A new line of selected dry extracts entirely dedicated to the hidden power of mushrooms
The use of mushrooms in the nutraceutical and medicinal fields is deep-rooted in history and draws its origins from Traditional Chinese Medicine, where their nutritional value has been widely recognized and appreciated for millennia.
And yet, we have only recently begun to grasp the endless potentials of the numerous bioactive compounds of which they are a precious source.
Several classes of primary and secondary metabolites that mushrooms produce and accumulate are not only considered effective stimulators of the immune system, but also have cardiovascular and hypoglycemic, antioxidant and neuroprotective actions.
Through an amazing team of specialists and by cooperating with top-quality producers, amitahc not only is able to deliver scientific excellence, but complete safety as well.
- Internal regulatory department
- A scrupulous quality control on all our ingredients
- Complete traceability of each single batch
- Constant UE legislations compliance
- HACCP procedures
The close synergic cooperation with our manufacturing partners allows us to always meet the requirements of the market, whether it’s achieving the highest quality standards, racing with the latest trends or providing the most competitive and effective solutions. Extractions are carried out with gentle solvents to make sure MycoDry are always pure, effective and with a restrained impact on our Planet.
amitahc cares to produce a sustainable impact on all its stakeholders. We always choose cultivated species over wild ones when possible, carefully selecting our raw material suppliers among producers who adopted eco-friendly practices. Our mushrooms are cultivated and processed under a strict control, with limited use of pesticides and gentle solvents, carefully handled across the entire supply chain.
THE MYCODRY LINE
HERICIUM: a Lion’s mane for lion’s hearts
(Hericium erinaceus) ≥ 30% Polysaccharides
CURIOSITY: found throughout the northern hemisphere, Hericium grows on dead or dying hardwood trees and can reach 30cm in diameter. This mushroom has popsicle-like filaments that hang from a rubbery-textured base and such strange, otherworldly appearance has inspired many of its admirers to give it unusual names: Lion’s Mane. It is both a culinary and a medicinal mushroom, which suggests the taste of seafood.
Erinacines, the main active agents isolated from Hericium, are a mixture of diterpenoid compounds (belonging to terpenoids) which possesses biological properties associated to the stimulation of the nerve growth factor (NGF), a neurotrophic factor primarily involved in the growth, as well as the maintenance, proliferation, and survival of nerve cells (neurons).
SHIITAKE: the Samurai superfood
(Lentinula edodes) ≥ 30% Polysaccharides
CURIOSITY: this mushroom is found on dead or dying hardwood trees during winter and spring seasons. The cap is initially dark brown, but lightens over time. It is the most popular and widespread culinary mushroom in the world after Button Mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus). Not only it tastes great, but it is especially famous for its medicinal properties. Shiitake can in fact positively influence the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood thanks to the active substances eritadenine and choline, which promote the transport and processing of fatty acids to and from the liver, protecting circulation.
Profalmyn® is a FlaNat proprietary ingredient obtained from the seeds of Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz rich in unsaturated fatty acids. It is a dry extract standardized in fatty acids, obtained from the golden yellow cold pressed oil rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Profalmyn® is thus a source of omega-3 and omega-6, with the optimal ratio (2:1) and antioxidant substances such as vitamin E. The fatty acids of the omega-6 and omega-3 series are precursor of compounds with high bilogical activity that regulate various functions and physiological parameters.
Thanks to the high content of Alpha-linolenic acid, Profalmyn® contributes to the maintenance of normale cholesterol levels and helps to reduce cardiovascular risk factors.
CORDYCEPS: the high-mountain powerhouse
(Ophiocordyceps sinensis) ≥ 40% Polysaccharides ≥ 1% Cordycepin
CURIOSITY: dog rose ≥70% Ascorbic acid: Rosa canina L., fruit. Supportive and restorative action. Antioxidant.
Cordyceps sinensis grows in the mountains of China, Tibet and Nepal, between 4,000 and 6,500 meters in height. The mycelium is enclosed in the mummified larva of a moth, from which the mushroom germinates. In East Asia it is esteemed as a national medicinal treasure, a precious tonic which increases energy and vitality due to its various pharmacological activities. The most renowned one of which is definitely anti-fatigue. Cordyceps increases the levels of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the body’s source of energy supply. It increases the body’s energy and its capacity to recover after convalescence, as well as its resistance to environmental stresses.
REISHI: 4000 years-old elixir of immortality
(Ganoderma lucidum) ≥ 30% Polysaccharides
CURIOSITY. *Polypodium leucatomos Poir, rhizome: Drainage of body fluids.
*Moringa oleifera Lam, seed: Normal blood flow.
Ganoderma lucidum grows on rotting trees in the wooded and humid coastal provinces of China. It has a glossy, lacquered look, with warm colors and a unique shape. In China and Japan, it is considered the mushroom of immortality due to its marked pharmacological properties. The health benefits of reishi are numerous: it acts on the immune system and helps stimulate the body’s natural defenses. Furthermore, there is evidence of his positive effects on the cardiovascular system, which helps by maintaining a good blood circulation. In addition, it helps to lower cholesterol levels in the blood.
MAITAKE: the Japanese dancing mushroom
(Griflola frondosa) ≥ 30% Polysaccharide
CURIOSITY: Maitake is a delicious mushroom, traditionally used in Japan both as remedy and food for over 3000 years. It grows at the feet of dead or dying hardwood trees in Asia, Europe and North American. Maitake means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese: according to the folklore storytelling, the name comes from the fact that people danced for joy when they found these mushrooms in the woods.
Among its properties, studies have shown that the intake of Maitake is able to counteract weight gain, prevent metabolic alterations and type 2 diabetes by improving peripheral sensitivity to insulin and significantly decreasing the level of blood triglycerides, total cholesterol and free fatty acids.