North Spore is a mycological brand committed to sustainability, social good and making the world of mushrooms accessible to all. The Westbrook-based company provides mushroom cultivation, spawn production, and research.
The company’s mushroom tinctures and supplements are derived entirely from organic, non GMO, vegan, gluten free mushrooms including Lion’s Mane, Turkey Tail, Reishi, Chaga, Shiitake, Cordyceps, and Hen of the Woods.
Boosts Immune System
Mushrooms are a hot trend in health and wellness, fueled by the fact that they have the ability to boost energy levels. They are also a good source of antioxidants, protein, and fiber.
To make their products truly beneficial, North Spore co-founder Matt McInnis and his team do all the legwork to ensure their extracts are of the highest quality. Their tinctures are double extracted in water and alcohol to ensure that all the active ingredients are in their most bioavailable form.
One of their most popular offerings is the aforementioned natural immunity blend, which contains four different mushroom extracts in the lion’s mane family, including chaga and reishi, accompanied by turkey tail, maitake, and shiitake mushrooms. It’s a great way to get the benefits of all of these mushrooms into your diet in one shot. The other is their Cognition stack, which features lion’s mane, reishi, chaga, and a hefty dose of cordyceps. Taking the right supplement can improve your immune system and stress resiliency.
Founded by a trio of foodies, North Spore is a one-stop shop for everything from mushroom culture to supplements. With a proven production model, the company empowers people to cultivate their own mushrooms with minimal resources.
The founders grew up around the culinary scene and were inspired to launch North Spore in order to share their love of mushrooms with others. As a result, the company provides an extensive line of products that include kits, substrates, and supplements.
For many customers, these products are the gateway to a deeper relationship with the fungi, says North Spore co-founder and head mycologist Jon Carver. By leveraging a vertically integrated facility, North Spore produces sawdust, plug, and grain spore for commercial edible mushroom growers, as well as introductory mushroom kits.
They also produce a line of medicinal mushroom supplements that are vegan, gluten-free, and lab-tested for beta-glucans (beneficial compounds found in mushrooms). All of the extracts are eight to ten times more concentrated than industry standard, and are flash-dehydrated to produce a soluble powder, which is then formulated into capsules.
North Spore’s Energy formula is a high-dose, organic blend featuring cordyceps, turkey tail, and reishi mushrooms. According to the company’s website, these mushrooms are known to boost the energy response and help you maintain mental clarity.
Launched in 2014 by three college friends – an organic farmer, a photojournalist, and a mycologist – North Spore is committed to making mushrooms accessible to all. It does this through innovative mushroom cultivation, spawn production, and research.
Their products are geared towards anyone from the beginner to the expert, and they make it easy to start growing your own mushrooms. They sell grow kits, mushroom tinctures, and capsules.
Their most popular product, Spectrum 10, is a multi-mushroom supplement containing lion’s mane, chaga, reishi, and six other mushroom species. The extracts are eight to ten times more concentrated than standard supplements, so you get the benefits of more active compounds.
It’s no secret that memory is an important component of healthy aging. Keeping your mind sharp by engaging in activities that require mental effort, such as reading, learning a new skill, or playing a new game, helps to keep your brain healthy.
But boosting your memory isn’t all about brainpower; socializing, particularly with friends and family, can be beneficial as well. In fact, socializing has been linked to a number of health benefits, including promoting better brain function and preventing dementia.
North Spore makes the most of this connection by combining a variety of fungi to create high-potency medicinal extracts. These extracts are eight to ten times more concentrated than the average mushroom tincture, which is often diluted with water or alcohol. The company’s tinctures are also crafted using double extraction, which involves an alcohol soak followed by a hot water decoction. This extraction method ensures that the medicinal compounds found in mushrooms are more easily absorbed by your body.