Hericium (lion’s mane mushroom in English, Hericium erinaceus) is an edible basidiomycete fungus, a medicinal mushroom originating from Asia, also abundantly found in Northern America. Hericium can also be found growing in our country, but only rarely.
Thanks to biofermentation and subsequent processing with the method of hot-water extraction , we offer high-quality extracts from hericium in the ideal active substances ratio for the best results:
The mushroom was named after the unique shape of its sporocarp, which is spherical and branched and it can have a diameter of up to 30 cm. Hericium has a delicate taste and a fish-like consistency. It grows parasitically in clusters on damaged tree trunks or stumps. Hericium has its firm place in traditional Chinese medicine, which belives that Hericium can balance the yin and yang in the entire organism.
Most of our raw mushroom material comes from China. Ecology isn’t often a priority for contemporary China. Therefore, it’s difficult, but at the same time necessary to seek absolutely pure nature untouched by industry for cultivation of medicinal mushrooms. MycoMedica mainly uses mushrooms grown in in the Fujian, Anhui and Jiangxi provinces, where there are areas virtually untouched by civilisation. Pesticides, heavy metals, microorganisms, moulds, radioactivity are a danger, which raw mushroom material must be protected against unconditionally.
All the raw mushroom material we use to produce our mushroom products is tested before processing in Agrolab, an independent German laboratory for more than 500 types of known heavy metals, pesticides and microorganisms that are harmful to humans. We are able to present these tests on request.
Classic tests conducted by the German lab. Agrolab have now been expanded with testing forpolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which have carcinogenic effects, which can affect fetal development and are also linked to cardiovascular diseases. See here.
The final production of our products takes place under the strictest hygienic conditions in the Czech Republic. For our production, we use the standards ISO 9001/2009, certified HACCP and the system of quality IFS.
We also offer free advisory services for our products.
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We train experts in mycotherapy, who can use our mushrooms effectively in their practice. We also hold international seminars on medicinal mushrooms, these are attended by leading experts on this issue.
If we want to use as many active substances as possible from mushrooms, we must process them allowing them to disrupt the chitinous envelope of the mushroom cell. Humans don’t have the necessary enzymes to digest chitin, so they’re unable to release active substances from the mushroom cell wall during digestion and instead they excrete them from their organism.
It’s possible to produce a decoction from dried mushrooms. However, this traditional method requires a large number of mushrooms to achieve therapeutic effects.
b) mushroom powder or biomass
Dried mushrooms are ground to a very fine powder. This partially disturbs the chitin envelope and the body is then able to extract active substances from the mushroom.
We can break the chitin barrier using gentle extraction with hot water and extract the maximum amount of active substances from the mushroom. In the case of most kinds of mushrooms, it’s also necessary to perform condensation using ethanol at the end of the extraction process (the so-calleddouble extraction ), as some active substances are water insoluble.
Extraction is the most optimal method for processing mushrooms for medical purposes. This is why the overwhelming majority of medical studies are conducted with extracts and not with mushroom powder.
The main, although not the only active substances of medicinal mushrooms are polysaccharides (mainly β-(1, 3)-D-glucans). While dried powder contains about 0.5‒3% polysaccharides, our extracts contain 30%.
Another good argument for the use of MycoMedica mushrooms is that a great many doctors and Chinese medicine practitioners are working with our products and they’ve had only the best experience with them. Seehere.
We also use MycoMedica products in our doctor’s office, so we have everyday feedback on their beneficial effects.
Some companies use entirely common raw mushroom material for processing, in order to achieve a higher percentage of polysaccharide content. Common labs won’t recognise the difference. However, this raw material has minimal therapeutic effects. If indeed, it has any at all. Together with our German colleagues, we have been testing all raw mushroom material, so that it contains only high-quality mushroom polysacharides..
Some Chinese companies, in order to achieve microbiological purity of extracts, expose mushrooms to the effects of radioactive radiation, which destroys microorganisms. We emphasise that MycoMedica products aren’t exposed to radiation in in any phase of production.
Some Chinese manufacturers don’t respect traditional manufacturing practices. For example, mushroom drying must be done slowly and in sunshine. This is why it’s so important for us to cooperate only with proven growers and processors of raw mushroom material. We don’t use any unverified raw material in our products.
We don’t take our motto QUALITY - SAFETY - EFFICIENCY lightly. Thanks to this, we have gradually become the most important East European producer of products from medicinal mushrooms.
I began using Hericum mushrooms due to heartburn. I tried a number of foods and followed advice that supposedly helped heartburn, but I wasn‘t satisfied with the result. I learned about Hericium mushrooms and I thought I couldn’t do any harm by trying them. I'm glad I went into it, Hericium worked.
My dad suffers from Alzheimer's disease, I found Hericium on the internet, and took the experience of people who were happy with the mushroom. Although the disease can‘t be treated, it can be stopped. After a single pack, Dad felt better and had more energy. We‘ll definitely continue to use it.
Hello, I buy mycoMedica medicinal mushrooms for the whole family, so we have tested the effects first hand. I bought Hericium for my grandfather with Parkinson‘s. After several packs, the improvement was very noticeable. I recommend continuing with mycoMedic medicinal mushrooms.
I bought Hericium due to the neuroborliosis I suffered from. I had a problem with short-term memory. I started taking the capsules as advised. I didn‘t notice any change in the first few days, but within 2 weeks the change was noticeable. Hericium helps improve brain activity, given that, according to experience, Hericum is also takes on Alzheimer‘s, I believe it will be great to continue working with it. Thank you.
I've been using Hericium and Reishi for half a year due to sleeping disorders. I‘m very satisfied.
Anyone who suffers from stomach ulcers knows what I'm writing about. The burning, dull pain in the upper abdomen area complicated my life, I had no appetite, and I had to see a doctor. I was looking for ways of treating gastric ulcers, and I took the Hericium mushroom and it really worked. If you have stomach ulcers, you should definitely try it.
After borreliosis I had problems with expression and regular dizziness. I take Hericium together with Reish and we are very pleased.
I would like to share my great experience with the Hericium mushroom. At the start of the year, my health deteriorated significantly. I was very tired and just wanted to sleep. Besides fatigue, I started fainting, I was troubled by mental problems, and was very worried that it was a serious illness. On the Internet, I came across medicinal mushrooms I had not heard of before. I decided to try Hericium to help with my symptoms. I was sceptical at first, but after using for 14 days, everything went back to its original state. I have no choice but to recommend this mushroom to all my acquaintances.
I was searching for a natural dietary supplement to improve my memory. I liked the fact that Hericium improves the immune system in addition to improving cognitive functions. I'm happy with the product.
Hello, I've been fighting with depression for 30 years, but I don‘t want to use anti-depressants. I came across a magazine article on medicinal mushrooms. I thought I'd try them. I began taking Hericium and Cordyceps. I feel better and feel significant improvement in my depressive condition.
I took Hericium erinaceus regularly in the rehearsal period and confirm its effects. Concentration, memory, improvement in mental abilities.
I won‘t let the mushroom go. I gave the recommended combination of Hericium, Coriolus and Chaga to my dad who has stomach cancer. Although he‘s of high age, treatment was surprisingly easy. Today, the mushroom is of a more precautionary nature. Thank you.
Super for gastric neurosis. No more pressure.
I'm already enjoying the third pack of hericum and I'm very happy, I'm no longer getting heartburn or excessive stomach juices, I feel better and I think I have more energy ...