Mālama Mushrooms Blog

  • Biochemical Breakdown of 10 Compounds in Chocolate (and why it makes you feel good!)

    Modern nutritional science of chocolate/cacao (yes...someone gets to study chocolate as a job) has caught up with the effects of cacao and why it has been incredibly popular for so long. They've narrowed it down to about 10 compounds and we give a good laymen  biochemical breakdown of them so you know just how chocolate effects you!

    • 10 Good (& Scientifically Valid) Excuses to Justify Eating More Chocolate

      Anyone who likes chocolate/cacao probably doesn’t need an explanation as to why it has been incredibly popular for thousands of years, but in case its been a minute and you're looking for some confirmation that indulging is the right decision, we got you!
    • Scientific-Study Review of the Lion's Mane mushroom

      Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a delicious gourmet & medicinal mushroom renowned for its brain & nerve boosting properties, but how do we know that? In this review, we look at three big studies that have shown some of the capabilities of the Lion's Mane mushroom. From enhancing cognition, to reducing depression & anxiety, to restoring damaged nerves, don't just take our word for it; Take a look at this review of three scientific studies to get a distilled & palatable looks at the official research!
    • Reishi: "Mushroom of Immortality"

      'Mushroom of Immortality'? Upon first hearing, this can sound a bit over fetched  but upon digging into the rich history AND deep scientific literature, one finds there is a lot of reasons why Reishi has been given this name. Being one of the most studied and popular of medicinal mushroom mycoverse, some of its findings include bolstering the immune system, boosting sense of well-being, and lowering feelings of fatigue. Click to read more!