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For thousands of years, traditional medicine has used mushroom tinctures as a primary means of treatment, due to the vast array of health benefits they provide. The positive outcomes and the strong faith in the power of the mushroom liquid extract, has gained them the title ”elixirs of life”. These beneficial mushrooms have mainly been used in Asia , but are now spreading to all corners of the world, and are being named functional mushrooms.
Functional mushrooms are considered a superfood and are now commonly used as dietary supplements 
Today, we are discovering more and more about the benefits of using these mushrooms and extensive research is being undertaken to understand the bioactive compounds within the mushrooms that provide them with such power.
By using Life Cykel’s mushroom liquid extract, as a supplement in your everyday diet, you can effortlessly give your body and mind the proper support it requires on your mission of health and wellness.
Life Cykel’s liquid double extracts have been carefully created to be some of the most potent mushroom extracts in the world. Our extract range includes Reishi, Cordyceps, Shiitake, Lion’s Mane and Turkey Tail mushrooms.
Not only do we provide you with the best mushroom liquid extract, when producing our extracts we aim to integrate Circular Economy principles wherever possible and where available we’re using Australian native mushroom strains that have been meticulously infused with Australian native, wild harvested Kakadu Plum.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom
Lion’s Mane Mushroom is known for its positive effects on cognitive health . This mushroom is rich in bioactive components , which could be responsible for some important physiological activities, this includes antioxidant and anti- inflammatory activities[6, 7]and neural growth , improving memory and focus as well as enhancing your dreams and mood .
Cordyceps mushroom is an extraordinary mushroom. The bioactive compounds within the mushroom, show to promote anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-oxidative activities (anti-ageing) [9, 10], as well as having beneficial effects on lipid metabolism  and may improve your endurance to prolonged and high intensity exercise [9, 12, 13].
For many millennia the Reishi mushroom has been used to treat a variety of diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and insomnia The constituents within the mushroom may help to enhance anti-microbial, anti-oxidant and immunomodulating activities[14, 15, 16]. The mushroom is also well known for its beneficial effects on sleep and relaxation [17, 18]
Turkey Tail Mushroom
The Turkey Tail mushroom is mainly consumed to regulate the immune system. However, more recent research is also showing evidence that the mushroom may have the ability of modulating the composition of the human microbiome [19, 20]
Shiitake mushrooms have been utilised for their anti-sclerotic (reduce hardening of arteries) activities as well as helping to reduce damage from UV light and helping to increase the renewal process of the skin, therefore this mushroom could be considered as an effective anti-photoaging and skin care ingredient [21, 22, 23].
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