Bondarzewia “berkeleyi” Discussion:
With the limited amount of information that you may find with researching this magical mushroom, you may just have to take our word on it! It is an extremely rare find. It is also known as “Wild Maitake”. Its medicinal potential is literally unstudied.
As far as we know, we are the only ones that offer this mushroom. Due to its rarity, we only offer it as standard and lipospheric tinctures. What we can personally attest to is that when our family has a cold, I automatically pull this herb out to brew some lovely tea and our cold seems to leave us rather quickly, normally within a day! It has a taste that we guarantee you will find delicious! To us, the closest food that we can think of to describe the taste is that of a portabello mushroom, which is used in place of steak for vegetarians.
As far as the benefits, which are limited but those of the mushroom family are similar, although each different type may have something special about it specifically. It is high in vitamins and minerals, iron, and fiber. Its main support is immunity-boosting compounds. They are also known for anti-tumor properties. Mushrooms contain high amounts of B vitamins and offer whole-food B supplementation.
The variations for each product are in the order that we recommend for that specific one. This may give you an idea of which versions to get and where to start if you decide this is the route for you. There may be instances where we use an ingredient that can only come as a liquid. For example, pokeberry juice or essential oil. Only the liquid products will contain that specific ingredient and it will simply have to be left out of the powdered version. Herbal compounds may accumulate, over time. Saturation is key!
Standard Tinctures – Herbal compounds extracted in an alcohol base, which may offer the highest absorption. When a tincture sets under the tongue, the microscopic, pre-extracted compounds are readily bioavailable and they absorb through the tissue, similar to plant intake in nature! Alcohol may carry them into the bloodstream, where they may then may circulate to the organs. For this particular blend, we recommend a tincture.
Lipospheric Tinctures – Standard tinctures are put through an energetic process to collide the herbal compounds and encase them in oxygenated bubbles. This method is an oxygenation process, which completely changes the color of the solution. This version of a tincture may always off the highest absorption.
Glycerites – Herbal compounds extracted in vegetable glycerin. This may be ideal for those most sensitive and especially children.
Tinctures are animal & child-safe, at the appropriate dosage. They can be used as an additive to personal products like lotion, detox bath, nebulizing, topically, and even as belly button soaks. Best results may come with working up to the highest dose, staying consistent.
We always choose unprocessed, ethically wildcrafted plant material, when possible. We also add freshly harvested, green plant material, wherever we can! This allows for a rare and unique availability of enzymes. Normally these enzymes are lost in the drying process and as far as we know, we are unique to us. Many companies that make simple elixirs don’t even know how to do it properly!
When we purchase herbs, we choose whole plant material, for us to grind into a silky fine powder, as we need it. This ensures quality, freshness, and abundant compounds. “Full-spectrum” means that the product contains every part of the plant, including the roots, and wherever we can, we even add the seed, flower, and/or fruit!
We have had our products energetically tested by an energetic practitioner, using a bioresonance scanning system that is well-known. She reported back that our products were over 300% more energetic than any others in her system! Over the years customers have continued to energetically test our products with their own body and they have passed every test they have ever been put through. Some say they have even surpassed the major brands!
Always use herbals wisely and with common sense!