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What is Tremella?

Tremella is a great alternative for collagen powder, it is a vegan friendly option, as Tremella contains high amounts of polysaccharides, which are antioxidants that can help keep skin hydrated, promote nerve growth and support the brain. It will be your new skin and hair go-to some of our customers have seen magnificent results.

Why Functional Mushrooms?

Mushrooms, known and loved for their unique taste and as a nutritive food for aeons, have also played a vital role in the healing traditions of many cultures for thousands of years.  

Evidence exists that suggests ancient, early humans - the Neanderthal - who were alive some 50,000+ years ago ate various mushrooms. Fungi was also found in a pouch on the remains of ‘Otzi the iceman’ who lived over 5,000 years ago. 

Within the writings of Hippocrates, some 2,400 years ago, and the Chinese alchemist Tao Hongjing around 1,500 years ago, suggest that mushrooms were being used for health purposes.  

More recently mushrooms have re-entered popular awareness due to emerging research on the health and performance potential they offer, as well as attention given from life- and bio-hackers around the world.     

We highly recommend a recent documentary called ‘Fantastic Fungi’.  This documentary is a descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago.

You can read more here >> https://soulshinespores.com/pages/learn

What are the Health Benefits of your blends?

Our Beauty Blend - Innerbloom - has 3 types of mushroom powders :  Tremella, Shiitake, Chaga 

Tremella -  reduces inflammation, boosts the immune system,  promotes glowing skin & supports hair health, this is the mushroom that makes you blossom from the inside out.

Shiitake - supports cardiovascular health, healthy digestion for a happier gut,  boosts immune system & supports glowing skin.  

Chaga - to help strengthen your immunity & aid your body’s natural detoxification systems, with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Our AM Blend - Rise & Shine - also has 3 types of mushroom powders :  Cordyceps, Turkey Tail, Lion's Mane  

Cordyceps - for an energy boost, the get up and go, a performance enhancer & powerful immune booster.

Turkey Tail - to support a healthy happy gut & boost digestive health. They contain just what your gut microbiome needs to thrive, improving your general wellbeing.   You’ll be on a health high! 

Lion's Mane  -  to switch on the brain, enhancing cognitive function, improved clarity & focus, as well boosting energy levels and vitality.  The Lions Mane is the king of benefits in the mushroom kingdom.

Can you take while pregnant/breastfeeding?

Even though our mushrooms are organic, all natural and with no additives or fillers, we still recommend speaking with your GP or health professional before taking any type of supplement during your pregnancy or when breastfeeding, each body & pregnancy is different.

How do I take these?

Both our Beauty Blend - Innerbloom and our AM Blend - Rise & Shine are an excellent addition to your morning coffee,cereal, yoghurt or your afternoon smoothie, hot drink or baking bonanza- simply stir 1⁄2 teaspoon into anything you like. The taste is mild, with earthy undertones and goes with everything.

Our blends are dual extracted and the highest quality, meaning they’re completely stable when added to hot drinks or when used in cooking.

Are Soulshine Spore mushrooms certified organic?

Absolutely! Our mushroom supplier has the following organic certifications USDA Organic Certified, EU, Australia, Canada Organic.

How many serves per pouch?

Each pouch is 100 grams, which is about 80 serves (when using the recommended dose of 1.25g, which is ½ tsp).
Each pouch contains over 2 months worth of mushroom goodness.

How long do I have to use each pouch?

The expiry date is 24 months from the date of manufacture.
Make sure you seal the pouch to ensure longitivtiy.

Can I mix both the Innerbloom and Rise & Shine blend daily?

Yes you can, each blend offers many different benefits. Just be mindful of your overall dosage, build your dosage up slowly. You could try taking a ¼ tsp of each to start with, then building up to ½ tsp of each.

What are Beta-D-Glucans?

When it comes to incorporating medical mushrooms into your daily regimen, beta-d-glucan should be at the forefront of your mind. And that’s because mounting scientific evidence and research are undeniably in support of this powerful polysaccharide.

Our mushroom blends contain 28% Beta-D-Glucans & >30% Polysaccharides. Beta-D-Glucans are located in the cell walls of mushrooms (like mushrooms in our blends - Cordyceps, Turkey Tail, Shiitake, Chaga, Lions Mane, and Tremella).

We use a dual extraction method to create functional supplement blends with highly concentrated amounts of these bioactive compounds.

Beta-d-glucans can play an important role in the following:

☆ Gut health

☆ Infections

☆ Immune regulation

☆ Blood sugar and cholesterol regulation

☆ Innate immunity

☆ Adaptive immunity

When can I see results? I want to shine!

Many people find themselves asking the question, “how long does it take for supplements to work?”.

Though this question seems simple, it can actually be quite complex. The answer depends on the individual person, we’re all different. In general, a supplement is going to take 2 to 4 weeks to begin to work before you start to feel them 'kick in', and consistency is key, you’ll be shining in no time.

How potent are Soulshine Spore mushroom powders?

Our powders are 100% pure mushroom extracts, dual extracted, no fillers or additives, only the good stuff, 28% Beta-D-Glucans & >30% Polysaccharide. That's why our serve size is ½ tsp, you just need a little, and the pouch has around 80 serves!

Do you ship overseas?

Yes, we also ship to Australia at a flat rate of $9.95 or Free Postage for orders over $99 NZD. To find out more, visit our Shipping page.

We also ship to the USA, flat rate of $25 NZD untracked OR $30 NZD tracked. Note, we cannot offer free postage to the US.

How long does shipping take?

You can expect to receive your goods within 5 working days of having placed your order. We use NZ Post overnight for all national deliveries, and this is usually the case (overnight). Due to delays here and there, we state 3 working days to be safe.

For our Aussie Pals, please allow between 6 - 12 business days.

For our USA friends, please allow up to 14 business days.

You can find out more about our shipping here.

Are the Mushroom Powders from the Fruiting Body?

Yes! All our mushroom extracts are from the fruiting body, that's where the adaptogenic compounds are found. We are a premium product, supplying you with the most potent concentrate of mushroom goodness.

Are the blends vegan?

Yes! Our blends are 100% vegan friendly.

Are the Blends Gluten Free (GF)

Yes. we guarantee that our Mushroom powders are gluten free.

Can I use these blends with cooking, does heat effect the quality?

Heat won't compromise the supercharged qualities of our blends.

Our mushroom powders undergo a special process known as dual extraction, which involves using both heat (in the form of hot water) and alcohol to extract all the beneficial components, such as the adaptogenic β-glucans and terpenes.

This means they’re completely stable when added to hot drinks or when used in cooking, so feel free to get creative in the kitchen!

Do you offer samples?

Currently, we do not have any samples available.

We have been diligently exploring options to provide samples while maintaining the high quality of our blends, but we have not yet found a sustainable solution.

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