Ultimate Shrooms by Live Ultimate
Whole Food Powder
An extraordinary blend of the 8 highest quality immune strengthening organic mushroom fruiting bodies for health, vitality & longevity.
$48.00 - 90G 30-Day Supply Size
Why Mushroom Fruiting Bodies?
Because they keep us healthy! Simply put, mushroom fruiting bodies are one of the most powerful immune-strengthening superfoods on Earth. Scientific research has shown that they contain hundreds of therapeutic compounds and have immune enhancing properties, sharpen cognitive function and provide an adaptogenic balance to help our bodies function optimally. They’ve been revered by the Chinese for centuries for providing energy and as an aphrodisiac.
Mushrooms are just now becoming popular health tonics in Western culture and offer real therapeutic value. Mushroom fruiting bodies contain therapeutic compounds such as beta-glucans, triterpenoids, ergosterols and other polysaccharides known to boost vitality, balance hormones, fight stress, improve brain health, support healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels and more. These compounds elevate immune fighting compounds including T Killer cells, macrophages and interleukins. Research is continually finding new evidence on mushroom’s health enhancing properties. Over 600 species of mushrooms have shown at least some level of antitumor or immune-stimulating activity. For Ultimate Shrooms, we chose the 8 most powerful for immune support, natural energy and vitality. Mushrooms are truly the ultimate superfood energy and many people use them as a coffee or tea substitute because it has a similar flavor profile, stimulate blood flow and provide natural energy and mood enhancement without the crash most coffee drinkers experience because they don’t contain any caffeine. We hope you enjoy this enlightened longevity support formula as much as we do and help us share the message about the power of mushroom fruiting bodies!
Mushroom fruiting bodies are powerful adaptogenic superfoods
Adaptogens are non-toxic – this means they don’t have harmful effects on the body and are safe to be taken for long periods of time. Adaptogens produce a non-specific biological response that improves the body’s ability to resist from physical, chemical, emotional and other biological stressors. Adaptogens have a strong influence on the body towards homeostatic balance. This means that they move the body in the direction of a normal homeostatic set point. If stress hormones are too high, they lower and stabilize them and if stress hormones are too low, they raise and stabilize them. Adaptogens increase the body’s resistance to stress and help it overcome health challenges more quickly.
Ultimate Shrooms Benefits
- Boosts immune response and resistance to pathogens
- Improves cognitive function and enhances mood
- Provides natural energy without a crash
- Assists in detoxification
- Supports cellular health and DNA protection
- Supports a healthy hormonal balance
- Increases anti-inflammatory response
- Relieves stress and adrenal fatigue
- Promotes healthy aging
- Supports healthy cholesterol levels
- Supports healthy blood sugar levels
- Increases athletic performance, oxygen utilization and recovery
- Supports healthy weight management
*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Association (FDA). This product is not designed to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
What's in it
Ultimate Shrooms contains 8 certified organic, hot water extracted and wood-grown mushroom fruiting body extracts and nothing else.
Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris) is a powerful medicine mushroom with thousands of years of traditional use in China. In the past, Cordyceps was taken by Chinese royalty, since they were the only ones who had access to it. It recently has gained popularity as an athletic-boosting and immune-enhancing super food. It contains a nucleoside derivative similar to adenosine, which our bodies use in DNA replication and to build energy reserves. It also contains Cordycepin, a compound which plays a key role in increasing ATP production for healthy cardiovascular function. Cordyceps helps improve fertility and sexual function, immune response, mental clarity, energy, stamina, liver function and diabetic condition while boosting athletic performance and endurance. It also helps support adrenal health by managing stress and reducing fatigue as an adaptogen.
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) is the best known and most well-studied of all the medicinal mushrooms. It has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for at least 5000 years. It is known as “The Mushroom of Immortality” and is a powerful adaptogenic superfood. It has been shown to reduce the severity of allergies, protect the liver, reduce the risk of hormone-driven cancers (breast and prostate), reduce high blood pressure and improve anxiety and insomnia. Reishi has one of the highest beta glucan levels of any mushroom, ranging from 35 to 53.8% by weight!
