Unsure? So were we...

but not anymore.

The mushroom supplement market lacked transparency and verified potency, with no one questioning the safety of these products before their effectiveness.

OUR STORY

Antioxi, now 6 years old, was born from a deeply personal journey. When a family member battled cancer, we were inspired by the integrative medicines used in the Asian region. However, finding a reliable source in the West proved challenging. Few understood the clinical, pharmacological, and biochemical nature of medicinal mushrooms, leading to a market flooded with subpar mushroom supplements that failed to meet clinical standards.

After facing numerous challenges, we decided to take matters into our own hands. We travelled to numerous farms, extraction facilities, and partnered with laboratories. The result? A range of mushroom supplements crafted the Anti way, ensuring quality, potency, and transparency.

Strain Selection

Antioxi was Founded

  • The year of intense meetings, endless research papers, expert consultations, and university collaborations.
  • Globetrotters for mushrooms: Traveled to various regions, hunting for the best mushroom farms and extraction facilities.
  • Mission: Clinical-grade strains: Ensured top-quality mushrooms to help a family member with their cancer treatment.
  • Oops, Facebook fail: Named the page Antioxi Chirp by mistake, and Mark Zuckerberg refuses to let us change it, haha (still a problem in 2024).

Substrate Preparation

The Learning Curve

  • The year of growth and learning the ropes.
  • Completely bootstrapped: Facing the early impacts of Brexit, which put our warming EU community out of reach.
  • Streamlining operations: Centralizing extraction of mushrooms and logistics.
  • Financial follies: Made all the mistakes with money we didn't have.
  • Google ads meltdown: Spent £500 on Google advertising, leading to a mental breakdown and wondering how we'd ever recover financially (Daniela still likes to remind Marko about this day).

Inoculation

Grit Happens

  • A year of significant difficulty and sacrifice.
  • All-in: Every resource was invested back into the business.
  • Brexit blues: Completed Brexit, cutting us off from the EU.
  • COVID chaos: Began cutting us off from everyone, creating a global recession with a stock market crash.
  • Perseverance lessons: Learned to endure through challenging times.
  • First loan win: Finally got our first loan - a bounce back from the UK government after harassing HSBC for months.
  • Ransom reminder: Our website design was held for ransom, teaching us the importance of backups.

Incubation

Lockdown Lessons

  • Lockdown life: If you thought having your own business was lonely, try adding COVID on top. The year of COVID-19 lockdowns had us locked in, working tirelessly.
  • Logistics limbo: The global supply chain faltered, and given we source from around the world, our logistics strategy required expert-level precision and prayer.
  • New brews: Expanded the range to mushroom coffees.
  • Fashion fame: Got our first Vogue and GQ feature.
  • Party panic: Spent New Year's Eve organizing a party just for the website to crash, leaving Daniela and Marko fixing it while the guests partied downstairs.

Initiation

Paws & Progress

  • Inflation woes: Inflation surged worldwide, making every penny count.
  • Pet project: Introduced the pet range due to high interest from vets, pet owners, and animal shelters.
  • Geopolitical hurdles: Russia invaded Ukraine, making everything expensive, especially our Chaga, given we obtain it from the Siberian forests.
  • Organic win: Achieved UK Organic Certification.
  • Traceability triumph: Improved our ability to add batch tracing to our pouches to enhance traceability & accountability.
  • Royal farewell: Queen Elizabeth II passed away.

Fruiting

Beating Brexit Blues

  • Global reach: Expanded to the EU and South Africa, reaching new markets and building on the foundation laid in previous years.
  • Economic squeeze: Start of a cost-of-living crisis, making budget management critical.
  • AI revolution: ChatGPT launched, and AI started to shake up the foundation of many industries, including ours.
  • Media spotlight: Got featured in the Evening Standard and The Independent.
  • Mushroom enthusiasts: Joined the British Mycological Society.

Harvest

Value Over Prices

  • Customer first: This is the year we focus on customer value.
  • New team: Welcomed new team members, Theo and Elanda.
  • Expert guidance: Founded our ever-expanding Board of Advisors, including vets and nutritionists.
  • Podcast launch: Entered the world of podcasts.
  • New products: Launched teas.
  • Media features: Featured in Women's Health and The Telegraph.
  • To be continued: The story is still unfolding. . .

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our journey

Our journey to bring top-quality mushroom supplements to you.

01

Rooted in nature

We meticulously searched farms across the Americas and Asia to ensure we source only the highest quality medicinal mushrooms available globally.

02

Refined by Science

Blending the best of nature with scientific rigor, we crafted premium mushroom supplements to provide maximum health benefits, ensuring every product is of the highest quality.

03

The Anti Difference

Each batch of our mushroom supplements undergoes stringent third-party testing to verify its purity and safety, maintaining our commitment to excellence.

04

Our promise to you

We will stay independent. Free from investor pressures, we maintain complete control over our quality, ensuring it remains uncompromised by cost-cutting demands.

01

Rooted in nature

We meticulously searched farms across the Americas and Asia to ensure we source only the highest quality medicinal mushrooms available globally.

02

Refined by Science

Blending the best of nature with scientific rigor, we crafted premium mushroom supplements to provide maximum health benefits, ensuring every product is of the highest quality.

03

The Anti Difference

Each batch of our mushroom supplements undergoes stringent third-party testing to verify its purity and safety, maintaining our commitment to excellence.

