Who We Are
Silo Wellness is dedicated to expanding the mycelium-like network of mushroom awareness around the world. The inventors of the mushroom nasal spray that captivated the attention of the world’s mushroom industry established the following mission from Day 1: Put mushrooms into the hands of as many people as quickly and inexpensively as possible.
We at Silo Wellness believe it is intolerable that there are folks out there in the world that haven’t heard of or experienced the benefits of the fungus. While we spread the message of the benefits of therapeutic mushrooms from our bully pulpit in Jamaica, we are doing the same for legal functional mushrooms in the United States.
The founder of Silo Wellness, Mike Arnold, grew up in Parkville, Missouri, and has been hunting morel mushrooms since he was a kid. He originally hunted mushrooms much like he fished. He was always an incredible fisherman at the family farm ponds but not so much of a catcherman. However, that all changed when he learned he needed glasses in third grade and first saw stars, hit a baseball, and found a mushroom that somebody else didn't point out to him.
Mike's interests in mushrooms grew when he moved to Oregon in 1998 and started studying edible wild foods while in law school. Although his initial favorite wild edible plants were and remain stinging nettles (better than spinach…if sautéed; better than honey bees if not) and Himalayan blackberries, his interests in mushrooms expanded when he disappointingly learned firsthand of the difficulty in hunting for morels west of the Cascades.
It was that day that he bought the book that would forever change his life, despite the remarkably quirky cover photo, All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms (and don’t let the trumpet player scare you off from this classic). From there he quickly learned to enjoy nature’s fungal bounty from oysters to the ubiquitous chanterelles to the game changing little forest mushrooms shaped like the brimless hats worn by French freedom fighters during the Age of Enlightenment.
The Silo Wellness team has experience in mushroom cultivation, foraging, and extraction in Jamaica and the United States.