ABOUT OUR EXTRACTS
Fruiting Bodies V Mycelium
Our Organic Mushroom Extract Powders are obtained by extraction of the mushrooms fruiting bodies, which are proved to be much richer in bio-active ingredients and more abundant in beta – glucans – rich polysaccharides, triterpenes, sterols and polyphenols, than mushrooms extracted from mycelium.
8 EXTRACT BLEND
Cordyceps, Reishi, Chaga, Lion’s Mane, Auricularia, Maitake, Shiitake and Agaricus
As well as our single species mushroom extracts, we also offer a specialised blend of eight organic mushroom extracts, again all from the fruiting bodies of the mushrooms – offering a high potency broad – spectrum formula standardised for guaranteed efficacy.
This powerful mushroom cocktail is a simple way to eat all your mushrooms at once so that you can reap the advantages each mushroom offers.
Our organic mushroom extracts are standardised to 50% beta-D-glucans rich polysaccharides rather than starchy alpha – glucans polysaccharides, resulting in a more potent mushroom product that is not primarily grain, which are common in mushroom extracts from mycelium and those grown on grain substrate.
Why take as an extract and not just eat the mushrooms?
You can eat some of the mushrooms as they are edible, in fact, most of the mushrooms we use in our extracts are eaten in Asia as part of their everyday diet. However, you’ll get more benefits if you use the extract powder. Extracts from mushroom are concentrated forms of glyconutrients and nutritious components present, the process of extraction breaks down chitin in the cell walls which we cannot do as individuals as we lack the enzyme needed to break it down.
NATURALLY AND ORGANICALLY PRODUCED
We want to make our mushroom extracts just like you want your food – to be cultivated – not in a technicians laboratory, but at farmhouses tended by real people.
No Sterile Labratories
Our mushrooms are grown in greenhouses with natural air flow.
No Artificial Lights
We don’t use artificial lighting. Only natural lighting is used for our mushrooms.
No Unnatural Substrates Made of Grains or Rice.
Our mushrooms are grown naturally on substrate materials native to each particular mushroom, not in jars.
Why We Grow our Mushrooms On Wood-Substrate
Many producers of mushroom fruiting bodies grow their mushrooms on grain, the issue with this is that the mushroom then absorbs the grain, resulting in a starchy product. But in nature medicinal mushrooms grow on wood!
When we consume mushrooms, we are expecting the nutrients from the mushroom itself, not the grain.
Ironically, some companies are growing grain spawn and selling it as a nutritional supplement, and although there is some mycelium, if you break up the mycelium, you will find that you will predominantly have grain in the product. So, mushroom powders made from grain-grown mycelium or rice-grown mycelium are primarily containing grain powder. What you are left with, therefore, is the material on which the mycelium is cultivated.
What is called mycelium and is marketed as mushroom by companies is often mainly grain spawn — a product that is cultivated on grain or rice in a laboratory.
You can tell a mycelium product by its mildly sweet taste, a bit like breakfast cereal, these products, as you would expect, are mostly starch, and they have few if any of the active compounds which you expected to get when you purchased them. A mushroom grown on wood-substrate and extracted from the fruiting bodies will have a distinctive, powerful mushroom smell and flavour.
FRUITING BODIES ON WOOD
MYCELIUM ON GRAIN