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Myco Zen (Reishi & Lion’s Mane) 

  • Mushrooms for Calm and Sleep
  • Mushrooms for Mood

Meet the Mushrooms

Myco Zen is made up of two of the most revered mushrooms, reishi and lion’s mane. This is a traditional blend revered for its ability to calm and nourish the ‘Shen’, or spirit. Reishi and lion’s mane contain a rich diversity of beneficial compounds and have been revered in traditional medicine. 


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. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, lion’s mane was used as a tonic for supporting overall health and longevity. 

Benefits: Why you should use it?

  • Brain Health: Lion’s mane has long been revered for its cognitive and neurological effects. Studies have found it stimulates production of nerve growth factor (NGF) which helps to maintain the neurons, which are the brain cells responsible for helping us to process and transmit information, supporting learning and memory. 
  • Sleep/Calming: Reishi’s triterpenes have a sedative action, it has traditionally been valued in cases of insomnia. 
  • Neuroprotection: Both polysaccharides and triterpenes from reishi exhibit neuroprotective effects (2).

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).
  • Hericenones: These compounds are believed to contribute to lion’s manes cognitive-enhancing properties. They help stimulate the generation of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) which is a neuropeptide that helps to maintain neurons and supports optimal brain functioning. 

Product Info

Our Myco Zen  contains Pure Grade extracts of organic reishi and lion’s mane. Both mushrooms are dual extracted to release and concentrate their polysaccharides and triterpenes. 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

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 it may be beneficial for cognitive support earlier in the day, and can be taken in the evening to support relaxation and calm before bed. 

Are there any side effects? : Rare side effects associated with lion’s mane may include abdominal discomfort, nausea, and skin rash. 

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.