Mushrooms grown for health
Ecological and local ingredients
We reproduce their natural habitat
We are growers of organic medicinal mushrooms that are recognized for their beneficial contribution to health.
We are a young company, located in a small town in Central Catalonia, called Casterllterçol, surrounded by oak, holm oak and beech forests. Our team is made up of enthusiastic people, motivated by the search for natural alternatives that can help us improve our health in a safe way.
Our goal is to become a benchmark company in research and development of products from medicinal mushrooms; to be a center of proximity products for the European market.
We have several greenhouses to have a flexible production with its optimal climatic conditions. This flexibility facilitates the constant maintenance of the greenhouses and a continuous production, if a technical stop is needed. An automated system maintains constant temperature and humidity conditions in each phase of fungus development.
Ganoderma lingzhi or Red Reishi mushroom belongs to the Ganoderma genus, part of the Basidiomycetes Poliporacea species of mushroom. It has been used traditionally in the chinese medicine for more than 2000 years, because of it’s high content of bioactive compounds, triterpenes and polyssacharides, such as betaglucans.
In Ganoderma genus, there are a long list of species, being the most notable: G. applanatum (artist’s conk), G. lingzhi (red reishi), G. lucidum, G. sinense (black reishi) and G. tsugae (hemlock varnish shelf). G. lingzhi is the variety with the highest content of bioactive compounds, we grow a high quality strain with great percentage of triterpenes and ganoderic acids.
Medicinal properties of Reishi come from its metabolites, including polysaccharides, triterpenes, proteins, among others.
Diverse studies have shown effectiveness in anti-aging, anti-hypertension, lowering blood pressure, improving immunity, anti-tumor, anti-viral, anti-nociceptive, hypoglycemic, hypocholesterolemia, hepatoprotection effects.
The main bioactive compounds can be broadly grouped into triterpenes and polysaccharides. In addition to these, G. lingzhi contain a wide variety of bioactive molecules such as triterpenoids, phenols, nucleotides and their derivatives, glycoproteins, minerals, among others.
*It is important to remember that many studies performed have missidentified G. lingzhi with G. ludicum.
Lion’s mane mushroom (also known as Yamabushitake in Japan), scientific name Hericium erinaceus, is appreciated both for its culinary value and delicate flavor, as well as for being a powerful ally for health. It is ofte found in East Asian cuisines, for its lobster-like flavor and crab meat-like texture; it is also widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. It grows in North America, Europe and Asia.
This delicious mushroom have been called «Nature’s nutrient for neurons» because of its capacity for stimulate the production of nerve growth factor (NGF). The NGF plays an essential role i the differentiation and survival of various cell populations in the central and peripheral nervous system; low levels of NGF have been linked to early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Lion’s mane contains great amount of bioactive compounds and secondary metabolites that have been promoted for the health benefits, such as antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and neuroprotective properties (Friedman, 2015).
Lion’s mane is known primarily for its stimulating and protective proterties of the brain (neuronal health). These are some of the specific medicinal benefits of this mushroom:
- Neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects that improve te brain function and/or help to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases.
- Improve the recognition memory.
- Helps gastroiintestinal health by mediating pathogenic bacterias, like Helicobacter pylori.
- Regenerates peripheral nerves after adamage (peripheral nervous system connects to the brain and spinal column).
We regularly test our final product with Eurofins, ensuring that the product is free of pesticides, microtoxins, heavy metals and allergens.
This test also provides us with the specific nutritional table of each species of mushroom, which we can contrast with previous tests in order to improve the substrates so that each generation contains more quantity, of bioactive and medicinal components, than the previous one.
Our crops are a school of continuous improvement, thanks to traceability and discipline we can learn and document the procedures for research and development of more efficient and sustainable crops.