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February 09, 2022

Q&A: Can You Take Too Much Mushroom Powder?

Can You Take Too Much Mushroom Powder?  

Functional mushroom powder has increasingly become a valued all-natural supplement used to support health and wellness.  This is due to the powerful antioxidants, polysaccharides, prebiotic fibers, and other bioactive compounds mushrooms possess. OM Mushroom Superfood functional mushroom powder is created from harvested mushroom mycelial biomass and fruiting bodies that have been steamheated, dehydrated, and milled into a powder. When cultivated and milled into a powdered form, the result is a shelf-stable product that can be incorporated into from a blend of multiple species.  

When considering a functional mushroom powder to add to your diet, you may be wondering how much to take. Like many other supplements, each product will come with a recommended dose. Since mushroom powder can be added to various meals and beverages each day, it may cause you to question: Can you take too much mushroom powder?  

The Importance of Choosing High-Quality Mushroom Powder 

The mushroom market has expanded far beyond culinary mushrooms such as portobello and shiitake and has now made its way into health-supporting supplements. But much like any other health supplement, there can be some risks involved when choosing the right product. Mushrooms have been used for centuries in Asia as a traditional medicine to support immune health and a variety of other wellness benefits. Now, most of the mushrooms grown to produce powders that used in dietary supplement products are cultivated indoors in controlled environments. This is an important factor when choosing your mushroom powder product produced in an indoor facility can help to ensure a defined and controlled mushroom production process that is free of outdoor environmental factors. Using filtered air and water, indoor facilities can reduce or eliminate the risk of contamination from heavy metals, dangerous toxins, and pesticides.  

When choosing a mushroom powder supplement for your next wellness venture, here is what to look for in a high-quality product:  

  • Cultivated indoors 
  • USDA Certified Organic 
  • Non-GMO 
  • Third-party tested for microbial, heavy metal, and pesticide contamination 

Other factors to consider include: 

  • Vegan 
  • Kosher 
  • Gluten-free 
  • No sugar added 
  • Paleo-friendly 
  • Keto-friendly  

The above list can help you determine the difference between a low- and high-quality mushroom powder supplement. 

How Can You Take Mushroom Powder? 

Functional mushrooms  are a nutritious addition to your diet. For easy incorporation and consumption, functional mushroom powder can be blended into beverages or sprinkled into recipes. Mushroom powder can also be taken in a capsule form, however this option is not offered as a vegan product because of the non-availability of certified organic capsules to fill the powder into. If you are looking to start your day on the right foot, an easy way to add mushroom powder to your daily diet is with your morning cup of coffee or tea. There are both soluble and insoluble constituents in our mushroom powders, we recommend periodically stirring or shaking the beverage to keep the insoluble constituents in suspension while drinking. Since mushroom powder works best when taken consistently, this option is simple to remember.  

Are açai bowls and  smoothies more your style? These delicious options pair nicely with an organic mushroom superfood and are a great way to start your day. For a quick smoothie, simply add:  

  • Fruit of your choice (frozen is best) 
  • ½ cup of dairy or nut milk 
  • ½ cup of yogurt 
  • 1 teaspoon of mushroom powder (or the recommended dose based on the product)  

Adding mushroom powder to a morning or post-workout smoothie can provide additional nutrients to an already quick and nourishing meal.  

Just like smoothies, functional mushroom powder can be added to soups, pasta dishes, and salads. You can also mix mushroom powder into sauces or seasonings. Mushroom powder has a subtle, earthy taste that can provide additional nutrients without compromising taste.  

Can You Take Too Much Mushroom Powder? 

Adding a mushroom powder supplement to your diet is an easy way to implement a superfood into your daily routine, but it may leave you questioning if you can take too much mushroom powder. The short answer is too much of anything can cause potential side effects. If you are taking medication or are experiencing significant health problems, as with any supplement, we always recommend you speak with your healthcare provider before taking a mushroom supplement.  

Are There Side Effects of Taking Too Much Mushroom Powder?  

As a natural organic supplement incorporated into a daily routine, mushroom supplements can provide a variety of benefits. Studies have shown that intake of too much mushroom powder can show little to no adverse side effects. in studies where side effects have been reported are primarily from digestive distress due to too much prebiotic dietary fiber from non-digestible content such as chitin and beta glucan compounds..  

Avid mushroom supplement users may feel comfortable taking more than the recommended dose as the body gets used to the amount of fiber intake. For example, a user may enjoy a teaspoon of mushroom powder in their morning smoothie while also enjoying lunch and dinner with mushroom powder incorporated. However, certain conditions can heighten side effects based on the species taken.  

Mushroom powders like Cordyceps and Chaga help support energy and stamina levels that assist with endurance and recovery.  If taken at night, you may notice increased energy levels when trying to wind down for the evening that could disrupt sleep and cause vivid dreams.  It is important to read product labels to understand the best-recommended dose and time of day to take your mushroom powder supplement.  

