We are proud to use some of the highest quality certified organic or wildcrafted medicinal mushrooms available on the market. They are carefully sourced from mountain regions of China, where growers have been cultivating mushrooms for generations (in fact, China is responsible for over 85% of worldwide mushroom production).
The mushrooms in our products are produced by real people on a farm, not in a lab. They’re grown sustainably without agricultural chemicals, in greenhouses with natural lighting and fresh air flow, and using substrate materials native to each particular mushroom -- no sterile laboratories, and no unnatural substrates made of cereal grains or rice.
Note that many products produced in North America are not made from mushrooms but rather mycelium, the mushroom’s root system, which is grown on grains.
Since the grain can’t be separated from the mycelium, mycelium products are significantly comprised of starch while containing far less of the active compounds, including beta-glucans. We only use the mushroom (fruiting body) in all our products rather than using the mycelium.
Mushrooms are tested prior to being exported from China for toxins, pesticides, heavy metals, mold, yeast and other microbes, and again by third-party laboratories in North America for these compounds and for medicinal compound levels of beta-glucans.