Cultivation: All our extracts are made from certified organic mushrooms which have been cultivated in greenhouses with natural lighting and fresh air flow and on substrate materials native to each particular mushroom, in order to produce one of the highest quality and most potent mushroom extract powders available on the market.
Important note: Mycelium grown on unnatural substrates such as cereal grains or rice (most likely all North American grown mushroom) contains minimal amounts of the important compounds that we look for in medicinal mushrooms.
Why extract powders? Hot water extraction (aka tea) is a very simple and effective way to concentrate and increasing bio-availability of all the important medicinal properties contained in mushrooms. The combined use of alcohol and water is crucial when some important compounds in the mushroom are not water soluble, such as triterpenoids in Reishi or Chaga.
Organic Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) 8:1 - dual (hot water/alcohol) extract powder. Wild Chaga grows naturally in the vast forests of Russia, northern China and northern climatic zones. Chaga needs the tree-bound precursors to synthesize the triterpenoids for which it is famous. Chaga is traditionally used for stomach illnesses and immunity issues.
Organic Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) 16:1 - dual (hot water/alcohol) extract powder. Reishi mushroom has been revered in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Scientists discovered highly active beta-(1>3)-glucans with the ability to potentiate innate immunity by activating immune cells. Also discovered were secondary metabolites called triterpenoids which were present in significant amounts and sets Reishi apart from all the other medicinal mushrooms.
Organic Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris) 1:1 - hot water extract powder. Cordyceps militaris has similar active compounds and activities to C. sinensis and is traditionally used for fatigue, general weakness, improved respiratory function and improved sexual function.
Organic Coriolus (Trametes versicolor) 1:1 - hot water extract powder. Wild Trametes, also known as Turkey Tail, grows naturally worldwide in all types of forests although it is primarily found on deciduous trees. Medicinally it has shown to be useful for all types of conditions where immunity is compromised.
Organic Lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus) 1:1 - hot water extract powder. Lion’s Mane is a choice edible that grows wild on deciduous trees and is an immunomodulator that is useful for many conditions where immunity is compromised. It has also been used for gastritis. Current research suggests that it may have some effect on nerve growth.
Organic Maitake (Grifola frondosa) 1:1 - hot water extract powder. Maitake is a choice edible that only recently has been utilized for its medicinal properties. During the 1990’s extensive research demonstrated the activity of Maitake beta-glucans as immune system potentiators.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place
Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.