All our products are third party laboratory tested and contain 30% beta-glucans. 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! Packaged in biodegradable paper with ecologically friendly ink. 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 concentrates begin in the rolling mountains of Qingyuan Lishui-Zhejiang and Gutian Fujian Provinces of south China. These forested mountains have been the epicenter of traditional mushroom cultivation dating back to the year 609. This area is home to the very first cultivated Shiitake, and for more than 2000 years the climate has remained the perfect temperate zone for most of the functional mushrooms we love and produce.
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 the CERES organic certification process which includes the USDA organic requirements.
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, China.
For the mushrooms that require dual extractions like Reishi, Chaga and Turkey Tail: 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. 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. 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. 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.
Every Batch is third party laboratory tested by Intertek and contains at least 30% beta-glucans usually more.
The testing is done by Magenzyme 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 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 6x and 10x (6:1-10:1) depending on the mushroom species and the target compounds. If you see 16:1, or 50:1 or even 100:1 BEWARE this is just marketing. 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 highly concentrated organic mushroom concentrates for.
Our concentrated powders are water soluble, highly bioavailable and easy to mix into any beverage.