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Frequently Asked Questions
At present, our products are exclusively available for purchase on Lazada, as we are currently a Thailand-based company. Our future plans include expanding our market reach to Amazon in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia. However, for the time being, we are concentrating solely on the Thai market.
To understand the quality of our products we first need to compare two things.
Mycelium: Like the roots of a tree, Mycelium acts in the same way for a Fruiting body. Mycelium is responsible for taking in nutrients by breaking down decaying matter by using various enzymes. These nutrients are then transported throughout the fungi and also help to feed and support entire ecosystems. Mycelium is known as “the network of nature” and can communicate its environment.
Fruiting Body: What we see as a mushroom, described as having a cap and a stem is actually called the Fruiting body. The Fruiting body is where a large amount of the nutrients absorbed by the mycelium gets transported into. The Fruiting body acts as the reproductive parts for the fungi and contains spores that when ready will be released to travel and grow once again.
This is known as the life cycle of the Fruiting Body.
We don’t just believe in our method of extraction, we have a deep understanding for the true benefits that come with harvesting and utilizing the most nutritional part of the fungi, Fruiting Body.
Where other companies opt to use mycelium that they have grown in a lab by using grain such as rice or oats. We have chosen to use the Fruiting body, the true source of nutrition and packed with value added benefits.
It is generally agreed upon in the scientific community that the fruiting body of functional mushrooms is more beneficial than MOG (mycelium on grain). The fruiting body is the above-ground part of the mushroom that we typically see and eat, while MOG is the mass of the fungal organism that grows underground or within the substrate. Fruiting bodies contain more beta-glucans and other active compounds that have potential health benefits such as immune support, anti-inflammatory effects, and antioxidant properties. However, some MOG products may still be beneficial, and it is essential to look for high-quality sources and do thorough research before purchasing any functional mushroom products.
Mycelium on grain refers to the growth of mycelium, the vegetative part of fungi, on a substrate of grains. This is a commonly used method for growing mushrooms, as the mycelium colonizes the grains and then can be used to inoculate a larger substrate such as a sawdust or straw-based substrate, which is then used as the growing medium for the mushrooms. The grains used can vary, but common options include rye, wheat, or millet. The mycelium on grain technique is popular because it allows for efficient and consistent growth of mushroom cultures, and can be used to produce a variety of different mushroom species.
Functional mushrooms, also known as medicinal mushrooms, are a group of edible mushrooms that have been traditionally used in Eastern medicine for their health-promoting properties. These mushrooms contain various bioactive compounds, including polysaccharides, beta-glucans, and triterpenoids, that are believed to support immune function, improve cardiovascular health, and reduce inflammation.
Functional mushroom extracts are concentrated preparations made from mushrooms that have been traditionally used in various forms of medicine, including Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. These mushrooms are known for their potential health benefits, including immune system support, anti-inflammatory properties, and improved cognitive function.
There are several methods for extracting functional mushroom extracts, including hot water extraction, ethanol extraction, and dual extraction. Here is a detailed explanation of the extraction process:
Selection of mushroom: The first step in the extraction process is the selection of the mushroom. The mushroom is typically chosen for its medicinal properties and quality.
Drying: The mushroom is then dried to remove excess moisture. This step helps to preserve the mushroom and prevent the growth of bacteria.
Grinding: The dried mushroom is then ground into a fine powder. This increases the surface area of the mushroom, which makes it easier to extract the beneficial compounds.
Extraction: There are several methods for extracting functional mushroom extracts, including:
Hot water extraction: The mushroom powder is mixed with hot water and allowed to simmer for several hours. This helps to extract the water-soluble compounds, such as beta-glucans.
Ethanol extraction: The mushroom powder is mixed with ethanol (alcohol) and allowed to steep for several weeks. This helps to extract both water-soluble and alcohol-soluble compounds.
Dual extraction: This method involves using both hot water and ethanol to extract the beneficial compounds from the mushroom. The hot water extract is first prepared, and then the remaining mushroom material is extracted with ethanol.
Filtration: Once the extraction is complete, the liquid is filtered to remove any remaining mushroom material.
Concentration: The liquid extract is then concentrated to increase the potency of the extract. This is typically done through a process called vacuum evaporation, which removes excess water.
Drying: The final step is to dry the extract into a powder form. This makes it easier to store and use.
In summary, the extraction process for functional mushroom extracts involves selecting a quality mushroom, drying and grinding it into a fine powder, and then extracting the beneficial compounds through hot water, ethanol, or dual extraction. The resulting liquid extract is then filtered, concentrated, and dried into a powder form for use as a dietary supplement.
None of Fruiting Body’s products have any negative effect and can be combined with other medications.
People taking functional mushrooms such as Lion’s Mane, Reishi, or Cordyceps may not feel any immediate effects. These mushrooms are known for their long-term benefits, such as boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, and improving brain function. Some people may experience a mild calming effect after taking reishi mushrooms, while others may feel more energized after taking cordyceps mushrooms. Overall, the effects of functional mushrooms may vary from person to person, and it may take several weeks or months of consistent use to notice significant changes.
It depends on the specific type of functional mushroom you are taking and the form in which it is consumed (e.g. powder, capsule, tea). In general, many functional mushroom supplements are better absorbed when taken with food, as the food can help to enhance their bioavailability and reduce the risk of gastrointestinal discomfort. However, some types of functional mushrooms may be more effective when taken on an empty stomach, as food can sometimes interfere with their absorption.
It is always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to take the specific type of medicinal mushroom you are using. They can provide guidance on the best way to take the supplement for optimal absorption and effectiveness.
There is no evidence to suggest that taking multiple functional mushrooms at the same time is unsafe. In fact, some people believe that combining different types of mushrooms can enhance their overall health benefits.
However, it is important to note that everyone’s body is different, and some people may have individual sensitivities or allergies to certain types of mushrooms. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to start with a small dose and monitor your body’s reaction before consuming larger amounts or mixing different types of mushrooms.
It’s also important to note that functional mushrooms are not a substitute for medical treatment or advice. If you have any health concerns or are taking medication, it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider before incorporating new supplements or foods into your diet.
While some functional mushrooms are generally considered safe for consumption, there is limited research on their safety during pregnancy, and their effects on pregnancy and fetal development are largely unknown. It is always better to err on the side of caution and seek professional advice before taking any supplement or medication while pregnant.
No, these mushrooms are non-psychoactive.