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 […]
About Jeff Chilton
Jeff Chilton has been in the mushroom industry for over 40 years, is the co-author of The Mushroom Cultivator, and is President of NAMMEX, a company specializing in the production of medicinal mushroom products for the Nutraceutical, Functional Food and Nutritional Supplement Industry.
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A newly published research paper in the peer-reviewed Journal of American Association of Agricultural Chemists, AOAC, the organization that sets and validates the testing standards for all analytical testing, confirmed the findings in Jeff’s Redefining Medicinal Mushrooms, and validated the Megazyme method for beta-glucan testing. The paper is titled “Measurement of β-Glucan in Mushrooms and […]
A recent article at Total Health Magazine, entitled “What’s In Your Medicinal Mushrooms?”, by Dallas Clouatre, PhD, highlighted quality control issues in the supplement market. In it, Dr. Clouatre discusses the current issues facing the medicinal mushroom industry such as product adulteration and product mislabelling.
Jeff Chilton, President of Nammex Organic Mushroom Extracts, is excited to announce that Nammex now has a reliable ongoing supply of genuine, organically certified, Cordyceps militaris mushroom extracts. At an affordable price. Wildcrafted Cordyceps sinensis is a legendary Chinese medicinal mushroom that has traditionally been recommended for a broad range of applications including low energy […]
Mycelium can be produced using a number of different methods. One common method is the production of what mushroom growers call grain spawn, also referred to as a Solid State Fermentation, or SSF. This method is commonly used in the U.S. for the production of fungal mycelium for use in health products. The second method, and […]
Jeff discusses mushrooms with Logan Christopher of Lost Empire Herbs on The Vital Way Podcast. In this episode they discuss: The Difference between mushrooms and mycelium on grain Using an iodine starch test at home to determine starch presence in a mushroom product Beta-Glucans being a signature compounds in mushrooms that should be measured for quality The difference in […]
Watch the video above where Jeff describes the following: the life cycle of a basidiomycete organism (commonly called a mushroom) the difference between mushroom and mycelium how mycelium is used to create grain spawn, which is “seed” for mushroom growing what grain spawn actually looks like how medicinal mushroom and pure mycelium research is being used to […]
Jeff Chilton, President of Nammex Organic Mushroom Extracts is shaking up the medicinal mushroom supplement business that he helped found over 25 years ago. Nammex is a producer of medicinal mushroom extracts that they supply as raw materials to the booming medicinal mushroom supplement industry, which was last tracked in 2014 as a $18 Billion […]
Jeff is back again with another great podcast on the Ben Greenfield Fitness show, one of the top Health & Fitness podcast on iTunes. In it they discuss: add mushrooms to your coffee mushrooms as food vs medicine mushroom product quality at home starch test for mushroom products and much more. Click here to listen.
Jeff recently spoke on the The Human BluPrint Podcast and covered almost everything you need to know about mushrooms, mushroom cultivation, mushroom supplements and quality control issues. This was a very lengthy in-depth 2 hours talk that was split into 2 parts. Part 1 can be found here. Part 2 can be found here.