about shroomunity byron bay
Established in Byron Bay, Australia. Shroomunity handcrafts the most powerful extracts on the planet.
Frustrated by the plethora of weak, substandard mushroom powder imported from China, and tinctures made from grain-spawn, we began sourcing locally, wild foraged mushrooms for their medicinal properties. As word spread, we were unable to keep up with demand and began growing organic mushrooms on our little farm outside of Byron Bay.
Our unique, month-long dual-extraction process unlocks the mushroom’s potent immune-modulating beta-glucans and adaptogenic terpenes. Finally, we infuse the elixir with adaptogenic herbs, resulting in THE most bioavailable, synergistic product on the market. Or, what we like to refer to as a ‘Shroomstack.’
Whatever your desired state, we have the stack for you.
Medicinal Mushrooms Australia
Are you looking to buy medicinal mushrooms in Australia? Even though it may say ‘packaged in Australia,’ 99% of mushroom powders are imported from China by other companies. Skip down to the percentage of ‘imported product’ on the label and see for yourself. Our medicinal mushroom extracts are made from medicinal mushrooms grown in the pristine hinterland of Byron Bay, Australia. The only medicinal mushroom we import is Chaga, from Canada. It is wild-harvested and certified organic. We went to extreme measures to ensure it was the highest quality chaga mushroom available. It’s wild-harvested and comes with the full spectrum of associated health benefits.
Unlike most other medicinal mushroom products, we take pride in growing spray-free, medicinal mushrooms, like reishi mushrooms, turkey tail mushroom, lion’s mane, shiitake mushrooms and cordyceps mushrooms. Rather than taking the easy option and converting to powdered mushrooms, we convert to THE most bioavailable form to consume the medicinal mushroom: mushroom extracts. Here, we soak whole mushrooms, fruiting body and mycelium in alcohol for around a month. This pulls out a bunch of medicinal compounds. But we don’t stop there. We then take the mushrooms and simmer them in 70ºC water for 4 hours to extract the alcohol’s remaining beneficial compounds. The combining of alcohol and water is known as a ‘dual-extract,’ or ‘liquid extract.’ It’s the most efficient method for absorption of active compounds that studies have shown can: fight cancer, regulate blood sugar levels, boost the immune system, boost vitamin d levels, fight free radicals, stimulate white blood cell production, help in reducing inflammation, help brain function, boosting nerve growth factor and fighting cancer cells. To name a few!
Mushroom extracts can be used by anyone at any age. We do recommend seeing a health professional before giving them to your kids.
There are many questions you should ask when purchasing a mushroom supplement as many mushroom extract vary. Liquid extracts are the most bioavailable way to consume medicinal mushrooms. What does this mean? It means it’s the most direct way to get the beneficial compounds straight into your system through tiny receptors under your tongue that open up when they come in contact with alcohol. This ensures you get the maximum health effects and positive effects on the immune system possible.
Liquid extracts have been shown to contain more beneficial compounds than mushroom powder and powdered extracts. But what are powdered extracts, I hear you ask? This is where they take a liquid mushroom extract and spray dry it! You also need to ask precisely what is leftover in terms of active compounds by doing this? Why do they do this? It’s because other mushroom powders contain ‘chitin.’ This is difficult to digest, and they get around this by spray-drying liquid. Very strange if you ask us! You can be sure our Byron Bay grown and extracted Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Shiitake, Turkey Tail, Reishi and Certified organic Chaga from Canada extracts are the most bioavailable highest quality product on the market. Try it against other mushrooms supplements and see for yourself!
We wanted to make the most powerful mushroom product possible to facilitate your health and wellness. This is why we grow in the pristine hinterland of Byron Bay, extract for far longer than other mushroom companies and use both the fruiting body as well as mycelium. Because we grow our mycelium in liquid culture, it contains no brown rice. Most other mushroom products that use mycelium still grow it through brown rice and haven’t figured out how to separate the two, So keep that in mind next time you buy mushroom powder, a good percentage of it will contain brown rice!
We take health and wellness seriously. We are avid bio-hackers and track everything. This is why we don’t take the easy option with mushroom powders. Our extracts contain reishi mushroom, lion’s mane, chaga mushrooms, cordyceps and shiitake. We offer these straight or mixed with other powerful adaptogenic herbs. These are what we refer to as ‘Shroom stacks.’
The starting point for our extracts was as pure as possible. We wild-forage where possible and often come across Reishi mushroom, lion’s mane mushrooms and wild turkey tail in the hinterland of Byron Bay. We also use cultures from each species to grow our batches included in our liquid extracts. So you know you’re getting a mushroom suited to the local environment.
We use both indoor and outdoor growing mediums to mimic nature as closely as possible. Our indoor grow rooms are temperature controlled. This is where we do the first few ‘flushes.’ We then move the mushrooms outdoors, so they are exposed to the sunlight to absorb as much vitamin d as possible. We have also inoculated outdoor logs with these different species of mushroom.
From there, to make reishi mushroom extract, lion’s mane extract, turkey tail extract and shiitake extract, we dry the shrooms before grinding them up and soaking them in alcohol for 4-6 weeks before simmering them in 70ºC water to create the dual extraction. Clinical studies have shown this is the most beneficial way to pull out all the mushrooms active compounds, antioxidant properties, beta-glucans, polysaccharides and terpenoids.
This contributes to multiple health benefits concerning the immune system, heart health and athletic performance.
When it comes to medicinal mushroom supplements and mushrooms in general, we are the real deal. We took supplements that have been used in traditional medicine for centuries and created the highest quality medicinal mushroom products available. See for yourself, and if you’re not happy, we’ll refund your purchase. No questions asked.
The Shroomunity team.