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Mycotrition: Where do raw materials come from?

The medicinal mushrooms for the Mycotrition products have a long journey behind them before they go on the market in Europe. And for good reason: in China, the original home of the medicinal mushrooms, they are still grown today on carefully managed farms in the best climatic conditions and as naturally as possible away from environmental influences. This ensures that they can optimally develop their valuable components.

Trusting collaborations with partner farms

The medicinal mushrooms are grown in the provinces of Fujian and Jiangxi in the Chinese uplands on select partner farms, with whom longstanding trusting partnerships are in place. The country can look back on more than 1000 years of experience in the cultivation, care, harvesting and processing of mushrooms, and the application of medicinal mushrooms for health is thousands of years old in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). At least three times a year, Mycotrition managing director
Benjamin Hawlik personally views the excellent production conditions and the proven procedures of drying, pulverisation and extraction on site.

Gentle drying and repeated pulverisation using the elaborate shell-broken method produce the finest powder with grain sizes of less than 0.125 millimetres. Extraction with the aim of making polysaccharides particularly bioavailable is performed according to the traditional processes of TCM and while also using the latest technical plants in China. The use of any additives is naturally taboo.

Seamless traceability, independent laboratories

The entire manufacturing process for Mycotrition products is subject to strict certification and continuous controls, so that every individual batch can be traced seamlessly. Both in China and also following the arrival of the powder and extracts in Germany, independent laboratories verify the identity and purity of the raw materials: They also ensure that all limit values, for instance, relating to heavy metals, pesticides, microbiology, radioactivity and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, are abided by.
Mycotrition consistently relies on detailed analyses and does not limit itself to samples. Following testing of the Mycotrition products, the independent laboratory group Agrolab awards its seal as a sign of flawless high quality.

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