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Shiitake

30ml bottle (30 x 1000mg daily serves)

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Organically Grown in Australia

MYCRO has two commercial mushroom farms: one in Osborne Park, WA and one in Ballarat, Victoria. Unlike every other brand:

WE grow ALL of our mushrooms right here in Australia.

The majority of our mushrooms (except Cordyceps) are grown on local sawdust and lupin hulls with some water and fresh air.

100% Fruiting Body

Just our mushrooms, dual-extracted, no funny business.

The mushroom fruiting body is the visible, above-ground part of a fungus, responsible for spore production. It's the edible or medicinal section commonly recognised as a mushroom.

Dual-Extracted for Optimal Bio-Availability

We, the founders, are two mushroom farmers and a biotechnologist. Mushroom farming is of course a unique scientific skillset but it does not qualify us for extraction. Extraction falls into the realm of biotechnology.

Dr. Thomson runs our laboratory "Precision Mycology" - Australia's only specialist mushroom extraction and testing lab.

The lab performs a comprehensive, fractionated extraction. This process is unique to MYCRO in that it extracts all bioactive compounds, opposed to extracting and concentrating for specific compounds (usually beta-glucans). You can read more about this process on The Science page.

As all mushrooms contain different beneficial compounds, we don't have a one size fits all extraction process for our species.

Each of our mushrooms is extracted in a different way: changes in parameters, equipment, ratios, etc. allow us to achieve the best result for each species.

Best result, or best practice, is determined by scientific research and testing performed by the Precision Mycology team.

The fractions, or sections, of the extraction process minimises the risk of degradation of sensitive compounds after extraction, e.g. not damaging water-extracted compounds with a second alcohol extraction, or damaging heat sensitive compounds whilst trying to extract compounds that need heat.

We then add some of the mushroom biomass back into the liquid to make sure you don't miss any goodness. This is the cloudiness you'll see in your extracts and the reason you need to shake well before each use.

We have made a conscious decision not to try and mask the flavour and see it as a testament to the purity, potency and effectiveness of our extracts.

Be warned: this extract is the real-deal and we'd strongly recommend diluting in a drink.

We are constantly testing and refining our extraction process and will update these descriptions as we further improve.

100% Australian Ingredients

  • Mushroom Fruiting Body (1000mg per 1ml)
  • Sugarcane spirit (30% alcohol by volume)
  • Water

That's it. Mushroom, alcohol, water (and a whole-lot-of science).

No flavourings, sweetners, no concerns about (imported) heavy-metals etc.

We believe in full transparency, there's further product descriptions below and we're always willing to answer any queries you might have.

Easy to use

Add a full dropper to a glass of water, coffee, smoothie or other drink. Multiple mushrooms can be taken together. If you don't mind the pretty strong taste, squirt directly into your mouth.

Lion's Mane and Turkey Tail are traditionally morning mushrooms.

Reishi traditionally is taken 1 hour before bed.

Shiitake and Maitake, due to their all-round benefits can be taken at any time of day.

One dropper full is a recommended daily serving (dose).

One dropper is 1ml and contains 1000mg of professionally extracted mushrooms.

  • Full Aussie
  • Full Spectrum
  • Organic

Organically grown and extracted by biotechnologists right here in Australia. Our 100% fruiting body dual-extract provides you with Shiitake in it's most bioavailable form. Using just Shiitake mushrooms, spring water and Australian sugarcane alcohol, our process ensures a potent and comprehensive blend of both water and alcohol soluble bioactive compounds.

Shiitake isn't just a culinary delight.

Extracted for polysaccharides (lentinan and beta-glucans), eritadenine, sterols (ergosterol), phenolic compounds, polysaccharide-protein complexes, and terpenoids.

❤️ Research into Shiitake mushrooms highlights their potential to reduce cholesterol levels, support cardiovascular health, and provide antioxidant protection. [7] [8]

Our extraction process may be comprehensive but our ingredients list is not. With only three ingredients we have gone for absolute purity. Proudly Australian-made with 100% Australian mushrooms, spring water and sugarcane alcohol, our extracts set the standard for quality and transparency in the functional mushroom market.

