Andraya Farrag ● May 24, 2023

Looking for a natural way to boost your brainpower and overall wellness? If the answer is yes, then look no further than functional mushrooms.

These unique and powerful supplements have been used for centuries. It’s hard to get more natural than mushrooms, and the likes of Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Cordyceps and Turkey Tail are credited by some advocates for supporting clarity, focus and even improved energy levels.

As firm believers in the power of natural products, we are thrilled to have Umbo join Their whole mushroom tinctures, delicious energy bars and innovative capsules are designed to provide both rest and rejuvenation. Whether you’re already a supporter or are just getting started with mushrooms, here’s the 1,000 ft view so you can hit the ground running with Umbo.

Introducing Umbo: Mushrooms for Focus, Endurance and Sleep

What Does Umbo Mean?

“Umbo” is a term that is used to describe the raised center of mushroom caps. It can also be used to refer to the boss of a shield - the part that protects a warrior’s hand from harm. Putting all that together, the origins of the word Umbo can be found in nature and in humanity’s history of protecting itself.

As a brand, Umbo exists to provide natural protection for your body and mind. Its functional mushroom products are intended to give you the endurance to tackle whatever life throws your way.

Why Mushrooms?

Mushroom supplements have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their versatility and many potential applications. These plant-based heroes are nutrient-dense and rich in a variety of minerals and antioxidants that can help to support a balanced lifestyle.

While planet earth is home to over 10,000 types of mushrooms, here are some of the more popular varieties (and those that you’ll find in products from Umbo).

Lion’s Mane

Known for its brain-boosting properties, Lion's Mane mushroom has been shown to support cognitive function, memory, and focus. It may also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, making it a promising natural supplement for overall brain health.


Also known as the "mushroom of immortality," Reishi has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine for its immune-boosting properties. It is believed by many to have anti-inflammatory properties and is a common feature in holistic wellness routines.


This mushroom is known for its energy-boosting properties and may help to increase endurance and athletic performance. It may also have anti-inflammatory effects and support immune function.

Turkey Tail

With its immune-boosting properties, Turkey Tail mushroom has been shown to support the body's natural defenses. Some believe that it helps to maintain a healthy gut and fortify the immune system.

Will They Make Me Trip?

No! Umbo’s premium range of mushroom supplements are all about performance, not pink elephants and hallucinations. They’re totally legal and do not produce any psychedelic effects which means you can continue to go about your everyday activities without worrying about losing your faculties.

The Founders

Umbo is the brainchild of an NFL quarterback, a UFC champion, and a mushroom aficionado. They’re united by their passionate belief in the power of functional mushrooms.

Rashad Evans is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship who understands the importance of syncing a strong body and mind. You can’t afford to perform below your best in the ring and so Rashad is committed not only to improving the field of sports nutrition but also to helping people understand that good brain function can be the hardest hitter of all.

Jake Plummer spent ten years in the NFL  playing quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos. His experiences with cannabis led him to explore plant-based health on a wider level, knowing better than most that you need to find a natural balance if you want to reach peak performance on or off the field.

Del Jolly is an advocate and educator who has dedicated his career to the development of numerous propositions in cannabis and psychedelics. He brings a wealth of experience to the team and knows that while mushrooms have tremendous potential in the realm of sports, they have an equally important role to play in helping people to live healthy, happy lives.

Together they’ve created a brand that strives for excellence, respects the power of nature, and seeks to provide clarity and strength to all.

Natural Power For Your Next Challenge

Whether you're looking to boost your energy and focus or improve your overall wellbeing, Umbo provides a range of mushroom supplements to suit your needs. From Lion's Mane for cognitive support to Reishi for rest, they’re designed to help you live your best life.

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