Established in 1999 in Spain, Hifas da Terra is a family-owned company and research organization that combines tradition with innovation to create high-quality medicinal mushroom products for the skin, as well as gourmet food and health supplements.
Hifas da Terra defines themselves as 'scientists who love nature and strive for innovation'. They have been cultivating mushrooms in a Galician forest in Northern Spain, for over 20 years. Nature is their HQ. They promote sustainable development and annually plant 80,000 grafted mycorrhized chestnut trees, resistant to diseases. These plantations help to preserve nature, culture and traditional rural areas in Europe.
Their team of researchers apply their in-depth knowledge and extensive experience of Mycology to the continued development of innovative nutraceutical & medicinal products.
The Hifas da Terra project was born at the University of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain, where Catalina Fernandez de Ana Portela, biologist and founder of the company, began to develop an initiative to grow saprophytic fungi on wood logs. She considers mushrooms one of nature's greatest treasures. After several years of business coaching and scientific studies Hifas da Terra was founded with a mission to improve our health and wellbeing harnessing the virtues of organic mushrooms and all their nutritional, bio-medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
From their cultivation areas, under the canopy of their magnificent chestnut tree forest, Hifas da Terra hand-pick the mushrooms and sun dry them, always with temperatures lower than 40 ºC, in order to maintain their optimum nutritional and therapeutic value by keeping their vitamins, proteins and enzymes intact.
Hifas da Terra grows organic mushrooms of different varieties on oak, which improves the taste, texture and medicinal properties as opposed to straw. It also maintains a mycorrhiza trees nursery, ensuring sustainable development.
After several R&D projects, we created the Mycotherapy organic mushroom products range – offering the best quality mushrooms with extract capsules, natural cosmetics, superfood capsules and food state supplements. Natural, organic raw mushrooms are the foundation of the brand, which also includes a unique range of honeys, chocolates, teas and dried mushrooms and an innovative skincare range of anti-serums, creams and soaps. Each has been formulated with the best bio-active ingredients from medicinal mushrooms. We also produce a new range called Mico-Onco Care specifically designated for cancer patients. Mico-Onco Care products contain the highest levels of active ingredients of any mushroom-based product ever produced. Five new formulations (Mico-Mama, Mico-Prostat, Mico-Digest, Mico-Pneumo and Mico-Onco) have been created as the basis upon which the other products or allopathic treatments can be added depending on the patient’s specific needs. Natural cosmeceutical creams complement this line for skin-related treatments side effects, including chemotherapy and the new generation of targeted cancer therapy drugs.