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Black Hoof, Phellinus linteus (meshimakobu, song gen, sanghwang, Meshima), is a mushroom used in Japan, Korea and China for centuries. It is shaped like a hoof, has a bitter taste, and in the wild grows on mulberry trees. The stem's color ranges from dark brown to black.
Nine compounds were isolated from the active ethylacetate fraction of the fruiting body and identified as protocatechuic acid, protocatechualdehyde, caffeic acid, ellagic acid, hispidin, davallialactone, hypholomine B, interfungins A and inoscavin A of which interfungins A is a potent inhibitor of protein glycation.
Nootropics Depot has partnered with Nammex to offer these certified Organic whole fruiting body extracts, with not only testing to verify the percentage of active beta glucans, but verification that starch content is low, and that there are no pesticide residues. One of the biggest controversies in the mushroom industry today is the use of mycelium on grain extracts. Mycelium is to a mushroom like what roots are to a tree. When grown properly, they will form whole fruiting bodies; which are called mushrooms. However, to save money, most US producers of mushroom extracts today grow the mycelium on a bed of grain, like rice. To speed up production, and to make the end product cheaper to produce, these manufacturers grind up the mycelium and grain together, before allowing them to form whole fruiting bodies. The issue with that is that mycelium is not a mushroom, just like the roots of a tree are not a tree. The beneficial compounds in these mushroom species are all studied with relation to their fruiting bodies. The FDA even states that mycelium is not allowed to be called "mushrooms." However, many of the biggest brands today thwart that FDA guideline, and put out a cheaply-made, mislabeled, and ultimately inneffective products. They hide this fact by standardizing to "polysaccharides" instead of "β-Glucans." Well guess what shows up as polysaccharides in the traditional testing? Carbohydrates! Yes, the very carbohydrates from the rice used to grow the mycelium is used as a measure of the active ingredient in these substandard extracts. When you are buying one of the major mushroom extracts on store shelves today, you are buying a bunch of ground up rice mixed in with mycelium! It's a scam! This is why we decided to partner with Nammex. We are selling only certified Organic whole fruiting body extracts, which have been tested for not only the active β-Glucans, but to ensure the starch content is low; to prove what you are getting is actual mushroom, not ground up rice. You will know right away how big of a difference it is. You can even go to the store right now, and pick out one of the major mushroom brands. Mix the "mushroom" powder into some water, and ad a drop of iodine. It will quickly turn a dark purple/blue, indicating high amounts of starch. You'll immediately see how big of a scam it is, and just how many "trusted" brands are in on it!
Beta-Glugan (β-Glucan) minimum content: 15%
As a dietary supplement, take 1000mg of Black Hoof Mushroom Extract once daily.
Nootropics Depot offers 30g or 60g jars of certified organic Black Hoof Whole Fruiting Body Mushroom Extract. Nootropics Depot's Black Hoof mushroom extract powder has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
To learn more, read the Black Hoof mushroom reviews and experiences below.
For more information, see the Wikipedia article on Black Hoof mushroom (Phellinus linteus).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Received in well sealed packaging. Do not know how pure is it. But seems to have some effects on my husband's appetite after trying for 2 weeks. Will continue buying this product. Unknown on 11th Sep 2017
Quality is perfect, benefits are amazing. Unknown on 15th Mar 2017
I looked for a long time for a fruiting body extract of black hoof mushroom, without any luck, so was delighted to find it here for a reasonable price. The extract seems to be good quality. It has a good effect, is a fine powder, a little bitter (to be expected), but easy to take off a spoon with a chaser of water or other drink. I will definitely buy this again, at Nootropics.
I also wanted to mention that I was very surprised (almost startled!) at how fast Nootropics sent me my order. I did receive free priority shipping, but Nootropics must have turned my order around in record time, and I really appreciated it. Selling potent, high quality, CLEAN products, having a fair and straightforward shipping policy, and getting the order FAST are the 3 things I judge an online store by, and I will say that Nootropics fulfilled all these criteria without any problem. Thanks. Cynthia McCoy on 23rd Aug 2016