Tinder Conk
Extract + Powder

Raw, 30% Polysaccharides

SKU
5796
Delivers the benefits of both our extract and our gently dried full spectrum powder. In a 1:1 ratio, we combine an ultra-pure water-ethanol extract of tinder conk, containing 30% polysaccharides, with a raw, finely ground powder of its fruiting body. Sourced from the traditional region of Fujian. Pesticide-free, vegan, non-GMO, no additives. 90 capsules
  • Premium combination of tinder conk extract with a finely ground powder of the mushroom's fruiting body
  • Per 500mg capsule: 250mg extract (30% polysaccharides) and 250mg powder
  • Valuable polysaccharides (particularly (1,3)- and (1,6)-β-d-glucans) plus the full, natural spectrum of tinder conk's nutrients
  • Harvested by hand when the mushrooms reach peak levels of bioactives (July through October)
  • Traditional extraction (no toxic residues, such as acetone, N-hexane or methanol): gentle process using water and food grade ethanol
  • Raw powder from the fruiting body of the whole mushroom
  • Gently dried at <40°C to preserve the mushroom's enzymes, then finely ground (<0.125mm) for optimal absorption of all bioactives (shell-broken)
  • Top terroir: sourced from Gutian County, Fujian (600-700m above sea level), a region where medicinal mushrooms are traditionally grown
  • Traditionally cultivated: no pesticides or synthetic fertilisers
  • Non-GMO, 100% vegan: pure active ingredients, no additives
€14.90
90 capsules

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SKU
5796
€26.80 / 100g
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Finest Origin - Highest Grade

  • Per 500mg capsule: 250mg of tinder conk extract (30% polysaccharides) and 250mg ground tinder conk
  • Combination of polysaccharides (particularly (1,3)- and (1,6)-β-d-glucans) with the full, natural spectrum of tinder conk's nutrients
  • Harvested by hand when the mushrooms reach peak levels of bioactives (July through October)
  • Extract: gentle extraction using water and food grade ethanol
  • No toxic residues, such as acetone, N-hexane or methanol
  • Powder: raw, from the fruiting body of the whole mushroom
  • Gently dried at <40°C to preserve the mushroom's enzymes, then finely ground (<0.125mm) for optimal absorption of all bioactives (shell-broken)
  • Top terroir: sourced from Gutian County, Fujian (600-700m above sea level), a region where medicinal mushrooms are traditionally grown
  • Traditionally cultivated: no pesticides or synthetic fertilisers

How are we different?

For hundreds of years, mushroom cultivators in China have been producing some of the most potent medicinal mushrooms worldwide. Traditional Chinese medicine has guided this development for over 2,000 years, with techniques being refined to such an extent that cultivated mushrooms are now in no way inferior to their wildcrafted predecessors. Our tinder conk mushrooms are sourced directly from the globally-recognised mushroom-growing region of Gutian County in Fujian. Our farming partner places a high value on natural, traditional cultivation methods which do not include the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilisers. The mushrooms are selectively harvested by hand between July and October, at their peak nutritional value.

Mushrooms are composed of the fruiting body, which typically appears above ground, and the mycelium underneath. The most important compounds in medicinal mushrooms are concentrated within the fruiting body, but due to mycelia being faster and easier to cultivate, products derived from the mycelium are common despite being of lesser value. Our mushroom powders and extracts are exclusively made from the entire fruiting body (including the stalk), preserving the valuable compounds in each mushroom.

The polysaccharides contained in medicinal mushrooms, particularly (1-3)-β-d-glucan and (1-6)-β-d-glucan, are some of their most prized ingredients. Our mushroom extracts retain these compounds through the traditional extraction which uses only water and food grade ethanol. The resulting concentrate is highly potent; a pure and wholesome extract with absolutely no toxic extraction residues or chemical release agents (such as acetone, n-hexane or methanol).

In contrast to extracts, which can lose some of their nutritional value during processing, powders contain the full spectrum of nutrients and enzymes for a particularly strong adaptogenic effect. To ensure that the nutrients of the mushroom are optimally available to the body, we finely mill the dried mushrooms to a size of less than 0.1mm, according to the "shell-broken" method. This milling process breaks open the difficult-to-digest cells of the mushroom and makes their contents directly bioavailable.

