Frequently Asked Questions - Medicinal Mushrooms

Functional Mushrooms - FAQ 

Here are some of the most common questions regarding medicinal mushrooms:

General Information

Question: Will medicinal mushrooms make me 'trip' or hallucinate?

Answer: There are many different types of mushrooms. Medicinal mushrooms are non-psychoactive. Although the mushrooms on our website offer magical benefits, they don't contain psilocybin or any kind of mind altering compounds. NutroMushroom provides legal mushrooms. 

Question: Are medicinal mushrooms good for you?

Answer: Scientific research shows that the medicinal properties of mushrooms are unique and powerful. Ancient wisdom has been praising the benefits of mushrooms for thousands of years. Learn more about the best medicinal mushroom benefits and why they are good for you. 

Question: When to take medicinal mushrooms?

Answer: It depends on the mushroom! Most functional mushrooms can be taken anytime, but there is an exception: Cordyceps militaris is an energizing mushroom that is typically used before exercise or upon waking up.

Question: What are the best medicinal mushrooms?

Answer: The best medicinal mushrooms to use depends on your desired health goal. There are many different kinds of medicinal mushrooms. They all offer unique and potent benefits. Lion’s mane has shown the most powerful results for memory, focus and cognition. Reishi contains the highest concentration of bioactive compounds with over 400! Turkey tail has shown great promise for gut microbiome health. 

Mushroom Types

Lion's Mane

Question: Can I take lion's mane before bed?

Answer: Yes. Although it stimulates positive brain function, lion's mane does not interrupt or prevent sleep. In fact, studies have shown that hericium erinaceus (lion's mane) has great potential to improve sleep. That's why many people take the functional lion's mane mushroom before bed.