Lions Mane

What is Lion’s Mane? 

Other than being a beautiful fur around lion’s neck Lion’s Mane (Latin – Hericium Erinaceus) is also a native North American, European, Asian mushroom used for food and medicine. It can be identified by its long spines that truly resemble a Lion’s Mane which consequently got it it’s name. Due to its intriguing look, it is also called monkey head mushroom, bearded tooth mushroom, and satyr’s beard. 

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Cordyceps

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Cordyceps has a unique chemical composition that can alter the way you feel and perform. Although used for centuries as a libido enhancer and performance booster its reintroduction to the wider population happened when six new Chinese runners, using herbal drink based on Cordyceps, broke the world records 17 times, on Olympics in Beijing 1993.[3]  Thorough researches took place afterward, highlighting

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B-Glucan (B-d-Glucan)

What is B-Glucan (B-d-Glucan)? 

β-Glucan (beta-glucan or Beta-d-glucan) is a polysaccharide naturally occurring in the cell walls of cereals, bacteria, and fungi. B-Glucan not only has nutritional value as a source of soluble dietary fiber, but it has also received huge interest because of the health benefits that you can get by its consumption.

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Chaga – “Mushroom of Immortality”

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The Chaga mushroom a.k.a “Mushroom of Immortality”  is a cocktail of extraordinary, complex, life-enhancing phytonutrients. Chaga lives as a pest on the trees by sucking the nutrients directly from the trunks and branches.
Here is the list of three important health benefits backed by trials on humans and animals:

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SOSV office loves Mushroom Cups

Mushroom Cups is 9th gen Food-X alumni

Since April, the Mushroom Cups team has been mentored by the prestigious New York-based Food-X accelerator.  Fast Company – the acclaimed media outlet – rated them the best food tech accelerator in the world twice, and with compelling reasons to do so. The Food-X program combines with a considerable pre-seed financial investment from the $525 million portfolio venture capital firm SOSV, the accelerator’s founding organization. Mushroom Cups is in class with 6 other startups, representing the 9th generation of companies shaping the future of the food industry.
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Productivity level hacking 101!

Lacking productivity lately? Feeling like 24 hours are not enough to do everything you have planned? Maybe the problem lies in your time management! Don’t stress out, nobody was born with perfect time management skills, so listen carefully and learn to boost your productivity and achieve more, both in your personal and professional life. Just remember – the key is to work smarter, not harder!
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Superfood selection

Best superfood and superdrinks

Superfood – you have probably heard of this new word everybody’s been mentioning lately, right? Well, nutritionally speaking, there is no such thing as a superfood, BUT to put it in layman’s terms, it is any nutrient-rich food considered beneficial for human health and general well-being. However, keep in mind that the term was coined for marketing purposes to influence the newest food trends and to improve product selling and not because it will do magic to your body and mind. It’s really important to understand that there is no single food which is key to a good health condition, but as the term itself is not going anywhere anytime soon, let’s take a closer look at some foods and drinks which may be worthy of the name!

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Coffee

What are the most interesting facts about coffee?

Coffee – maybe we are about to choose the wrong word, but one thing’s for sure – there are many less known facts about world’s most popular hot beverage which might surprise you (or even make you laugh), and we are here to make sure you become the coffee-know-it-all so you can spread your wisdom among your close ones. Enough with the intro, let’s get straight to the facts!

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Determination

Allergies: how to defeat our silent enemy?

Allergies are a very common reaction that affects 1 in 5 people in some period of their lives. Like the causes, the symptoms are numerous too and can vary from mild, hardly noticeable, to possibly life-threatening. But before we go into a deeper analysis of the whole allergy process, we should answer a basic question.

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