Please note these extracts are 30% alcohol by volume, for more information about this head to our FAQ.

Make sure to read the drop-down sections above and below for more information on our farm, extractions and our mission to clean up the functional mushroom industry.

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How we grow mushrooms

The most comprehensive extraction

Our biotechnology team's protocols aim to extract and preserve all bioactive compounds.

This holistic approach is in line with a mushroom's natural composition and goes against the industry standard of extracting and concentrating beta-glucans.

The Science

How to use MYCRO

One full dropper* is a daily serving containing 1000mg of 1:1 dual-extracted functional mushroom.

Add to water or your drink of choice and consume whenever suits your lifestyle.

Traditionally Reishi is taken one hour before bed, other mushrooms in the morning.

1000mg is a safe and effective daily quantity and multiple varieties can be consumed together.

*To attain a full dropper you may need to add two squeezes.

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What are the benefits of functional mushrooms?

🧠 Lion’s Mane: Research into Lion's Mane mushrooms indicates their potential to promote nerve growth, enhance memory, and provide neuroprotective benefits, with applications for neurodegenerative diseases. [1] [2]

🧘‍♀️ Reishi: Research into Reishi mushrooms indicates their potential to support immune function, provide antioxidant benefits, reduce inflammation, complement disease therapies and have calming effects on the nervous system. [3] [4]

🛡 Turkey Tail: Research into Turkey Tail mushrooms highlights their potential to boost immune function, support disease therapy, reduce inflammation, and promote gut health. [5] [6]

❤️ Shiitake: Research into Shiitake mushrooms highlights their potential to reduce cholesterol levels, support cardiovascular health, and provide antioxidant protection. [7] [8]

💪 Maitake: Research into Maitake mushrooms indicates their potential to boost immune function, support cardiovascular health, and regulate blood sugar levels. [9] [10]

What ingredients are in your extracts?

Mushrooms, alcohol, water.

The mushrooms are of course Australian grown.

The alcohol is Australian sugarcane spirit (30% alcohol by volume) and used to extract alcohol soluble bioactive compounds.

The water is NSW spring water and used to extract water-soluble bioactive compounds.

Head to The Science page to learn more about our extraction process.

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". The same applies for US food products.

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 brings onboard Australia's top extractionist?

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 has two farms, one in Osborne Park in Western Australia and one in Ballarat in Victoria. The farms are sealed off from the outside world and allow 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 Australian sawdust. Our sawdust is a waste-product from the timber industry. 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 and they're grown in SA, Vic and NSW too.

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.

How are your mushrooms extracted?

The is covered in The Science.

Do you do third-party testing?

Whilst the risk of heavy-metal contamination in Australian-grown mushrooms is minimal, we're conducting frequent testing of our products to prove that no other brand (especially with imported products) has an excuse not to.

Check results here.

We believe in full-transparency

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

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 happens everyday!).

Australian Made from 100% Australian Ingredients

There's too much "clever" wording out there ("Australian Owned" and "Di Tao" being prime examples).

Our products are organically grown in Australia, extracted in Australia using Australian 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.

When and how should I take my extracts?

The concentrations and serving size of our extracts are intended for daily use.

Traditionally, Lion's Mane and Turkey Tail are taken in the morning.

Reishi is taken one hour before bed, or when you wish to unwind.

Shiitake and Maitake can be taken at anytime of day due to their holistic properties. We take ours together in the morning.

Add one dropper full of each to a glass of water, coffee, smoothie, etc. Note you may need to use a couple of squeezes to achieve a full dropper.

I have another question

There’s a full FAQ here.

If you can’t find what you need there, head to the contact page.

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Been trying this for a month now and absolutely love this, I’m
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Michelle Gibson
Shiitake tincture

I have been searching for an all Australian shiitake mushroom tincture and finally I found this product. I am so happy with the product and the positive effects that it has had on my energy levels, hopefully it is also helping my immune system.