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The Power of Mushrooms: A Journey to Holistic WellBeing

Updated: Jun 26




In our latest episode, host Brian Berneman engages in a compelling conversation with Stephanie Moyal, co-founder of Troop, about the transformative power of mushrooms.

This blog post delves into their discussion, highlighting the numerous health benefits of mushrooms and their potential to foster personal growth and holistic wellbeing.


The Genesis of Troop: From Adversity to Opportunity

Discovering Mushrooms During Challenging Times

Stephanie Moyal's journey into the world of mushrooms began during the pandemic. After losing her job in hospitality and helping her cousin Jake recover from a severe ski accident, Stephanie stumbled upon the remarkable benefits of mushrooms. This challenging period became a turning point, sparking the creation of Troop, a company dedicated to making mushrooms accessible and beneficial for everyone.


Embracing Change and Innovation

In the face of adversity, Stephanie and Jake embraced the opportunity to explore something new and transformative. Their discovery of mushrooms led them to co-found Troop, with the mission to support personal health and build a connected, healthy community. Their story is a testament to how difficult times can lead to innovative and life-changing ventures.


The Health Benefits of Mushrooms

A Natural Solution for Holistic Health

Mushrooms have been used for centuries in various cultures for their incredible health benefits. They promote holistic wellbeing by addressing a wide range of health issues naturally. Some of the key benefits of mushrooms include:

  • Immune Support: Mushrooms like turkey tail are renowned for their immune-boosting properties.

  • Gut Health: Mushrooms support gut health with their prebiotic and probiotic qualities.

  • Mental Clarity: Lions mane is known to enhance cognitive function and mental clarity.

  • Anxiety Relief: Regular consumption of mushrooms can help alleviate anxiety and promote a sense of calm.


Preventive Medicine Over Prescription Dependence

In Western society, there is a heavy reliance on curative and prescription medicine. They emphasize the importance of shifting towards preventive medicine, where mushrooms can play a crucial role. By incorporating mushrooms into our daily routines, we can prevent health issues before they arise and naturally address existing ones.


The Importance of Quality in Mushroom Products

What to Look for in Mushroom Supplements

Not all mushroom products are created equal. Stephanie highlights the significance of choosing high-quality mushroom supplements. Some key factors to consider include:

  • Fruity Body Over Mycelium: Opt for products made from the fruiting body of mushrooms, as they contain the highest concentration of beneficial compounds.

  • Proper Extraction Methods: Ensure that the mushrooms are properly extracted to maximize their potency and effectiveness.

  • Locally-Grown Organic Mushrooms: Choose products that use mushrooms grown with organic methods to ensure quality and safety.


Troop’s Commitment to Excellence

At Troop, Stephanie and her team are dedicated to providing top-quality mushroom products. They use a proprietary triple extraction method to ensure their supplements are potent and effective. Troop's mission is to make health easy, enjoyable, and effective, helping people connect with themselves and the environment.


Integrating Mindfulness and Mushrooms for Holistic WellBeing

The Synergy of Mindfulness and Mushroom Consumption

Integrating mindfulness with the consumption of mushrooms can lead to a deeper connection with oneself and the environment. By being present and attentive to our bodies, we can better understand our health needs and how mushrooms can support our wellbeing.


Building a Community of Health and Support

Troop's mission extends beyond individual health. They aim to build a supportive community where people can share their experiences and learn from one another. By fostering a sense of connection and community, Troop helps individuals navigate their health journeys with confidence and support.


Embrace the Power of Mushrooms for a Healthier Life

Mushrooms offer a natural, holistic approach to health and well-being. From immune support to mental clarity, their benefits are vast and profound. Stephanie Moyal's journey with Troop is a powerful reminder that even in challenging times, we can find opportunities for growth and transformation. By embracing the power of mushrooms and integrating mindfulness into our lives, we can achieve a more balanced, meaningful, and purposeful life.



Stephanie Moyal, is the co-founder of Troop. They are on a mission to demystify mushrooms and make them approachable, and what better way than in a delicious gummy?

At Troop, they believe nature, especially mushrooms hold many of the answers that we’re seeking, and we shouldn’t have to sacrifice anything to be healthy. All of their gummies are vegan, gluten free, soy free and made with all natural fruit flavors and colors. We only use mushrooms that are organically and sustainably cultivated in the US and dual extract them for maximum potency. 

The name troop means a group of mushrooms that grows together and they’re so excited to welcome you to the troop! 


For more about Troop find them on Instagram, Facebook and https://trytroop.com/.

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