The wealth of knowledge passed down through Chinese tradition for over 2000 years regarding the benefits and cultivation of vital mushrooms is truly exceptional. Today, Chinese cultivators produce the most potent mushrooms, having refined their cultivation methods to the point where the cultivated mushrooms rival their wild counterparts. Our mushrooms are sourced from Gutian County in Fujian, world-renowned for its medicinal mushrooms. Our partner farm prioritizes natural and traditional cultivation techniques. The mushrooms are carefully hand-harvested between July and October when they reach their peak nutrient density.
Mushrooms consist of and the mostly underground mycelium and the above-ground fruiting body, where the vital nutrients are primarily concentrated. While products derived from the underground mycelium are cheaper due to their quicker and easier cultivation, they lack the valuable components. That's why we obtain our mushroom powders and extracts from the entire fruiting body, including the stems, capturing the full spectrum of essential nutrients.
Among these nutrients, the mushroom polysaccharides, especially the beta-1,3- and beta-1,6-D-glucans, are particularly beneficial. Our mushroom extracts are carefully crafted to concentrate these substances; the gentle extraction process strictly follows traditional methods, using water only, ensuring a highly pure product. As a result, our extracts are free from any toxic residues left behind by chemical solvents like acetone, N-hexane, or methanol.
In contrast to extracts that selectively isolate specific ingredients, mushroom powders encompass the entire range of natural compounds .Our mushroom powders are ground to a fineness of 0.1 mm using the special "shell-broken" process - this ensures that the hard-to-digest mushroom matrix is broken down as much as possible for optimal bioavailability.
The combination of mushroom powder and mushroom extract creates a rich overall compound of the full spectrum of nutrients, with a high concentration of the valuable beta-glucans.