Polysaccharides and Beta-Glucans in Mushrooms

Before I got into medicinal mushrooms I had never heard of polysaccharides or beta-glucans, but these compounds are not unique to fungi, and instead are widely pervasive. There are very different functions among polysaccharides and even beta-glucans. The aim of … Continue reading

Ep44: Real Mushrooms vs. Grain Mycelium with Jeff Chilton

Jeff Chilton studied ethno-mycology at the University of Washington in the late sixties. He’s worked on mushroom farms, put on mushroom conferences, coauthored the highly acclaimed book, The Mushroom Cultivator, which was published in 1983. A founding member of the … Continue reading

Ep8: We Love Medicinal Mushrooms Part 1

Are all mushrooms medicinal? How to get started harvesting wild mushrooms (and the dangers to look out for) What mycelium is and how it’s different from fruiting bodies The difference between tree and ground mushrooms Reishi’s negative side effect?!? Why … Continue reading