Entries by Skye Chilton

Where are Medicinal Mushrooms Grown?

Did you know that China grows over 87% of mushrooms worldwide? Many of our customers ask us why we source all our mushrooms from China. The answer is simple. It is not possible to produce organic mushroom extract powders in North America. While it is possible to grow these mushrooms in North America for food, […]

How to Identify Myceliated Grain

There are many supplements in the marketplace today that are marketed as mushroom but do not contain any mushrooms. These are products made from what is called myceliated grain. This very important distinction is not easy to identify and the consumer is left believing they have purchased mushrooms when in fact that’s very far from […]

Is Dual Extraction Necessary?

Whether a mushroom extract powder should be extracted 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. Only alcohol is rarely used when making extract powders. When both water and alcohol are used, this is called a dual […]

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, […]

Cordyceps Mushroom: A Complete Guide to Supplements

Everything you need to know about Cordyceps supplements Cordyceps mushroom 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 […]

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 […]