How did you get started? For example, where did you get your spores and what tek did you use?
I received innoculated dowels for log culture through a trade.
The fungal tissue was growing well so I did a sterile transfer to agar.
Agar to grain
Grain to sterilized woodchips
As for a tek, I've just been tweaking this as I go.
Medicinal effects (based upon lab studies I've seen):
Boost immune system
Natural blood thinner
Lowers bad cholesterol
and many more...
My personal experience:
I have a heightened, long-lasting, sense of well being.
My attitude/ coping skills have noticably improved.
Haven't been sick in awhile but who knows?
The generally elevated mood is reason enough alone for me to continue propagating and consuming this fungus.