Global Functional Mushroom Markets Report 2023-2028: Mental Health and Cognitive Function, Natural and Holistic Health Solutions, and Immune System Support Takes Center Stage

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Global Functional Mushroom Market has valued at USD 26.95 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach a value of $40.67 billion by 2028, growing with a CAGR of 7.17%

The global functional mushroom market had been experiencing significant growth due to rising consumer awareness of the health benefits associated with mushrooms. Functional mushrooms, such as reishi, shiitake, maitake, and lion's mane, have gained popularity for their potential health-promoting properties, including immune system support, anti-inflammatory effects, and cognitive health benefits.

The functional mushroom market is dynamic, responding to consumer trends and preferences while facing regulatory and supply chain challenges. It continues to expand with diverse product offerings, sustainable practices, and innovative formulations to meet the evolving demands of health-conscious consumers.

Key Market Drivers

Health and Wellness Trends:

  • Natural and Holistic Solutions: Consumers are increasingly seeking natural and holistic solutions to enhance their well-being, moving away from synthetic medications and artificial supplements.
  • Immune System Support: Immune system support has become a top priority for many individuals, driving the demand for functional mushrooms with immunomodulatory properties.
  • Mental Health Focus: Functional mushrooms like lion's mane and cordyceps are recognized for their potential to support cognitive function and reduce stress, aligning with the growing emphasis on mental health.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Medicinal mushrooms like turkey tail and chaga are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, addressing the link between inflammation and chronic diseases.
  • Digestive Health: Mushrooms like shiitake and maitake support gut health, aligning with the growing interest in maintaining a healthy digestive system.
  • Fitness and Nutrition Integration: Functional mushroom supplements are being incorporated into the diets of athletes and fitness enthusiasts to enhance endurance, recovery, and physical performance.
  • Consumer-Centric Approach: Consumers are seeking products that cater to their specific health needs and goals, whether it's improving sleep, reducing stress, or boosting immunity.

Diverse Product Offerings:

  • Catering to Consumer Preferences: Diverse product offerings, including capsules, powders, beverages, snacks, and skincare items, cater to a wide array of consumer preferences.
  • Integration into Daily Routines: Functional mushroom products are being integrated into consumers' daily routines, making it convenient for them to enjoy the benefits.
  • Masking Mushroom Flavors: Different products often mask or enhance the earthy taste of mushrooms, making them more appealing to a broader audience.
  • Specific Health Concerns: Companies are developing products tailored to specific health concerns, allowing consumers to choose products that align with their unique goals.
  • Expansion into Food and Beauty Industries: Functional mushrooms are expanding beyond supplements into functional foods, snacks, and skincare products.
  • Innovation and Competition: Competition in the market is driving innovation in formulations, packaging, and unique product offerings.

Sustainability and Sourcing:

  • Consumer Consciousness: Consumers are increasingly conscious of environmental and ethical considerations in their purchases, leading to a preference for products with sustainability and responsible sourcing practices.
  • Preserving Ecosystems: Sustainable sourcing practices aim to minimize the impact on natural habitats, ensuring biodiversity and a consistent mushroom supply.
  • Innovative Cultivation Techniques: Indoor mushroom farming, vertical farming, and automated cultivation systems are improving sustainability and resource efficiency.
  • Transparency and Certifications: Certifications like organic, non-GMO, and fair trade help build consumer trust by signaling sustainability and ethical practices.

Innovative Formulations:

  • Diverse Product Range: Functional mushroom products go beyond traditional supplements, including beverages, snacks, chocolates, coffee, tea, skincare, and more.
  • Addressing Taste Concerns: Innovative formulations often address the earthy or bitter taste associated with some mushrooms, making them more palatable.
  • Customization for Health Goals: Innovative products target specific health goals, such as stress reduction, improved cognitive function, or immune system support.
  • Enhanced Bioavailability: Some formulations incorporate extraction methods to increase the bioavailability of key compounds for maximum benefits.
  • Convenience: Convenient and on-the-go options are gaining popularity, catering to busy lifestyles.
  • Competition and Differentiation: Competition encourages innovation and differentiation in the functional mushroom market.


  • Regulatory Complexities: Navigating complex regulations related to labeling, marketing, and sales of mushroom-based products can be challenging.
  • Quality Control: Ensuring consistent quality in functional mushroom products is essential but challenging due to variations in species, growing conditions, and processing.
  • Supply Chain Vulnerabilities: Global supply chains can be vulnerable to disruptions, impacting the availability of functional mushrooms.
  • Competition: The market is becoming increasingly competitive, requiring companies to differentiate themselves through innovation and quality.

Trends by Product, Application, and Region:

  • Shiitake mushrooms dominate the product category, while reishi mushrooms are expected to exhibit rapid growth.
  • Food and beverage applications lead the market, with pharmaceutical applications expected to grow rapidly.
  • Asia Pacific holds a dominant position in the market, with North America expected to experience rapid growth.

Key Attributes:

Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages175
Forecast Period2022 - 2028
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2022$26.95 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2028$40.67 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate7.1%
Regions CoveredGlobal

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the Global Functional Mushroom Market.

  • Way of Will Inc
  • M2 Ingredients Inc.
  • Nammex
  • Mitoku Co Ltd
  • Hokkaido Reishi
  • Lianfeng Foodstuff Co Ltd
  • REBBL Inc
  • Monterey Mushrooms Inc
  • Monaghan Mushrooms

Report Scope:

Functional Mushroom Market, By Product:

  • Reishi
  • Cordyceps
  • Lions Mane
  • Turkey Tail
  • Shiitake
  • Chaga
  • Others

Functional Mushroom Market, By Application:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Others

Functional Mushroom Market, By Region:

  • North America
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Kuwait

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