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Shiitake

Shiitake

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Organically Grown in Australia

MYCRO is a farm. WE grow ALL of our mushrooms right here in Australia.

100% Fruiting Body

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

Dual-Extracted for Optimal Bio-Availability

Australia's ONLY biomolecular mushroom extractionist (Dr. Thomson) does the clever stuff:

We don't have a one size fits all extraction process, Dr. Thomson has every piece of equipment at his disposal and the years of experience to do this properly.

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.

The shiitake extraction involves using both water and sugarcane spirit (that we distill in-house) to extract the widest range of bioactive compounds from the mushrooms.

The two separate extraction processes result in a more potent and comprehensive product. We keep them separate to minimise the risk of degradation of sensitive compounds, ensuring our extracts offer the maximum potency and efficacy.

We then add shiitake fruiting body into the liquid to make sure you don't miss any goodness.

We are constantly testing and refining our extraction process and will include updates with your order.

100% Australian Ingredients

  • Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) Fruiting Body (1000mg per 1ml)
  • Sugarcane spirit
  • Water

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

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

  • Full Aussie
  • Full Spectrum
  • Full Transparency

[Orders containing Shiitake will be dispatched on Monday 25th March, when the next batch is finished being extracted. Thanks for your patience!]

Discover the overlooked potency of Shiitake with our Australian-grown extract. While Shiitake mushrooms are a common culinary delight, their deeper health benefits often go unnoticed. Our advanced dual-extraction process unlocks the full spectrum of Shiitake’s power, concentrating polysaccharides, antioxidants, and particularly ergosterol into every drop.

Ergosterol stands at the forefront of our Shiitake extract’s benefits. The US National Institute of Health states: “the pharmacological effects of ergosterol, which include antimicrobial, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, antidiabetic, anti-neurodegenerative, and other activities, have also been reported.” This potent compound encapsulates our commitment to harnessing Australian-grown mushrooms in their most effective form.

Proudly made from 100% Australian-grown Shiitake mushrooms, spring water and sugarcane spirit, this extract is a testament to purity, traceability, and the diverse capabilities of one of the world’s most cherished fungi.

Make sure to read the drop-down sections above and below for more information on our farm, extractions and our mission to provide Australian's with a homegrown alternative to imported mushroom products.

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What are the benefits of shiitake mushrooms?

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

But, a quick Google search will provide you with everything you'd like to know.

And remember, our extraction process focuses on the particular bioactive (good) compounds of shiitake, meaning they're bioavailable to you (and your body can absorb them).

Why did MYCRO create this range?

Honestly, we were fed up.

Fed up of imported, substandard products with fancy marketing.

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

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 on 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's beating this team.

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:

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.

We believe in full-transparency

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!).

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, packaged in Australia.

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