When it comes to mushroom products, the term “Full Spectrum” gets used a lot. It is an interesting statement, but what does it mean? Is it simply a marketing gimmick? An examination of this statement shows that U.S. producers of mycelium are primarily claiming that their product has all of the fungal parts: mycelium, mushroom, […]
Since Nammex only sells genuine mushrooms, we think it is important that everyone understands exactly how our mushrooms are grown. We have put together this 30 minute video that brings mushroom growing out of the dark and into the light. We hope you enjoy it and can appreciate the many steps that growing mushrooms naturally […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
What is the cost of growing mushrooms in North America and selling them as health product? A prime example is the shiitake mushroom, since this is a major mushroom with many local growers, making it readily available on the fresh market in North America. Shiitake producers can provide a good example for our investigation of […]
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.
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 […]