(NaturalNews) Everybody knows the value of functional mushrooms like Reishi, Cordyceps, Shiitake and Lion's Mane, but few people realize just how contaminated mushrooms can be when they're grown in China.
Functional mushrooms are really good at picking up and binding with heavy metals in soils, so if they are grown in contaminated soils, they can be very easily contaminated themselves. When we've used the ICP-MS instrumentation in the Natural News Forensic Food Lab to test samples of mushrooms produced in China, we've found them to be consistently and alarmingly contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead. Mushrooms are so good at binding with heavy metals that they're even used for "bioremediation" of contaminated soils.
Low-cost mushroom powders and capsules are produced in China
Most of the cheap, low-end mushroom powders used across the natural products industry today are grown in China, and as a result they are often significantly contaminated with toxic heavy metals (like many other things grown in China, including rice protein, dog treats, and so on).
We've spent over a year testing various mushroom suppliers, only to find disappointment in batch after batch, discovering levels of lead and other metals that were so high that I refused to sell those products to Natural News customers.
Finally, after a lot of searching and lab testing, we identified a source in the USA which produces the cleanest, most potent functional mushrooms in the world. To ensure the quality of each production batch, we test every batch of raw materials and every finished production batch in the lab, making sure every batch is ultra-clean while meeting our stringent production standards.
After months of searching for the cleanest sources on the planet, I'm thrilled to be able to launch our certified organic, laboratory-verified, USA-grown, ultra-clean functional mushrooms in CAPSULES.
Functional mushroom powders now available in capsules
All these functional mushrooms are USDA certified organic and offered in veggie capsules, with NO excipients or fillers of any kind. They are all grown in the USA -- NO China!
As a result, they are not the cheapest functional mushrooms around, but they are the cleanest. Now that they're available in veggie capsules, it's easier than ever to enjoy the potency of these mushrooms with the convenience of a capsule format.
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