Wild-Foraged Functional Mushrooms Products
Wild-Foraged Mushroom Extracts
Forager of Fungal Nutrition
Elevated Spores is a facilitator of the lost art of wild-foraging fungal and plant medicines. A tradition that is thousands of years old, but long forgotten. There is medicine in the forest, all around us, there are no gatekeepers, it is just there for us to use.
I chose to devote my life to going into these forests to collect these medicines carefully, sustainably and with upmost respect for the fungi and environment. I chose to bring them to the people, to educate the people, to hopefully change as many peoples lives as possible.
Experience the Wild-Foraged Difference
We are fans of all functional mushrooms but there is clearly something very special about Wild-Foraged Functional Mushrooms. Maybe its because they grow naturally in the wild, on nutrient dense substrate and have to develop natural defense compounds to protect themselves from pathogens and other environmental threats.
Elevated Spores focuses most of its energy on three wild-foraged functional mushrooms. These are the tried and true, and they are all foraged in the isolated forests of the midwest United States.
Reishi is an adaptogenic fungi that is touted to as the 'Mushroom of Immortality' by many in Eastern Cultures. It contains high concentrations of Beta-D-Glucans and many other polysaccharides. Reishi also contains over 100 triterpenes, one of which is Ganoderic Acid, found exclusively in the Ganoderma genus. These compounds, among many other are responsible for the healing effects of this very special fungi.
Chaga is the antioxidant king of the functional mushrooms. Chaga is not actually a mushroom, rather it is a hardened mass of mycelium and wood called a sclerotium. It still contains some of the most powerful functional compounds in the fungi kingdom. Containing high levels of antioxidants, Beta-D-Glucans, triterpenes including the novel compound Betulin found in high concentrations in birch bark, which gets converted to Betulinic acid thorough the formation of the chaga sclerotium. Another unique and amazing compound that Chaga offers is Melanin, which is found in the black outer protective crust.
Turkey Tail mushroom is an immune system powerhouse. Packed with multiple polysaccharides. one very special polysaccharide found exclusively in Turkey Tail is Polysacharride-K, aka Krestin, aka PSK. This compound is extraordinary for its ability to proliferate the immune systems function. It is the only compound known to science to have this ability. Turkey Tail also contains PSP, a polysaccharide peptide that acts as a prebiotic. Needless to say, Turkey Tail is a mushroom we could all benefit from.