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) grows on birch trees and contains betulinic acid which helps inhibits DNA replication in certain cancer cells and viruses such as HIV. Its darker color is due to its high antioxidant levels which support longevity and vitality throughout the body. Many naturalists collect it to use in their tea for health-boosting and longevity support.
Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) contains erinacines and hericinones that stimulate the nerve growth factor which can benefit those who suffer from the nerve damage associated with dementia, Alzheimers, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain injuries. It also supports cellular health, helps to elevate white blood cell counts and increases resistance to pathogens.
Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) has positive immune modulating effects and boosts white blood cell and T-killer cell counts in the body which helps improve a variety of cancers, in addition to reducing the severity of HIV, herpes, chronic fatigue and the common flu.
Maitake (Grifola frondosa) is known as “Hen of the Woods” and the “Dancing Mushroom”, a name given to it by lumberjacks and monks who would find it on their hikes in the woods and start dancing in joy due to its valuable health-boosting properties. Maitake contains powerful and highly active beta-glucans for immune modulation.
Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) is an edible mushroom which supports liver health, enlivens the blood, and boost qi, the life force. It fights obesity, reduces cholesterol levels, supports immune function and can reverse chromosome damage. Shiitake improves cardiovascular health and has antimicrobial properties, which supports skin health and fights infectious disease internally. It is also a great source of B vitamins.
Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) is a popular culinary mushroom which stimulates immune function, supports healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels and increases the body’s resistance to pathogens and cellular oxidation. Oyster mushrooms are also nutrient rich and contain significant levels of zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, folic acid, niacin, and vitamins B-1 and B-2 as well as high levels of beta-glucans.
Organic Cordyceps Mushroom, Organic Reishi Mushroom, Organic Chaga Mushroom, Organic Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Organic Turkey Tail Mushroom, Organic Maitake Mushroom, Organic Shiitake Mushroom, Organic Oyster Mushroom.
*Our hot-water extracted mushroom blend consists of 100% mushroom fruiting bodies containing beta glucan levels not less than 30%.
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Directions for Use
Mix 1 scoop (3g) daily with water, your favorite juice, milk substitute or smoothie for ultimate immune strength and energy. Can also be mixed with hot water as a coffee or tea substitute.
The Difference is in the "Body"
FRUITING BODY MUSHROOMS VS. MYCELIA
The vast majority of mushroom products on the market use mushroom mycelium, a cheaper and less potent form that contains starch fillers from the brown rice grain substrate they are grown on. Always look for the word “mushroom fruiting bodies” on your labels as studies have shown they have up to 50 times the beta glucan levels of the more common mycelium-based products grown in artificial conditions on starchy substances.
It’s not required by law to disclose on the label what part of the mushroom a company uses in its products. Live Ultimate is proud to use only the highest quality certified organic log-grown mushroom fruiting bodies in our formulas, just like they are grown in the wild. We never add mycelium, grain substrate fillers or starches and test our products to ensure they are free of these cheap additives. The result is pure powerful immune defense for extraordinary and enlightened health.
The Live Ultimate Promise
Live Ultimate’s mission is to be recognized and respected as the standard for excellence in healthy lifestyle products and initiatives, as well as to inspire people to live their best lives possible. We are proud to be on the leading edge of natural supplements by creating the purest, most potent and full spectrum superfood formula on the market through state of the art production practices.
We promise to never use binders, fillers or any other cheap ingredients and guarantee this formula to be gluten and GMO free, vegan and made with organic and wildcrafted ingredients.
Where are your mushrooms from?
All our mushroom extracts are from the world’s leading supplier of organic mushroom extracts. Our partners have over 40 years of mushroom growing experience and were one of the first companies to bring organic medicinal mushrooms to North America. All their extracts are made from certified organic fruiting bodies grown on logs like they do in Nature, deep within the mountain regions of China. China is the leading supplier of mushrooms worldwide and supplies over 85% of the world’s mushrooms. They are tested multiple times before and after bottling to ensure purity and strength.
Note that any products made in the USA are typically not mushroom fruiting bodies but mycelium grown on grain.
The grain material that the mycelium grows on ends up being a significant portion of these products. Independent analysis has shown that due to this high amount of grain, they contain very little active compounds. Read your supplement panels very closely and look for the words “mycelium”, “myceliated brown rice”, “mycelial biomass”, “full spectrum”, “whole life cycle” or other derivatives of mycelium. This is why we specifically test for starch, to show that we have no added fillers like grain.
