Entries by Jeff Chilton

Jeff talks Mushrooms on the Fat Burning Man podcast

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 […]

Jeff on the Optimal Performance Podcast

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, Jeff presented his research at the International Society for Mushroom Science (ISMS) conference in Amsterdam. In his talk, A New Analytical Fingerprinting System for Quality Control of Medicinal Mushroom Products, Jeff discusses the ongoing results of our testing program of different medicinal mushroom products. In one example, he highlights reishi to clearly […]

Jeff on the Yoga Talk Show

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 And Supplements: What You Need to Know

In the marketplace today, the majority of supplements that called themselves Cordyceps sinensis are typically not genuine sinensis. That’s because these supplements 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 Mushroom Growers Newsletter recently showcased the recent peer-reviewed paper from Dr. 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 […]

Beta-glucan Paper Confirms Nammex White Paper Findings

A newly published research paper in the peer-reviewed  Journal of AOAC International titled “Measurement of β-Glucan in Mushrooms and Mycelial Products”, by Dr. Barry McCleary, CEO of Megazyme Ireland International, confirms testing results from the Nammex White Paper by Jeff Chilton, Redefining Medicinal Mushrooms, published in February, 2015. Dr. McCleary’s paper examines different testing methods […]