Tastes ok, cheaper than capsules
Poria seems to be a good idea. I hope it works.
Wolfiporia extensa, also known as Wolfiporia cocos, Poria, and Poria cocos, is a fungus in the family Polyporaceae. It is a wood-decay fungus but has a terrestrial growth habit. Wolfiporia extensa is well known for its large sclerotium, which is a large mass of Wolfiporia mycelium that looks like a coconut. Traditional Chinese medicine has utilitzed the scerotium of Poria cocos for thousands of years.
There were several Wolfiporia cocos mushroom uses in Traditional Chinese medicine. Poria cocos is arguably one of the most commonly used mushrooms in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Anecdotal evidence suggests Poria cocos mushroom promotes respiratory, digestive, cellular, and organ health. Some believe that Poria cocos carries compounds that promote cognitive function as well.
Wolfiporia extensa is a source of a triterpenoid compound known as pachymic acid. Pachymic acid has been the object of scientific study based upon the mushroom's role in traditional Chinese usage. Pachymic acid has shown promise in supporting healthy cellular function. Modern science additionally found Poria cocos mushroom to be rich in beta glucans and triterpenoids, a class of compounds that may help promote healthy levels of oxidation. The popularity in Traditional Chinese Medicine has spurred research into investigating more Poria mushroom benefits. Small scale studies were able to see correlation with wolfiporia extensa supplementation and these Poria benefits. Some results were convincing enough to warrant further advanced research.
Poria cocos mushroom carries a large amount of bioactive compounds like a collection of monosaccharides, triterpene derivatives, and several unique amino acids. These compounds work in tandem with one another to produce a diverse profile of Poria cocos benefits that promote whole body health with a focus on nootropic effects that may help promote brain health and cognitive function.
Traditional chinese medicine used Poria extensively in combination with other natural compounds. One of the more common pairings with Poria mushroom extract is Polygala Tenuifolia. This combination was used in Traditional Chinese Medicine with the sole purpose of promoting cognitive function. Scientific research suggests that Poria mushroom extract may help support cerebral blood flow. This improved blood flow supports memory formation and promote levels of acetylcholine! Among their benefits, Polygala and Poria cocos benefits have cognitive promoting effects on their own, however, Many people report that Poria and Polygala have a synergistic relationship with each other, enhancing each other’s effects.
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 ineffective 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.
Beta-Glucan (β-Glucan) minimum content: 55%
As a dietary supplement, take two 500mg Poria Mushroom Extract Capsules once daily.
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Nootropics Depot offers 60ct. or 180ct. jars of certified organic Poria Whole Fruiting Body Mushroom Extract Capsules. Nootropics Depot's Poria mushroom extract powder has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
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Poria seems to be a good idea. I hope it works.