The ever-increasing popularity of medicinal mushrooms has led to the industry to boom, and today many companies sell mushroom products. But not all mushroom supplements are created equal – in our conversation, Jeff walks us through in detail everything you, as a savvy and well-educated consumer, need to know about mushrooms including what makes mushrooms so healthy, how to choose a top-quality mushroom supplement (make sure that you are NOT unknowingly consuming grains instead of mushrooms!), some of the key health components in mushrooms such as beta-glucans, ergothioneine and sterols, and a lot more!
2:50 What makes mushrooms so healthy and beneficial? Fibers, beta-glucans and much more.
6:30 Mushrooms – the forgotten food that promote longevity
9:30 Beta-glucan 101
15:00 Mushrooms in Japan/Asia
20:20 Could Jeff have predicted the current level of mushroom appreciation?
23:20 Beverages, chocolate and other products with mushroom extracts
26:20 How to choose high-quality mushroom supplements
31:20 Shocking truth about grain-grown mycelium sold as mushroom supplement
38:30 Telltale signs for false mushroom products
41:00 How Jeff makes sure his mushroom product is certified organic and tested for harmful chemicals
47:00 Dried mushroom powders vs. mushroom extracts: the latters are much more concentrated
50:40 Drugs made from mushrooms, PSK, Lentinene made from shitake, D-fraction made from maitake
53:10 Greenhouse vs. wood log grown mushrooms; do their nutritional profiles differ?
58:00 Where does Jeff see the mushroom business is going to?
60:20 Ergosterol, Vitamin D2
Jeff’s mushroom extracts for industry (B2B): www.nammex.com
Jeff’s mushroom extracts for consumer: www.realmushrooms.com
Check out my tasty medicinal mushroom recipes from Japan!
Creamy mushroom sauce with maitake: kenkohacks.com/2020/11/11/medicinal-mushroom-recipe-maitake/
Grilled vegetables with shiitake on raspberry balsamic sauce: kenkohacks.com/2020/11/15/medicinal-mushroom-recipe-shiitake/
Baked salmon with creamy mushroom sauce and pomegranate: kenkohacks.com/2020/11/30/baked-salmon-with-creamy-mushroom-sauce-and-pomegranate/