Bondarzewia Mushroom Discussion:
We use whole bondarzewia berkeleyi mushroom, freshly-ground to order, as well as in the tincturing process.
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.
The biggest question we get asked is, “Can I eat mushrooms with candida/fungal issues?” Due to this being a “grey area”, we should do our best to clarify. In our opinion, if mushrooms fed fungus, it would be well-known and not questionable at all. I know that while suffering from candida affecting my central nervous system, mushrooms helped me. Mushrooms contain an abundance of “polysaccharides” and “protein-bound polysaccharides”. Canida feeds on simple sugars, which there is nothing simple about the constituents in mushrooms, as they are complex. As a matter of fact, it is these “protein-bound polysaccharides” that are said to be super-beneficial for fighting candida. Candida and other fungal species that infect the body seem to feed on simple sugars and as it turns out, it may be the complex compounds and macronutrients that specialize in fighting it!
They are immune-stimulating and anything that may help immunity, could be beneficial. Take into consideration the fact that they are a highly respected herb in ancient Chinese medicine. Many mushrooms contain constituents that are unique to them, which is why some compounds are named after the mushroom they are found in. Mushrooms are highly protective of the liver, which is especially helpful to those suffering from fungal and pathogenic issues because the liver works overtime to process the toxins they produce.
They are dense in B vitamins and can actually supply a complete vitamin B complex! Meaning if you use a blend of mushrooms, like this, you may be getting all the B vitamins! A vitamin B deficiency is commonly associated with pathogenic issues, as it is said they feed on the B vitamins inside of our body. They are also rich in riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid. When you receive these compounds together, you may be protecting heart health. Riboflavin is beneficial for your red blood cells and niacin supports digestive health and skin. In higher amounts, niacin acts as a flush for toxins and toxic matter.
They contain selenium, potassium, copper, iron, and phosphorus, which are not normally found in herbs. They are also high in antioxidants, such as ergothioneine and glutathione, which are said to be preventatives and supportive of many types of neurological issues, especially the more common and chronic ones. As a matter of fact, by consuming them daily, you may boost processes of the brain, like memory, and lessen cognitive decline later in life.
Antioxidants are amazing for support with free radicals and oxidative stress. This in turn supports cellular health and may offer cell protection. The vitamin C content in mushrooms is significant enough to mention. Vitamin C supports immunity and heart health as well. We use the whole mushroom, including the stem. The stem is high in a fiber called beta-glucans and they are known for cholesterol support.
Mushrooms are commonly used in cooking because many say they enhance the taste of food. This is due to the glutamate ribonucleotides. They are actually used to substitute meats for many vegetarians and these compounds are what make them taste similar. Therefore, they have the taste, yet no harmful effects on your blood pressure or heart. They are low in salt, calories, fat, and cholesterol.
Many are looking to supplement vitamin D, yet when they take a synthetic form, many say it didn’t agree with them. Mushrooms are the only non-animal source of vitamin D, due to a compound called ergosterol, which they convert to create a natural vitamin D. This is what mushrooms naturally do! They synthesize vitamin D from sunlight! This means they may support all that vitamin D supplementation does, like bone health and strength!
We have many types of medicinal mushrooms. Some of them are very common and others we may be the only source for! You can find all of them by searching this website for the keyword “mushroom’, where each one of them will result as options. We also have a blend of all the mushrooms that we carry called MediMush™. To view, Click Here!
A complete list of the medicinal mushrooms that we carry!
We offer most every herb in multiple variations. such as a standard tincture, oxygenated tincture, glycerite, herbal tea, encapsulated, or as a loose powder. We highly recommend getting at least two variations of the preferred blend, to achieve saturation.
Standard Tincture – Herbal compounds extracted in an organic alcohol base. Alcohol may offer the most superior absorption rate and bioavailability. We recommend allowing your dose to sit under the tongue for 3+ minutes, then swallowing it down with water or juice. Microscopic compounds are readily available to be absorbed through tissues, into the bloodstream, then circulated to the organs.
Oxygenated Tincture – This is a standard tincture that has been oxygenated. This is a process of adding an oxygen molecule to the present herbal compound. We collide the herbal compound with an oxygen molecule, encasing them within a bubble, known as a liposome. The difference can be clearly seen by the change in color. The lipospheres’ may have the capability to surpass the bioavailability of a standard tincture, although exhibiting the existing benefits.
Glycerite – A non-alcoholic extraction of herbal compounds in a vegetable glycerin base. This variation is ideal for children and those sensitive. I don’t contain sugar, even though its taste resembles syrup. Doses are approximately 2 times more than a tincture to receive similar benefits. They can be taken in the same way, which is in 4 oz. of water or juice.
Vegetarian Capsules – Size 00, vegetarian capsules. We hand-encapsulated, to order. The capsule is taken with 4 oz. of water or juice. Capsules are a great secondary product to achieve saturation of the body, along with another variation.
Herbal Tea – Teabags are handmade to order. Every bag can be brewed up to three times, making three cups of lovely tea each. Constituents will be continually extracted with each brew. Be sure to squeeze the bag gently upon finishing your cup of tea. Brewing instructions are included on individual labels, depending on the parts of the plant used. It may be best to drink it as is, without adding a sugar substitute. Be sure to also drink the medicinal residue that settles to the bottom of the cup!
Loose Herbal Powder – We take pride in the freshness and quality of our herbs. They are hand-ground, to order, as they are wildcrafted by us or responsibly purchased in whole form. We feel that ethically wildcrafted is superior, ensuring denser content of medicinal compounds, freshness, higher enzymatic activity, and antioxidant content. Wildcrafting also allows us to include multiple parts of the plant, even some that are only offered by us. We always indicate wildcrafted with the abbreviation “WC”.
All variations are animal & child-safe, at the appropriate dosage but it is up to you to do your own research to know if the herbs themselves are safe for the babes. We have created a child’s herbal dosage guide, which can be seen by Clicking Here.
Always use herbs wisely and with common sense, as they are to be respected. Most of our herbs and products have been tested by an energetic practitioner, using a bio resonance scanning system. Results revealed that our products to be up to 360% more powerful than others, including the brand names. Our customers choose us because we create products that emanate unique healing energy, intended for you.