mushroom products, please contact your health care professional before taking any supplements.
Popular contraindications include anticoagulants and insulins.

If you are taking medications, undergoing surgery, have any other health problems, or if you are pregnant, please contact your doctor before using our products in your program.

HOW FREQUENTLY DO I TAKE A SHADE OF MUSHROOM?

There is no set “dose” of our tinctures, but we suggest 2 droppers (i.e. one dropper squeeze) per day. Feel free to take more or less, or as needed! Such supplements are a matter of personal preference as to what you need at any given time.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE THESE PRODUCTS?

Simply put, any day, any time! It is a matter of personal preference when to take these supplements. However, some of our formulas and mushrooms are better suited to particular times. Our ENERGY blend, for example, is a great complement to your morning to start the day, while our CALM blend is made to support the body during a period you just need to relax, either before bedtime or to support mid-day stressors. Our FOCUS is great anytime – in the morning or before bedtime. It contains the lion’s mane, which is a nourishing fungus that supports cognition from the most intoxicating to the most meditative activities.

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF THESE SUPPLEMENTS I CAN TAKE PER DAY? CAN I MIX TINCTURES?

We take our supplements here at headquarters all day every day. You can certainly combine them! Whatever makes sense for the desired condition. This is almost entirely a matter of personal preference. Mixing supplements can be creative and personalized.

WHAT ARE YOUR MUSHROOMS?

Our mushrooms are made in the wild, cultivated mushrooms are grown on sawdust enriched with rice bran, but ALL our mushrooms are organically grown and are certified organic by the USDA! Our mushrooms are certified gluten free and we do not use wheat products in any production.

DOES YOUR MUSHROOMS HAVE HEAVY METAL, MYCOTOXIN AND OTHER LABORATORY TESTS?

Each batch we use goes through laboratory tests to show heavy metals, biological contamination, concentration of major functional compounds such as beta-glucan, alpha-glucan, ganoderic acid, cordycepin and adenosine to name a few. When it comes to making claims about the potency of our supplements, we want to see the science, so we make sure we get definitive numbers. The tests we’ve done have proven to be some of the most potent on the market! Just scan the barcode on your tincture bottle to see for yourself!

IS IT SAFE TO TAKE FUNCTIONAL FUNCTIONAL MUSHROOMS WHEN PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING? AND WHAT ABOUT MY CHILD?

We are not doctors and we cannot give any medical advice. Please always consult your doctor about this.

IS IT SAFE TO GIVE FUNCTIONAL MUSHROOMS TO MY PET?

The mushrooms are generally considered safe and are often shared with our animal friends – although due to the alcohol content of our particular product, be aware of the size of your four-legged friend and reduce the serving size accordingly. As always, we recommend that you consult your veterinary surgeon for more information.

HOW DO I USE YOUR SUPPLEMENTS?

Using our tinctures by dropping them under the tongue will give maximum potential for absorption into the bloodstream, but the way that works for you will be effective. This may involve putting them on the top of your tongue, in your favorite drink, incorporated into smoothies, coffee or even cooking! Be creative – as long as it comes down the hatch!

WHAT FUNCTIONAL MUSHION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Great question! We encourage you to read up on each of our blends to see if it suits your needs. If you are in doubt, our DAILY 10 is a good choice to enjoy the benefits of 10 mushrooms.

HOW ORGANIC ARE YOUR PRODUCTS?

Our products are 100% USDA organic. Please look for the organic seal on all our products!

DOES YOUR PRODUCTS HAVE EXPIRY?

All our tinctures are based on organic cane alcohol, which makes them extremely stable in storage. Generally, we recommend that you use the stain within 5 years. However, we have the feeling that you will like it so much that you will suck it out long before that time! Please always refer to the date on the bottle for the factory expiry date.