For over three years, Restorative Formulations has been partnering with mushroom growers to optimize the concentration of active constituents. We worked with the US Botanical Safety Labs to develop a testing method which enabled them to separate and quantify the various diterpene derivatives using HPLC chromatogram.
When tested against other leading brands, Restorative Formulations’ lion’s mane was found to have the largest variety of terpenoids (12 total) as identified by HPLC chromatography. In terms of quantity, only one competing brand A had any significant amounts of diterpene derivatives.
The most popular US brand E contains only mycelium and no fruiting body. It ironically contained no identifiable trace amount of any terpenoids.
Our testing shows that fruiting bodies of mushrooms contain the highest levels of active compounds such as beta glucans and terpenoids. In contrast, mycelium, which is very inexpensive to grow, has low levels of beta glucans and virtually no traceable amounts of terpenoids, because it contains mostly starches like the rice that the mycelium grows on.
Dosing Instruction: Two capsules, 1-2 times daily or as directed by your healthcare provider.