Medicinal mushrooms are a sub-group of the fungi family that contain active compounds that are shown to produce health-enhancing properties in the body.
Medicinal mushrooms contain beta-glucans, which are polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are long sugar chains with oxygen-bearing molecules. While digesting these polysaccharides, oxygen is released and made available at the cellular level. Beta-glucans attach themselves to the receptor sites on immune cells and activate them. Medicinal mushrooms are packed with triterpenes, phenols, sterols, statins, indole compounds, and enzymes. Mushrooms are also high in amino acids, nicotinic acid, riboflavin, vitamins B, C, and K, and pantothenic acid. Some medicinal mushrooms are also adaptogens.
What's an adaptogen?
Adaptogens are herbs, plants and mushrooms that help regulate the body's stress response. Research suggests that adaptogens work at a cellular level and have the ability to take hormones as a package and move them either up or down, into equilibrium. Adaptogens have the ability to provide resilience and revitalization to the body improving integrity and helping fight against stress and fatigue. Adaptogens work over long periods of time.
How frequently should I take mushrooms?
Mushrooms are a functional food and can be consumed daily. We recommend 2ml (two full droppers daily) on a consistent basis to experience results. Of course, as mushroom supplementation is personal and subjective, you may choose to take more or less depending on your preference at the moment.
What does mushroom “extract” mean?
Mushrooms have cell walls made out of something called chitin. As humans lack the enzyme necessary to break down chitin, the beneficial compounds found in these mushrooms are not readily bioavailable for absorption in the body. An extraction process is necessary in order to break down the chitin and to get access to these compounds. The most beneficial compounds in mushrooms are primarily water-soluble (such as beta-glucans) or alcohol-soluble (such as triterpenoids), and therefore all rainbo mushroom extracts are made from dual-extraction using 30% organic GMO-free, non-corn based ethanol and 70% spring water. The extraction process pulls out the beta-glucans, triterpenoids among many other beneficial compounds from the mushrooms. The resulting liquid is purified and, in the case of 11:11, blended to make our super-potent tincture formula.
Are your bottles reusable?
Yes, we invite you to please re-use our bottles. Once you are done your bottle, remove the top bamboo lid, pull off the glass pipette by wiggling the glass piece down from the bamboo. Place only the white bottle and glass pipette in hot water. Since our labels are made out of paper only the labels should peel off easily after sitting in hot water for 5 minutes. Rinse the glass pipette and bamboo lid. Don't let the bamboo lid soak in water as it's real wood.
What's the best time of day to take 11:11?
We suggest taking 11:11 tincture in the morning with your routine of matcha, coffee, tea, water, supplements, smoothie etc. We like to dose ourselves before our day begins so that we can utilize the power of these super-mushrooms.
How long before I notice a change in my body?
The change will be subtle and varies depending on the person. Some people experience an increase in immune function, for example shortened cold duration, or not getting sick during the season at all -- after just two weeks of consistent use. It is important to understand that mushrooms are adaptogens, and the benefits of adaptogens are seen through prolonged use.
Are your products organic?
Yes! We are working on getting certification through USDA Organic. Unfortunately Canadian Organic regulations do not allow natural health products to have the certification.
Are your products vegan?
Why is there alcohol in your tincture?
We use 30% organic GMO-free, beet-based ethanol and 70% spring water for the dual extraction process of the medicinal compounds from the mushrooms. The alcohol is important in order to extract alcohol soluble compounds such as triterpenoids that are not extracted through water alone. We are working on creating glycerin based non-alcoholic extracts for those who choose to avoid alcohol.
Are Rainbo mushrooms safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
There is currently not enough research available to conclude mushroom extracts are safe or not safe to ingest by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Our 11:11 tincture is made with 30% alcohol, and so that is something to keep in mind. We cannot legally provide you with this medical advice and recommend you reach out to your healthcare practitioner.
Are Rainbo mushrooms safe for children?
Our products are designed for adults. There is currently not enough research available to safely conclude mushroom extracts are safe to ingest by children, so we advise against it. However including cooked culinary mushrooms into your child's diet is a great place to start.
Are Rainbo mushrooms safe if I’m taking prescription meds?
We cannot legally provide you with this medical advice and recommend you reach out to your healthcare practitioner. We suggest caution in using any medicinal mushroom product if you are on blood thinning medication. Please reach out to your healthcare practitioner.
Are Rainbo mushrooms safe if I have a medical condition?
We are not legally able to provide you with medical advice and our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. If you have severe health conditions and concerns, we suggest consulting your holistic healthcare practitioner for diagnosis and treatment options.
Is Rainbo safe to take for someone who has yeast intolerance? Or candida?
Yes. If you have a sensitivity to yeast-like fungi, you shouldn't have a problem with the intake of the medicinal mushrooms contained in Rainbo products since these fungi are genetically distinct from yeasts and molds. In fact, the immune boosting effects of medicinal mushrooms may even help fight against the intolerance. However, we always recommend consulting a healthcare professional about your individual situation and to stop taking Rainbo if any discomfort is experienced.