What is the difference between mushroom fruiting bodies and mycelium-based mushroom products?
The vast majority of mushroom products on the market use mycelium which is a cheaper form and contains significantly less beta-glucans and other health-enhancing actives. Technically, mycelium is not even considered a “mushroom” in and of itself as it’s the underground filament network comparable to tree’s roots. In fact, it is not required by law to state on the label which part of the mushroom you are using so it is up to the company’s integrity to disclose. Mycelium is the underground part of the mushroom and contains starches from the grain it is grown on. The mycelium builds up energy and one or more times a year will produce a fruiting body that contains concentrated nutrition including up to 50 times the amount of beta-glucans found in the mycelium. Therefore, we believe mushroom fruiting bodies are the far superior choice for optimal health.
What is the benefit of using hot-water extraction for mushrooms?
Hot-water extraction helps to break down the cell walls of the mushroom fruiting bodies which makes their valuable immune-modulating beta-glucans and other compounds more prevalent and bio-available and higher levels. Compared to simply grinding raw mushrooms into powder which results in beta-glucans levels below 1%, our hot-water extracted mushroom blend consists of 100% mushroom fruiting bodies with guaranteed beta-glucan levels not less than 30%.
How does Ultimate Shrooms taste and how can it be consumed?
Ultimate Shrooms has a very pleasant nutty and earthy flavor similar to a mild coffee. In fact, many people use it as an enlightened alternative to coffee. It can be served simply by mixing with water, your favorite juice, milk substitute or smoothie. It can also be mixed into hot water as a coffee or tea substitute. Since the mushroom fruiting bodies are hot-water extracted to break down cell walls to make the beta-glucans available, nothing is destroyed when you mix it at higher temperatures during consumption.
Why is it offered as a powder as opposed to a capsule or tablet?
Ultimate Shrooms is a powder because mushrooms are a food and we believe that we should all experience nutritional foods through our tongue and mouth to optimize digestion and absorption. Would you want to eat your favorite foods wrapped in a capsule? Not only do capsules and tablets have less absorption, but they can be irritating to the throat and stomach lining. When we learn to associate how food tastes to how food makes us look and feel, we begin to appreciate the wonderful flavors in these miraculous superfoods.
I’ve noticed The Ultimate Elixir also contains mushroom fruiting bodies. If I’m taking the Elixir daily, why do I need Ultimate Shrooms?
If you’re only going to consume one of our nutritional formulas, we always recommend you begin with The Ultimate Elixir, as it contains a full spectrum of over 25 superfoods and super greens for overall nutrition including 500mg of our organic mushroom blend of Cordyceps, Reishi, Maitake and Shiitake. However, the healing and immune strengthening properties of mushroom fruiting bodies are so beneficial to our health that we believe a higher dosage than 500mg per day is needed for maximum benefits. Ultimate Shrooms also contains 4 additional mushroom species such as Chaga, Lions Mane, Turkey Tail and Oyster, which all have unique health-enhancing compounds.
When is the ideal time of day to consume Ultimate Shrooms?
It’s always best to drink any whole food powders on an empty or light stomach for optimal absorption. Many people like to add it to their Ultimate Elixir for an extra boost or it can be consumed anytime throughout the day for added energy and vitality.
Is it important to take Ultimate Shrooms daily?
Yes. As with all our nutritional products, consistency is the key to long-term health results.
Can I take Ultimate Shrooms more than once a day?
Yes, it is very safe to take this formula more than once a day. However, we feel that the ideal daily should dosage should range between 3 ½ to 5 grams per day meaning 1 to 1 ½ servings including The Ultimate Elixir. This amount provides excellent therapeutic value.
What is the nutritional breakdown of mushrooms in general?
Mushrooms are about 25% protein, 58% carbohydrates and 3% fat. The rest is vitamins and minerals.
Do you test for heavy metals?
Yes, we require all our whole superfood nutritional supplements to be tested during production and bottling for heavy metals. We follow the American Health Products Association’s (AHPA) guidelines for heavy metals in compliance with CA Prop 65.
How do you store the product?
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight and moisture. Do not refrigerate as it causes condensation and mold.