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  • Premium active ingredients in their purest form
  • Sourced directly from the world’s best producers
  • Our select raw materials are the basis of all our formulations
  • Complete avoidance of all unnecessary additives and adjuvants
  • Exclusive use of valuable natural ingredients for additives
  • We voluntarily declare all ingredients
  • All extractions performed without the use of chemical solvents
  • Custom production when necessary, in order to achieve the highest possible level of purity
  • Independent laboratory testing available on product pages
  • Raw materials sourced only from premium suppliers who are committed to fair working conditions
  • Amber glass and compostable pouches used for packaging
  • Vegan capsule shells, free from PEG and carrageenans
  • Packaged in the EU according to HACCP, GMP and ISO 22000:2018 standards
  • Stored in non-toxic containers
  • Shipped in mineral oil-free boxes
  • All products guaranteed 100% free from magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, nanoparticles (no legal opportunism), genetic engineering, artificial colours and flavours, titanium dioxide and added sugar & sweeteners

Tinder Conk

Fomes fomentarius (tinder conk, tinder fungus, false tinder fungus, (horse's) hoof fungus, tinder polypore, ice man fungus)

Ötzi, a man who lived about 5,000 years ago and who is now known as the Iceman, was found in the Ötztal Alps in 1991 carrying tinder conk. The fruiting body of the fungus he kept with him is tough and woody and can be used to start fires. Its use goes as far back as the time of Hippocrates of Kos (c. 370 BC), who documented its effect as a medicinal mushroom. The mushroom is widespread in Asia, North America and Europe. It is a typical sight in old deciduous forests and can also be found in bogs and moorlands. It is rich in polysaccharides, with 42% insoluble beta-glucans, and was named fungus of the year in 1995.

Cultivation & Processing

Our medicinal mushrooms are sourced from Gutian County in Fujian, China, a region 600-700m above sea level which is renowned for its cultivation of mushrooms. The cultivation of mushrooms is an age-old tradition in this region, as is reflected by their unparalleled quality. The pristine, fertile land and climate, protected by dense mountain forests, as well as the use of sophisticated substrates, provides an ideal environment for the mushrooms to thrive and develop exceptional levels of nutrients and a high concentration of phytochemicals. Our untreated mushrooms are cultivated without pesticides or synthetic fertilisers. They are grown to full maturity and hand-picked as their content of bioactives reaches its peak, between July and October.

In order to preserve the high concentration of beta-glucans contained in the mushrooms, their gently dried and milled fruiting bodies and stalks can be prepared as an extract. The extraction is performed according to traditional methods; it only requires water and food grade ethanol, solvents that have been a part of Chinese as well as Western medicine for centuries. This type of extraction is among the gentlest and has long been used to create plant extracts. Our ultra-pure extract is thus free from any toxic residues of chemical solvents (such as acetone, N-hexane and methanol).

Mushrooms can retain their raw quality as a result of gentle drying at temperatures below 40°C. This process preserves the delicate enzymes and potent bioactives of the mushrooms. To ensure that these are bioavailable, the dried mushrooms are then gently milled. Thanks to our use of the "shell-broken" method, the powder reaches a fineness of less than 0.1mm, which ensures that the compounds within the cells are optimally available for absorption. The resulting powder contains the full richness of enzymes, vitamins, minerals and trace elements of the whole fruiting body of the mushroom.

Nutritional Values

Ingredients:

Tinder Conk Extract, Raw Tinder Conk Powder.
Capsule Shells: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose.
Contains: 90 capsules

Ingredients / 4 Capsules % NRV*
Tinder Conk Extract 1,000 mg -**
    of which polysaccharides 300mg -**
Tinder Conk Powder 1,000mg -**

* Nutrient Reference Value
** no reference available

Serving Suggestion

Recommended Dosage

Take 2 capsules 1-2x daily with food and 200ml of water.

Food Supplement

Do not exceed the recommended dose. Food supplements cannot replace a balanced and varied diet. Keep out of reach of children.

Storage

Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat.

Product Details

German Pharmaceutical Number (PZN) 17565108
Production In-house production in Europe, bottling and encapsulation in the EU according to HACCP, GMP / ISO 22000:2018 standards
Finished products packaged in amber glass jars and stored in non-toxic containers
Shipping in mineral oil-free boxes
Capsules Plant-based cellulose (HPMC). Vegan
Premium HPMC quality: Free from controversial additives such as carrageenans and PEG
Packaging Amber glass jar to protect against light and oxidation (free from plasticisers and BPA)
To Reuse Remove product label by soaking the jar in warm water for 5 minutes. Glue residue can be removed with dish soap.

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Our Philosophy

For thousands of years, cultures all over the world have been using medicinal plants and nutritious foods to naturally foster and maintain vitality and good health.

With our products, we try to emulate this ancient wisdom as much as possible.

Consequently, our philosophy is simple: everything we do meets the highest standards of quality and purity; our focus is on organic and natural ingredients.

We follow this philosophy with meticulous care on all levels and down to every last detail.

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