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Grow your Own

Here at Rainbo, we believe in mushrooms. That's the gist of it really. Our mission is to increase awareness of and access to mushroom healing. We also believe that learning about what we put into our bodies helps us to become conscious consumers ...

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Fruiting Body vs Mycelium

Fruiting Body vs Mycelium

When we talk about 'mushrooms' at large, we are generally referring to the fruiting body structure of the fungus. However the mushroom structure isn't a complete picture of fungi! Fungi also have a whole underground body called mycelium. Mycelium...

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Rainbo Forays 2021

Rainbo Forays 2021

We're excited to announce our 2020 Rainbo Foray schedule, lead by Tonya Papanikolov, Holliday Cartar and Antonio Cillero Rodrigo from Mushroom Guerrilla. The purpose of the forays will be for mushroom identification, education and connecting to n...

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Cordyceps

Cordyceps

Cordyceps What is it? Known as "Himalayan gold" because traditionally Cordyceps were found high in the Himalayan plateaus and stumbling  upon this fungus was akin to finding gold. Used to treat fatigue, sickness, and low sex drive in ancient Chin...

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Rainbo is Climate Neutral Certified

Rainbo is Climate Neutral Certified

Exciting news! We’re officially Climate Neutral Certified! The reality is that even after facing an unprecedented global pandemic (and everything else 2020 threw at us), climate change is the single biggest threat to humanity - and we have the too...

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An elderly woman in a purple outfit with white flowers on the left side. She is crouched down, inspecting mushrooms in woven baskets on the floor.

Ethnomycology

What is ethnomycology? Ethnomycology is the combination of ethnography (the study of the customs of individual peoples and cultures) and mycology (the study of fungi). More specifically, it delves into how the use of fungi differs between communit...

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reishi, ganoderma lucidum growing on a stump

Reishi

Reishi, Ganoderma Lucidum AKA the Queen of Medicinal Mushrooms! This beautiful, glossy mushroom is known for its bitter taste caused by a high concentration of triterpenoid compounds indicative of its healing potential.

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Mycobiome

Mycobiome

Our gut is abundant with organisms that are pivotal for our well-being. Some of those organisms are fungi! Like everything in life, gut fungi need to live in a harmonious balance for optimal health. The most efficient way of supporting that balanc...

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The Medicinal Mushroom Lexicon

The Medicinal Mushroom Lexicon

Navigating the medicinal mushroom world can come with a lot of new jargon. From fungal biology, to herbal medicine terminology to our physiological and molecular responses. Here are some of the mushroom-related words to know.

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Lion's Mane

Lion's Mane

Lion's Mane, Hericium erinaceus What is it? Lion’s Mane mushroom is an aptly named big white mushroom with long shaggy-like “hair“ that grows off the sides of old or dead trees. It's a culinary mushroom commonly used in asian cuisine. Not only...

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Shrooms vs Mushrooms

Shrooms vs Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms are considered medicinal and have been used for millennia for their healing powers. However, magic mushrooms do not encompass the entire world of medicinal mushrooms. Curious about Shrooms vs. Medicinal Mushrooms? We break it down ...

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Chaga Mushroom

Chaga Mushroom

Chaga, Inonotus obliquus What is it? The most popular fungus in Northern European traditional medicine, Chaga is referred to as the King of Mushrooms - although it hardly resembles a mushroom. Found growing on the bark of birch trees in colder c...

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Our Climate Neutral Commitment

To celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, we're excited to announce that Rainbo is going Climate Neutral! This means that we will be measuring, offsetting and reducing all of the carbon it takes to make and deliver our products.

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Women in Mycology

Women in Mycology

Who were the women in mycology? The scientific study of fungi, has a history largely dominated by male researchers. The pivotal work of women in this field of study is grossly under- acknowledged. Yet without women, mushroom science...

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turkey tail medicinal mushrooms that are vibrant orange, purple, blue in colour

Turkey Tail

If you enjoy long walks in the forest then you know this mushroom. Turkey tail is a polypore mushroom and it's the most common fungi in Canada and throughout the U.S (found virtually anywhere there are dead hardwood logs). Get to know this functi...

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How to cook with Mushrooms

How to cook with Mushrooms

Learn our tips on how to cook with culinary and medicinal mushrooms. Tip 1: buy organic (if possible). Tip 2: always cook your mushrooms. Tip 3: don't crowd the mushrooms! Some of our favourite choice edibles are portebello, shiitake, lion's mane,...

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Our Mushrooms

Our Mushrooms

Learn more about our mushrooms! Cultivation, Canadian grown and sourced, real fruiting-body mushroom, potent extractions, full spectrum, third party lab tested to ensure purity and potency. Proudly small-batch, women-led and intentionally crafted.

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Creating habits with mushrooms

Make your mushroom habit a ritual: delicious mushroom beverage, your favourite mug, shift into a state of gratitude, set an intention, sip in peace and let it fuel you into action (your day, your mission!)If you make it a habit - the change become...

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A white dropper bottle of Rainbo medicinal mushroom supplement on a counter filled with fresh colourful produce including apples tomatoes cabbage bananas avocado and greens

Holistic Immune Tips

While many know this time as flu & cold season, it doesn't have to be! Our bodies are designed to adapt to the world we live in. We only get sick when essential nutrients, care and supports are lacking (and when stress is high!). Supplementi...

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Mushroom Foraging Guide

Mushroom Foraging Guide

Going foraging for edible or medicinal mushrooms? Read our guide first! We cover the bases of what to bring, how to pick/how not to pick mushrooms, sustainable foraging tips and notes about how to properly and sustainably...

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a graphic of the wood wide web, two trees of different species that show their roots branching out into the ground connecting to and in communication with the mycelial roots of fungi. Above ground we see the mushroom fruiting bodies of those fungal roots.

The Wood Wide Web

The internet but, like, organic. While we are familiar with the World Wide Web - the network of information accessible through the internet - the lesser known Wood Wide Web behaves in similar ways, and exists right beneath our feet via mycelium.

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Infographic image of mushroom life cycle. Starting with a large fruiting body mushroom with arrows to the release of spores, with arrows showing spores growing into hyphae, hyphae combine to create mycelium, primordia formation into fruiting body.

The Mushroom Life Cycle

How do mushrooms grow? The mushroom part we can see above ground is actually just the reproductive body of the fungus at large. It produces billions of spores (kind of like seeds or pollen) that are spread throughout the environment. Once these ...

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Black Lives Matter. Resources & Education

A note to our Rainbo community from our founder Tonya Papanikolov as well as Rainbo's commitments, an education resource list complied by our team which will be updated frequently. This is just the beginning.

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