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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Climate Neutral Committed logo with mountains and trees in background.

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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Rainbo Forays 2020

Rainbo Forays 2020

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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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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There are 5 individual tinctures in a row with a white background. Each tincture is fully white with text on it and the rainbo logo which is a rainbow. The tinctures in the photo are chaga, cordyceps, 11:11, lion's mane and reishi.

Which tincture is best for me?

Confused on how to choose between mushroom tinctures? We hear you! We've been getting this question from many of you. Read on if you're unsure of which tincture is best for you and how to choose using your body as your guide.

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a pair of hands holding reishi mushrooms that are gold brown and tan bands shiny in appearance

What is an adaptogen, really?

Adaptogens are what help the body to adapt to both psychological and environmental stress. Some potent adaptogenic powers lie within medicinal mushrooms, which is one of the reasons we're so excited about them.

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glass of water with a hand dropping in Rainbo's 11:11 tincture into the glass of water so that it can be drank.

What is a Tincture?

What is a medicinal 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 ...

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an old piece of art from the Mayan or Incan traditions showing two human like figures holding out plates with brown cubes of whats thought to be cacao

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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4 spoons are lined up on a sandy grey background the first one has honey in it, the second has maple syrup, the third coconut sugar and the fourth is refined white sugar

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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