Not All Mushroom Formulas Are Created Equal. Here’s Why

A clinical minute with Robert J. Silver DVM, MS

Oyster Mushroom 1

Mushrooms have a life cycle that many don’t know about. The “mushroom fruiting body” is the mushroom-shaped structure that we commonly call a mushroom. But in order to get this fruiting body, the spores of the mushroom are germinated on sterilized grain, and then grow into a hyphal mass, which usually is white or light colored and which grows throughout the sterilized grain.

Mycelium on grain

Spores of the mushroom are germinated on sterilized grain, and then grow into a hyphal mass, which usually is white or light colored and grows throughout the sterilized grain.

Some companies are drying this mycelial-grain biomass and calling it “mushroom extract”, when in fact it is not a mushroom fruiting body, it is a part of the fungal life cycle of the mushroom. Studies have shown very clearly that this mycelial biomass or mycelium on grain (MOG) has considerably less potency than the mushroom itself.

“Some companies are drying this mycelial-grain biomass and calling it “mushroom extract”, when in fact it is not a mushroom fruiting body”

If you are using the mushroom for a patient with cancer, then you are providing grain to your cancer patient, which may cancel the benefits of feeding  a low carbohydrate cancer diet recommended by you so as to not feed the cancer with carbohydrates.

RxCoriolus Forte

The RxVitamins’ Coriolus Forte is made entirely with five whole fruiting body mushrooms containing full potency beta glucans and other immune enhancing molecules.

The RxVitamins’ Coriolus Forte is made entirely with the whole fruiting body mushroom, NO MOG in this formula, only the organically grown, USDA organically certified fruiting body mushrooms containing full potency beta glucans and other immune enhancing molecules from the five medical mushrooms used in this powerful blend.

“RxCoriolus Forte is made entirely with the whole fruiting body mushroom. Rx Vitamins does not use MOG (Mycelium On Grain)”

I’ve formulated this powdered mushroom blend to also contain two immune enhancing Chinese herbs, Astragalus root and Licorice root, which potentiate the mushroom beta glucans.

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