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Research has shown that both mushroom fruiting bodies and mycelium have distinct beneficial bioactive compounds. If you're only taking fruiting body extracts, you're missing out on the full potential of these mushrooms.
- Fermented - The mushrooms are fermented to increase bioavailability of polysaccharides, triterpenoids and alkaloids.
- Hot Water Extraction - The mushrooms are extracted using hot water, which helps unlock the polysaccharides.
- Alcohol Extraction - The mushrooms are extracted for about three months in alcohol, to help unlock compunds including triterpenoids. For our Glycerite extracts, the final step is to remove the alcohol. This process does NOT involve any solvents. A soy-free vegetable glycerin serves as the stable base (and adds natural sweetness).
Medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive nutrients like polysaccharides and triterpenes that are protected by a tough exterior made of chitin. By soaking them in alcohol, these bioactive nutrients can be released and extracted, which increases the bioavailability of the medicinal compounds.
Our Forager's 14 is an alcohol-based extract so it contains about 25-30% alcohol and has an earthy (shroomy) flavor. For this extract we chose to go with an alcohol base because we wanted to maintain the high beta-glucan content, which will inevitably go down if you go through the extra step of removing the alcohol.
Our Forager's Dream extract is a glycerine-based extract and has gone through the extra step of removing the alcohol which leaves it with a slightly sweeter flavor and is more palatable. Perfect for a late night dose when you're having trouble getting to sleep
Beta-glucans are a type of polysaccharide, complex carbohydrates made up of glucose molecules linked together in specific patterns. They are not unique to mushrooms but are found in various natural sources, including oats, barley, yeast, and certain bacteria. However, mushrooms are particularly rich sources of beta-glucans, and the structural differences in the beta-glucans found in mushrooms make them distinct in terms of their biological activities.
One of the most well-known and studied effects of mushroom beta-glucans is their ability to modulate the immune system.
The potential of mushroom beta-glucans in cancer prevention and treatment has generated significant interest in the medical and scientific communities. Research suggests that these compounds can inhibit the growth of cancer cells and support conventional cancer therapies.
Extracts are meant to be taken orally and you can ingest them any way you choose! You can put the tincture directly under your tongue or add it to your favorite beverage.
We recommend taking our Forager's 14 blend in the morning and our Forager's Dream right before bed.
While mushroom extracts are natural, it’s important that you consult a physician or healthcare professional before taking any supplement if you are pregnant, nursing, take medications, or have health issues.