Antler Farms® 8X Mushroom Complex
WHY IS ANTLER FARMS® 8X MUSHROOM COMPLEX BETTER THAN THE REST?
(1) 8:1 Extract Ratio
Antler Farms® 8X Mushroom Complex is made of powerful 8:1 mushroom extracts. Our sophisticated dual extraction process isolates and concentrates the active compounds to be eight times stronger than other extracts.
(2) Five Top Mushrooms
Our supplement contains the world's top five mushrooms - Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Cordyceps, Chaga, and Turkey Tail. Together they deliver potent bioactive and beneficial nutrients including beta-glucans and polysaccharides.
(3) 100% Pure
Antler Farms® 8X Mushroom Complex is made of 100% pure ingredients. There are no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Our products are regularly tested for agricultural, biological and environmental impurities.
(4) Fruiting Bodies Only
Our mushroom extract uses only the nutrient rich fruiting bodies of mushrooms. We never use mycelium, myceliated grain, or grain spawn that is found in inferior products. Our mushroom extract contains no grains, additives or fillers.
(5) Certified Organic
Antler Farms® 8X Mushroom Complex is certified organic. Our mushrooms are grown on natural substrate with fresh air, water, and sunlight as nature intended. We never use herbicides, pesticides, artificial fertilizers or GMOs.
What is Antler Farms® 8X Mushroom Complex?
Antler Farms® 8X Mushroom Complex is a powerful blend of five of the most beneficial mushrooms in the world – Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Cordyceps, Chaga, and Turkey Tail.
Our product starts with 100% pure, certified organic mushrooms. These mushrooms are grown in greenhouses on natural substrate with fresh air, water, and sunlight. No herbicides, pesticides, or artificial fertilizers are used in the farming of our mushrooms.
At the peak of potency, the most nutrient rich component of mushrooms – the fruiting bodies – are harvested for extraction. At this stage, the fruiting bodies contain a full complement of vitamins, minerals, and other compounds.
Our sophisticated dual extraction process isolates and concentrates each mushroom's active compounds, while discarding the fiber and insoluble substances. Our system yields individual extracts that are 8-10 times stronger than the typical process. When blended together, the result is the most powerful mushroom supplement on the market today loaded with bioavailable nutrients including beta-glucans and polysaccharides.
8X Mushroom Complex contains concentrated 8:1 and 10:1 extracts, making it the strongest mushroom supplement on the market.
Antler Farms® 8X Mushroom Complex is vegan, gluten free, soy free, dairy free and GMO free. There are no additives or fillers.
What Mushrooms are in Antler Farms® 8X Mushroom Complex?
ORGANIC 8:1 LION’S MANE EXTRACT
Lion's Mane is a natural nootropic that improves mental performance.
Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a medicinal mushroom that grows on living and dead hardwood trees in the wild. Its name comes from its unique appearance. The fungi has long, white, dangling spines that look like hair.
Lion's Mane is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immunostimulant. But the most notable benefit of Lion's Mane is its ability to enhance cognitive function. You can think of it as a superfood for your brain.
The bioactive compounds in Lion’s Mane boosts mental health including enhancing memory and improving mood. Lion's mane also serves as a neuroprotectant. By stimulating the production of nerve growth factor (NGF), it can prevent cognitive decline by protecting neurons and regenerating neural connections impaired by age, injury, and disease.
ORGANIC 8:1 REISHI EXTRACT
Reishi is known as the "King of Mushrooms" and "Mushroom of Immortality."
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) is a reddish-brown mushroom with a flat, kidney-shaped cap. In nature, it grows at the base and stumps of deciduous trees but can be cultivated on hardwood logs.
Reishi's royal reputation stems from its history of use for thousands of years in holistic medicine as a profound immune tonic.
Reishi is considered an adaptogenic herb. It helps the body deal with the negative effects of stress. This superfood contains phytochemicals that activate immune cells to boost the body's entire immune system. Furthermore, Reishi has powerful healing effects. It contains strong anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties.ORGANIC 10:1 CORDYCEPS EXTRACT
Cordyceps boosts energy and athletic performance.
Cordyceps (Codyceps militaris) is a club shaped mushroom with an orange fruiting body. It is known as "caterpillar fungus" because the fungus grows on caterpillars and other insects in the wild.
Wild cordyceps is one of the most expensive and prized mushrooms in the world. The cultivation of Cordyceps dates back to as early as 600 A.D. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cordyceps extracts are considered to be in the highest class of tonic herbs which balance and strengthen the body’s internal systems.
