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Myco 02 (Reishi & Cordyceps)

  • Mushrooms for Lung and Respiratory Health
  • Mushrooms for Exercise

Meet the Mushrooms

Myco 02 is made up of two of the most revered mushrooms, reishi and cordyceps. This is a traditional blend revered for its effects on the ‘Qi’, or life force. Reishi and Cordyceps’ benefits have been celebrated for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine, both known for a wide range of health-promoting properties.


Ancient texts and folklore often refer to the Reishi mushroom as the ‘Mushroom of Immortality’, underscoring its revered status. In traditional Chinese medicine, its name is often associated with healing, longevity, and immortality. Cordyceps features many health-promoting properties including aerobic benefits. It has been linked to longevity and immortality. It has also been used to support kidney health and to enhance libido and reproductive function.

Benefits: Why you should use it?

  • Energy: Studies show increases in oxygen uptake, aerobic capacity, and resistance to fatigue. Cordyceps can naturally support energy levels. 
  • Sports Performance: Cordyceps has long been revered for its ability to boost energy and stamina, making it a popular supplement among athletes and those seeking to enhance their physical performance. Studies show one of the key ways cordyceps enhances energy levels is by increasing the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule that stores and transfers energy within cells, helping to improve energy levels, and reduce fatigue. 
  • Respiratory Health: Cordyceps sinensis has traditionally been used for respiratory health and benefits are reported for asthma and COPD alongside other respiratory ailments (1).
  • Inflammation: Reishi is rich in triterpenes which have strong anti-inflammatory properties (2).
  • Adaptogen: Reishi and cordyceps are adaptogens which help to bring balance to the body. Studies have shown participants were better able to withstand stress when they took cordyceps compared to when they didn’t.

Key Actives

  • Polysaccharides: Studies have highlighted their ability to modulate immune function. 
  • Triterpenoids: The most valuable constituents of reishi mushroom, they  have been reported to be hepatoprotective, anti-histaminic, and be valuable for cardiovascular health amongst other actions (3). 
  • Antioxidants: Act as a protective shield, safeguarding our cells from damage (4).
  • Adenosine: Central to energy metabolism, it is needed to make ATP which is the body’s energy currency and is depleted during physical exercise. 

Product Info: Sourcing, extraction ratio etc

Our Myco 02 contains a Pure Grade extract of organic reishi alongside a full-spectrum biomass of organic cordyceps. This blend contains a minimum of 15% beta glucans and polysaccharides to support immunity. 

Our Myco Blends contain Pure Grade extracts that guarantee 100% concentrated mushroom without binders. Pure Grade is the hallmark of the highest quality mushroom supplements 

How to use/taste/recipes (for powders/lattes), time of day to take it

Capsules: Adults take 2 capsules, 1-3 times a day with or without food or try adding the powder from the capsules into a smoothie. 

Powder: Take 1g 1-4 times a day. It has a rich, bitter flavour. You can make a tea/coffee alternative using the powder, or add it to your hot chocolate, smoothies and breakfast bowls. 


When is the best time to take it? : It can be taken any time of day, though as it contains cordyceps may be better taken first thing or, pre-workout for a boost.

Are there any side effects? : Risk of side effects is reportedly low, some users may experience mild side effects with certain mushrooms such as nausea, diarrhoea, dry mouth, or stomach discomfort.

Are there any interactions? : We would advise anyone on any medication, or those who are pregnant/breastfeeding to check with their healthcare practitioner. These mushrooms can interact with anti-coagulants, anti-diabetic medication, blood pressure medication and immunosuppressants. 

Do you test the product? : Yes, it is third party tested, COA are available on request.

Why do you source from China? : The use of medicinal mushrooms was a cornerstone in Traditional Chinese Medicine and this practice dates back thousands of years. No country has more extensive knowledge than China in the growing and extraction of mushrooms. China is also home to some of the vastest and most pristine forests in the world, which provide the ideal environment for mushrooms to grow. It is universally agreed, through ongoing DNA analysis, that China continue to grow the best quality mushrooms in the world.