Monday, October 11, 2010

Mushroom Matrix through time

Mushroom Matrix’s history dates back to 20 years of growing fresh, organic mushrooms in San Marcos, California, just north of San Diego. Mushroom Matrix was responsible for introducing many new fresh Asian mushrooms to the North American marketplace including Maitake, King Trumpet and Beech mushrooms.

Pursuing the nutritional applications of medicinal mushrooms, Mushroom Matrix set out in 2005 to research and obtain the most effective and potent strains from around the globe. Ten specific mushroom strains were identified and obtained by Mycologist, Steve Farrar, each possessing unique bioactivity. The potencies of these rare strains are consistently maintained by keeping the original cultures preserved with liquid nitrogen storage technology. Proprietary methodologies to produce and process both the fruit body and the mycelial stages of the selected strains were subsequently developed. The result – a potent dehydrated powder of 100% Organically Certified mushrooms – now combined into powerful, targeted blends for our Mushroom Matrix Products.

The ten powerful strains acquired by Mushroom Matrix include:

  • Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
  • King Trumpet (Pleurotus eryngii)
  • Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
  • Shimeji (Hypsizygus marmoreus) Himematsutake (Agaricus blazei)
  • Niu-chang-chi (Antrodia camphorata)
  • Chong cao (Cordyceps militaris)
  • Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
  • Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)
  • Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

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