Survey of 10,000 People Confirms a Mushroom is a Mushroom

Nammex, the premier North American supplier of Certified Organic Functional Mushroom Extracts, commissioned a survey of 10,000 people in the US on mushroom terminology that makes the consumer’s definition of what a mushroom is clear: it’s a mushroom. “We commissioned this survey as a logical extension of our campaign for clarity and accuracy in mushroom […]

Nammex Files Citizen Petition Requesting FDA Actions on Mushroom Product Labeling

Nammex, the premier North American supplier of Certified Organic Functional Mushroom Extracts, has filed a Citizen Petition with FDA requesting the Agency to address the mislabeling of dietary supplements and functional foods as “mushroom” or containing “mushrooms” when they contain other fungal parts, and do not contain “mushrooms” as claimed, or fail to disclose added […]

Nammex Achieves a Breakthrough in Mushroom Cultivation

Cultivated Turkey Tail is Available for the First Time After three years of research and development, Nammex – an organic mushroom extract ingredient supplier – has achieved a breakthrough: Close to 80 tons of fresh Trametes versicolor, commonly known as turkey tail, have been cultivated and harvested for commercial purposes this year. With that, Nammex […]

The 10th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference

China Adventures 2019 – Medicinal Mushroom Conference Details

This year our annual trip to China coincided with the 10th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference in Nantong, China. Here are some of the interesting new developments in the world of mushrooms, including cordyceps and morel cultivation.

Nammex Testing Protocol Presented at Medicinal Mushroom Conference

Mushroom scientists from around the world gathered in Nantong, China, from September 19th-23rd, 2019, at the most recent ISMM conference on medicinal mushrooms. Sessions were divided into multiple categories: Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Nutritional and Medicinal Values, Biodiversity and Ethnomycology, and Cultivation.   Jeff Chilton, founder of Nammex, elaborated upon his previous presentation at the International […]

Low Carb Magazine October 2019

Nammex featured in Low Carb Mag Sep-Oct 2019

China Adventures 2018 – The Reishi Harvest

Reishi is a warm temperature mushroom, growing and maturing during the summer in temperatures of 80F, and harvested in early September. With this in mind, we arrived in China on the first of September for our annual audit of mushroom farms. It had been a few years since we had visited reishi farms and we […]

Journal of AOAC Notes Popularity of Beta-glucan Study

The July/August issue of Inside Laboratory Management, the Journal of AOAC International, has listed the peer reviewed article, Measurement of Beta-glucan in Mushrooms and Mycelial Products, as the second most downloaded article of 2017/2018. AOAC International is the governing body that sets the standards for analytical testing methods. This research, carried out by Dr. Barry […]

United States Pharmacopeia research study confirms lack of triterpenes and beta-glucans in many Reishi products

In August, 2017, Nature, the worlds most cited scientific journal, published in its Scientific Reports an important analytical study about Reishi mushroom products. United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) sponsored this project with a leading mushroom scientist from China, Dr. Li Shao-ping. In their research, 19 different Reishi mushroom products sold in the USA were tested […]

Jeff talks immunity and mushrooms in Nutraceuticals World

Functional mushrooms are the premier adaptogens, a term that expresses these concepts. Jeff also clearly discusses the importance of analysis in quality control and how recent testing methods have revolutionized the functional mushroom market. Companies now have a clear choice that can be based on the active beta-glucans that functional mushrooms are famous for and […]