WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO TEST MUSHROOM EXTRACTS?
When consuming Reishi extract, make sure that you are familiar with the quality of the provider. Dietary supplement brands often only chase profits and do not control the quality of their products. Mushroom fruiting bodies are often powdered together with mycelium and mushroom feed. In most cases, it is not even known what the raw material grows on. The result is mushroom powder with unknown additives.
The market is full of various elixirs, powders, syrups and capsules. Unfortunately for us, we cannot say which of the aforementioned is the best, but when consuming mushrooms on a daily basis, we definitely recommend being aware of the quality of the mushroom extract provider. Ask yourself if the product provider has listed:
Our Mighty Fungi’s Reishi extract comes from the Changbai Mountains in China, with a 20:1 concentration, and it is a completely authentic Reishi powder.
We have tested our Reishi extract and according to the results we are the best in the world! We really do have the most potent mushroom extract in the world. Our mushrooms have an exceptionally strong activity that breaks all records!
You can see the test results in the picture below!
Great, but what does it all mean?
Now let's explain a little what all those numbers, complicated names and percentages mean.
1. What are Triterpenes?
In short: They accelerate tissue healing, help fight diseases, viruses, microbes, cancer and fungal infections.
Triterpenes are known as the mechanisms of action of many medicinal plants.  Triterpenoids are bioactive substances in plants that help the plant fight disease, microbes, and herbivores. Triterpenes are beneficial to humans, and that is why they are used in many medicines.  Various studies have also found that triterpenes are good helpers for wound healing. In surgical wounds and other skin injuries, triterpenes significantly reduced recovery time. Namely, triterpenes modulate the production of ROS (reactive oxygen species), or oxygen, in the microenvironment of the wound and accelerate the tissue healing process. They have been described as anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-tumor and anti-fungal agents, which are excellent immune system boosters thanks to their antimicrobial properties! 
2. What are Ganoderic Acids?
In short: Ganoderic acid is an anti-inflammatory and anti-viral, body-cleansing bioactive substance.
Ganoderic acid is the lowest bioactive substance in any mushroom. It is closely related to the aforementioned triterpenes, being one specific triterpenoid in Reishi. It is anti-cancer, anti-malarial, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-viral. Among them, it has been found that, as a strong immune system booster, Ganoderic acid is hostile to herpes and HIV and repels them.  Ganoderic acid protects the liver. That is why Reishi is considered an excellent body cleanser of various poisons. 
3. What is Beta-Glucan?
In short: Beta-Glucan reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cholesterol. Supports digestion and the immune system.
Beta-glucan has a positive effect on human health. Beta-glucan is a healthy fiber. For example, soluble fiber increases the time that food passes through the intestine, slows down the emptying of the stomach and the absorption of glucose into the blood. This means that your stomach will not be empty so quickly and the body can release energy stably. Beta-glucan consumption is associated with a reduction in blood insulin and cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and obesity. Beta-glucan is also an important antitumor agent. It is a recognized and important functional food ingredient. This makes mushrooms excellent prebiotics (food for gut bacteria) that stimulate the gut and support the host to fight inflammation and disease.
4. What are polyphenols?
In short: Supports the immune system, anti-cancer, balancing the nervous system
Polyphenols are naturally occurring plant compounds found in fruits and vegetables. Plants produce them as a defense against pathogens. They act as antioxidants in the body and reduce the damaging effects of free radicals in the body. Polyphenols have a healing effect on diseases of the heart and blood vessels, as well as a positive effect on disease prevention. These compounds prolong life and help fight cancer cells. They also help to prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Currently anxiety disorders are also considered a neurodegenerative epidemic.
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COMPARISON WITH OTHER LEADING BRANDS
Let’s explain how the active ingredients of Mighty Fungi Reishi work compared to other brands!
- Compared to Oriveda, the raw material of Mighty Fungi is several times higher quality, and the numbers also show it. For example, the content of ganoderic acid in Mighty Fungi extract is 4 times higher. This makes our extract four times stronger as a body cleanser and detoxifier. This means four times protection against disease and virus carriers. Similarly, there are half as many beta-glucans that support digestion and immunity in our product. Polyphenols, which help against anxiety, are also represented in Mighty Fungi Reishi to half the extent. Although the percentage of polyphenols was missing on the Oriveda test page, the product page states 1.5%, which is still below our Reishi. In short, Mighty Fungi Reishi is several times better and the raw materials are of higher quality.
- Unfortunately, we cannot make a comparison with other product providers, because there are no public results. Therefore, it can be assumed that the product has not been tested, or the useful indicators of the mushroom extract are so low that the manufacturer has decided not to publish them.
ABOUT THE LABORATORY
INTERNATIONAL RINP Inc.
Our Reishi product has been tested in California, USA, in an impartial laboratory called International Rinp (International Research Institute of Natural Products). Rinp's team of researchers has top-level experience in research. For example, their works have been published in scientific journals such as Planta Medica, J. Chromatography B, Nutrition Cancer, Biochemical Pharmacology. The founder of the laboratory is the well-known chemistry professor Dr. Hongyang Wang. He and his team have years of experience testing various natural products, nutritional supplements, food, cosmetics and medicines. The laboratory has the skills to perform quality control on the products sent to them, to find out the chemical structure of the product, to perform complex identification and analysis of the products.
1. Testing method - HLPC/UV method
- HLPC, or High Performance Liquid Chromatography, is a method used to separate molecules based on, among other things, size and surface charge. In mushrooms, the ingredients we are interested in are in complex combinations. The role of chromatography is to separate these components from each other and from the fungus. After that, we can identify and quantify the active ingredients.
- Combining UV or ultraviolet spectroscopy with HPLC allows the concentration of molecules to be determined after separation.
Watch the video below to understand it better!
- It is indeed a high-quality and potent raw material. Our extracts have a concentration of 20:1, which means that 20 kg of dried mushrooms have been used to obtain 1 kg of double extract. Many other manufacturers that just sell the extract have this ratio as 8:1 or 10:1.
If you've read this far, you should be convinced that Mighty Fungi’s Reishi is one of the best extracts on the market!
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