Entries by Jeff Chilton

Medicinal Mushrooms Still Have Quality Issues: Interview by NutraIngredients-USA Science Editor Stephen Daniels

The North American medicinal mushroom market is expanding and Nammex is at the forefront. Because most health product companies understand green herbs but not mushrooms, much of what Nammex does is educational. Stephen Daniels discusses with Jeff the current issues facing the mushroom market and what role Nammex has played in the new trends in […]

Fat Burning Man with Abel James

Listen to Jeff speak with Abel James of Fat Burning Man. In this episode they discuss: Mushrooms as food and why you should add more mushrooms to your diet The medicinal power of mushrooms What look to for with medicinal mushroom supplements Why certain supplements aren’t made from mushrooms and actually contain high amounts of […]

China Adventures 2016

Every year, my son, Skye and I travel to China to meet with our mushroom producing partners. The fall is a perfect time due to mild temperatures in central China and the arrival of the mushroom harvest. During the trip we will perform an audit of processing facilities and mushroom farms. Because there are multiple farms […]

Beta-glucan Content in Commercially Grown and Wild Mushrooms

German researchers Miriam Sari and Jan Lelley have recently published a new research paper in the Journal of Food Chemistry entitled “Screening of beta-glucan contents in commercially cultivated and wild growing mushrooms“. This paper looks at the beta-glucan content in commercially grown and wild mushrooms. Where possible they also looked at the beta-glucan content in the […]

Optimal Performance with Ryan Munsey

Jeff discusses mushrooms and mushroom supplements on the Optimal Performance Podcast with Ryan Munsey of Natural Stacks. In it Jeff and Ryan discuss the following: what most people don’t know about medicinal mushroom products why beta-glucans are a key quality measurement of any mushroom product how mushroom supplements are different than mushrooms as food how to […]

Nammex Beta-glucan Research Highlights 2016 International Society for Mushroom Science Conference

Jeff Chilton, President of Nammex Organic Mushroom Extracts, recently presented his groundbreaking beta-glucan research in Amsterdam to the International Society for Mushroom Science (ISMS), a worldwide organization of which he has been a member for 40 years. Held every four years, ISMS presents current research from around the globe on all aspects of mushrooms: genetics, […]

Jeff Chilton Presents Ground Breaking Research at ISMS 2016

On June 1st, 2016, at the International Society for Mushroom Science Conference in Amsterdam, Jeff presented his groundbreaking beta-glucan research and new testing program for different functional mushroom products. In one example, he highlights reishi to clearly demonstrate the differences in beta-glucans for whole reishi mushrooms and reishi mycelium grown on grain. The results were as follows: The testing results illustrate that residual grain from mycelium products increases […]

Yoga Talk Show with Lucas Rockwood

Jeff discussed mushrooms with Lucas Rockwood of Yoga Body Naturals on the Yoga Talk Show. In it they discussed the following: Why you should be eating mushrooms regularly Why fungal mycelium is not a great source for food or nutrition How poor quality mushroom supplements can be high in grains and starch How to use iodine […]

Cordyceps Products: What You Need to Know

In the marketplace today, the majority of products that called themselves Cordyceps sinensis are typically not genuine sinensis. That’s because these products do not contain actual fruiting bodies (mushrooms). They are mycelium based. A look at the history of Cordyceps sinensis offers a fascinating story of an ancient traditional Chinese medicine entering the modern world. […]

Mushroom Growers Newsletter Weighs in on Beta-Glucan Testing

The AOAC Journal, just published a peer-reviewed paper by Dr. Barry McCleary titled “Measurement of β-Glucan in Mushrooms and Mycelial Products”. In it they state the following: A key medicinal compound in mushrooms is 1,3:1,6-β-glucan. It has been found in shiitake, maitake, reishi and other species and has been shown to have anticarcinogenic activity. Without a good test to measure the amount […]