Trends Show an Increasing Demand for Functional Mushrooms

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Trends Show an Increasing Demand for Functional Mushrooms with M2 Leading the way. 

The mushroom superfood category is growing rapidly with  year-on-year dollar sales* increasing by more than 40%. This is a result of consumers discovering and enjoying the unique benefits of functional mushrooms.  This growth provides opportunities in the supplement, food and beverage categories.

As a vertically integrated supplier of functional mushroom powders, and a premier STAUBER partner, M2 Ingredients is at the forefront of this growing wave of “mushroom mania” with its team of experts and growers spanning over 30 years in the mushroom and integrative medicine industries.

High Quality Products, Grown in USA

M2 Ingredients grows and processes 11 species of functional mushrooms in a Certified 100% Organic, cGMP facility in Carlsbad, California.  The high level of Quality Control and state-of-the art growing facility has established the company as the supplier to many major retail brands.

Broad Range of Applications

The versatility of powders makes them ideal for a variety of uses. These include capsules, bars, smoothies, shakes, hot and cold beverages, salad dressings, oatmeal, dips and baked goods.

Single Species & Custom Blends

M2 Ingredients offers single species and proprietary custom blends. Their team can also provide expertise in formulation and claim substantiation.  The species they offer include organic Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Cordyceps militaris, Cordyceps sinensis, Chaga, Turkey Tail, Maitake, Shiitake, Antrodia camphorata, Agaricus blazei, and King Trumpet.  Every strain is DNA tested to confirm identity and maintained in cryogenic storage to sustain the proprietary master cultures.

Powerful Natural Health Properties

M2 Ingredients’ mushroom powders contain medicinal and bioactive nutritional compounds produced by the mushroom over its life cycle stages.  Powerful natural nutrients such as beta glucans for immune system function, L-Ergothioneine, a super antioxidant unique to mushrooms, digestive enzymes, prebiotics and dietary fiber for digestive health, amino acids for energy and performance, B-Vitamins for energy production and Vitamin D for immune and bone health are a few of the hundreds of compounds found in functional mushrooms.

Condition-Specific and Overall Health & Wellness

Mushrooms provide a wide range of condition-specific benefits with application for immune health, sports performance, recovery, heart health, joint and bone health, weight management, beauty support, vitality, stress management, and cognitive health.

* SPINS:  Total U.S. Total Natural + Total Specialty, Past 52-Weeks Ending July 15, 2018.

You can learn more about M2 Organic Mycelial Mushroom Powders here.

For additional information, please contact us.