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Myco Essentials is proud to provide 100% organic medicinal mushroom supplements which are exclusively made in Canada. All of our product ingredients are from Canada and we manufacture with the highest quality standards.
Medicinal mushrooms have been shown to enhance immunity and foster disease prevention and treatment:
Immuno-modulation, anti-tumor/anti-cancer properties, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds,
cognitive improvement, augmented nerve cell modulation, hepatic protection, anti-viral/anti-HIV properties,
cholesterol lowering, blood pressure lowering, anti-osteoporosis, etc, etc.
These functional foods, alternatively termed naturaceuticals, have been investigated extensively (click for references) and shown to confer many health promoting and life extension benefits without notable side effects. These medicinal mushroom products are rapidly gaining recognition in North America, a trend that parallels the extensive usage of mycologicals in Asia for thousands of years. The traditional use for these products as both health foods and medicine has been studied comprehensively and many excellent books and reviews have been written. Researchers began publishing their findings as early as 1968!
In vitro studies are a wonderful tool which allow observations to be made in relatively simple and tightly controlled system such as nerve cell culture, but the obvious question that always remains is: “Does the same effect occur in vivo, or more precisely, what happen if people ingest this mushroom or mycelium?” Read more ...
Hericium, and many wood decomposing mushrooms, have been shown to possess both water soluble and insoluble beta-glucan polysaccharides ... These fungal derived polysaccharides are important for maintaining robust health and longevity Read more ...
As a corollary to the previous article on the use of dietary mushrooms and mycelium for fitness and bodybuilding, we thought to specifically address the best combination of mushrooms and mycelium to foster a holistic program of healthy weight loss. Read more
Classes of compounds, extracted from both the Lion’s Mane fruit body (mushroom) and the cultured mycelium, have been termed Hericiones and Erinacines, respectively. These molecules termed diterpenoids have a cyanthin core structure Read more ...
Many medicinal mushrooms possess related but distinct components, particularly the multitude of β-glucan polysaccharides (Cheung et al., 2008) and considerable array of small molecular weight molecules (i.e., diterpenoids, triterpenoids; ergosterol derivatives). Notably are the synergistic effects observed when a blend of various species were analysed together. Various scientists and researchers have studied the blending of various medicinal mushroom that can augment the synergistic effect and significantly prevent tumour invasion, metastasis and proliferation: Han et al., 2009, Jiang and Sliva, 2010, ..., etc
|Investigated Effects||Mushroom Types (Scientific/English Common/Japanese/Chinese Names)|
|Ganoderma lucidum||Grifola frondosa||Phellinus igniarius||Hericium erinaceus||Cordyceps militaris||Lentinula edodes|
|Lingzhi||Hen of the Woods||Phellinus||Lion's Mane||Caterpillar fungus||Black forest|
|Hypoglycemic effect (Blood sugar regulation)|
|Cognitive improvement / Anti-dementia|
|Nerve growth factor modulator|
|Nerve cell modulator/protectant|
|Antibiotic / Anti-microbial|
|Anti-platelet / Anti-Thrombosis|
|Anti-viral / Anti-HIV|
|Cholesterol lowering / Blood lipid metabolism|
|Blood pressure lowering|
|Vasorelaxation & vascular tone effects|
|Amelioration of rheumatoid arthritis|
|Anti-allergy / contact sensitivity|
|Airway cell / asthma modulation|
|Aerobic metabolism activation|
|Kidney mesangial cell modulation|
|Apoptosis induction of cancer cells|
|Anti-apoptosis of normal cells|
|Weight management / Fat cell modulation|
|Improved exercise capacity|
|Polycystic Ovary Syndrome|
|Neuron oxidant protection|
|Improved sperm production|
|Testosterone stimulation & Steroidogenesis regulation|
|β -Estradiol stimulation|
1) Agar media is inoculated with starting mycelium (example: Reishi)
2) Fully colonized plate of pure culture of selected medicinal mushroom mycelium
3) Organic rye grain is extensively washed and cooked
4) Cooked organic rye is transferred to glass jars and sterilized
5) Mycelium propagates on the sterilized grain under 100% sterile conditions
6) Mycelium colonizes and digests the grain over a period of approximately 3 months
Following complete colonization, the mycelium mass is hygienically collected, and slowly dehydrated under a warm stream of air
7) The dried mycelium is finely milled. Unlike many products that contain only a fractionated extract, all Myco Essentials products use the entire contents of the jar which of course contains all the mycelial components (i.e., endopolysaccharides), extracellular components (i.e., exopolysaccharides) and small molecular weight metabolites.
8) The milled mycelium is encapsulated (NO additives or fillers are used)
Alternative route: Expose the mycelium to natural environment (subject to the risk of molds and bacteria contamination) and develop into fruiting body - mushroom
King Oyster and Early stage Reishi (Ling Zhi) Mushroom
Hericium (Lion's Mane) Mycelium & Mushroom produced by Myco Essentials - grown completely within the sterile environment of the glass jar. The processed product contains all the mycelium, fruitbody and extracellular metabolites that comprise this holistic functional food and nutraceutical.
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