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Only recently has the cultivation of exotic mushrooms become a practical endeavor. Cultivating mushrooms is not necessarily difficult: it requires only a willingness to learn, a little work, and adherence to some well defined guidelines. Mushrooms can be grown throughout the year indoors or during a few months outdoors. One of the most exciting innovations in mushroom culture is a concept Fungi Perfecti has been instrumental in promoting: Mycological Landscaping. Mycological landscaping involves the cultivation of exotic mushrooms as beneficial companions to plants in gardens, lawns, or within woodlands. Fungi Perfecti has been actively searching the wild for candidates having strong potential for culinary value. Each year we clone dozens of species having gourmet appeal and test them at our research facility indoors and outdoors. Imagine having a selection of choice exotic mushroom patches, protected in the privacy of your backyard, to be enjoyed through the seasons and perhaps through generations!
At Fungi Perfecti, We keenly sense that fungi will play a pivotal role in new industries of the 21st Century. Gourmet and medicinal mushrooms will continue to appeal to organic gardeners, commercial cultivators, researchers, nutritionists, and ecological managers. Indeed, we forsee a quantum leap in their popularity when the public realizes that these fungi:
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MyCommunity Capsules offer 17 powerful mushroom species for immune system health:* Royal Sun Blazei, Cordyceps, Enokitake, Amadou, Agarikon, Artist Conk, Reishi, Oregon Polypore, Maitake, Lion's Mane, Chaga, Shiitake, Mesima, Birch Polypore, Zhu Ling, Split Gill Polypore and Turkey Tail.
Paul Stamets designed this blend of seven mushroom species (Royal Sun Blazei, Cordyceps, Reishi, Maitake, Lion's Mane, Chaga and Mesima) to support general immunity. Many use Stamets 7 as a general tonic for maintaining peak performance and health.
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) grows throughout the world, found primarily on hardwood trees. This species, used for more than two millennia in Asia, has been respectfully called the "Mushroom of Immortality." This mushroom is well known as a tonic for supporting general wellness and vitality.
Himalayan mountain peoples have traditionally used Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) to enhance their performance during strenuous, high altitude activities. Recently, physical fitness enthusiasts and professional athletes have discovered that Cordyceps may have the cardio-enhancing effects of increased oxygen uptake, supporting higher endurance levels. People have also found that Cordyceps supports healthy sexual functioning.
Maitake (Grifola frondosa) has been the subject of studies worldwide and is known for supporting normal cell growth. Rich in 1,3, 1,4 and 1,6 beta-D glucans, Maitake is a delicious, edible species, with a long history of traditional use.