7.1: What's in Your Mushroom Supplement?

This week we present the first of a two part episode with Jeff Chilton. Jeff Chilton is the president of North American Medicinal Mushroom Extracts (NAMMEX). He has been involved with the world of mushrooms for 25+ years.

Jeff started farming mushrooms in the 70s and helped establish the first organic mushroom growers in China by way of a certification program. He co-authored The Mushroom Cultivator with Paul Stamets (Fungi Perfecti / Host Defense) which is one of the top selling mushroom growing books and he recently released a white paper on developing standardized testing for medicinal mushroom products.

For this two-part episode, we basically just hit record and let Jeff nerd out about mushrooms for 2 hours! Get your mushroom coffee ready, sit back and relax.

If you like what you hear and want to try out some high quality and extracts that come from actual mushroom, check out his son’s company. Use discount code HUMANBLU for 25% off your purchase!

  • 1:06 – Introduction
  • 1:57 – Real Mushrooms
  • 3:56 – Mycelium on Grain
  • 5:35 – Brief Explanation on “Mushrooms”
  • 7:09 – Mushrooms are NOT Mycelium
  • 8:25 – White Paper
  • 9:20 – Mushroom as Food vs. Medicinal Mushroom
  • 10:28 – Beta Glucans
  • 11:57 – China
  • 16:08 – Shiitake Extract Economics/Introduction to Grain Mycelium
  • 19:50 – Cordyceps
  • 22:22 – You’re buying mostly Grain Powder!!!
  • 25:18 – Beta Glucans
  • 26:40 – Product Quality
  • 36:58 – Jeff’s History
  • 45:30 – Finding Tests for Mushrooms
  • 47:30 – Medicinal Value
  • 50:30 – Reishi Challenge
  • 52:00 – Iodine Test for Purity at home

Part 2 will air on Wednesday, 11/11/2015.

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