Several studies suggest that cordyceps can boost athletic performance — improving physical abilities, endurance, and recovery. The mushroom increases the body’s supply of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) - the primary source of energy during exercise. It also increases the production of nitric oxide, which optimizes oxygen absorption and improves blood flow. As a therapeutic mushroom, Cordyceps can support the immune system, combat fatigue, improve mental function, and increase sexual vitality.ORGANIC 8:1 CHAGA EXTRACT
Chaga is one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world.
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a fungus that grows primarily on birch trees in cold climates. The mushroom's outer layer, known as the sclerotium, has the dark and cracked appearance of charcoal while the inner layer has a cork-like consistnecy and a light yellow/orange coloration.
Chaga has been used for centuries in the East as a medicinal mushroom. As an adaptogen, it helps protect the body’s cells from damage caused by free radicals. The fungi contains a massively high concentration of melanin and a compound called super-oxide dismutase (SOD), both of which help protect the body from other harmful oxidative processes. Another important group of compounds found in Chaga is the phytosterols, thought to have an anti-viral effect. Studies show that Chaga has anti-inflammatory properties, helping mitigate a number of ailments, and supports the immune system.ORGANIC 8:1 TURKEY TAIL EXTRACT
Turkey Tail strengthens the body's defense by boosting the immune system.
Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) grows on dead hardwood logs and stumps. The mushroom's name comes from its resemblance to the plume of feathers on turkeys. The fruiting body has a flat, leathery appearance with colorful rings.
Turkey tail mushroom has an assortment of medicinal properties. It been used to treat various maladies for hundreds of years in Asia, Europe, and by indigenous peoples in North America. However, it is best known for its ability to enhance the immune system. The magic may lie in its abundance of polysaccharides, particularly polysaccharide Krestin (PSK). PSK have been shown to boost the immune system to fight infection. It encourages the body to produce more immune cells that attack foreign and abnormal cells. Turkey Tail helps the body fight free radicals and adapt to oxidative stress.
Why are Many Mushroom Supplements Ineffective?
Most mushroom products today fall into three categories: myceliated grain, mushroom powders, and mushroom extracts.
Myceliated grain is the cheapest, most popular, yet most nutrient poor type of “mushroom” supplement. It’s a product that contains fungi that has germinated on top of grain – also known as grain spawn, mycelium on grain, and mycelium biomass. The chemical composition of grain spawn barely resembles that of a real mushroom because it is comprised nearly entirely of the grain substrate itself, yet this is deceptively sold as mushrooms. (See below, BEWARE: Not All Mushroom Supplements Contain Mushrooms)
Mushroom powders consist of mushrooms that are dried and ground. These products contain the whole fruiting bodies including a fiber called chitin. Humans cannot digest chitin without first breaking the cell walls either through cooking or extraction. Therefore, dried mushroom powders have little to no bioavailability.
Mushroom extracts are the strongest form of mushroom supplements. An extract pulls most of the nutritional elements out of mushrooms using water and/or alcohol. This extraction process results in a concentrated form of mushroom components without the fiber. Extracts are more potent than whole food powders and thus require smaller doses to achieve the same results. The standard mushroom extract ratio is 1:1.
The extract ratio of Antler Farms® 8X Mushroom Complex is more than 8:1. In other words, our product is eight times more concentrated and much stronger than competing mushroom blends. We use an advanced and expensive process that uses multiple extractions to isolate the active components from the mushrooms. These components are magic behind mushrooms’ benefits.
BEWARE: NOT ALL MUSHROOM SUPPLEMENTS CONTAIN MUSHROOMS
When you think of a mushroom, what you are picturing is a fruiting body - the stem and cap of a mature mushroom.
For the most part, fruiting bodies contain the active compounds that we seek when taking a mushroom supplement. Nearly all the nutritional, therapeutic, and medicinal value of mushrooms come from mushrooms in this life cycle stage.
The roots of a mushroom are known as mycelium. Visually, the mycelium is light, thin and wispy similar to a spider web. Nutritionally, they contain only trace amounts of the compounds found in the fruiting bodies. Therefore mycelium has few, if any, real benefits.
Many mushroom producers dry, ground and sell mycelium and grain together as "mushrooms." But what you are really getting is almost entirely grain. This evident in the light coloration and the starchy, cereal-like taste of these products. These so called mushroom supplements are devoid of the active ingredients and complex compounds that comprise medicinal mushrooms. To say that laboratory grown, sterilized, myceliated grain is an inferior product is an understatement.
Antler Farms® 8X Mushroom Complex is made exclusively from whole fruiting bodies with no mycelium, grains, additives or fillers.