THERE'S ONE ECOLOGY, AND YOU'RE IN IT.
Connect yourself back to earth-bound nutrients that help the wonder that is your life.
NOTHING BUT THE FRUIT
The part of the mushroom that rises above the earth is called the fruiting body. It emerges from a network of roots called the mycelium.
Mycelium is interesting and crucial to the mushroom’s life, but it doesn’t contain the right concentrations of its beneficial ingredients. Still, many mushroom supplements contain only mycelium. At harvest, the fruiting body is saved for other uses—in cooking, for instance.
Zenspora does things differently. We use the whole fruiting body of organically grown mushrooms - no grains or fillers of any kind! If you wouldn’t make wine from grapevines, why would you make mushroom extracts from mycelium?
We think you’ll feel the difference.
WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?
Zenspora sources mushrooms from family farms dedicated to organic and sustainable growth.
Our mushroom farms are in China's rural mountains, where there is a long civilizational history of mushroom cultivation, for their use in food as well as in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
On these farms, the mushrooms are grown without pesticides or harmful chemicals, and the final extracts are lab-tested for purity and potency. We also test for heavy metals, pathogens, and allergens.
We believe we’re offering you the finest functional mushrooms on the planet.
It’s a breathtaking mushroom in the wild—long cascading spindles that resemble (you guessed it) the breezy hair of a lion. The fruiting body contains antioxidants and immune-boosting beta-glucans. It’s been shown to improve cognitive function and safeguard memory, and there is some evidence that it counteracts anxiety and depression too.
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses cordyceps to treat fatigue, kidney ailments, and low sex drive. Western science finds that it may boost exercise performance, slow the growth of tumors, regulate blood-sugar levels and benefit heart health. While wild cordyceps grow parasitically from insects, Zenspora uses insect-free cordyceps.
It’s nicknamed the “mushroom of immortality.” While we can’t promise you that, we can say that reishi is documented to have anti-cancer properties via unique triterpenes to help immune response. Reishi is also known to mitigate fatigue and depression. It grows as a shiny, rust-colored disc from the side of trees and logs, with concentric rings like Saturn’s.
Its colloquial English name is hen-of-the-woods, because it can look like a large bunch of ruffled, shaken feathers, and the Japanese name means “dancing mushroom,” because people were so happy to find it. Like several other of our mushrooms, maitake shows promise as a cancer treatment and includes immune-supporting beta-glucans.
The Latin species name describes how the turkey tail shows a lovely set of woodsy colors across its rings, and it always fans out with concentric bands like its namesake bird feathers. It contains antioxidants, polysaccharopeptides for immune health, prebiotics for gut health, and has been extensively studied as a possible cancer treatment.
It isn’t the prettiest fungus, appearing like a burnt patch on birch trees. It grows in cold climates—the name Chaga is Russian—and traditionally has been used to brew a healthful tea. Despite its uncomely appearance, it’s been found to have beautiful benefits, including fighting inflammation, supporting gut health, and slowing the aging process.