What is an adaptogen?

What is an adaptogen?

Adaptogens! What are they? Where did they come from? You've likely heard of some popular herbs like ashwagandha, maca, reishi etc., but what specifically makes them adaptogenic and why are we hearing about them so much right now? Adaptogens are w...

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What is a Tincture?

What is a Tincture?

What is a mushroom tincture? A mushroom tincture is simply an extract of mushrooms dissolved in alcohol.  An “extract” may be found in liquid or powder form and is typically made by soaking plant or fungal raw material in a solvent such as alcohol...

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Cacao + Mushrooms: Food of the Gods & Flesh of the Gods

Cacao + Mushrooms: Food of the Gods & Flesh of the Gods

With a relationship rooted in ancient history, cacao and mushrooms have a profound connection. The official name of the cacao tree is theobroma cacao, made up of the greek roots theo (“god”) and broma (“food”), to mean “food of the gods”.

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alternative sugars, healthier sugars

Sugar: The Better Alternative!

Refinement is the process of removing impurities, so let us refine our concept of refined sugar and all of it's cousins. Sugar has a pretty bittersweet reputation in our diets. The sweet side is that sugar is a natural and necessary energy source ...

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Santa was a Shaman

Santa was a Shaman

The most famous mushroom in pop-culture is a psychedelic mushroom - the iconic toadstool with a red cap and white dots is called Amanita muscaria. Regardless of where the origin of Santa Claus comes from, this time of year is a time of rebirth, ...

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How Do Mushrooms Support Immune Function?

How Do Mushrooms Support Immune Function?

Our immune system is essential. It’s our vital line of defence against pathogens and rogue cells, and we need it for survival. With the change of the seasons and the incoming cold, it is even more important to keep our immune system healthy, locke...

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Mushroom Science: Benefits & Superpowers

Mushroom Science: Benefits & Superpowers

A scientific review of the medicinal properties of each mushroom in our 11:11 tincture. These powerful and magical organisms have an ancient history of traditional use going back thousands of years, yet are largely unknown in today’s Western soci...

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Foray with Rainbo

Foray with Rainbo

We're excited to announce our first Foray of the season scheduled for October 5, 2019, lead by Tonya Papanikolov and Antonio Cillero Rodrigo from Mushroom Guerrilla and Mycological Society of Toronto.

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