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Safety & Quality for you

Just in case, here are some general tips and tricks for functional mushroom safety.

Our guidelines how you can use our products safe.

For the most part, functional mushrooms are as safe as edible mushrooms. In fact, most functional mushrooms are edible mushrooms; the only difference is the preparation, concentration, and intention behind why you’re consuming them. 

  • Always take the recommended dose. 
  • Always consult the guidance of a trusted medical professional before making adjustments to any therapy.
  • Make sure you purchase mushrooms from a reliable source. 

Be safe and be educated

By definition functional foods need to be everyday foods that produce positive effects on metabolism beyond their nutritive value, enhancing well-being and reducing risk of disease.

Functional mushrooms are nutritionally rich and feature therapeutic potential. But, mushrooms alone are not a cure-all. Instead, they should be included as a vital part of a healthy diet, lifestyle, and doctor-approved treatment plan. Regardless, there’s a reason mushrooms have been used as medicine for millennia: they’re good for you. 

Mushrooms aren’t magic

No herb, mushroom, or supplement is a cure-all. Don’t expect major changes to happen overnight, and as with any wellness or health regimen, you still have to put in the work. If you’re taking Reishi for stress but making no effort to reduce or manage what you’re experiencing, you can’t expect your stress to simply disappear. As with herbs, supplements, or pharmaceuticals, you need to do your part to deal with the root cause of your issues, not simply treat the symptoms.

As safe as edible mushrooms

For the most part, functional mushrooms are as safe as edible mushrooms. In fact, most functional mushrooms are edible mushrooms; the only difference is the preparation, concentration, and intention behind why you’re consuming them. 

Just in case, here are some general tips and tricks for medicinal mushroom safety:

  • Always take the recommended dose. 
  • Always consult the guidance of a trusted medical professional before making adjustments to any therapy.
  • Make sure you purchase mushrooms from a reliable source. 

Disclaimer

Also, while mushrooms are generally regarded as save by healthcare professionals, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or regularly taking prescription medication, it is essential that you consult your doctor before consuming mushrooms.

As with any supplement, make sure to check with your health care provider before you start or stop taking any supplement or medication.

The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the EFSA or FDA. Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this website is not intended to replace medical advice offered by licensed medical physicians. Please consult your doctor or health practitioner for any medical advice.

Product Quality – Our products are 100% mushrooms fruiting bodies

There are two parts to a mushroom. The above ground portion (Fruiting Bodies) and the underground root structure (Mycelium).

Mushroom powders are considered superior to mycelium powders. Many other powders contain mycelium. Mycelium is grown on starch, rice or other grains. The mycelium and the substrate product which they have grown on are often freeze dried and ground up into powders. These products are often labelled as ‘full spectrum mushrooms’. Often when the label says ‘mycelium’, it is not 100% mycelium but myceliated grain where the grain is not separated from the final product.

Our products contain no mycelium and no inferior grains which could result in a reduction of the active bio substances.

Vegan food

Mushrooms are part of the Fungi kingdom and are neither plants nor animals. Given they are not part of the Animalia (or Animal) kingdom, they are – other considerations aside – absolutely fine for vegans to consume.

Mushrooms have and continue to form a stable base of many vegetarian and vegan diets, thanks to their delicious umami flavour and nutrient density. 

Food Safety

Our products are carefully selected and come from a trustworthy source. Our source is an organic supplier based in The Netherlands and operates under EU and NL law.

Food Safety System Certification

Our supplier is FSSC 22000 certified. The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for the effective management of the organization’s food safety responsibilities. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO standards.

BIO-certified supplier 

We source all our products from a BIO-certified supplier (NL-BIO-01) under the control of SKAL. The most recent BIO certificate can be provided upon request.

Allergen statement

Our products contain no allergens. However, allergies and sensitivities to mushrooms are not unusual.

We select our suppliers of having rules and procedures in place to prevent ingredients from being unnecessarily contaminated with allergens. These rules and are summarized in allergen statement can be provided upon request.

Product specifications and micro-biological analysis

By EU food law each batch is analyzed by an external party on micro-biological quality, pesticides and heavy metals to ensure purity of the mushroom and you can be assured they are manufactured to the highest quality of standards. The specific microbiology, heavy metals and pesticide analysis data sheets as well as the product specification sheet can be provided upon request.

Method of production

Products are organically grown in cultivated farms in China. The organic production is according to EU rules defined in EU/VO 834/2007 and EU/VO 889/2008.

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