6 Medicinal Mushrooms You Need to Know – and the Health Benefits of Each

6 Medicinal Mushrooms You Need to Know – and the Health Benefits of Each

The humble mushroom has been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years and is becoming more popular in the West. Years of scientific research have demonstrated their many health advantages—they are undoubtedly a superfood that can positively impact your health.

In this article, we take a deep dive into six of the healthiest and best-tasting mushrooms you should be taking right now.

Vegetable Soup

Immune Boosting Vegetable Soup

Since the weather has been getting colder and winter is officially here, what better way to get warm than with a bowl of hearty, homemade soup? Using this recipe, you can easily whip up a batch to serve at family soup night or use throughout the week as a side dish to lighten up a heavy meal. And you can easily alter ingredients to fit your preferred vegetable palate or include seasonal produce.

December 20, 2021
MYcoMune™ Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

MYcoMune™ Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

This luscious-tasting yet healthier-than-normal version of a classic appetizer – the Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip – would be the perfect addition to any holiday feast. It is low-fat, low-calorie, and gluten-free - just remember to pair it with gluten-free dippers like veggies, tortilla chips, or your favorite gluten-free crackers!
November 22, 2021
Maitake Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chips

Maitake Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin spice recipes are certainly a fall trend that we could not pass up, but of course we wanted to put our very own Pure Essence spin on it. We thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice if some of our favorite seasonal treats weren’t so bad for our health?” And then we came up with a solution that we just had to share with you!
October 11, 2021
Mushrooms for a Natural Energy Boost

Mushrooms for a Natural Energy Boost

The “Energy level” we speak of in common conversation pinpoints how you feel on the exhaustion scale. We have low energy when we don’t feel up to riding our bike, go for a swim, or play a round of golf. Alternatively, when you’re focused and ready for whatever comes, you have “energy to burn.” If low energy is not resolved, it can stress essentially any bodily system. So, if you’re even a bit short on energy, it’s important to resolve it. This is where mushrooms can help!

How to Boost Your Brain Naturally

How to Boost Your Brain Naturally

Your brain is your command center. Its 86 billion neurons constantly send instructions for the rest of your body to follow. It is where you think your thoughts and form your words, create your art or music, and plan, feel, and relate. Perhaps most importantly, it is where you, through your memories, store what you’ve been and who you are. What are you doing to keep your brain from losing who you are?

 

August 30, 2021
Shiitake – the Hidden Gem of Ordinary Mushrooms

Shiitake – the Hidden Gem of Ordinary Mushrooms

Lentinula edodes, aka Shiitake, is one ordinary yet quite spectacular mushroom. It might not yet be well-known in the United States for its medicinal value, but the Shiitake mushroom offers several culinary and curative applications. This mushroom’s dual function is why it has enjoyed such popularity for so long, and why it needs to be on your radar.

Lion’s Mane Crab Cakes

Lion’s Mane Crab Cakes

Crab cakes are a popular savory snack and appetizer option. It has an amazing flavor that just scintillates your taste buds! And this one also includes a dose of MyPure™ Lion's Mane to boost those neural pathways. Don't be intimidated by these delectable treats - use our recipe to bake and enjoy them in the comforts of your home!

August 16, 2021
What Is a Mushroom?

What is a Mushroom?

Mushrooms have been a delicacy for ages. For even longer, they’ve been used in the art of medicine. But what makes something a mushroom? Is it a plant, a vegetable? Do all mushrooms have the same parts? How do they get their nutrients? In other words, WHAT is a mushroom??

August 09, 2021
Nammex – Our Partner in Organic 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
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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
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.