The cell walls of mushrooms are primarily made mostly of chitin, an indigestible material that also makes up fish scales, insect exoskeletons, and crustacean shells. Thankfully, each extraction method is the key to unlocking those different compounds to make them more bioavailable. Due to their unique biochemistry, certain compounds require a specific “key,” or extraction method.
We start with the highest-quality USDA Certified Organic and USA-sourced mushrooms. Then we spend 100 days (or more!) extracting them. First, we ferment them to boost bioavailability of polysaccharides, triterpenoids and alkaloids. Next, comes a hot-water extraction for the polysaccharides. Finally, we do a 90-day alcohol extraction for the triterpenoids and other beneficial compounds.*
Simply put, mushroom fruiting bodies are the above-ground parts you can see (including the cap, stem and gills). They’re what you think of when you think “mushroom.” Mycelium are like the “roots,” hidden below ground and stretching far and wide. Both possess their own beneficial constituents, but most high-quality supplements use only fruiting bodies.* We use both. Here’s why.
Mycelium isn’t a dirty word — but it can be. Our trusted partner farmers take things slow when it comes to cultivating mushrooms. Each mycelium grows until it’s ready, no matter how long that takes. A longer growth cycle allows the mycelium to take over the substrate almost entirely. Once we harvest, less than 5% of the growth material remains. That means all mushrooms, zero fillers! The final result is a better-quality extract that captures the beneficial compounds found in both the mushroom fruiting bodies and the mycelium. When growers cut corners, rush the process and give the mycelium only weeks, the final product contains much higher amounts of the substrate (they are filled with mostly grain-filled mycelial biomass)!
Our mushrooms are grown the right way and extracted the right way — with the third-party lab test results to prove it! You can trust our full-spectrum, whole mushroom powders and extracts.
A glycerite is an extracts in a solution that contains glycerin. In our case, our mushroom glycerites start out as tinctures, then we carefully remove the alcohol. (The final product contains less than 1% alcohol.)
Taking a mushroom glycerite is really easy! You can simply place a dropperful under your tongue, hold it, then swallow. Or you can add it to a small amount of water, juice or your favorite beverage if you prefer.
Whenever possible, store all of your mushroom glycerites away from light, in a cool, dark place like a cabinet.
From our longtime partner farmers! We’ve been working with the same growers for over 10 years, and they use organic growing methods to cultivate mushrooms in North America.
Mushroom glycerites can expire — they have a two-year shelf life. For individual product questions, drop us a line: email@example.com
We call this “stacking” — and we love to hear how our customers mix and match mushrooms to create “custom” blends. As long as you are comfortable consuming alcohol, it’s fine to mix a glycerite and a tincture.
To make them more bioavailable — aka we make it easier on your body. The beneficial compounds in mushrooms, including beta glucans, are “locked” inside the tough, chitinous cell walls. Steam-processing, then triple-extracting the mushrooms provides the “key”!
Carefully! It takes us three months to complete our solvent-free process to remove the alcohol to less than 1%. We then add non-soy vegetable glycerin.
Yes! Our tinctures always undergo heavy metal testing, mycotoxins and other lab testing. If you check each individual product page, it will show the product’s COA (certificate of analysis) with the lab test results. And you can always reach out to us with questions!
We’re sorry to hear that! Rest assured that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee on all products. If something is not meeting your standards, show proof you have recycled the packaging and we will refund your money.
That’s up to you! Take them when and how you want, after reading the product’s suggested use panel.
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