Cultivation Process of Hericor-MRL™
Hericor-MRL Ltd.'s powder contains Coriolus versicolor 50% and Hericium erinaceus 50%, cultivated into biomass grown on sterilised (autoclaved) substrates.
This cultivation process ensures the powder is free from contamination by other fungi and thath both pesticides and heavy metals are absent. The cultivation system is proprietary, allowing for standardised production of Coriolus versicolor and Hericium erinaceus when mixed in equal amounts. The powder biomass is then sealed in plastic containers.
The Hericor-MRL biomass contains mycelium and primordia (young fruiting body) of the respective mushroom. In comparison to extracts, biomass has the advantage of no unwanted shift of effect which happens with extracts or concentrates, including lyophilisation, and thus the activity of the product corresponds with the source mushroom, while being further intensified by utilizing the entire mycelium.
Mycelium biomass of mushrooms offers a mixture of many co-operating and co-related healthful bioavailable ingredients prepared by nature itself – it is thus a truly pure natural product.
Mushrooms spend more than 90% of their life cycle in the mycelium. Since mushrooms cannot produce their own energy through photosynthesis, the mycelium must be able to actively obtain or produce extracellular compounds and metabolites that promote the longevity and vitality of the living mushroom. These properties lie behind the high enzymatic activity of the mycelium, which stays preserved in the carefully processed MRL products.
The fungal biomasses of Coriolus versicolor and Hericium erinaceus that comprises Hericor-MRL is certified 100% organic in the United States by Quality Assurance International (Certificate No. 103491-A).