Organic Warrior Complex

The Warrior blend has equal quantities of the Medicinal Fungi Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps CS-4, Cordyceps Militaris, Lions Mane and Tremella. All listed as immunomodulators and adaptogens, studies* suggest that these fungi may be anti-inflammatory, assist with maintaining consistent blood sugar levels, have a positive impact on heart health, support brain function, promote beauty and aid mental and physical performance.

Our formidable blend to work, rest and play.

100g / approx. 100 serves / $0.40 per serve

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  • Adaptogen; helping the body adapt to stress, allowing for an increased tolerance to mental exhaustion, enhancing attention and mental endurance.
    Immunomodulator; strengthening, balancing, supporting and regulating the immune system, optimising immune response.

    This awesome blend, is for the diehard biohacking, mushroom addict who wants to make sure they get all the important medicinal mushrooms in every day. This all Organic blend combines dual-extracted; Reishi, Chaga and Lions Mane, with water extracted Corrdyceps CS-4 and Cordyceps Militaris. All have been carefully sourced to ensure that they are the very best quality we could get our hands on with all the health benefits.

    You are in control of your health.

    The above classifications, In addition to other properties found in these Mushroom / Fungi have many and varied health benefits, their compounds are all slightly different all with their own unique health benefits. All contain potent anti-oxidants in the form of polysaccharides, but each containing their own additional unique compounds;

    The ingredients - The ONLY ingredients



    The compounds within medicinal fungi work in synergy with each other, because of this we believe these products are one of the best ways to achieve health, well-being and longevity. Within this Warrior complex you get a great starter or ongoing combined approach to your Medicinal Mushroom / Fungi journey.

    More research can be found under the Science tab.

    Functions / systems Within the body this product helps to balance


    Feelings we notice By supporting the 'functions'

    Nutritional Panel

    Serving Size: 1-5g per Serve (1/4 - 1tsp)
    Ingredients: (USDA) Organic; Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) Fungi Fruiting Body (15:1), Wild Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) Fungi Fruiting Body (8:1), Cordyceps CS-4 (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) Mycelium (6:1), Cordyceps Militaris Fruiting Body (8:1), Lions Mane (Hericium erinacine) Fruiting Body (8:1)Tremella (Tremella fuciformis) Fruiting Body (8:1) .

    Per Serve (1g) Per 100g
    Energy (kJ) 10.86kJ 1085.79kJ
    Calories (kcal) 2.62kcal 261.71kcal
    Protien 0.13g 12.98g
    Total Carbohydrates 0.40g 40.43g
    - Sugars 0.00g 0.00g
    - Fibre 0.14g 13.80g
    Total Fat 0.05g 4.63g
    - Saturated 0.01g 0.92g
    Sodium 0.24mg 23.74mg

    Active Ingredients

    Warrior Blend Minimums
    20% Polysaccharides, 12% Beta-glucans, 1% Triterpenoids, 0.1% Erinacine, 0.8mg/g Adenosine, 4.5% Mannitol, 0.5mg/g Cordycepin.

    Cautions

    For details regarding contraindications please view the individual products. If you have concerns we recommend consulting your health care practitioner.
  • As with many things internet based, a lot of information is copied and pasted, has a dash of creative license, a sprinkling of Chinese whispers and boom you have a new superfood or a superherb. When we select our products we look for the most effective and the very best quality. So we research, then research some more, and provide all of that research here, so that you can make up your own mind.

    All of these medicinal fungi have a very impressive line up of health benefits, below are the most prominent, but for further details, head over to their individual product pages.

    IMMUNE HEALTH

    
Having a weakened immune system and excessive inflammation can have many negative health implications, all Medicinal Mushrooms have been studied to suggest that they help modulate, improve, and protect the immune system—the system responsible for fighting off every disease—whilst at the same time potentially decreasing inflammation. Coupling compounds that may enhance immune system function and fight inflammation seems intuitive if you wish to feel and perform your best, Reishi, Chaga and Ophiocordyceps may naturally facilitate this—all on their lonesome—when combined it would suggest a winning combination.
    Many studies have been performed surrounding the benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms and their ability to slow the growth or spread of various cancerous tumours, obviously science is still very active in researching the potential benefits for this terrible disease, but current studies suggest that Reishi, Chaga and Ophiocordyceps may potentially help as an adjunct treatment to: lymphoma, lung, colon, cervical, breast, prostate, and skin.


