All our products are third party laboratory tested by Eurofin Labs and contain 30% beta-glucans, verified 3-4% triterpenes and 1-2% erinacines and 1% cordycepin, Internationally certified organic by Ceres GmbH. Hamilton provides The most potent mushroom concentrates on the market, at the best possible price. We're not selling you expensive capsules, plastic bottles, extra measuring spoons, or unnecessary gimmicks, because we know you know how to use a tea spoon! Our water soluble concentrated powders get right to the point: the best medicine at the best price. The difference is visceral and measurable.
Hamilton’s Organic Whole Mushroom Dual Extract Powders are born in the living heart of ancient mushroom culture.
Our concentrate powders begin in the rolling mountains of Fujian province in southern China. These hardwood forests have been the epicenter of traditional mushroom cultivation since 609 AD. This area is home to the very first cultivated Shiitake; it is the living, beating heart of global mushroom culture. Our mushrooms are sourced from a distributed network of small family farms spread across China. We employ a dedicated team of foragers who hand-select the best fruit bodies to use in our concentrated powders. Over 1,400 years of craftsmanship, expertise and care go into every batch. Proceeds are used to produce mycology-centered films, develop applied mycology projects and propagate fungi around the world.
Our greenhouses and Shadehouses are nestled into the shallow valleys, mimicking the natural canopy of the forest and the rich top soil unique to the region. In this area, across many different farms, there are 70,000 people cultivating medicinal and gourmet mushrooms for the world’s health and well being. Across the two provinces about 70% of the population is involved in mushroom cultivation, extraction and export. We cultivate the highest quality fruit bodies at our dedicated family farms for use in the latest extraction process.
Hamilton’s mushroom extracts are certified organic meeting the strictest standards of European (EC 396) verified Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) and CERES organic certification process which includes the USDA and National Organic Program (NOP) organic requirements. We test for over 500 different pesticides/herbacides.
Responsibly sourced, highest quality.
We provide full transparency, and are proud that our mushrooms are produced by the most capable people, the most talented farmers and chemists, and come from the most accomplished mushroom culture on the planet.
For the mushrooms that require dual extractions like Reishi Rampart, True Chaga, Lucid Lion's Mane and Crucial Cordyceps: The first extraction of the whole dried fruit bodies are dried and macerated to crack the cell wall and to pass a 20 micron filter. The cell wall is made of indigestible chitin, which is why we need to break it open and release the Beta glucans. Then we boil in water ten different times to pass the mushroom through a 200 micron filter. This hot water extraction process helps to release the Beta-glucans and a number of other polysaccharides.
In the second extraction we soak the material in food grade organic ethanol 4 times for 30 min each time depending on the strain. The alcohol extraction releases the other non-water soluble active compounds such as triterpenes, in the case of Reishi, and in the case of Chaga: sterols like inotodiol, trametenolic acid and betulinic acid. In the case of Lion's mane we are targeting the hericenones and erinacines. The material is then heated to evaporate the ethanol and sterilized. The now double extracted liquid is sprayed dried with no additives (no maltodextrin is used), and settles into the fine powder we use. For Cordyceps we do a double water extraction at different temperatures to target the cordycepin.
Every Batch is third party laboratory tested by Eurofin and contains at least 30% beta-glucans and 3-4% triterpenes and 1-2% erinacines and 1% cordycepin, usually more.
The testing is done by HPLC Megazyme kit for Beta glucans. Other leading brands measure only the polysaccharides which includes the alpha glucans; an inert polysaccharide chain that is also found in myceliated grain extracts in the form of starch. So when you see a high polysaccharide content listed (40%-60%) much of that can be inert/useless alpha glucans.
The consumer needs to know the beta-glucan, triterpene, herecinone, erinacine and cordycepin content to make an informed decision on which mushroom supplement to use.
The ratio of functional compounds in my organic mushroom extracts vs the whole dried fruit bodies they are made from is between 16x - 36x (16:1-36:1) depending on the mushroom species and the target compounds. If you see 50:1, or 100:1 BEWARE this is just marketing especially if it does not list the percent of active compounds. Many non-extracted mushroom powders are indigestible leaving the functional compounds locked in the chitin shell of the cell wall. Some companies sell these non soluble fruit body “Mushroom Powders” for the same price we sell our highly concentrated organic mushroom extracts.
Our concentrated powders are water soluble, highly bioavailable and easy to mix into any beverage.