Thursday, December 30, 2010

Keep your pet healthy!

Skin & Coat Matrix

Product Description:

Pet Skin and Coat Matrix supports healthy skin and a beautiful, glossy coat. You will be amazed how quickly you see the results from our 100% Organic blends. Our special blend of medicinal mushrooms will provide support for your pet’s immune function and provide a natural source of biotin, vitamins, proteins – which will add luster to your pet’s coat and help maintain healthy skin.

• Maintains health of skin and coat
• Helps animals achieve a soft, glossy and healthy coat
• Use for those pets with seasonal allergies
• Supports a healthy immune system
• Provides antioxidants

Product Specifications:
Ingredients: Contains proprietary, performance-tested strains of the following Certified Organically Grown Mushrooms: Cordyceps militaris, Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi), Antrodia camphorata, Pleurotus eryngii (King Trumpet). Contains no added excipients, fillers or preservatives.

Gluten Free

Rich in:
  • L-Ergothioneine
  • Amino acids
  • Antioxidants
  • Polyphenols
  • Beta glucans
  • Soluble and insoluble dietary fiber
The mushrooms in this blend also contain significant amounts of Niacin, Potassium, and Vitamins B1 & B2.

Daily Dosage:

up to 20lbs = .5 gram = 1/4 teaspoon
20lbs to 50lbs = 1 gram = 1/2 teaspoon
50lbs to 100lbs = 2 grams = 1 teaspoon

Monday, December 27, 2010

Daily Life Essentials that provide longevity and wellness

Our base formula provides a powerful blend of 8 medicinal mushroom species with antioxidant and bioactive compounds to enhance immunity and cellular health. Mushrooms provide unique antioxidants which aid in the elimination of unstable oxygen molecules called free radicals. Reishi –known as “the elixir of life” is a key component of our Daily Life Essentials and promotes longevity and wellness.

• Provides antioxidants to protect against free radical damage and reduce oxidative stress
• Helps maintain normal DNA and the immune system
• Supports normal detoxification processes
• Assists in combating environmental pollutants
• Helps maintain optimal health
• Helps maintain physical and mental well-being
• Helps hair growth and shine

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

GRFS: On Good Management and Magic Mushrooms

By: Catherine Haddad from the Chronicle of the Horse

Dear Rita,

The kindest gift you can give your horse is a passport to good health. When we buy horses, take them home and put them in the stable, we also assume responsibility for their happiness and well-being. Like all things in life, the simplest approach you can take is usually the best one.

Assuming good nutrition is a given, I will always stand by the additional three basic principles of GRFS—Good Riding, Footing and Shoeing. These three things are essential to the good health, longevity and happiness of any sport horse. The more you update, improve and implement GRFS—the more likely you are to see improved health in your horses.

I don’t want to play down the role of a good veterinarian in the life of a sport horse. When things go wrong this is the guy you need, but in my experience you only need the vet when your GRFS has failed. So if long-term, successful management is your goal, then pay attention to the following details in the care of your horse.

Good Riding is defined by increased strength, impulsion, self-carriage and elasticity over the competitive life of your horse. Bottom line. We could discuss methods and systems for days, but if your horse is not showing improvement in these four areas over the years that you train him, then you are not practicing good riding.

Good Footing can also be defined by the impulsion and elasticity that it encourages. Your horse should be able to push off the surface he is working on without undue strain. The footing should not suck the impulsion out of his gaits. At the same time, your footing needs to absorb shock and allow the horse to bounce out of it with every stride in order to preserve the health of his joints.

Work 10 horses on your footing at home and then put it to this test without dragging it first. You (yourself without the horse) should be able to sprint across your dressage footing without the boggy feeling of running on a sandy beach. You should not find a hoof print deep enough to twist your ankle. You should not get bruises on the balls of your feet from the hardness of the surface. And a normal number of jumping jacks should not wear you out any more than usual.

This is a tough one, Rita, and I freely admit that I am blessed to live in Germany where footing production has become a finely tuned business. My recommendation for footing can be found at:

Good Shoeing is defined by your horse’s coronet band. Learn to read it and either weep or rejoice by what you see. Now, I gotta tell ya, Rita, as a good horseman it is not your job to tell the farrier how to shoe your horse. But it is your job to recognize good shoeing when you see it and avoid bad shoeing at all costs. If your horse is badly shod, you can expect your vet bills to skyrocket.

