What are the differences between SHROOMS and ADAPTOGEN?
In a general sense, ADAPTOGEN is a comprehensive formula that includes three mushrooms alongside a host of beneficial ingredients designed to support adrenal health, cognition, cellular health, and the immune system.
SHROOMS contains a blend of functional mushrooms that offer some of the same benefits in a more affordable and stackable commodity-style product.
What is the difference between 'fruit body' and 'mycelium'?
Think of fruit body as the tree and mycelium as the roots.
When comparing mushrooms, the fruit body contains much higher quantities of bioactive compounds.
Furthermore, it is common practice in the industry for companies to use "mycelial bio-mass", which is a tricky name for mycelium grown on something like saw dust or oats. Basically, they take a clump of this combination of mycelium and the material it is grown on and grind it all up together.
This provides a MUCH lower concentration of mycelium per amount of material and effectively reduces the effectiveness of the product down to negligible levels.
DON'T BE DECEIVED!
The capsules smell funny, is this safe and normal?
Most supplement ingredients have distinct smells (and flavors). This is often due to certain compounds contained within the ingredients themselves, such as sulfur (a crucial component of many compounds). The products are perfectly safe and effective.
Why do some of my capsules have an uneven fill volume? Does this mean they aren’t dosed properly?
During the production process, various excipients are utilized to ensure the proper amount of active ingredients flows into each capsule.
Due to the varied materials and densities of these excipients (as well as the active ingredients), capsules are filled by weight and not by volume. This is basically the same way you’d find food in boxes and bags at the grocery store that is “Filled by weight not by volume, some settling may occur”.
Unlike the food industry, the supplement industry has a more tightly regulated fill tolerance. Our manufacturers have an internal fill tolerance of + - 5%, and capsules are weighed to make sure they consistently fall in that range to meet specifications.
Basically, some capsules have the powders packed down, others have it loosely filled, but overall they meet the industry leading specifications for dosing tolerance.