Since the beneficial compounds in raw mushrooms are “locked” within the cell walls, we process them to ensure bioavailability of those active constituents.* 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.
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.
Tinctures are extracts in a solution that contains alcohol. In this case, it is extracted mushroom(s) in USP Grade Organic Cane Alcohol (no gluten). It also contains filtered water.
We triple-extract our mushrooms to deliver the best nature has to offer. This multiple-step process ensures that our products are as bioavailable as possible.
As with all supplements, store your mushroom tinctures in a cool, dry and dark place whenever possible. Keep them out of direct sunlight.
We have been working with the same trusted farmer partners for over 10 years! Our mushrooms are grown with care, using sustainable and organic methods, in North America. They are USDA Certified Organic.
Yes, all of our mushroom tinctures will expire. They have a two-year shelf life. For specific questions about yours, reach out to us: email@example.com
Absolutely! We call this process of mixing and matching custom mushroom blends “stacking.” Experiment with what you like — there’s no one right way to do it, and you can’t do it wrong!
Alcohol is used in our mushroom tinctures to extract triterpenoids and other beneficial compounds. It is also a natural way to preserve herbal and mushroom products.
Taking a tincture is easy. Simply place a dropperful in a small amount of water, then drink, or hold it under your tongue for a minute, then swallow. You can also add tinctures to your favorite beverage.
Yes! Our mushrooms undergo heavy metal testing, mycotoxins and other lab testing. Refer to each individual product page, which will show the product’s COA (certificate of analysis) with the lab test results.
We hope that you always love our products. But if you don’t, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee on all of our products. If they are not what you were expecting, please just show proof you have recycled the packaging and you get your money back!
The best time to take them is when you want to — or when you’ll remember. Some people take them in the morning; others opt for evening. It depends on the person, their intentions and the mushroom tinctures they chose.
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