    ANTI-OXIDANTS

    
Antioxidants play an important role when preventing the body from oxidising and thus put under more stress. The high anti-oxidants values within Reishi, Chaga and Ophiocordyceps contribute to many health benefits. Recent studies (2015) suggest that the anti-oxidant levels of Chaga and Ophiocordyceps actually increase when subjected to low levels of gamma irradiation.

    ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

    
Studies also show that when Ophiocordyceps and Reishi are supplemented in the diet over a 3 month period, the male hormone (testosterone) and the stress hormone (cortisol) ratios changed, which is great for athletes who are at risk of over-training or overreaching in the lead up to an event. Further studies suggest that supplementation with Ophiocordyceps can improve:
    • exercise performance by increasing the metabolism as well as extending the time before becoming out of breath.
    • endurance by lowering fatigue.

    BRAIN

    
Oxidative stress is implicated as a cause for various neuro degenerative diseases. Studies have shown that Chagas adaptogenic effects help in reducing the oxidation of the cells responsible for causing these types of degenerative diseases. Reishi has also been shown to potentially have positive impacts on brain function.

    FATIGUE and DEPRESSION

    
Due to the adaptogenic and immunomodulating qualities of Reishi and Ophiocordyceps, studies have shown that they may have the ability to aid the treatment of fatigue and depression—which often come hand in hand. This makes perfect sense, since having a compromised immune system coupled with excessive inflammation requires the body to work harder and thus you to feel less energised/fatigued. Once fatigued you are then less functional, mentally and physically, chronic fatigue can potentially lead to depression. Obviously fatigue is not caused or solved by one thing, but by looking beyond fatigue as the symptom and paying attention to the cause, invariably the fatigue could be helped and so could depression (that age old saying "prevention is cure").

    CIRCULATORY (BLOOD SUGAR)

    
Ophiocordyceps similarly to the other medicinal mushrooms, has also been shown to aid in the management of blood sugar, proving that this could be beneficial for those suffering from Diabetes. The fermented variety of Ophiocordyceps has been suggested to have anti-diabetic agents that may help those at risk. It has also been studied to suggest that Ophiocordyceps may help reduce diabetic induced endothelial dysfunction by reducing oxidative stress. (8, 18)

    SUGARS and CHOLESTEROL BALANCE

    
Studies suggest that when consuming all of these Mushroom/Fungi individually, they have the ability to maintain balance of the blood sugar, proving that this could be beneficial for those suffering from Diabetes. Chaga has been shown to manage cholesterol by lowering your bad cholesterol 'LDL' and increasing the good cholesterol 'HDL'.
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    Research Suggests

    IMMUNE SUPPORT
    ANTI-OXIDANT
    ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
    ANTI-FATIGUE
    ANTI-STRESS
    ANTI-VIRAL
    BLOOD SUGAR
    NOOTROPIC
    VIRILITY
    PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE

    References


  • FARMING

    The Reishi is organically and sustainably grown in China’s eastern Zhejiang province on Duanwood.
    Chaga grows wild in a sustainable forest of silver birch trees in China’s eastern Changbai Mountain province and certified organic.
    The Cordyceps CS-4 is cultivated sustainably and then liquid fermented (without grains or starches).
    Cordyceps Militaris is grown in a laboratory and produce a fruiting body.
    In the pristine mountains of Fujian province grows Lions Mane and Tremella in a controlled environment on wood chips, organically.



    PROCESSING

    Each products is sorted, extracted, sifted and powdered (as specified in each products information).
    The powders are then blended and bulk packaged ready to send to The Grove HQ.


    IMPORTING

    The product is then put on a ship and sails to Australia and arrives at The Grove HQ approximately 6 weeks later.


    PACKING

    Once each products arrives at The Grove HQ we carry out quality control (QC) checks and repackage it ready for you.






