What problem does the Mushroom Revival solve?
After our founder, Alex Dorr, got diagnosed with Lymes Disease, his health took a total of 180. He dedicated himself to living a healthier way of life. Through his research, he found functional mushrooms were supportive of overall health and wellness. What made them unique is that they were one of the most powerful immune-supporting herbs in the world and they were also one of the few things in nature that were nootropic (helping support brain health) and also adaptogenic (helping to support our bodies natural ability to fight occasional stress). This was a superhero trio that really makes functional mushrooms special. The problem is that most products on the market don’t actually contain mushrooms. They contain a watered-down knock-off version called mycelium on grain which is effectively the roots of the mushroom combined with up to 90% starchy filler ingredients, meaning they didn’t really work. Mushroom Revival was created with the core integrity of being mavericks about quality. Beyond helping human health, Mushroom Revival became the first mushroom company to plant a tree for every product sold, planting over 43,000 trees around the world, making the world a better place.
Tell us about the founder. What is their background?
After our founder, Alex Dorr, got diagnosed with Lymes Disease, his health took a total of 180. He dedicated himself to living a healthier way of life. Through his research, he found functional mushrooms were supportive of overall health and wellness. He graduated with a major in mycology (the study of mushrooms) with a hyper-focus on mycoremediation (how mushrooms can clean up toxic waste in our environment) and published a 230-page book on mycoremediation in 2017. He went on to launch Mushroom Revival and build the first and largest certified USDA organic Cordyceps militaris mushroom farm in the Americas. He’s one of the leading mycology experts in the world and is helping mushroom the culture of mushrooms. He has so much passion for spreading the word of mushrooms, he published his digital 230-page book on mycoremediation for anyone to download for free, open-sourced the new innovative technique for growing organic cordyceps militaris mushrooms commercially to create more organic mushroom farmers and also launched the world’s largest and longest-running mushroom podcast, making it easier for people to access free education around mushrooms.
How did they come up with the idea? And how can this transform the world or our day-to-day lives?
Since mushrooms helped Alex so much with his own health, it was a no-brainer to help spread this to other people. From supporting energy, a sense of calm, our immune systems, our cognitive function, our body’s natural ability to combat occasional stress, and much more, mushrooms can do it all. Beyond that, Alex was obsessed with the power of mushrooms beyond supplements for their ability to help the world. From cleaning up toxic waste in our environment, storing up to 60% of carbon in our soils, creating new eco-friendly packaging and materials, creating new eco-friendly dyes, pigments, and fuels, creating new eco-friendly batteries, creating new eco-friendly bioinsecticides, and more. Alex truly believes mushrooms hold the answer to lending a hand in helping solve all of our major world problems.
What do customers love most about the product?
There was a study released in partnership with the USP who create standards for the pharmaceutical industry found that up to 75% of reishi mushroom products on the market don’t actually contain any reishi mushrooms. Most companies out there cut corners, use a ton of fillers, and don’t use any mushrooms at all. Mushroom Revival stands itself apart with its transparency on only using the highest quality ingredients in the world and being the first mushroom company to have a QR code that people can transparently see our lab results. A high-quality product means a high-quality experience. We make our products actually work, and people rave about the effects they feel. To make it better we are able to price our products at an affordable price while also providing a passionate wealth of free mushroom knowledge and planting tens of thousands of trees to help the environment.
Where can people get this product?
We are primarily a DTC eCommerce company with our home base as mushroomrevival.com. Here people can find our wide range of functional mushroom products from tinctures to capsules to powders to gummies, and also dive deep into the wonders of mushrooms with hundreds of highly educational and digestible blogs and podcasts for beginners and experts alike. We want to go beyond a supplement, we want to mushroom the culture around mushrooms.