The medicinal mushroom blends are made from hybrid strains of medicinal mushroom species cultivated at university research laboratories and grown on organic sterile substrates and processed and packaged in sterile clean rooms.
Not all mushrooms are created equal because the substrates to grow the medicinal mushroom strains on and the strain themselves are proprietary. These strains are not available by any other producers. We discovered these hybrid strains through joint research and collaboration with each university. We have commercialized the growing and process of these proprietary hybrid mushroom strains and developed proprietary formula blends. When incorporated in the diet, these foods have proven to support the immune and nervous systems.
These blends of medicinal mushrooms contain between two to four thousand biological active chemicals. Medicinal mushrooms are a class of fungi which possesses a wide variety of functional chemistry. Fungi live via an extra cellular process. The mushrooms exude protein catalysts which digest the foods around it. The digestion is then transported back into the fungal cell for use. Because of this feeding method, mushrooms possess a large amount of enzymes.
The cellular structure is composed of hundreds of very specific types of complex sugars, called beta-glucans. Along with these long chain sugars, the mushrooms also produce glycol-proteins. Sugar structures attached to a protein stem. The essential amino acids are also present. Enzymes, beta-glucans and glycol-proteins all have very specific shapes which interact with structures that are on the cell membrane. These sensors or receptors on the inside and outside of the cells couple with enzymes from the medicinal mushroom chemistry cause the body's cells to produce a multitude of proteins. Each protein reacting with the next, like a relay race with many runners involved. This is a cascade reaction. These cascade reactions can be used by the cell to communicate within the cell, or between the cell. They can cause genes within the DNA to create more proteins for different biological activities, or cause more enzymes to be produced, which assists many more chemicals to be formed.
Cell transduction (communication through these sensors/receptors), can open the cell walls to a flood of calcium ions, or increase the flow of glucose, adrenaline, and insulin across the cell membrane.
These sensors can cause the synthesis of good cholesterol versus bad cholestrerol, can cause chemicals to dilate blood vessels, and cause the creation of NO, nitric oxide, to support the immune system to fight disease, as well as chemicals to quench free radicals. Because medicinal mushrooms have their own life to live, which in many respects is very similar to an animal's cell life. Remember, fungi breath oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, just as humans do; the mushroom cell needs and uses the same basic building blocks. Fungi therefore contain all of the essential amino acids, nucleotides, transition metals, vitamins, including B12, C, niacin, D, L-ergothioneine and a large contigent of enzymes to make the process work. The components of the mushroom blends, are the very same that our cells need.
The blends are not a neutraceutical mix of specialty chemicals put together in the lab. It is an ancient living life form, and has the correct ratio and amounts of two to four thousand biological chemicals. The medicinal mushrooms have evolved alongside animals and man. Man has consumed this whole food to reap the benefit of the chemistry that was explicitly designed by nature for a complete healthful life.