The Beyul Mushroom Retreat August 9-13, 2023
Become a node in the mycelial web.
Hamilton’s mission is to make mushrooms and mycology accessible, relevant and fun, by exploring the ecology of mycology. The Fungible is the spot for new films, shorts and links to the latest mushroom research.
Nammex petitioned the FDA to enforce language used on mushroom products. This is a not so subtle jab at one time friend and long time rival: Host Defense Mushrooms, Paul Stamets supplement company. Host Defense uses myceliated grain and calls their products "mushroom" products. Paul Stamets has done wonders for the American mushroom culture as a foundational influencer and inspiration to many new school mycologists.
Chilton and Nammex argue you can’t call mycelium based products “mushrooms.” Chilton is getting the FDA involved to enforce their rules from 1976, that says you have to label what is actually in the product.
Medicinal mushrooms such as reishi and chaga may have beneficial effects on blood sugar and cholesterol levels by influencing the genes, enzymes, hormones and pathways involved in glucose and lipid metabolism.
In a 2010 study Japanese researchers looked at the effects of Lion’s mane on 30 menopausal women and how it affected their depression, sleep and quality of life:
…”Our results show that HE (Hericium erinaceus) intake has the possibility to reduce depression and anxiety and these results suggest a different mechanism from NGF-enhancing action of H. erinaceus”
The Award-winning mycologist filmmaker Hamilton Pevec returns to the Mycopreneur podcast to share intel about his recently released film Azurescens: Through A Blue Lens. This film was recently crowned Best Edutainment piece at the Fungi Film Festival, and follows the pilgrimage of mushroom foragers in search of the fabled Psilocybe azurescens mushroom in the Pacific Northwest of the United States while examining the role that these fungi play in the ecology of their ecosystem.
The rare and illustrious Psilocybin azurescens is the most potent magic mushroom in the world and also happens to be one of the most evasive species to find. We sit down with Hamilton Pevec who just released a multiple award winning short film documentary about this mushroom and talk about what all the hype is about.