Types of mushrooms

Currently there are over 10,000 known types of mushrooms.

That may seem like a large number, but mycologists suspect that this is only a fraction of what’s out there!

We can put these various species in one of 4 categories: saprotrophic, mycorrhizal, parasitic, and endophytic.  These categories describe how the the organism feeds itself.  Medicinal mushrooms can help boost energy levels, strengthen the immune system, stabilize blood sugar, and reduce cholesterol.

There are also mushroom supplements for cancer that can be taken along with traditional treatments. However, as with any supplement you should consult your doctor as they may cause an allergic reaction or interfere with a medication you are taking.