Rainbo was created by Tonya Papanikolov, holistic nutritionist, educator, social entrepreneur and wellness leader.
In 2017, Tonya created The Well Woman, an education platform to inspire, empower and educate holistic health, nutrition and healing through food and lifestyle. She continues to coach clients, consult with restaurants, cafes, speaks and hosts wellness workshops and leads international retreats.
From a young age, Tonya was sure of a few things: her affinity and deep love for all-things rainbow and that she was here to help people on earth. Her interest in mushrooms started in her early 20s and continued as she used mycotherapy to support herself, clients, and through her research into how mushrooms can harmonize people and our planet.
Rainbo is inspired by a reverence for nature and its healing properties and a desire to reconnect people back to this innate wisdom.
Mushrooms have the incredible ability to support and balance the body, mind, spirit and they clean up our environments and ecosystems at the same time.
A note from our founder
To say that I am mushroom-lovestruck would be an understatement.
I am deeply thrilled to bring Rainbo to life and offer high-quality, proudly Canadian mushroom natural health products. I have been foraging mushrooms in the Canadian forests for years and learning about longevity and the power of food as medicine for the past 15 years. I'm insatiably curious and passionate about optimization, healing and living well into our 100s!
Starting a company that required a supply chain and business plan was not my intention when I started my healing practice. But as my path (and the fungi) guided me, I was invited to help expand mushroom consciousness on our planet at this time.
My deep gratitude and reverence to the mentors, authors, mycologists, TCM doctors and guides that have supported, helped and inspired my vision for Rainbo.
I have seen food, plants and fungi transform lives, bodies, brains, consciousness of myself and my clients. I wouldn’t be on this mission to get millions of people consuming functional mushrooms if I didn't wholeheartedly believe in their potential to alchemize us and our planet.
Rainbo is a brand about mushrooms and health but it’s also about having fun, getting into nature and connecting you to it, it’s about the microcosm in your backyard that I urge you to explore, it’s about changing your mind, opening your eyes and expanding your heart. It’s a feeling, a lifestyle, a vibe. I have put hundreds of hours into learning and working with experts who know the best way to extract the beneficial compounds. Every batch in infused with love, energy and healing intention.
I want you to know that there is a rainbow living inside you to be nurtured, loved and to let shine. Let it radiate, you are rainbo.
With mush love,
The Rainbo Community's Impact
1% of every Rainbo purchase is donated to a nonprofit of your choice.
Check out the impact the Rainbo community is making below.