Mushroom supplements have grown in popularity rapidly in the past few years due to the paradigm shift within the nutritional supplement industry toward research-backed ingredients and honesty, integrity, and transparency of labeling from suppliers and distributors, and the demand thereof by consumers
Users of mushroom extracts seek these supplements for a variety of reasons: immunity, energy, cognition, motivation, physical performance, anti-aging, and more. Thankfully, clinical evidence abounds for all these effects from medicinal mushrooms. Mushrooms have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for centuries. This is a prime example of a fusion of Eastern and Western medicine, where modern scientific research is corroborating and confirming the historical anecdotes surrounding these functional food supplements.
Freshcap Mushrooms Thrive 6 Mushroom Extract
Thrive 6 from Freshcap Mushrooms is a mushroom supplement blend of the following 6 mushrooms: Chaga, Reishi, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Maitake, Turkey Tail. Thrive 6 uses only organic, hot-water-extracted, whole fruiting body mushrooms sourced from Nammex, the premier source for mushrooms in North America
Genius Mushrooms from The Genius Brand is a blend of Reishi, Cordyceps, and Lion’s Mane mushrooms. It is focused primarily on cognition, energy, and physical performance, and not so much on immunity (though you should still get some immune-boosting benefits from the Reishi). I wrote a dedicated review on Genius Mushrooms here.
The product is highly-reviewed on their website and on Amazon, but there are a few reasons why it doesn’t beat the above mushroom supplements in my opinion. First, I can’t find any information on where they source their mushrooms. I reached out to The Genius Brand requesting that information and they provided a pretty vague response
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mushroom supplements I love diving into and extracting useful information from clinical research related to health, fitness, supplements, and more, I am in no way a medical expert. The content on this website is for informational purposes only; it is not professional medical advice, nor is it a substitute for professional medical advice. None of the statements on this website have been evaluated by the FDA. Products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseasee. Read my lengthier medical disclaimer her.