Is Dual Extraction Necessary for Mushrooms?

Is Dual Extraction Necessary?

Whether a mushroom extract powder should be made with water or alcohol or both is a question that comes up often. Hot water is a very traditional extraction process and is the most common. Sometimes only alcohol is used. When both water and alcohol are used, it is called a dual extract. It is important […]

Real Mushrooms Reishi Passes the Test

74% of Reishi Products are not Authentic

A new study was recently published by Nature, who releases the most prestigious scientific journals, entitled “Evaluation on quality consistency of Ganoderma lucidum dietary supplements collected in the United States”. The study was performed in partnership with the US Pharmacopeia (USP), who sets standards for pharmaceuticals, food ingredients and dietary supplement ingredients. In the study, […]

A Complete Guide to Cordyceps Supplements

Everything you need to know about Cordyceps supplements Cordyceps seems to be all the rage right now. You see it in every adaptogen and pre workout supplement. It’s being talked about extensively in the mushroom community and is one of the top superfoods. So what is all the hype surrounding this fascinating fungus. Let’s first […]

The Truth Behind Polysaccharides in Medicinal Mushrooms

Why Polysaccharides are a Poor Measurement of Mushroom Quality Polysaccharides are one of the key active components in medicinal mushrooms and they are commonly listed on many medicinal mushroom products. In fact, many companies boast about high polysaccharide numbers. However, if we look deeper it becomes clear that polysaccharide analysis may be hiding significant product […]