    PRODUCTS OF CHINA.
    PACKAGED IN AUSTRALIA WITH LOVE.
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    The Life of Reishi

    
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) grows in dead trees, producing the spectacular red fruiting bodies that we consume. It is quite possibly one of the most powerful tonic ‘herbs’ we have access to, and just so happens to be one of the safest foods in the world. Plus, because Reishi grows on dead logs, it can easily be grown organically and accredited. At The Grove we have gone to great lengths to obtain the highest quality Reishi product for you, our Reishi has been grown in China as close as possible to how nature intended, and carries the USDA Organic certification for growing, harvesting and processing.



    The Life of Chaga

    
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) grows on trees, and the tree of choice is the white and yellow birch tree, although it may also grow on other hardwoods like alder, elm and beech trees. 
After 10-15 years of growth it is classified as Chaga, after 15-20 years it is classified as being most potent for medicinal purposes, developing best in very cold regions and it also appears that the more harsh the climate and the swings in temperature, the better the therapeutic quality of the Chaga. Harsh climate + birch forest + 20 years = high quality Chaga!



    The Life of Cordyceps

    
Cordyceps infects a host, usually insects or arthropods making it entomopathogenic, the mycelium invades the host in late autumn, the host will then hibernate for winter, when early summer comes around the mycelium replaces the host tissue, growing a fruiting body/stroma from the host (also called “the grass”)—leading to the Chinese/Tibetan name Winter-worm Summer-Grass. This wild fungus grows only in high-altitude regions of about 3800m above sea level, in cold, grassy, alpine meadows of the Himalayan mountains and is expensive (more than $500USD per gram), so our product is fermented for better yield.



    The Life of Lions Mane

    
Cordyceps infects a host, usually insects or arthropods making it entomopathogenic, the mycelium invades the host in late autumn, the host will then hibernate for winter, when early summer comes around the mycelium replaces the host tissue, growing a fruiting body/stroma from the host (also called “the grass”)—leading to the Chinese/Tibetan name Winter-worm Summar-Grass. This wild fungus grows only in high-altitude regions of about 3800m above sea level, in cold, grassy, alpine meadows of the Himalayan mountains and is expensive (more than $500USD per gram), so our product is fermented for better yield.



    The Life of Tremella

    
Cordyceps infects a host, usually insects or arthropods making it entomopathogenic, the mycelium invades the host in late autumn, the host will then hibernate for winter, when early summer comes around the mycelium replaces the host tissue, growing a fruiting body/stroma from the host (also called “the grass”)—leading to the Chinese/Tibetan name Winter-worm Summar-Grass. This wild fungus grows only in high-altitude regions of about 3800m above sea level, in cold, grassy, alpine meadows of the Himalayan mountains and is expensive (more than $500USD per gram), so our product is fermented for better yield.



  • traditional uses

    TCM - Reishi

    Tonifies Qi (vitality)
    Tonifies Jing (essence)
    Tonifies Shen (spirit)
    Nourishing Tonic
    Builds Body Resistance
    Detoxifying
    Aphrodisiac
    Sedative
    Promotes Longevity
    Enhances Intelligence
    Enhances Wisdom

    TCM - Chaga

    Tonifies Qi (vitality)
    Tonifies Jing (essence)
    Tonifies Shen (spirit)
    Kidney Tonic
    Immune Modulating
    Promotes Longevity

    TCM - Cordyceps

    Tonifies Qi (vitality)
    Nourish Jing (essence, both Yin and Yang)
    Kidney Tonic
    Lung Tonic
    Liver Tonic

    TCM - Lions Mane

    Tonifies Stomach Qi (vitality)
    Nourish Tonic
    Replenishes Spleen
    Promotes Digestion
    Calm the Spirit Shen
    Strengthens Brain Activity
    Supports all 5 Internal Organs

    TCM - Tremella

    Nourish Yin
    Nourishing Tonic
    Nourish Kidneys
    Strengthen Vital Energy
    Strengthen the Hearty
    Promote Blood Circulation
    Invigorate the Brain
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    History of Reishi

    
It is said that the Chinese first recorded this mushroom as ‘zhi’ during the warring states period (475-221 BCE) where—in the book of han—it was referred to as the ‘Mushroom of Immortality; elixir of life’. Emperors would send out parties in search of this great mushroom—but it was scarce—making it (when found) used primarily by royalty and the wealthy.