04

Our promise to you

We will stay independent. Free from investor pressures, we maintain complete control over our quality, ensuring it remains uncompromised by cost-cutting demands.

THE VISIONARIES BEHIND ANTIOXI

Meet the Team

Marko

Marko, co-founder and Head of Operations at Antioxi, combines his finance acumen with a fervent interest in fungi, steering our pioneering efforts. His technical expertise is enhanced by his recent involvement with the British Mycological Society and his efforts to connect with specialist advisors, ensuring we lead with innovation in medicinal mushrooms.

Antioxi Mushroom Supplements Company Owner - Daniela Vogl

Daniela

Daniela, co-founder and Head of Marketing at Antioxi, brings the brand to life with her creative flair and passion for storytelling. Known for her keen design eye, she connects with global mushroom enthusiasts, making Antioxi a household name. Off-duty, she explores nature and crafts mushroom recipes with her daughter.

Antioxi Mushroom Supplements Operations & B2B - Elanda

Elanda

Elanda, our Operations and B2B Manager, enhances our business with her robust administrative skills and dedication to efficiency. She excels in forging partnerships aligned with our wellness vision and brings a meticulous approach to logistics and client relations. Beyond work, Elanda loves diving into a good book and experimenting with new recipes in her kitchen.

Theo

Theo, our Head of Customer Support, is a problem-solving maestro whose genuine care endears him to our community. Known for his mushroom-themed puns, he adds a whimsical touch to customer interactions. Outside the office, Theo's passions are diverse: exploring the outdoors, enjoying Pavarotti, doodling spoken word poetry, and hunting for new fungi. His multifaceted interests enrich his role and our team.

Ramona

Ramona, operating out of Ludwigsburg, Germany, ensures that our EU customers receive the dedicated attention and tailored approach they deserve. As a vital behind-the-scenes force, she adeptly manages our European operations. Outside of work, Ramona enjoys unwinding by hiking through the picturesque forests of Bavaria, fully embracing the natural beauty and tranquility of the region.

antioxi mushroom supplements for pets

Zalea

Zalea, not just any pug, serves as our Chief Canine Connoisseur with a keen nose for quality. Beyond enjoying belly rubs and sunlit naps, she conducts essential taste tests for our pet products. Her battle with health challenges inspired our exploration into functional mushrooms for pets, making her the heart behind our pet product line. Zalea embodies the spirit and love that fuels our mission.

WWWY PODCAST

What's Wrong With You: A podcast sharing health journeys, breaking isolation, fostering connection.

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WHY CHOOSE US

THE ANTIOXI DIFFERENCE

Pencil drawing of a lock in front of a mushroom, symbolizing Antioxi's commitment to the purity and safety of mushroom supplements.
01

YOUR SAFETY, OUR PRIORITY

While others may chase potency at the expense of safety, we refuse to compromise. Our mushroom supplements are certified organic under the strict UK & EU standards, ensuring unmatched safety and quality. Through thorough third-party testing, we guarantee that our medicinal mushrooms meet the highest safety standards, so you can trust what you’re putting into your body.

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Drawing of a lab coat in front of a mushroom, showcasing Antioxi's dedication to uncompromising quality and rigorous testing.
02

PURE POTENCY

Lab results are just one piece of the puzzle. Medicinal mushrooms lack a defined mode of action, so ensuring quality means scrutinizing every step—from sustainable farming practices to precise extraction methods. Our newly formed advisory board, including nutritionists and veterinarians, guides us in maintaining the highest standards throughout the mushroom’s lifecycle.

LEARN MORE

Lightbulb drawing in front of a mushroom, representing Antioxi's personalized and innovative approach to customer support and health.
03

PERSONALIZED AT EVERY STEP

Health is personal, and so is our support. Customer service is one of our core pillars. You’ll always have a human to talk to, seven days a week. We’ve even implemented a new system for personalized consultations with our co-founders, ensuring you receive the tailored support you deserve.

BOOK A 1:1 CONSULT

01

YOUR SAFETY, OUR PRIORITY

While others may chase potency at the expense of safety, we refuse to compromise. Our mushroom supplements are certified organic under the strict UK & EU standards, ensuring unmatched safety and quality. Through thorough third-party testing, we guarantee that our medicinal mushrooms meet the highest safety standards, so you can trust what you’re putting into your body.

LEARN MORE

02

PURE POTENCY

Lab results are just one piece of the puzzle. Medicinal mushrooms lack a defined mode of action, so ensuring quality means scrutinizing every step—from sustainable farming practices to precise extraction methods. Our newly formed advisory board, including nutritionists and veterinarians, guides us in maintaining the highest standards throughout the mushroom’s lifecycle.

LEARN MORE

03

PERSONALIZED AT EVERY STEP

Health is personal, and so is our support. Customer service is one of our core pillars. You’ll always have a human to talk to, seven days a week. We’ve even implemented a new system for personalized consultations with our co-founders, ensuring you receive the tailored support you deserve.

BOOK A 1:1 CONSULT

Pencil drawing of a lock in front of a mushroom, symbolizing Antioxi's commitment to the purity and safety of mushroom supplements.Drawing of a lab coat in front of a mushroom, showcasing Antioxi's dedication to uncompromising quality and rigorous testing.Lightbulb drawing in front of a mushroom, representing Antioxi's personalized and innovative approach to customer support and health.