Shiitake Mushroom Tincture – Lentinula Edodes Extract
Shiitake Mushroom Tincture – Lentinula Edodes Extract from Kääpä Health Biotech. The shiitake mushroom has a light brown to dark brown head and is known as one of the tastiest mushrooms in the world. Therefore, this culinary mushroom is used in a variety of tasty dishes. Moreover, shiitake is naturally packed with vitamins B and D. But that’s not all, as this mushroom has even more special properties. For example, shiitake has been considered a potent medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Shiitake is said to be good for your immune, digestive and cardiovascular systems, among other things
Extraction 2.0 – Why do we extract?
Mushrooms require an extensive extraction process to make their interesting compounds bioavailable. That’s because the cell walls of mushrooms are made of chitin, a natural fibrous substance that is generally considered indigestible in the human gut. For example, if unextracted mushroom powder is consumed, most of the compounds would pass right through the human digestive tract.
However, behind the chitin walls lie valuable components that are beneficial to our health. While cooking can help bring out some of the medicinal properties, there is one preparation method that allows for the most optimal bioavailability of medicinal mushroom compounds: extraction.
Through certain extraction methods for each species of mushroom, the interesting compounds become bioavailable. Extraction also allows us to concentrate the compounds of interest for our mushroom tinctures. Therefore, extraction is fundamental in creating an effective mushroom supplement. So by carefully extracting mushrooms, we ensure that they become biologically available to humans and have an active effect as soon as they are digested.
The compounds of interest to KÄÄPÄ Health are those that have been clinically shown to evoke health-promoting effects, such as β-(1,3)-(1,6)-D-glucans, or simply beta-glucans.
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Why do we extract as we extract?
At KÄÄPÄ Health, we use leading Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction (UAE) technology to produce pure and potent mushroom extracts. The advantages of using the UAE method are to optimize the bioavailability of compounds of interest in mushrooms. This new technology increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the extraction process.
UAE also allows us to extract at lower temperatures, which is beneficial for heat-sensitive compounds. Heat is needed to extract certain compounds, but too much heat can also destroy other important compounds. By increasing extraction effectiveness with UAE while reducing heat, we can produce more potent, broader spectrum mushroom extracts.
Combined with the UAE, our extraction protocols also use traditional extraction processes. All mushrooms require hot water and many are also followed by extraction with ethyl alcohol. The hot water releases the water-soluble compounds and the alcohol extract dissolves the chitin to release the water-insoluble compounds. In the UAE, a very high-frequency shock wave (also called acoustic cavitation) is used to break down the cell walls of the mushroom and release the compounds of interest without damaging the compounds. This not only greatly increases the yield of compounds of interest, but also reduces the time required for extraction.
Our focus with UAE technology is to produce the most potent mushroom supplement on the market by understanding and applying the latest research techniques and technology in mushroom extraction.
Instructions for use Shiitake Mushroom Tincture:
Use sublingually by placing under the tongue and swallowing. Or add to tea, coffee, smoothies or recipes.
In 30-ml bottles, 1 full pipette is equivalent to 0.6 ml and in 50-ml bottles, 1 full pipette is 1 ml.
Because our extracts are strong, we recommend a stop week after every 3 months of use.
Ingredients Shiitake Mushroom Tincture:
Shiitake mushroom*, alcohol* (25%) and purified water (*organic) – That’s all!
No fillers, grains or excipients. Pure shiitake mushroom extract.
– Linoleic acid
Daily maximum dose 2ml. Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. Dietary supplements should not be used to replace a varied diet. Keep out of the reach of children in a cool, dry place. Do not use during pregnancy or for children.