FAQ

What are the benefits of functional mushrooms?

Due to current regulations around functional mushrooms, we sell our products as food (the same reason we don't call them medicinal mushrooms!).

On the product descriptions you'll see us mention the particular beneficial compounds we've extracted from each mushroom species.

If you've found MYCRO, the pinnacle of mushroom products, we'd assume you've done your research already and know the benefits of mushrooms. If you don't, head over to Google and pop back when you want 100% Australian products.

Why did MYCRO create this range?

Honestly, we were fed up.

Fed up of imported, substandard products with fancy marketing.

Chinese imports are not accepted in other industries, so it doesn't make sense that we put our faith in cheap powders from China. Even if they're marketed as "Di Tao" or "Certified Organic".

We know the power of mushrooms and wanted products for ourselves and our families.

Our range isn't even better. It's incomparable. We've done things properly and set the standard so high.

MYCRO grows a range of gourmet mushrooms for supermarkets across WA and are industry leaders in functional mushroom growing.

We're the first and only Corydceps growers in Australia, we (humbly) believe we're the biggest Reishi farm, we grow a HEAP of Lion's Mane and we have a whole range of other functional mushrooms in our rotations (Turkey Tail, Maitake, Shiitake, Tremella, etc.).

We saw a gap in the market for 100% Australian grown mushroom products, produced by professionals and sold with full transparency.

No clever wording, no deception, just the best possible products we can produce.

What makes MYCRO different from other brands?

What happens when one of the top mushroom farms in the country works with Australia's only mushroom extraction lab?

You get MYCRO, of course.

Add in Australia's pristine environment, clean inputs, the integrity of a farmer, the knowledge of a literal extractionist-DOCTOR and no one globally is beating these products.

We're on a mission to set the international standard for mushroom extracts. These are the highest quality products we can produce. And we'll be constantly refining them.

How are your mushrooms grown?

By us! Did I mention that?

MYCRO is in Osborne Park in Western Australia. The farm is sealed off from the outside world and allows us to create a mushroom paradise.

A mushroom paradise consists of cool, fresh air and humidity. Like a forest. This environment is a continual balancing act powered by a heap of solar panels on our roof.

As for the organic "substrate" ingredients, unless otherwise stated (e.g. Cordyceps has a separate explanation on its product pages):

We use Western Australian hardwood sawdust. Our sawdust is a waste-product from a fancy furniture maker. The tree species can vary, but its always natural and has never been treated (the mushrooms wouldn't like that).

We add lupin hulls for a cellulose and nitrogen kick. This is how we get the huge clusters you'll see on our Instagram. Lupins are nitrogen fixers, so they don't need fertiliser and thrive in dry sandy soils. WA is the largest producer of them in the world.

We steam sterilise the substrate blocks to remove anything that could compete with our mushrooms (molds, bacteria, other mushrooms) and then we add in some grain spawn (like a starter culture).

The next few weeks to months, depending on the species, involve moving the blocks from different rooms or "climates" to mimic their life in nature.

No pesticides, no fertilisers, no herbicides and certainly no fungicides are used at any point. Just some water to create humidity in the grow room.

The mushrooms have a great life and so do we getting to work in a very clean and cool environment.

Extract or powder?

Our powders are:

  • Grown, dehydrated, milled and packed by us in Western Australia
  • Air dried for maximum nutrient preservation
  • 100% mushroom fruiting body
  • No clever wording, just mushrooms

Powders can be used in cooking or steeped in hot water to produce teas. Steeping works as an extraction process to make water-soluable benefical compounds (the good stuff) bioavailabe to your body.

Our extracts are:

  • All of the above
  • Plus they've been dual-extracted by Australia's only mushroom extraction laboratory: Precision Mycology Pty Ltd.

Dual-extraction involves a water extraction and an alcohol extraction. Some of the compounds we're after in mushrooms can't be extracted by water or by our bodies: terpenes (specifically, triterpenoids), sterols, and flavonoids.

We split our batches of mushrooms into two: half is water extracted, half is alcohol extracted, we then mix in (homogenise) mushroom fruiting body to offer the most full-spectrum product we can.

Our extraction process will be evolving every batch; we'll include updates of how we're improving things in your order.

Why promote Australian Made from 100% Australian Ingredients?

There's too much "clever" wording out there ("Australian Owned" and "Di Tao" really giving me the $%!>s ).

Our products are organically grown in Australia using Australia ingredients and packaged in Australia.

You'll never find imported ingredients in our products, that would go against everything we stand for as Aussie farmers.

What do you mean by full-transparency?

There's a reason we went against the norm and used clear glass:

We've got nothing to hide and everything to prove.

We work so effing hard and are super proud of our work.

On Instagram we'll show you our commercial yields of the finest mushrooms, the daily ins-and-outs of mushroom farming, we'll splurt mycological knowledge at you and we'll even show when things go wrong (which is usually daily!).

If you have a question or a concern about our products, just ask.

Have another question?

Head to the contact page.

Or message us directly on Instagram.