Polyporus Mushroom* Extract
Nammex Polyporus is a sclerotium, processed by hot water extraction into a fine powder suitable for encapsulation or beverages.
|Beta (1-3),(1-6)-glucans||Greater than 40%|
|Starch||Less than 3.0%|
Nammex Polyporus is 100% Pure Sclerotium
No added fillers, starch or grains
*Commonly referred to as a mushroom, the form of Polyporus used medicinally is a sclerotium, a hardened mass of mycelium that forms around the roots of trees. Today it is extensively cultivated on wood logs buried in the ground.
Polyporus has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It is a rich source of carbohydrates with an atypically low amount of protein. Research has demonstrated immunological potentiation. It is also used as a diuretic.
Proudly Made in China
In 1996, CEO and Founder of Nammex, Jeff Chilton organized organic mushroom production in China. That initiative paid off and today all Nammex mushrooms are grown or wildcrafted deep in the mountains of China by our Certified Organic production partners. Learn more about our growers in China.
Not All Medicinal Mushrooms Products are Created Equal
US lab-grown Polyporus is not sclerotia but mycelium grown on grain. Analysis has shown that US Polyporus mycelium on grain has low levels of beta-glucan and very high levels of starch. Nammex only uses 100% organic sclerotia which are rigorously tested and guaranteed for active compounds. Learn more about the mycelia myth and the 10 Questions to Ask about Your Mushroom Supplement.
Polyporus Mushroom Research
- Zhao YY., Traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and quality control of Polyporus umbellatus (Pers.) Fries: a review. J Ethnopharmacol. 2013 Aug 26;149(1):35-48
- Zhao YY. et.al., Bioactivity-directed isolation, identification of diuretic compounds from Polyporus umbellatus. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Oct 29;126(1):184-7
- Ishida H. et.al., Studies of the active substances in herbs used for hair treatment. II. Isolation of hair regrowth substances, acetosyringone and polyporusterone A and B, from Polyporus umbellatus. Biol Pharm Bull. 1999 Nov;22(11):1189-92.