12 Mushroom Matrix Education

Welcome to our education page for 12 Mushroom Matrix! If you’re interested in learning HOW our supplement is different and more effective than others on the market, read on!

What are mushrooms?


Medicinal mushrooms are microscopic fungi which are used for their health-enhancing properties. They are used in various applications in both powdered and liquid form. They are used for prevention and/or alleviation of diseases, as well as nutritive purposes. The active ingredients in medicinal mushrooms include polysaccharides (complex sugars), proteins, and glycoproteins (sugar-protein compounds). They are most commonly used as anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting supplements, but have also been proven to help with diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, lung disease, infection, GI diseases, cognitive disorders and more.


The medicinal mushroom marketplace is saturated by products that do not actually contain mushrooms, but rather the mycelium (the root system of the mushroom) and the grain that they’re being grown on. The mycelium is not removed from the grain so these products are mostly grain, with a little mycelium, and contain only scarce amounts of actual medicinal constituents. This means your pet is essentially getting an expensive dose of carbohydrates. The fruiting body hosts most of the medicinal properties and should be grown on wood. In order to access the medicinal properties of the mushrooms, the chitin in the cell walls of the mushrooms must be broken down and the immune components extracted. Dried mushrooms offer a wide variety of nutrients as well as provide some medicinal effects, but if using medicinal mushrooms for a specific purpose, such as treating a diagnosed cancer or an autoimmune condition, only mushroom extracts should be used.


How is ours different?


While it is intended to be a nutritive supplement, 12 Mushroom Matrix is ONLY comprised of fruiting bodies, grown on wood, and contains almost 100% mushroom extracts.


Now, let’s address the elephant in the room. We’ve long been told to stay away from products that include ingredients from China. While that can be true and valid advice in certain instances, choosing to not source mushrooms from China means losing out on the opportunity to source some of the highest quality mushrooms in the world. Over 85% of the world’s mushrooms are grown in China; the country has a rich, long history of growing mushrooms, dating back to as early as the 12th century. Other countries, including the United States, are simply not adequate for mushroom growing. We have thoroughly vetted all of our mushroom sources to ensure they adhere to our high standards and share our commitment to quality. In addition, ALL MUSHROOMS ARE 3RD PARTY LAB TESTED FOR HEAVY METALS AND OTHER TOXINS. 

Detailed ingredient list:

Organic Shiitake: USDA Certified Organic, 100% Milled Fruiting Body, Grown On Wood
Organic Reishi: USDA Certified Organic, Extract, Hot Water Extraction, Minimum 20% Polysaccharide, 100% Fruiting Body, Grown On Wood, Grown In China
Organic Lion’s Mane: USDA Certified Organic, Extract, Hot Water Extraction, 100% Fruiting Body, Grown On Wood, Grown In China
Organic Turkey Tail: USDA Certified Organic, Extract, Hot Water Extraction, 100% Fruiting Body, Grown On Wood, Grown In The United States
Organic Chaga: USDA Certified Organic, Extract, Hot Water Extraction, 100% Fruiting Body, Grown Wild On Birch Trees In Maine, Sustainably Wild Harvested
Organic Cordyceps: USDA Certified Organic, Extract, Hot Water Extraction, Minimum 20% Beta-Glucan, 100% Fruiting Body, Grown On Wood, Grown In China
Organic Agaricus Blazei: USDA Certified Organic, Extract, Hot Water Extraction, Minimum 40% Polysaccharide, 100% Fruiting Body, Grown On Wood, Grown In China
Organic Agarikon: USDA Certified Organic, Extract, Sustainably Wild Harvested, Bio-Enhanced Hot Water Extraction, Minimum 30% Beta-Glucan, 100% Fruiting Body, Grown On Wood, Grown In China
Organic Maitake: USDA Certified Organic, Extract, Dual Extraction, Minimum 30% Beta-Glucan, 100% Fruiting Body, Grown On Wood, Grown In China
Organic Poria: USDA Certified Organic, Extract, Hot Water Extraction, Minimum 55% Beta-Glucan, 100% Fruiting Body, Grown on Wood, Grown In China
Organic White Jelly: USDA Certified Organic, Extract, Hot Water Extraction, Minimum 10% Beta-Glucan, 100% Fruiting Body, Grown On Wood, Grown In China
Organic Black Hoof: USDA Certified Organic, Extract, Hot Water Extraction, Minimum 15% Beta-Glucan, 100% Fruiting Body, Grown On Wood, Grown In China  
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