Mind At Large Medicinals
Welcome to our mushroom haven!
Nestled in the vibrant heart of East Vancouver on Commercial Drive, we are more than just a brick-and-mortar store – we are your dedicated destination for all things mushrooms.
Embark on a journey with our diverse range of Functional Mushrooms, meticulously curated to support a holistic approach in achieving your health and wellness aspirations. As advocates for naturopathic remedies and plant medicines, we offer easy access to premium Medicinal Mushroom products, along with a selection of adaptogens and nootropics, enriching the well-being of our local community.
But we don’t stop at serious wellness – we infuse fun into the mix! Explore our shelves for delightful mushroom-themed novelties, from stickers and sculptures to adorable stuffies.
Our mission extends beyond mere commerce; we aim to enlighten individuals about the profound healing powers of Medicinal Mushrooms and promote a return to natural medicines whenever feasible. By providing alternatives to mainstream pharmaceuticals, we strive to break habits and open doors to healthier options.
Rooted in our commitment to support local, we proudly showcase products from Canadian companies and farmers. Our partnerships are forged with like-minded entities that share our vision for high-quality, sustainable, ethically grown and sourced, organic, and non-GMO products. Together, we aspire to make a positive impact on our local community, fostering a future where wellness meets sustainability. Join us in embracing the magic of mushrooms and cultivating a healthier, more conscious lifestyle!
Holistic Alternative Medicine
Medicinal mushrooms have been used in traditional and folk medicines for thousands of years. More than 100 medicinal functions are produced by mushrooms and fungi and the key medicinal uses are antioxidant, anticancer, antidiabetic, antiallergic, immunomodulating, cardiovascular protector, anticholesterolemic, antiviral, antibacterial, antiparasitic, antifungal, detoxification, and hepatoprotective effects; they also protect against tumor development and inflammatory processes
What are Functional Mushrooms?Of the many species of fungi, certain ones have been shown to have functional benefits. This means that in addition to their nutritional benefits, these edible mushrooms provide unique health benefits such as lowering stress levels, improving cognitive function, and bolstering the immune system. Medicinal Mushrooms are easily consumed as mushroom supplements is our everyday diet. Functional mushrooms contain many beneficial compounds including beta-glucans, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and polysaccharides, all of which give them their potent healing properties.
Beta-Glucans and Functional MushroomsBeta-glucan is the secret behind the healing nature of medicinal mushrooms. Functional mushrooms possess a wide range of compounds supporting human health in different aspects. Beta-glucan mushrooms nourish and protect the skin, restore hormonal imbalance, improve gut health and digestion, boost brain power, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase energy.
Mushrooms contain healthy constituents such as digestive enzymes, flavonoids, peptides, proteins, amino acids, polyphenols, antioxidant enzymes, prebiotics, sterols, triterpenoids, polysaccharides, and many others. The polysaccharide beta-glucan (beta-D-glucan) is the most studied health-promoting compound.