How To Take Mycology Nutrition Mushroom Powders For Best Results

The world of functional food (food which offers benefits in addition to its nutritional value) is a relatively modern one, at least in name. But the idea that mushrooms may have latent power stretches back millennia in the world of Chinese medicine.

Mycology Nutrition mushroom powders offer a simple way to consume these increasingly-popular functional fungi. In order to get the most from them, it helps to know a few things.

Namely what makes their mushrooms so special, what makes food functional in the first place, and how to take mushroom powders for best results.

How to take Mycology Nutrition mushroom powders for best results

For Mycology Nutrition, every mushroom they use has been grown, tested and prepared to the same exacting standard.

  1. Grown on organic oats in sunny California
  2. Undergo rigorous testing procedures in a lab in Germany
  3. Prepared with dedication at their base in England

Taking functional mushroom powder is pretty simple: 1-3 servings daily, for a minimum of 3-4 weeks. We’ll dive into that in greater detail further below. But before we do, it’s worth establishing why they’re functional in the first place. And for that we need a very brief history lesson…

What do you mean by ‘functional food’?

The actual phrase functional food was coined in Japan during the 1980s. The basic principle is that there are forms of sustenance which provide health benefits as well as nutrition.

If your mind is conjuring up images of kiwis, goji berries, almonds, chia seeds, and turmeric, you’re along the right lines. But it’s often overlooked that some mushrooms make the cut, too. You might find yourself asking what makes them ‘functional’, exactly? 

functional food

When does food become functional?

According to the European Food Safety Authority, a functional food is one that ‘beneficially affects one or more target functions in the body beyond adequate nutritional effects, in a way that is relevant to either an improved state of health and well-being and/or reduction of risk of disease‘.

In recent decades, the idea that certain mushrooms qualify as functional has gained traction in the scientific community. Multiple studies have unearthed a wealth of possible benefits, from antioxidant capabilities to immunomodulatory properties.

Reishi (Ling Zhi) | Ganoderma Lucidum

Reishi Mushrooms

A standout mushroom in a field of excellent functional fungi, the reishi mushroom has a long history of medicinal use. Their vivid colouration and remarkable scallop shape make them relatively easy finds in the many places they call home. You’ll usually find them growing from the trunk of a hardwood tree.

Potential health benefits

  • Immunomodulatory
  • Anti-tumour
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-ageing

Relevant study

Nutritional value

  • High number of water-soluble proteins
  • High-fibre
  • Vitamin rich
  • Polysaccharides
  • Amino acids
  • Alkaloids

Relevant study

Reishi Mushroom

Mycology Nutrition Organic Reishi Mushroom Powder, 120g – Buy now

Shiitake (Dong Gu) | Lentinula edodes

Shiitake mushrooms mycology Nutrition

Shiitake are edible agaric mushrooms native to East Asia. Cherished for their unique taste and texture, they’ve recently found further popularity as a meat alternative in multiple vegetarian dishes. As demonstrated below, their value extends far beyond their effect on the palate

Potential health benefits

  • Immunomodulatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-tumour
  • Cholesterol reduction
  • Hepaprotective

Nutritional value

  • Protein rich
  • High in vitamins B1, B2, B12, C, D and E
  • Essential amino acids
  • High-fibre

Relevant study


Shiitake mushrooms

Mycology Nutrition Organic Shiitake Mushroom Powder, 120g | Buy now

We’re excited by the sheer wealth of scientific literature surrounding mushrooms. Just like mycelium, it seems to keep growing. But we’ll bring things back down to earth by answering a seemingly simple question.

How do I take my mushroom powder?

Good news: you’ve got options. Your functional mushroom powder can be taken with or without food, added to any meal, or mixed into a hot or cold drink.

A no-brainer for neurological optimisers is to add mushroom powder to your daily cup(s) of coffee. There’s a fantastic synergy when those two compounds are combined, and it’s a go to for many die-hard users of mushroom powder.

If you’re planning to purchase Lion’s Mane, Chaga or Cordyceps Powder with the intention of adding it to your coffee, there are dedicated blends already formulated.

Once you’ve decided on how you’re going to get your mushroom powder boost, a serving spoon is included to make the process a breeze.


  • Simply add 2g of powder, or 2 heaped spoons, to whatever you’ve chosen to mix it with

mushroom coffee

When and how often do I take mushroom powder for best results? 

Each bottle contains 120g of authentic mushroom powder. It’s recommended you take the dosage outlined above 1-3 times daily, for a period of at least 3-4 weeks.

Bear in mind that positive results can vary from person to person. Certain individuals may need to prolong their dosage schedule to get the best results from their functional mushroom powder.


Getting the most from Mycology Nutrition mushroom powder is pretty simple: figure out your favourite way to take it, and just remember to keep up a consistent schedule! Admittedly, functional mushrooms require a lot more research before their potential benefits can be definitively declared.

But for those who believe it’s just a matter of time, you can’t go wrong with the powder options we currently hold here at Phoenix Medical.

For more deep-dives, check out our blog.

*Please note, Phoenix Medical cannot guarantee the positive effects of its products. Results may vary. Our products are not designed to treat medical conditions or diseases.

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