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Meet Your Mushroom

To decrease overall inflammation in the body, Heinen’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Todd Pesek recommends adding Functional Foods like herbs and spices to your meals. Mushrooms are another one of Dr. Todd’s favorite Functional Foods.  

While mushrooms in their original form might not make everyone’s list of favorite foods, the experts at Om Mushroom Superfood have developed a slew of whole-food mushroom-based products that allow anyone to reap the benefits of mushrooms in the most delicious of ways.

The following information was written, published and provided by our partners at Om Mushroom Superfood.

Featuring a handful of thoughtfully selected mushroom species that aid naturally in wellness, sports performance and recovery, Om’s assortment of dietary supplement mushroom powder blends are designed to add extra goodness to your favorite meals, smoothies, coffees and snacks!

Interested in adding these exciting products to your routine? Get to know each mushroom species below and find the fungi that best supports your wellness needs!

Lion’s Mane

Reported in many studies to stimulate the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), a protein that promotes the growth and normal function of nerve cells. NGF is important for cognitive and neurological health.

Lion’s mane supports memory, focus and alertness, nerve health, creativity and mood.*


Revered in Traditional Medicine as the “Mushroom of Immortality”, Reishi has a variety of attributes. Reishi acts as an immune potentiator and immune modulator – helping to balance and down regulate an overactive immune system. Reishi has also been studied for its cardiovascular health benefits. Considered a “superior adaptogen”, Reishi assists in adapting to mental and physical stressors.

Reishi supports stress management and immune defense.*


Often referred to as the “king of medicinal mushrooms”, Chaga has been used extensively by Traditional Healers in North America, Europe and Asia for centuries. Chaga contains a complex array of bioactive compounds with significant antioxidant and immunity-supporting activities.

Chaga supports immune defense, sacred antioxidants, youthful radiance and anti-aging.*


Consuming cordyceps improves vitality and endurance naturally by supporting respiration, oxygen delivery and ATP synthesis. Cordyceps supports aerobic endurance in athletes and research related to general vitality in senior populations gives this mushroom species broad appeal. Cordyceps is also known for its ability to increase circulation.

Cordyceps supports natural energy, vitality, power and endurance.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Melanie Jatsek
By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD
Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek believes that the answer to a strong, healthy and vibrant body lies within. She graduated cum laude from the University of Akron, earning a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and has over 20 years of experience in wellness program development, health coaching and professional speaking. As a published author of three books and registered dietitian for Heinen’s Grocery Store, Melanie offers programs, services, and tools to help Heinen’s customers take inspired action to build the healthy body they were meant to live in…without giving up their favorite foods.

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