This week, Beth & Michal interview Jeff Chilton, President of Nammex, a company that first introduced medicinal mushrooms to the US nutritional supplement industry. Nammex extracts are used by many supplement companies and are noted for their high quality based on scientific analysis of the active compounds. An expert in mushroom cultivation with over 40 years in the industry, Jeff co-authored the highly acclaimed book, The Mushroom Cultivator. Jeff also founded the consumer-based company, Real Mushrooms, to offer 100% organic products that are solely made from mushrooms (more on that in the interview).
Medicinal mushrooms are fungal organisms sold as health foods, nutritional supplements, so-called nutraceuticals, and, on occasion, cosmetics ingredients. They are part of an extensive natural health products category in Asia, where traditional Chinese medicine has utilized mushroom preparations for thousands of years.
With the popularity of superfoods and ways you can optimize your health, this episode is packed with new and useful information you won’t want to miss!
In this fascinating episode we talk about…
The nutritional benefits of mushrooms as “food as medicine”
What are medicinal mushrooms and their primary uses
The main active ingredients and nutritional profile of both edible and medicinal mushrooms
How to easily consume and prepare edible mushrooms to gain the most nutritional benefit
How many consumers and even health practitioners are being misled when it comes to mushroom products
Why Jeff traveled to China to learn about mushrooms and how he started the first organic mushroom farm in China
If we should be concerned about the pollution in China and mushrooms grown outside the U.S.
If it’s important is it to buy organic mushrooms
How you can know if you’re purchasing a quality mushroom supplement
Why you might want to use a mushroom supplement, or simply incorporate more edible mushrooms into your diet
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