Entries by Jeff Chilton

Commercial Labeling of Medicinal Mushroom Products

My recent guest contribution to HerbalGram (American Botanical Council), “Commercial Labeling of Medicinal Mushroom Products”, reveals how U.S. myceliated grain products are being sold as “mushroom”. These grainy products are not mushrooms, but actually a food product called Tempeh, yet they are being sold as mushroom supplements.

How are your Mushrooms Produced?

This is a very important question to ask since there are many aspects of mushroom production that need to be properly understood in order to make educated decisions about a specific mushroom product.

10 Questions to ask About Your Mushroom Product

1. Is the product made from mushrooms or mycelium? Even though the label may say “mushroom”, you need to look at the Supplement Facts panel. For example, does it say Reishi mushroom? Reishi mushroom mycelium? Or Reishi mycelium? Some products will list the latin name, Ganoderma lucidum, without mentioning mushroom or mycelium. Honest companies will […]

Medicinal Mushroom Pioneer Challenges Mycelium Potency

With over forty years in the mushroom industry, Jeff Chilton knows the science of mushrooms. In fact, the Nammex founder helped pioneer the now rapidly expanding market for medicinal mushrooms. But Mr. Chilton is concerned that the common practice of growing mycelium on a grain medium – a methodology which Jeff helped popularize in the […]