    History of Chaga

    
Throughout history, that we have found documented, Chaga has been used by many in many different capacities on many different continents. 
‘Chaga tea’ was the most common use historically—and even today.



    History of Cordyceps

    
Cordyceps is a family of around 400 species, Cordyceps Sinensis was renamed Ophiocordyceps in 2007, after it was found not to belong to the main family of Cordyceps. The name Cordyceps derives from the greek word "kordyle" meaning “club", and the latin "ceps" meaning “head". The origin of Cordyceps still appears to be a little mysterious, with many stories yet no factual evidence that we could find to substantiate them (feel free to send us your findings if you come across any).



    History of Lions Mane

    
Lions Mane grows primarily in North America, Europe and East Asia, and has been used for 1000's of years in traditional medicinal practices, with the ancient Chinese using it for digestion and referring to it as the "Spirit Plant" believing that mushrooms are the source of longevity and spiritual wisdom.



    History of Tremella

    Belonging to the jelly fungus family and has many different names; silver ear, white wood-ear, “white tree jellyfish”, “snow fungus” and the “beauty mushroom”. In the wild it resembles white, wobbly, gelatinous goodness, when dried it turns a yellowy colour and resembles a loofah. Generally it grows on fallen trees (oaks, willows, poplars, chestnut, chinquapin, maple, liquidambar, and eucalyptus), typically in Asia, North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Tremella was included in the Ancient Chinese Medicinal Book the materia medica by "Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing”, the father of Chinese medicine, which goes back to around 200 A.D., back then, like many of the other revered medicinal mushrooms, Tremella was only reserved for emperors, royalty, or rich people.



  • Getting in the Kitchen

    There are many ways to consume tonic mushrooms. Traditionally, they are made into a tea with hot water. We add the powder to our coffees, smoothies, chocolate, raw snacks, even our soups, bolognaise and stews!


    Recipes in the Blog


    Add to any recipe - even Mushroom Pate!

    Add 1/4tsp to your Tea or Coffee!

    Add to any of your favourite Raw Treats

    Care

    We have packaged your product in cost effective black bags, which protect the products from damaging UV rays which degrade your product. We have also inserted a silica-based desiccant pack to absorb any unwanted moisture and keep your products safer and help them last longer.
    To ensure your product status fresh we recommend storing it in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight, this will also ensure that it is not exposed to additional heat and moisture.

    Cautions

    For details regarding contraindications please view the individual products. If you have concerns we recommend consulting your health care practitioner.












THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A MIRACLE DRUG. THE GROVE PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO TREAT, DIAGNOSE, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
FOR FULL DISCLAIMER THE LINK IN THIS WEBSITES FOOTER.


CHINESE MEDICINE

The Grove principles and philosophies are very much aligned with those of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Chinese tonic herbalist is proactive in their approach to health, rather than treating disease, they carve a path to promote “radiant health” or “health beyond danger”. There is a similar Benjamin Franklin quote "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Prevention is cure is something we believe too.



Those who take medicine and neglect their diet waste the skill of the physician — Chinese Proverb


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    26/06/2019
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    Cant say a bad word about The Grove

    I was using the Lions Mane and Tremella, and went to the Warrior, its a great way to get all of the mushrooms in one hit, less fussing around. I do sometimes add a Lions Mane or Tremella boost, but the warrior is my go to staple. I feel great nd its got the goods.

    01/05/2019
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    Perfection

    The Grove Mushrooms powders are the best I have found and I have tried A LOT! The more I use their products the better the results. Medicinal mushrooms are quite literally the best anti-stress and nourishing product you can use. After taking it I can instantly see results, i’m calmer and more relaxed. Love them all and recommend the grove.

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    Kate Jones

    Thank you to the creator of The Grove for your honesty and love.

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    Love these products. And great Service.

    They mix great. They taste great. They do what they say they do… they don’t work over night, they not a quick fix but if you keep at it and are consistent and religious, your body will thank you, mine did. Thank you.

    07/01/2019
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    Best Quality and Ethically Sourced

    The best quality ethically sourced medicinal mushrooms. Highly recommend the chocelix and ashwagandha. Love they have sustainable packaging too!

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