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You may have started to hear more about tinctures now that people are looking for ways to stay healthy longer. We'd like to help you figure out how you can incorporate medicinal mushroom products into your daily wellness routine by sharing a few questions we often get asked.
1) How are North Spore's tinctures made?
We use a double extraction technique to make all of our tinctures. To begin our tincture process, we dehydrate the mushroom fruiting bodies and soak them in 200 proof local organic alcohol for one month. Then, the fruiting bodies are separated from the alcohol solution and decocted in hot water. After the decoction, we dispose of the fruiting bodies because their nutrients have been extracted. Our final tincture is made when we combine the alcohol and water solutions to reach a final alcohol content of 30%.
2) Why do you use fruiting bodies instead of mycelium?
The tincture making process extracts all solutes from the object going through the double extraction. When mycelium is used to make tinctures, the final product is more than just mushroom extracts. Mycelium is grown on grain and, therefore, your final tincture will include some residual grain extracts as well. We choose to use fruiting bodies, and spend more resources taking the cultivation process one step further, in order to be sure the only solutes in our tinctures are the beneficial extracts you're looking for. Check out our blog post on this discourse here.
3) Where are the mushrooms in North Spore's extracts sourced from?
The mushroom extracts used in our tinctures are sourced from a company called Nammex based in Exeter, California. Nammex works closely with Chinese mushroom farmers who use natural cultivation techniques developed in China over hundreds of years. These mushrooms are naturally grown in greenhouses; no unnatural substrates made from cereal grains or rice are used. This means you get only natural, nutrient-rich fruiting bodies in your tinctures: the most bang for your buck.
What is the dosage of North Spore tinctures?
We recommend you take 1 dropper-full (~1 ml) 1-3 times daily or as needed. Tinctures are meant to be used as a dietary supplement so be sure to check with your doctor or herbalist before you begin a tincture routine.
How do you take tincture?
Tinctures are meant to be taken orally and you can ingest them any way you choose! You can put the tincture directly under your tongue or add it to your beverage of choice. Add your tincture to our Chaga tea for a super health boost!
Aug 26, 2019
Hi Delores, you can use residual chaga after making tincture, but it’s usually pretty boozy and much of its medicinal properties will be extracted!
Aug 26, 2019
Can you use the residual chaga after making a tincture? I have a lot!!
Feb 18, 2019
How much mushroom do you use in proportion to liquid when you first soak it in alcohol?