Likewise, if you have a candida infection it should be safe to take Rainbo products as there is no connection between medicinal mushroom intake and candidiasis. Candida is a yeast-like fungus that is found naturally inside the body and on the skin and normally lives in balance with bacteria and other microbes causing no problems. Infection occurs when the beneficial bacteria can't control a rising number of candida thus overgrowth and irritation occurs. This commonly occurs in the vagina and is called a yeast infection. Taking medicinal mushrooms may help boost the immune system as well as provide prebiotics important for supporting beneficial microbes to help restore balance. There are some studies showing that certain medicinal mushroom extracts, such as Reishi (G. lucidum), have specific anti-fungal properties against candida species. If candidiasis occurs or persists, please consult a healthcare professional about your individual situation.
Are there psychedelic mushrooms in your products?
No! We are working with medicinal mushrooms that have a long history of use for health benefits in Traditional Chinese Medicine and that are backed by current science. None are hallucinogenic.
What part of the mushroom do you use?
Our mushroom extract is created from fruiting body mushrooms – the most actively dense part of the mushrooms containing the beneficial medicinal compounds. The only mushroom we do not cultivate to fruiting body is agarikon, as this is an old growth mushroom and fruiting bodies can take decades to grow. We harvest agarikon and use the mycelium for 11:11.
How are your mushrooms grown?
Our mushrooms are cultivated sustainably. The cultures are grown on oat grains, then propagated on a growing substrate. That substrate contains saw dust and spent organic coffee grounds, as these grounds contain carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, copper, zinc, gold and other trace minerals and nutritive elements. Our mushrooms are all grown and harvested at fruiting body, aside from Agarikon. Agarikon is an old growth mushroom which would take decades to cultivate to fruiting body, for this reason we use agarikon at mycelium stage in our 11:11 extract.
Orders + Shipping
How long will it take to get my order?
After receiving your order confirmation email:
Shipping within Canada takes an estimated 1-3 business days depending on location.
Shipping to USA takes 2-5 business days depending on location.
Shipping Internationally takes 6-16 business days depending on location.
If you haven't received your order within 2 weeks, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I track my order?
All order confirmation emails are sent out with an assigned tracking number for the shipment. However, if you selected the shipping option with *no tracking* at checkout, you will not be able to track your shipment. If you selected the shipping method *with tracking*, you will be able to do so. If you haven't received your order within 2 weeks, please write us at email@example.com.
Can I return my product?
We always aim for make sure our customers love our products, but if you do need to return an order, we’re happy to help. Just email us directly and we’ll take you through the process.
Shipping within Canada
Orders are processed within 1-4 business days (we do not ship on weekends or holidays). Orders placed after noon EST on Friday and over the weekend will be processed within 1-4 days from the following Monday. We will always email you an order confirmation with tracking information unless you choose local pick-up. Please note all prices are in USD.
Shipping within Canada takes an estimated 1-7 business days depending on location. We offer free shipping on orders over $95. We use Canada Post service for all deliveries and will ship based on the method you select from the available options at checkout.
Local pickup is available in Toronto, Ontario only.
Shipping to the US
Orders are processed within 1-4 business days (we do not ship on weekends or holidays). Orders placed after noon EST on Friday and over the weekend will be processed within 1-4 days from the following Monday. We will always email you an order confirmation with tracking information. If the no tracking option is selected at checkout, the number sent in your confirmation email will not include the tracking feature.
Shipping to USA takes 5-10 business days depending on location. We offer free shipping on orders over $95. We use Canada Post and/or USPS for all deliveries and will ship based on the method you select from the available options at checkout.
Be aware that packages may be subject to duties and customs fees which are not calculated at checkout. Rainbo has no control over these fees and they will be billed upon delivery. Please contact your local customs office to determine fees ahead of time.
Shipping Internationally takes 6-10 business days depending on location. We use Canada Post and FedEx for all deliveries and will ship based on the method you select from the available options at checkout.
Orders are processed within 1-4 business days (we do not ship on weekends or holidays). Orders placed after noon EST on Friday and over the weekend will be processed within 1-4 days from the following Monday. We will always email you an order confirmation with tracking information. Please note all prices are in USD.
Be aware that international packages may be subject to duties and customs fees which are not calculated at checkout. Rainbo has no control over these fees and they will be billed upon delivery. Please contact your local customs office to determine fees ahead of time.
Our Return Policy
We want you to love your Rainbo products and our mushrooms wholeheartedly.
If any of our products do not meet your expectations, we want to know. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your order number and a description of the reason for the desired return.
Once we've connected over email, return the product to us for a full refund of the purchase price (less shipping charges). Our shipping address will be provided via email. Once we receive the item(s), we can provide a refund on the payment method you used to purchase (we do not provide a return shipping label).
To receive a full refund to the original payment method used, orders must be returned within 30 days of the delivery date.
We will gladly refund the purchase price of your unopened, returned product in full within sixty 60 days of the original purchase date.
How subscriptions work
When you choose the subscription method, products are automatically delivered on your schedule (choose every 30, 60 or 90 days) and you receive a 15% discount on your orders. This is the ideal option for the mushroom lover who is committed to receiving the full benefits obtained through long-term use.
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