I've had my nose deep into medicinal mushrooms lately. For a long time I have been paying attention to the immune-stimulating power of beta-glucans found in the fruiting bodies of all medicinal mushrooms, but it is only recently that I stumbled on a controversy about using mushroom supplements.
In a recent interview with Christopher Hobbs, we talked about chaga, which is a hotter topic than I had ever guessed. The core of the debate points towards the difference between wild-crafted chaga and cultivated mycelia. Following publication of this post, Jeff Chilton, president and founder of Nammex Organic Mushroom Extracts, reached out to me. What followed was one of the most interesting and thought-provoking conversations I have had on the topic of quality control in the mushroom supplement industry.
If you take medicinal mushrooms to improve your health, this video is a must watch. It is critical that you understand what you are taking, how potent it is and how to determine the quality of the ingredients.