Medicinal mushrooms - lion's mane, reishi mushrooms

Nammex – Our Partner in Organic Mushrooms

Pure Essence has always held a commitment to using the highest quality ingredients. That is why our partnership with Nammex is extremely valuable to us. Nammex is an American owned company that has been actively involved in mushroom cultivation in China for decades. This partnership provides access to 100% Certified Organic, non-GMO mushroom fruiting bodies in every formula and every bottle.

July 26, 2021
Electrolytes – The Tiny Spark Your Body Needs

Electrolytes – The Tiny Spark Your Body Needs

The body is made up of and requires many kinds of minerals to perform basic processes. Some of these minerals are more necessary than others and are involved in multiple body functions. Electrolytes are such minerals. There are seven primary electrolytes: Bicarbonate, Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Sodium.

July 19, 2021
Lemon Oatmeal Lion’s Mane Muffins Recipe

Lemon Oatmeal Lion’s Mane Muffins Recipe

The lemon complements any recipe with its subtle and graceful yet mouthwatering zesty flavor. Naturally, it seemed like the perfect flavor to build a summery muffin recipe around. This recipe can be easily modified to fit gluten-free and dairy-free needs. And with minimal natural sugar content, it’s the perfect no-guilt-attached muffin to have with breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a snack!

July 12, 2021
Have a Sun-Healthy Summer

Have a Sun-Healthy Summer

Speaking of how the sun feels on our skin, basking in those summer rays isn’t always a good thing. 5-15 minutes daily (up to 30 minutes for darker skin) of unfiltered sunlight helps our bodies get enough natural vitamin D, but any more than that can start to cause damage. How?
July 05, 2021
A Tale of Two Cordyceps

A Tale of Two Cordyceps

One of the most fascinating mushrooms that is commonly used in health supplements, is actually an extremely rare mushroom. Cordyceps sinensis is native to the high altitudes of Asia where it must meet very particular conditions to be grown. In fact, it is so rare that pure wild cordyceps sinensis costs near $15,000 per kilogram.
June 28, 2021
Heart healthy fruits for summer snacking - kiwi, mandarin oranges, apples, banana, and lime

Heart Healthy Snacks for the Summer

While summer fun is…FUN, often it can lead to a relaxed diet. Or at least, you may pay less attention to what you eat because IT’S SUMMER. And a diet of burgers, chips, and soda is totally nutritional, isn’t it? Plus, carbs don’t count in the summer, right? If only! Good news is, eating healthy doesn’t have to dampen your summer fun. The key is planning out snacks and making them fun and easy!

June 21, 2021
The Healthiest Mushrooms Available at your Local Grocer

The Healthiest Mushrooms Available at your Local Grocer

Most grocery stores carry at least two or three different mushrooms, usually White Button, Baby Bellas, and/or Portobello mushrooms. If you’re lucky, they’ll also have Shiitake mushrooms. But if you want a larger selection, you’ll need to visit a specialized grocer or farmer’s market, where you’re more likely to find “wild” mushrooms as well.
June 14, 2021
Chocolate Chia Reishi Pudding

Chocolate Chia Reishi Pudding

Chocolate Chia Reishi Pudding is a simple yet delicious treat. It might be just the easiest, healthy dessert recipe you can make and without any baking! Because the chia seeds expand in your stomach, it will help you feel fuller longer. So not only is it tasty, but it’s a treat you can feel good about eating even when you are dieting. It’s rich, decadent and chocolatey, and you don’t need to feel guilty about enjoying it!

June 07, 2021
6 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

6 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

In the ever-busy modern world, life moves at an amazingly fast pace. And sometimes we get tangled up in what we’re doing, and we get stressed out because we can’t quite keep up. Wouldn’t life be so much easier without stress?
May 31, 2021
CHAGA spelled out in chaga mushroom

The Chaga Story: A Fungus with Amazing Benefits

There are several mushrooms that offer numerous health benefits, but today we want to talk about a mushroom that doesn’t look like your typical mushroom. In fact, it’s technically not a mushroom. Native to the cool, wintery climates of Siberia, Canada, and Northern Europe. “Friend” to birch trees. And known for its coal-like exterior, let us present – the chaga mushroom.

May 24, 2021
Establishing Work-Life Balance: Working from Home

Establishing Work-Life Balance: Working from Home

A year ago, working from home became a new norm for several people. Hoping that it wouldn’t be a permanent change, not everyone was quick to adapt and still some may struggle. But many people have found that they actually thrive working from home – it all comes down to finding a good work-life balance.
May 17, 2021
Beta-Glucans: What They Are & Why You Should Include Them in Your Diet

Beta-Glucans: What They Are & Why You Should Include Them in Your Diet

Beta-glucan is typically a soluble fiber found in the cell walls of bacteria, yeasts, algae, grains and mushrooms (like Reishi, Cordyceps, Maitake, Shiitake, Lion’s Mane and Chaga). The beta-glucans in mushrooms are attracting a great deal of attention due to their many health benefits.
May 11, 2021
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