By now, you’ve probably seen the growing trend of functional mushrooms and understand that we ourselves are down with fungi in a big way. But what are we really getting from these mushrooms and mushroom supplements? To better understand what’s real and what’s just advertising, we sat down with one of the world’s foremost mushroom experts: Jeff Chilton, founder of Real Mushrooms and Nammex.
Jeff was one of the pioneers to bring proper food and functional (or medicinal) mushrooms extracts from their places of origin to the Western world. He is a wealth of knowledge in the field of fungi. When you start rattling off the benefits of mushrooms, it can sound like a joke — immune-boosting, cognitive function, athletic performance, calm — but it’s legit. Mushrooms are the world’s most studied superfood, and Jeff helps us sort out the value from the fluff and misinformation when it comes to these fascinating fungi.
Jeff talks about...
What Nammex is doing and his motivation behind creating it
The new frontier of mushroom extracts What medicinal mushrooms do for us and the myths around what they don't do
The difference between mycelium and fruiting bodies and how to find wellness products that actually work--hint: we are all team fruiting bodies! The pharmaceutical industry and its roots in fungi. Get it? Roots? Listen up and you'll understand
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