Cordyceps fruiting bodies emerging from grass

Cordyceps, A Health Hero and its Portrayal in “The Last of Us”

Cordyceps has recently been the subject of much fascination after its role in the popular HBO series "The Last of Us."

The program depicts Cordyceps as infecting humans, turning them into zombie-like creatures, and sending the internet into a flurry; could this scenario really play out in real life?

In this Journal entry, we'll explore the truth behind Cordyceps and the Last of Us and the possibility of Cordyceps infecting humans. Spoiler alert, it’s a work of pure fiction – phew!

Cup of Bulletproof Coffee with Lion's Mane Medicinal Mushroom Extract

Recipe ~ Lion’s Mane Bulletproof Coffee

We’re a couple of coffees a week kind of crew’. When we are making a strong morning brew, we like to make a Bulletproof coffee recipe to help slow the release of caffeine. And Lion's Mane is our mushie of choice here for an added brain boost!
Wooden Board with a bowl of food containing Lion's Mane Mushroom, rice and salad

Recipe ~ Lion’s Mane Mushroom with Miso and Honey

Something a little bit different on the journal today; a recipe with fresh Lion’s Mane mushroom!

The flavour of fresh Lion's Mane is savoury and meaty with a slightly sweet tone and once it's cooked its texture is often compared to seafood like crab or lobster. With its umami flavour Lion's Mane is a delicious addition to vegetarian or vegan dishes as a substitute for meat. 

This recipe is one we often whip up for a quick lunch. It’s bursting with flavour and so incredibly easy!

Lion's Mane Mushroom Enhancing Memory by Boosting Nerve Growth in the Brain

Lion’s Mane Boosting Memory and Nerve Growth

Lion’s Mane mushroom, scientifically known as hericium erinaceus, has been making headlines this month after a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland, confirmed that Lion's Mane could improve memory and boost nerve growth in the brain. To dive into the details, read on!
The Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms Reishi, Lion's Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail, Tremella

A First-timer’s Guide to the Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms have been an integral part of traditional healing modalities and longevity practices across the globe for centuries. The ever-increasing scientific research into the health benefits of mushrooms has seen the world of fungi re-emerge into the light validating traditional wisdom...
Recipe ~ Chocolate, Raspberry and Rose Jelly Hearts with Cordyceps and Tremella

Recipe ~ Chocolate, Raspberry and Rose Jelly Hearts with Cordyceps and Tremella

The day of love, Valentine's Day is almost upon us. There is no force in the world more uplifting than that of love, and while we don’t need an excuse to celebrate this universally uniting force there’s no greater heart opener than practising self-love or getting up close and personal with the person or people you hold dear.

These chocolate, rose and raspberry hearts spiked with Cordyceps and Tremella is one of our favourite lust-worthy treats.

Inner Atlas Dawn Blend with Medicinal Mushrooms

Quitting Coffee and Medicinal Mushroom Alternatives

Few things awaken the senses more than a bold cup of coffee. However, the focus and feel-good effects derived from coffee is borrowed energy and in a sense is a debt that the body repays. In this journal entry we dive into the negative effects of regular coffee consumption, what you can expect if you decide to take a break from coffee, and our favourite medicinal mushroom coffee alternatives.
Medicinal Mushrooms Reishi, Cordyceps, Tremella, Turkey Tail, Chaga, Lion's Mane

Which Medicinal Mushroom is Best for Me?

Unsure which mushie is best for you? We hear you! We get asked this question a lot.

Navigating which medicinal mushroom extract you should go with can be a little confusing. Questions often arise like can I mix mushrooms? What’s the best time of day to take them? How do I take them?

Don’t sweat it. We’re here to help.

Medicinal Mushrooms for Festive Season Support

Medicinal Mushrooms for Festive Season Support

If you’re anything like us the energy can often feel a little frenzied, even chaotic. From the calming effects of Reishi mushroom to the energy-boosting properties of Cordyceps, we like to think of medicinal mushrooms as a natural way to help us navigate the holiday season with a little more ease, balance, and joy. Read on as we dive into our top 3 mushies for festive season flow.

Mango Reishi Tart

Recipe ~ Steady Spirit Mango Tart

This heavenly mango tart infused with Inner Atlas Reishi is just one of the recipes from our recent collaboration with Jessica Johnsson, health coach and plant-based culinary chef. It’s really easy to make and we cant wait to recreate it to share with our family and friends this festive season.
Tremella Medicinal Mushroom Extract Lemon Juice Recipe

Recipe ~ Tremella & Aloe Lemonade Glow Tonic

This is one levelled-up lemonade set to have you sparkling from the inside out. Known as the ‘beauty shroom’, Tremella is the star of this tonic considered to support a glowing complexion and enhance hydration and is combined here with a refreshing mix of lemon, aloe vera juice and mint. Enjoy!

Reishi Medicinal Mushroom

The Different Colours of Reishi Mushroom

The 'mushroom of immortality' and nourisher of the spirit, Reishi mushroom is revered for its ability to support a sense of calm while at the same time strengthen immunity and support the body's innate ability to handle stress.

At Inner Atlas we work with Red Reishi. During the Ming Dynasty 6 colours of Reishi were immortalised into legend; red, black, white, purple, green and yellow, and were related to the 5 Elements Theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with each colour being connected to an organ system within the body. Read on as we dive into each of the 6 colours and their benefits.