• Certificate of Analysis

    All our products are tested by independent laboratories, not just for safety, but in particular for active ingredients. Very few medicinal mushroom companies worldwide specify the bio-available main active ingredients. This is predominantly because what is sold often includes very little or no active ingredients.

     

    The most fair and reasonable method to ascertain quality of Medicinal Mushroom is third-party testing.

    We recommend asking third party verified objective results from any of your supplement vendors as quality marker. Note, the only reason not to share Certificate of Analysis is because of low results !

     

    Oriveda products are manufactured with the highest compliance with the following quality standards

    ISO 9001:2008, ISO 22000:2005, HACCP, cGMP
    & Halal, Koosjer, USDA organic (EcoCert)

     

    Oriveda uses Eurofins laboratories, a global leader in this field, for its third-party testing. More about Eurofins.

    Agaricus Blazei Murrill (ABM)

    The quality marker for hot water extracted Agaricus blazei Murrill (ABM) is beta-glucan. ABM extract should be based on the fruiting body of the mushroom.

    CCCE

    The quality markers for CCCE are beta-glucan and cordycepin. Three different types of beta-glucan are combined in this formula, all extracted from the fruiting body of the specific mushrooms. The cordycepin is from Cordyceps militaris fruiting bodies..

    Cordyceps

    The main quality markers for Cordyceps are adenosine, cordycepin and other nucleosides such as uridine.
    Beta-glucan is useful of course, but it is not Cordyceps-specific and it is not responsible for the Cordyceps-specific properties. The extract should be based on deep layer* cultivated mycelium (Cordyceps sinensis CS-4) and / or Cordyceps militaris fruiting bodies.


    *"deep layer cultivated" means "cultivated in liquid" as opposed to rice/grains. The advantage is that there is no left-over substrate in the final product, it is pure mycelium, starch-free. This method is only used in Asia.

    Maitake

    The main quality marker for hot water extracted Maitake is beta-glucan. Maitake contains a unique type of beta-glucan. In line with the research a Maitake extract should be based on the fruiting body of the mushroom.

    Lions Mane

    Lion's Mane covers two therapeutic spectra.

    Hot water extracts are very useful for general health and the metabolic system. The main quality marker is beta-glucan and it should be based on the fruiting body. 1:1 extracts are unfiltered and will also contain the alcohol-soluble compounds, making them also relevant for basic nootropic use. The extract color is tan.

    Alcohol extracts are very useful for nootropic effects (slowing down the effects of age on cognition and improving the production of NGF / BDNF). The main quality markers are erinacines* and hericenones* (these compounds belong to the group of terpenes) and polyphenols. The deep layer** cultivated mycelium are the main source of terpenes (4 - 8 times more than the fruiting body). An alcohol extract is almost black and smells like dark chocolate.

    *Erinacines and hericenones can be measured using HPLC-UV-ESI/MS, which is the same method used to isolate and discover those compounds. This method is described in the research papers in detail.

    **"Deep layer cultivated" means "cultivated in liquid" as opposed to rice/grains. The advantage is that there is no left-over substrate in the final product, it is pure mycelium, starch-free. This method is only used in Asia.

     

    TEST REPORT FOR MYCELIUM EXTRACT

     

    TEST REPORT FOR FRUITING BODY EXTRACT

    Turkey Tail

    The quality marker for hot water extracted Turkey Tail is beta-glucan.

    Turkey Tail (Coriolus Versicolor) contains two types of beta-glucan, which are in part linked to peptides to form bioactive glyco-proteins / proteoglycans. To be in line with the research a Turkey Tail extract should preferably be based on a specific deep layer* cultivated mycelium strain (COV-1) of the mushroom.


    *"deep layer cultivated" means "cultivated in liquid" as opposed to rice/grains. The advantage is that there is no left-over substrate in the final product, it is pure mycelium, starch-free. This method is only used in Asia.

     

    Reishi

    The quality markers for Reishi are beta-glucan and, in particular, triterpenes. Reishi should always be dual extracted (otherwise no triterpenes will be present) and the extract should be based on the fruiting body.
    Reishi beta-glucan is in part linked to peptides to form bioactive glyco-proteins / proteoglycans.

    Chaga

    The main quality markers for Chaga are beta-glucan, polyphenols (anti-oxidants) and triterpenes (i.e.. betulinic acid). A Chaga extract should ideally be dual extracted and based on the wild-harvested sclerotia of this mushroom. Never cultivated Chaga ! (which is beige instead of dark-brown/black).

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