Mind At Large Medicinals

About Us

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

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 Mushrooms

Beta-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.

Adaptogen VS Nootropic

Adaptogens and nootropics are two distinct categories of substances, each with its own focus and intended benefits: Adaptogens are natural substances, often derived from plants, that are believed to help the body adapt to stress and maintain overall balance. They are thought to have a normalizing effect on various physiological processes, supporting the body's ability to handle stressors and promoting overall resilience. Nootropics: Nootropics, also known as "smart drugs" or cognitive enhancers, are substances that are intended to enhance cognitive functions such as memory, focus, creativity, and mental clarity. Their primary goal is to optimize mental performance, and they may have effects on neurotransmitters, brain circulation, or other cognitive processes. While adaptogens focus on promoting overall balance and resilience in the face of stress, nootropics aim to enhance cognitive functions specifically. Some substances may overlap and have dual adaptogenic and nootropic properties, offering a holistic approach to supporting both physical and mental well-being.

Who We Are

A local brick-and-mortar retail haven, providing our community with easy access to a diverse selection of premium medicinal mushrooms. Our mission is to elevate awareness about the abundance of alternative natural medicine choices available today, empowering individuals to break free from pharmaceutical dependencies. Embracing plant medicines for the well-being of the people.

Our Goal

Our commitment is to deliver the greatest selection of the highest quality medicinal mushrooms in the Canadian market. We aspire to perpetually expand our presence by aligning with reputable companies and fostering relationships with emerging enterprises. This strategic approach enables us to provide mushroom supplements as a compelling alternative medicine at a competitive price throughout Canada.

Our Promise to You

Dedicated to your holistic well-being, we are committed to offering comprehensive information and guidance for all your medicinal mushroom requirements. Our team is immersed in the world of functional mushrooms, ceaselessly exploring and discovering new products to ensure we consistently provide the most cutting-edge and exceptional medicinal mushrooms and supplements available in the market.