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Essential Living Foods Organic Cordysep Mushroom Powder 4 oz (113 g)
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Essential Living Foods Organic Cordysep Mushroom Powder 4 oz (113 g)

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Essential Living Foods Organic Cordysep Mushroom Powder Description

  • Immune Enhancer
  • Energy Booster
  • Product of California

This premium quality medicinal mushroom powder is certified organic cultivated in pristine conditions from genetically-verified Reishi mushroom spores.

Powdered below 120° F for maximum vitality and bioactive profile, it is an incredible nightly anti-inflammatory immune booster for recovery and healing.

  • Premium quality medicinal mushroom supplement
  • Whole food medicinal mushroom (no chemical isolates)
  • Made exclusively from mycelial biomass (for increased bioactive profile)
  • Extremely consistent nutritional profile for reliable dosage
  • Produced by source with decades of expertise
  • Tested for optimal genetics & absolute purity

Purity & Consistency

Our mushroom powders are cultivated in California under strict HACCP aseptic protocol and are certified Kosher and Organic. Many suppliers can't guarantee the genetics or even the purity of what they are selling. Based on our source's decades of experience cultivating wide varieties of mushrooms for culinary and medicinal uses, we are able to assure a consistent product, with minimal variation from batch to batch, and recent ribosomal DNA testing ensures the precise strain of mushroom you're seeking.

90% of the mushroom's life cycle is spent underground in the vegetative or "mycelial" stage. The mycelium contains extracellular compounds and metabolites that function to promote the longevity and vitality of the living mushroom. This is why our mushroom powders are made exclusively from mycelial biomass.

Grown To Perfection

All mushrooms require a growing medium or "substrate." We exclusively use certified organic brown rice.

A 100% aseptic environment are crucial to the cultivation of pure, healthy mushrooms, so the growing chambers and the rice are sterilized at 250 F. 

Then the growing medium is inoculated with pure mushroom spawns. This is one of the most crucial steps in creating a high quality final product. Our mushroom spawns are continually lab-tested and carefully nurtured and selected in order to ensure a vigorous and beneficial strain. 

Once the spawn have germinated, the mycelial biomass is harvested and dehydrated BELOW 120° (to protect beneficial compounds from heat and oxidation) then pulverized into a homogenous powder.

Finally, samples undergo rigorous microbial testing before being packaged and shipped to our warehouse for delivery to you!

A Note On Chemical Isolates

Plenty of "medicinal mushroom" supplement makers produce highly concentrated extracts with "guaranteed potency," all without any clinical trials to ensure efficacy or even safety. Fungi are primarily used as adaptogens, or biological response modulators, i.e. they work by way of feedback mechanisms. 

Too much of one isolate or another imbalances the synergistic effects found in the whole food product, and may close a physiological feedback loop, yielding unintended consequences that could compromise one's health. This is why our mushroom powders are exclusively whole food supplements, not chemical isolates.

Reishi Mushroom Nutrition Facts

Reishi has been revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years as a therapeutic healing mushroom. Even without considering its therapeutic potential, Reishi is an amazing nutritional mushroom, loaded with B vitamins, amino acids, Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese, and Iron. It also contains sterols, which are an important precursor to substances such as vitamin D. Reishi has GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe) from the FDA due to its long-standing traditional use and is considered a food. 

Current research on Reishi suggests the following potential benefits:

  • Antioxidant activity
  • Anti-inflammatory activity
  • Cholesterol lowering effects
  • Immune stimulation of macrophages (immune cells) and interleukin (anti-tumor proteins)
  • Blood pressure reduction
  • Blood sugar balancing
  • Detoxification / Liver support
  • Reduction of DHT (hormone involved in prostate problems and baldness)
  • Nausea reduction

Functional Benefits

Reishi contains potent phytochemicals called ganoderic acids (a type of triterpene). Ganoderic acids closely mirror human steroid hormones, and this may play a role in its reported effects, which include anti-anxiety/calming, anti-allergy, and improved oxygen metabolism and liver function. In addition to triterpines, Reishi provides polysaccharides such as beta-glucan, a well-known immune-boosting and cholesterol-lowering nutrient.

Research Status

There are a wide variety of testimonials and traditional wisdom about the benefits of Reishi, but most contemporary scientific validation comes from laboratory studies involving animals or in vitro cell cultures.

Although specific health benefits are still being validated in human studies, Reishi extracts are already used in commercial pharmaceuticals for suppressing cancer cell proliferation and migration, and it is widely consumed and proscribed throughout Asia.

Getting The Right Strain

Recently, due to rampant uncertainty in the international medicinal mushroom supply chain, high-end cultivators began using ribosomal DNA testing to ensure the accuracy of their spores. As expected from such an exacting source, our supplier confirmed that their strain of Reishi was definitely Ganoderma lucidum, the revered Reishi mushroom.

Suggested Usage

1tsp (2.5 gm) at night. Increase to 2x/day for support during minor challenges, or for support during major therapies use 3 times a day for 3 days, then taper off after that.

Ingredients

Organic Cordyceps Mushroom Powder

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Supplement Facts
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:0.18 oz (5 g)
Servings per Container: Approx. 23
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories
    Calories from Fat
15
0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
   Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
   Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1%
   Dietary Fiber 0 g 0%
   Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
Daily Values not established
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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