Mushie has been a go-to baby brand for parents and caregivers since 2018. This Scandinavian-inspired American-based company offers curated assortments of non-toxic, food grade baby plates, bowls, spoons and bibs.
In addition to their culinary versatility, mushrooms have long been prized for their medicinal properties. Some varieties, like Lion’s Mane and Chaga, have cognition-enhancing and immunity boosting properties.
Health & Wellness
Mushroom coffee is becoming increasingly popular, especially after celebrity and health influencers like Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed it. But is it really worth the hype?
Functional mushrooms like lion’s mane, cordyceps and turkey tail have been shown to improve mental wellbeing, stress levels, immune function and sleep. They can also increase exercise endurance and reduce fatigue.
When buying mushroom supplements, look for high quality ingredients. You want the powder to be made from the entire fruiting body, which contains more bio-available antioxidants and polysaccharides than just the mycelium. Also, avoid products that contain flow aids, which are additives used during the encapsulation process. Flow aids may increase the efficiency of the encapsulation but are not healthy to consume. Look for organic mushroom powders without flow aids.
Mushie are a fascinating organism that have captured the imagination of scientists and enthusiasts for centuries. Their life cycle, ecology, and cultural significance are endlessly intriguing.
As Mushie grow and thrive, they eventually reach a stage where they produce spores and develop their fruiting body. In this enchanting moment, they display their beautiful array of colors and textures to the world.
Rebekah, the Director of HR at Mushie, takes a hands-on approach to benefit management by conducting one-on-one conversations with each of her employees. She teaches them about the health benefits Mushie offers and helps them choose a plan that’s right for them.
Each gummy in our DEFEND product contains adaptogens and compounds such as organic reishi, turkey tail, maitake, chaga, and shiitake that help support immunity and mood. The result is a calm, focused mind and a healthy immune system.
Paid Time Off
Often called PTO, paid time off is a way for employees to take a day off work at their employer’s discretion. It rolls several policies like vacation, sick and personal time into one all-in-one policy that allows employees to balance their work life with a healthy amount of downtime.
Medicinal mushrooms like Shiitake, Reishi, Turkey Tail and Lion’s Mane help boost energy levels and reduce fatigue. They also have a potent, anti-inflammatory effect on the gut lining.
It’s important to keep in mind that supplemental health benefits, including medicinal mushroom supplements, are not a cure-all and work best when paired with an overall wellness game plan that includes whole foods, exercise, mindfulness, sleep and connection with loved ones. Our customers find that incorporating these supplements into their daily routines helps them feel more energized, focused and clear-headed.
Life & Disability Insurance
Mushie, or fungi as they’re more commonly called, have long captivated us with their diverse shapes, sizes, and textures. But the enchanting organisms offer more than just aesthetics; they also possess unique nutritional, health, and medicinal properties.
Rebekah knew that to get buy-in from her team on a group health insurance plan, she would need to understand the demographics of the company as a whole. She conducted one-on-one conversations with her team to help them understand the value of healthcare and to discuss plans that fit their needs.
When Lewis injured his back, disability coverage helped pay the bills and allowed him to protect the savings he had set aside for his daughter’s wedding. He credits his vocational coaching with helping him return to work sooner.
Flexible Spending Account
Syracuse University offers employees the opportunity to contribute pre-tax dollars into medical and dependent care FSAs administered by Benefit Strategies. Maxine’s FSA saves her money on expenses like her kids’ copays, deductibles and over-the-counter pain meds. Plus, she can carry over up to $610 of her unused funds into the next plan year.
An FSA is an account established by employers to allow their employees to set aside a portion of their earnings on a tax-free basis for medical and/or dependent care expenses. These expenses may include but are not limited to a variety of items including over-the-counter medications, allergy and sinus products, first aid supplies and home COVID-19 testing kits. Generally, funds must be used by the end of the FSA plan year or they’re forfeited.