Your farrier should know how to properly balance a foot so that the coronet band is one continuous smooth line, the breakover point is correct, the foot lands flat, and the angles hold true for 5-7 weeks of growth. If your farrier can’t meet these basic standards, find another one. And when you find a good farrier, treat him better than your best friend because he is more important to your competitive success than anybody else.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Here are the Winners from the Mushroom Matrix Trivia!

Congratulations to Nina Nixon and Kristy Fowler for Winning the Mushroom Matrix Trivia!

As a bonus to winning a Back on Track Saddle Pad, we are also including a 450 gram Mushroom Matrix product of their choice!

Nina will be trying MRM Matrix to help her senior, happy and healthy Thoroughbred stay happy and healthy. Kristy will be trying Performance Matrix on one of her Grand Prix horses. happy and healthy.

Once again, Congratulations to you both!

Mushroom Matrix

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Take that Trivia! Last Day!

Last day to submit your answers! Take this trivia and test your knowledge!

The lucky winner of our Trivia Contest will spend their holidays riding in a brand new Back on Track saddle pad with the stylish Mushroom Matrix logo embroidered on the pad.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Individual Mushroom Species and Benefits

Mushroom Matrix has a unique ability to combine 100% organic fresh mushrooms with 100% organic dehydrated mycelia mass in order to optimize the life cycle of the mushroom and all of its natural intelligence. Each species has powerful antioxidant potential as well as specific physiological benefits.

1. Agaricus blazei: Also known as Himematsutake - a tropical mushroom species renowned for its high beta-glucan content and its stimulating effect on immune function. It has been found to be useful as an alternative & complementary therapy for sugar-centering conditions such as diabetes.
2. Antrodia camphorate: A very rare mushroom native to Taiwan that is very high in antioxidants. Research has demonstrated a wide range of healing activities including anti-cancer, anti-asthma, anti-allergenic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fatigue, anti-toxin, and anti-inflammatory effects.
3. Cordyceps militaris: A powerful performance-enhancing mushroom used by many professional athletes which increases the body’s hemoglobin production and increases overall circulation. This species has been reported to have higher levels of activity than the more well-known species, Cordyceps sinesis. Cordyceps militaris also helps combat fatigue and can increase sexual function.
4. Ganoderma lucidum: Also known as Reishi or the “mushroom of immortality.” This mushroom is highly regarded for its adaptogenic and chronic disease fighting capabilities. Reishi has been recognized by the Japanese government as an approved adjunct herb in the treatment of cancer.
5. Grifola frondosa: Also known as Maitake – a mushroom highly regarded for both its culinary and medicinal qualities. Research has demonstrated significant immunomodulatory and blood sugar regulating effects.
6. Hericium erinaceus: Also known as Lion’s Mane – this mushroom has a unique flavor resembling lobster. Research has indicated this mushroom’s ability to stimulate nerve and myelin sheath regeneration, a huge benefit for those with neurological conditions.
7. Hypsizygus marmoreus: Also known as Buna Shimeji – an excellent culinary mushroom with significant benefits on cardiovascular and digestive health. Research has demonstrated significant anti-atherosclerotic effects.
8. Lentinula edodes: Also known as Shitake – another excellent culinary mushroom with immunomodulating and anti-cancer properties. Shitake is the source of Lentinana, a host-mediated anti-cancer supplement which has been shown to effect host defense immune systems.
9. Pleurotus eryngii: Also known as King Trumpet – a robust culinary mushroom that has been shown to contain significant levels of L-Ergothioneine, a powerful antioxidant only synthesized by mushrooms.
10. Trametes versicolor: Also known as Turkey Tail – a mushroom with significant immunomodulating, anti-tumor, anti-cancer properties. Turkey Tail is the source of two patented pharmaceutical drugs, PSP and PSK, which are prescribed to cancer patients.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Here's how to win a brand new On Track Saddle Pad!

Win a Back On Track Saddle Pad by playing the Mushroom Matrix trivia contest! Who couldn't use a new saddle pad from Back on Track USA, just in time for the holidays?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Stay healthy and boost your immune system!

Immune Matrix

This powerful formula of 7 medicinal mushroom species is appropriate when immunity needs are at their highest. Contains select medicinal mushroom species such as Agaricus blazei, Turkey Tail, Maitake and Shiitake known for their ability to stimulate and activate the immune system. Medicinal mushrooms are an excellent source of Beta-Glucans which have shown to have a beneficial stimulating effect on the immune system.

• Helps support a healthy immune system
• Supports normal detoxification processes
• Provides antioxidants to reduce the negative effects of stress
• Supports respiratory health