About Us & Our Mission
At Adaptogen Superfoods™ we believe the most important thing in creating a supplement is quality. Why is quality so important you may ask? Actually when you buy something, not having the best of the best is not always bad. It may even make sense not to buy the best because the inferior model fits your needs better. To get the benefits of medicinal mushrooms however, having the best is the ONLY safe choice, and anything less could be very dangerous. You see, mushrooms are a product of their environment and if they are growing in a place that has pesticides, pollution, heavy metals or dangerous chemicals etc, those pollutants will find their way into the mycelial network (root system) and into the mushroom. Those dangerous chemicals will then be directly ingested by whoever eats the mushrooms. Unfortunately a foodstuff can simultaneously be labeled "Organic" and also be full of a majority of these dangerous chemicals if they are imported. It is estimated that over 85% of mushrooms are imported from China. If a mushroom supplement is not very expensive, guess where they are getting their mushrooms from? That's right, you guessed it, China. Of course it is much cheaper to buy supplements if the ingredients are of risky origin. The "Organic" seal is only as strong as the government that is enforcing the seal's legitimacy. If a country is corrupt, how often do you think the supposedly organic food is getting inspected, if ever? If the company is not going out of its way to let you know that they are American mushrooms then they are importing from China and you run the very real risk of them being contaminated.
We want to let people know the truth. Instead of asking "why is Adaptogenin™ so expensive?" you may want to be asking, "Why do you think the other companies are so cheap? You guessed right again! China. It is our mission to make safe, nutritious adaptogenic mushrooms available to all, and to educate people on what they are spending their hard earned cash on so they can get the benefits of medicinal mushrooms.
That is why we don't settle for anything but the best. We use only third-party certified, non-irradiated, non-GMO, natural ingredients which are produced in a state-of-the-art FDA certified Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) facility in the United States. Adaptogen Superfoods™ is setting the new gold standard in the medicinal mushroom supplement field, and we pride ourselves in offering all 100% American Made products. Our ingredients undergo the most rigorous analytical testing by the top FDA registered labs in the country. All of our raw materials are also verified by DNA sequencing through the U.S. National Institute of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Genebank.
You get what you pay for. Welcome to the best of the best. We have been waiting for you.
During his decade in Japan, Cody studied Japanese martial arts, language and culture. Fascinated by the Japanese use of herbs and mushrooms for health and wellness, and their ancient Japanese medicine (Kanpoyaku), he decided to take those wonderful aspects of their culture with him when he returned home to America. His mother had been suffering from cancer (multiple myeloma) for years. His first step was putting his mother on a routine of medicinal mushroom extracts. Surprisingly, after taking the mushroom extracts for six months his mother's cancer went into remission and is still cancer-free over 5 years later. With that huge eye-opening success, Cody was inspired to start his own medicinal mushroom supplement company. His mother is living life to the fullest.
Thanks to his Greek grandfather, Basilio has been in the produce industry for over 22 years creating programs with produce growers in Mexico and North America. His fluency in English, Spanish and Japanese helped him coordinate deals with some of the biggest retailers, wholesalers, and food service processors all over the world.
Basilio is a sportsman at heart but his love of playing sports comes second to the love he shares with his wife and two young boys.
Basilio and Cody have been friends for many years. They both share a passion for martial arts and an absolute fascination with medicinal mushrooms and functional fungi. This shared interest was the beginning of their venture together in creating Adaptogen Superfoods, as it is proving to be a beacon in the Medicinal Mushroom space, shining a light of health, happiness and hope.