ADAPTOGENIC MUSHROOMS

THE SCIENCE BEHIND STRANGELOVE

At Strangelove we are obsessed with helping people feel their best. That's why we packed the benefits of ancient remedies backed by modern science into easy to daily mushroom powered gummies.

What are adaptogenic mushrooms?

Adaptogenic mushrooms should not be confused with hallucinogenic mushrooms, commonly known as magic mushrooms. Adaptogenic mushrooms are known for strengthening the body's resistance to various forms of stress. They can protect against stress-related damage and promote normal functioning during times of stress.

What adaptogenic mushrooms are doing inside your body

Adaptogenic mushrooms influence the mediators of the stress response. This results in enhanced resistance to stress and homeostasis (or stability) in the body. By modulating the factors that influence the body's stress response, adaptogens can create natural energy, calm you down, help you focus, improve sleep, among other healthy benefits.

Why Gummies?

We've packed all of the healthy goodness of adaptogenic mushrooms into tasty, easy to consume gummies. Our gummies are made from natural ingredients, doctor formulated, and fast acting. Two gummies is enough to help you feel energized, focused, or soothed.

Meet Dr. James Yoon

Dr. Yoon is a a top-rated naturopathic doctor. With his knowledge of natural and therapeutic herbs, we've created the purest and most effective formulations, including our propriety strain of mushrooms called Cordycell.

“By opening the first mood altering cafe in North America, we’re hoping to provide easy access to rare, yet effective ingredients and a place for clients to get a daily dose of botanical wellness” - Dr. Yoon

Our mushroom ingredients

Cordyceps mushrooms in the wild

Cordyceps

Thought to increase the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), this powerful mushroom can improve the way your body uses oxygen, resulting in feeling more energized.

Interesting Facts: Improves lactic threshold and improves endurance athletes performance.

Lion's Mane Mushrooms in the wild

Lion's Mane

This fluffy mushroom can be a promising cognitive enhancer and immunomodulator, lifting brain fog and leaving you focused to take on your daily tasks.

Interesting Facts: Rat studies have found that lion’s mane extract can speed up recovery time from nervous system injuries.

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Reishi mushooms in the wild

Reishi

Reishi boosts the immune system through its effects on white blood cells. This protects against pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and parasites, leaving your body feeling revitalized.

Interesting Facts: Reduces skin inflammation, puffiness, wrinkles, free radical damage, and promotes cell regeneration.

Chaga mushroom growing on the side of a tree in the wild

Chaga

Having the single richest source of antioxidants found in nature, Chaga protects your body from free radicals, which can help kill cancer cells.

Interesting Facts: Serves as a replacement for caffeine because it is rich in polysaccharides, causing long-term energy improvements.

Turkey tail mushrooms in the wild

Turkey Tail

This unique mushroom contains a wide variety of phenol and flavonoid antioxidants, which help promote your immune system health by reducing inflammation.

Interesting Facts: Turkey tail also consists of prebiotics in which help nourish the good bacteria in your gut.

Maitake mushrooms in the wild

Maitake

Meaning "dancing mushroom" in Japanese, Maitake contains SX fraction, a water-soluble compound, reducing blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and body weight.

Interesting Facts: A Japanese study was conducted showing that Maitake extract can impede the Influenza A virus from replicating.

What is Cordycell?

Cordycell is what makes Strange Love unique, as it is the first 98% pure, full spectrum extract of Cordycep Sinensis. It is grown in the U.S. with no grain fillers, heavy metals, or toxins.

Cordycell is has been tested to be up to 15x more potent compared to other products on the market.

Our partners at Mood Science developed Cordycell based on a rare heirloom ‘emporer’ strain that only grows in the Himalayas. This was discovered by Penn Sate that is exclusively available through Mood Science partners.

In order to bring the product to the North America market in the most sustainable way we algorithm on to recreate the conditions of the harsh Himalayan mountains so that we can grow them in North America.

The compounds analyzed in our proprietary extract are more advanced than any other products currently on the market.

Cordyceps through history

The Emperors Mushroom
3000 BCE

In ancient China, Cordyceps was used in the Emperor's palace and was considered to have ginseng-like properties. It was used to strengthen the body after exhaustion or long-term illness, and for impotence, neurasthenia, and backache.

Chinese Medicine
1757

The earliest objective and scientifically reliable description of Cordyceps
fungus was written by auther Wu-Yiluo.

Cordyceps makes its first appearance in a medical text: New Compilation of Materia Medica.

OLYMPIC PERFORMANCE
1993

It was believed that Chinese long distance runners broke a world record by using Cordyceps; however, it was later revealed the athletes were using steroids. The effects of Cordyceps are so impactful that this claim was believable.

Cordyceps Studies
2008

Japanese Studies found that Cordyceps Sinensis had more benefits as it was used for male and female sexual dysfunction, to restore the general health and appetite and to promote longevity.

CORDYCELL FOR ALL
2020 and Beyond

Mood Science develops Cordycell for use in Strange Love's mood enhancing products, allowing Strange Love to advance the development of better tasting products for the industry.

For the curious

Learn more about mushroom science and research

“6 Benefits of Cordyceps, All Backed by Science.” Healthline, 9 May 2018, www.healthline.com/nutrition/cordyceps-benefits#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2). Accessed 8 Oct. 2021.

Mori, Koichiro et al. Improving Effects Of The Mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium Erinaceus) On Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18844328/.

Cheng, Chun-Huai, et al. “The Effects of Two Different Ganoderma Species (Lingzhi) on Gene Expression in Human Monocytic THP-1 Cells.” Nutrition and Cancer, vol. 62, no. 5, 2010, pp. 648–658, pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20574926/, 10.1080/01635581003605516.

Zhao, Fenqin et al. "Chemical Constituents From Inonotus Obliquus And Their Antitumor Activities". Pub Med, 2016, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27180084/.

Perez-Cano, Francisco, and Margarida Castell. "Flavonoids, Inflammation And Immune System". NCBI, 2016, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5084045/

Kodama, N., Komuta, K. and Nanba, H., 2021. Effect of Maitake (Grifola frondosa) D-Fraction on the Activation of NK Cells in Cancer Patients. [online] Available at: <https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14977447/> [Accessed 12 October 2021].

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