Mālama Mushrooms in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, was founded by Benjamin Lilibridge.
Benjamin is actually a good friend of ours - we train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu together. But when he is not on the mat trying to choke us out, he´s most likely traveling, educating and advocating the health benefits mushrooms have to offer.
His fungi obsession began as a college student studying Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh when he came across a Ted Talk on 6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World, by Mycology’s unofficial Godfather Paul Stamets.
Mālama Mushrooms was spawned in 2018. The brand offers four different medicinal mushroom powder blends and extracts with distinct health focuses - Reishi (Stress, Anxiety, Fatigue), Lion’s Mane (Memory, Focus, Brain, Nerve), Chaga (Anti-Oxidant, Immunity, Skin), and Cordycepts (Endurance, Stamina, Respiratory), and a mushroom chocolate bar with a blend of all four. The powder blends are mixed with organic cacao and cinnamon and can be added to coffee, tea, smoothies, or baked into recipes.
Five percent of Mālama Mushroom’s profits are donated to the Children’s Cancer Foundation.