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From the words of our founder and myconaut, Sami Salim, "there is no Mógū without our Mógū team." Together, Mógū consists of fungi farmers, foragers, inoculators, cultivators, laboratory assistants, researchers, and mushroom experts - all considered equally important in order to create our high concentrate herbal mushroom products that can then be shared with the world.
There are 6 Kingdoms of life: Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protista, Plantae, Animalia, and Fungi. Of these 6 Kingdoms, humans widely consume 3 of the Kingdoms in order to survive: Plantae, Animalia, and Fungi. For us Vegans, that leaves it down to 2 Kingdoms: Plantae and Fungi. The problem is, Western civilization has almost entirely ignored edible-medicinal mushrooms of the Fungi Kingdom from their diet, while our Eastern neighbors (especially China and Japan) have been consuming them for thousands of years. Why is that?
Mushrooms are the most under-exploited, under-known, and underutilized area of natural superfoods and herbal medicine. For this reason, Mógū is on a mission to pass this ancient knowledge gathered by our Eastern friends, recognizing fungi to be in the highest category of Chinese medicinal herbs. Mógū believes in the power of mushrooms. The goal is to have more people embrace this power, to equally include a variety of mushrooms in your diet, the same way you include a variety of different fruits and vegetables from the Plantae Kingdom.
In order to maximize its therapeutic action, this is where we truly stand out: Mógū focuses on selling well-researched medicinal mushroom extracts of superior quality. In the tricky world of mushroom supplements, we feel that every claim of quality should be backed up with hard facts. Just as importantly, we feel the dosage of mushroom supplements should reflect the dosage given in research studies. What's the point of all the research if we don't follow its method and instructions?
All our products are Organic USDA certified and tested by independent objective laboratories, not just for safety (such as testing for heavy metals and microbiology), but in particular for the active ingredients we target in mushrooms.
We take pride in our Organic Farms, Organic Extraction Procedures, and GMP Laboratory Cleanrooms. A detailed explanation of the organic cultivation and extraction process is provided upon request.
Mógū mushrooms are grown in the subtropical oceanic monsoon climate area of southeast China. Our mushrooms are lucky enough to have the mountain ranges in the northwest to ward off the cold winds in winter, and to have the sea breeze coming from the southeast to regulate the climate. Therefore, most of the land in the Fujian province suffers less from the freezing cold in winter and the sweltering heat in summer, with the largest amount of rainfall in the country. This provides optimal conditions for the cultivation of mushrooms throughout the year.
Endowed with favorable natural conditions, the Fujian forests are one of the four major forest regions in China, and enjoy the fame of being called “Green Treasure House in the South”. These mountain ranges are far from city pollution and present a picturesque landscape. Imagine fresh air, green scenery, and dense fog with an abundance of rivers and lakes. We present pictures below of the landscape that surrounds our farms.
The province falls into the front ranks in biodiversity in the country, so not only is it optimized for mushroom cultivation, it is a region rich in natural resources, and even witnesses the survival of many rare plants of the Cretaceous period and the Tertiary period, such as gingkgo, pseudolarix and podocarpus macrophyllus. The woodland accounts for 66% of the total area, and 993,100 hectares of bamboo forest, all ranking first in China.
It may come as no surprise that most of the world's mushrooms are grown in China. For thousands of years, the Chinese have been cultivating mushrooms and gathering research analysis for its therapeutic purposes. The Fungi Kingdom plays a major role in the Chinese diet, due to its rich source of nutrients and various unique medicinal properties.
By the way, "Mógū" means mushrooms in Chinese Mandarin.