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Are there molds/toxins in the mushroom extracts?Updated 2 years ago

It’s important to first zoom out and understand that Fungi are their own biological Kingdom. We are part of the Animal Kingdom, then there is the plant Kingdom, and Fungi are their own Kingdom entirely. While mycologists are still discovering the number of species in this Kingdom, we know that it is BIG. How big? At least six times the size of the entire Plant Kingdom. So stop for a moment and think of every plant you know- don’t forget to include all fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, grasses, trees, etc. Now think of every mushroom you know. Slight difference? And to think for every one of those plants you thought of, there are six times the amount of species in the Fungi Kingdom! 

In every Kingdom, there are good guys and bad guys. While you love your dog, it doesn't mean you love rattlesnakes, even though they are both animals. Or in the Plant Kingdom, if you hate broccoli, that doesn’t automatically mean that you will hate strawberries! All this is to say that not all mushrooms are created equal. 

In the Fungi Kingdom, there are incredibly powerful mushrooms that have been used for thousands of years for food, medicine, and more. There are also species like molds that we are not so fond of.

We test all our ingredients and final batches in 3rd party labs for heavy metals, microbial quality, aflatoxins, mycotoxins, mold, yeast, and pesticides to ensure we are providing only the highest quality ingredients! You can find out about our quality standards HERE


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