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Why is extraction important for mushroom supplements?

Updated: Feb 10


Mushroom hot water extraction

Most people don’t realize that just eating mushrooms is not the best way for your body to absorb the healing power contained within. Functional mushrooms contain compounds such as beta-glucans and triterpenes, which research shows can provide

wellness value.


The best way to make these compounds bio-available is to extract them from behind the rigid cell walls of the fruiting body. Nature uses a material called chitin to construct these walls. This material is one of the toughest on the planet, and it is not digestible.


Zenspora uses a combination of hot water and, in some cases, a dual extraction process of hot water and alcohol to make these compounds into a bio-available form. Extraction provides a pure and consistent product for maximum benefit.


Check out our post about how to test for starch in your supplement.



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