Let's talk mushrooms.

A fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus,
typically produced above ground, on soil, or on its food source.

Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota

Fruiting Body

The most recognizable part of the mushroom is the fruiting body which, for many fungi species, appears above ground for a short period of time, and makes up a very small portion of the total organism. Its function is to produce reproductive spores above ground, to be easily dispersed by wind, water or animals.

Mushroom

Mycelium

Mushroom mycelium serves as the "great digestor" on our planet. In nature it digests organic matter so plant life can access nutrients that contribute to its growth. Mycelium have developed strong immune and enzymatic systems to survive in hostile environments and have unique compounds to this stage of the mushroom lifecycle. This is the most enduring stage of the mushroom lifecycle.

Fungal Life Cycle

Source: Paul Stamets, Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Growth stages.

We use nutrients backed by a significant body of research that is growing every day. Of the thousands of unaffiliated studies our in-house scientists sorted through to guide our choices, the titles below are some relevant MVPs.

Step 01

Mushrooms begin their growth stage when the spore germinates. A germinating spore must mate with a compatible spore type to advance to the next stage of growth.

Step 02

The second is the mycelial stage. Mycelium must survive and thrive in very competetive environments.

Step 03

The final stage is the fruit body that prodcues and releases the spore for the next egeneration of mushrooms Fruit bodies generally last for only a few days in most mushroom species.

Our Growth Process

The growth process, from start to finish, can take anywhere from 35 - 90 days depending on the mushroo, and it requires great attention to detail. But that’s only part of the equaition. Check out the steps of MUD’s in-house production process.

1. Growth

Each species is grown in a controlled environment that’s catered to the mushrooms unique needs.

2. Dehydrating

Mushrooms are subjected to sufficient heat - eliminating the need for a ‘kill phase’ - to dehydrate them into a whole-food product.

3. Milling

Mushrooms are milled into powders used in MUD products directly onsite

Our mushrooms

Reishi
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Cordyceps
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Lion's Mane
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100% Organic, non-gmo, gluten free & Whole30

Chaga
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100% Organic, non-gmo, gluten free & Whole30

Growth Medium Matters

MUD\WTR grows every mushroom on organic gluten-free oats. Because many of these mushrooms grow on wood in the wild, the oats are kept intact with the hull, so the mushrooms have something challenging to break down.

By doing this, the mushrooms excrete more enzymatic activity, resulting in a wide array of nutrients.

Testing & Efficacy

The growth process, from start to finish, can take anywhere from 35 - 90 days depending on the mushroo, and it requires great attention to detail. But that’s only part of the equaition. Check out the steps of MUD’s in-house production process.

By doing this, the mushrooms excrete more enzymatic activity, resulting in a wide array of nutrients.