What Is the Proper Mushroom Powder Dosage?  

High-quality mushroom powders are safe when the recommended dose is consumed. At Om Mushroom, the dose we recommend for our single-species mushroom powders and mushroom powder blends is one level teaspoon (2 grams) daily. Each serving of single-species powder contains 2,000mg of organic mushroom superfood. 

Producers of powders that are made from extracts of mushrooms may recommend lower daily doses for their products.  Extracted mushroom products concentrate one or a few of the bioactive compounds produced by functional mushrooms, but only at the expense of discarding or denaturing other important bioactive compounds.  These more “pharmaceutical” mushroom products may claim higher “potency” but, in reality, it is now understood that the beneficial effects of mushrooms on health is not the result of one or a few compounds acting in isolation, but is rather the result of many active ingredients working together in what is termed an “entourage” effect. 

Om Mushroom Powder Blends 

At Om Mushroom, our powerful single species and mushroom blend powders are designed to support immunity, vitality, cognitive health, and energy. Functional mushroom blends can be a great place to start if you don’t know exactly which functional mushroom product to try.  

Our mushroom powder products are created in a clean and controlled environment at our indoor farm in Carlsbad, California. We capture both the  the mycelial and fruiting body stages of the mushrooms’ life cycle in most of our single species and multi-mushroom blends. This is done by supervising the growth process and controlling the entire process from cultivation to drying and milling to packaging to ensure the best possible products for our customers. Our indoor farm is a BCA AA-rated facility and produces mushroom powders that are certified 100% organic, Project Verified Non-GMO, kosher, and gluten-free to ensure the highest quality and efficacy. 

Explore some of our products here.  

Lion's Mane Organic Mushroom Powder Blend 

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Our Lion’s Mane Organic Mushroom Powder blend helps to support a healthy nervous system, memory, alertness, and focus.  When searching for a way to get your creative juices flowing, give this mushroom powder blend a try.  


Reishi Organic Mushroom Powder Blend 

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Our Reishi Organic Mushroom Powder blend acts as a natural adaptogen. This can help support your body’s natural response to stress. Since stress can cause negative implications on the body, a natural mushroom powder supplement can help to restore mental and physical balance, and provide support for a healthy immune system. 

Chaga Organic Mushroom Powder Blend 

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Our Chaga Organic Mushroom Powder blend contains high levels of antioxidants. While we often receive antioxidants from the food we eat, we may not receive a sufficient amount. Intake of a natural mushroom powder supplement can provide the antioxidants necessary to support immune health. Not to mention chaga also supports anti-aging and youthfulness as well as helps to balance the metabolic system and is a natural adaptogen. 

Cordyceps Organic Mushroom Powder Blend  

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Our Cordyceps Organic Mushroom Powder blend supports vitality and endurance. This natural energizer can support oxygen consumption, cardiac function, and respiratory health. 

Turkey Tail Organic Mushroom Powder Blend 

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As one of the most researched functional mushrooms on the market, turkey tail offers a host of benefits due to the beta-glucans and other nutrients found in this species. Our Turkey Tail Organic Mushroom Powder blend helps to support a healthy immune system when taken consistently. 

Maitake Organic Mushroom Powder Blend  

Our Maitake Organic Mushroom Powder blend helps to support healthy blood sugar levels and weight management. Maitake also has powerful immune-supporting properties which can be perfect when looking to incorporate a natural mushroom powder into your daily diet. 

Master Blend Organic Mushroom Powder Blend 

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Our powerhouse Master Blend Organic Mushroom Powder Supplement contains 10 mushrooms, plus adaptogens. This blend is perfect if you are looking for the “multivitamin” of mushroom supplements. 

When taken consistently and in the recommended amount, mushroom powder can help you incorporate beneficial nutrients needed to support immune health, and get you on a good path to support your health and wellness journey. If incorporating a powder supplement into your diet is not what you seek, we also offer mushroom capsules. Om Mushroom’s capsules are an easy and convenient way to enjoy the benefits of functional mushrooms by simply taking three (3) capsules per day with a glass of water. Each single-species, three-capsule serving provides 2,000mg of Om Mushroom’s organic mushroom superfood.  

When choosing a high-quality mushroom powder from a trusted facility with specific dose instructions, the question of “can you take too much mushroom powder?” will never be a concern.  

Om Mushroom  offers products created from functional, whole food, organic mushrooms that have life-changing health benefits. When wondering if you can take too much mushroom powder, be sure to look for a trustworthy, high-quality product that provides specific instructions and natural ingredients. If you’re looking to take advantage of the benefits of functional mushroom products,  shop  now or  subscribe to save! 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Functional mushroom products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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