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How fast will I notice the effect?
Are the extracts good for everyone?
What is the right way to take the extracts?
Can I combine the different extracts?
Why are the extracts better than brewing a tea?
Are the extracts only for when you’re ill?
Are there any side effects/allergy warnings?
Can I take the products in combination with other medication?
Are the extracts organic?
Are the extracts vegan?
Are you HACCP-certified?
How do you guarantee the quality of the product?
Can I use the extracts after the best-before date?
Can I exceed the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)

Reishi

What is the antler shape?
How does reishi differ from other mushrooms?
What are the active ingredients?
What can Reishi be used for?

Chaga

Where do you get your chaga?
How does chaga differ from other mushrooms?
What are the active ingredients?
What can Chaga be used for?

Lion’s Mane

What is lion’s mane?
How does lion’s mane differ from other mushrooms?
What are the active ingredients?
What can Lion’s Mane be used for?

Order

How do I know whether my order has been received?
What are my payment options?
I would like to place an order and pay for it in cash. Is that possible?
Is it possible to buy products at wholesale prices?
What are your IBAN and BIC/SWIFT codes?
What are your prices based on?

Shipping

How much do you charge for shipping?
Which countries do you ship to?
Is it also possible to pick up my order?
How long will it take for my order to be delivered?
Which courier service do you use?
Can I track my order online?
Can I return my order?

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How fast will I notice the effect?

The effects may differ from person to person.
Usually, it will take about ten days to two weeks to experience the benefits of taking a high quality extract. A significant difference in the overall sense of well-being may be experienced after having taken the extract continuously for two months. Some people say they notice an effect within just a few minutes after intake.

Are the extracts good for everyone?

Yes, our tonics are health food supplements that are beneficial to all age groups.
However, to be absolutely sure about taking a foodsupplement, it as always advisable to consult a qualified physician.

What is the right way to take the extracts?

Half a pipette (= 0.5 ml), 3 times a day,
best taken before every meal.
You can either empty the pipette under your tongue and if necessary, rinse your mouth with some water or you can empty the pipette in a glass of water and drink it. If you are happy with the extract, it is also possible to take higher doses.

Can I combine the different extracts?

Yes, you can.

Why are the extracts better than brewing a tea?

Our unique three-step extraction allows for perfect concentration of all the active ingredients. Consequently, the extract contains many ingredients that are not preserved when a simple water extraction is used.
Because of its high concentration, one pipette of our extract equals three cups of strong tea.

Are the extracts only for when you’re ill?

No, the Mushroomist tonics can be taken at any moment, so also when you’re not ill. The key benefit of our tonics is the possibility to support and adjust the immune system at an optimum level. That is why our tonics are even beneficial to healthy people. It is best to make the supplements part of your daily preventative personal healthcare routine.

Are there any side effects/allergy warnings?

According to science there are no allergic reactions known on account of the use of the mushrooms that we sell.
Due to a lack of studies it is not yet known whether there might be any adverse effects in the event of pregnancy. That is why we advise against taking extracts during pregnancy.

If the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) is exceeded, mild digestive problems, dizziness, painful bones and rashes may occur during the initial period of intake. This may be related to the removal of toxins that the body wishes to get rid of.

Can I take the products in combination with other medication?

Yes, you can.
There are no known complications associated with other medication. They may even complement each other. Theoretically, there could be interaction with medication used for autoimmune disorders.
To be on the safe side, you could consult your family doctor.

Are the extracts organic?

Yes, the origin of all our ingredients is organic but we do not yet have a quality mark.
Our products are also free from:
Salt, starch, wheat, corn, gluten, lactose, yeast, milk products, artificial preservatives, aromatic substances and colouring agents.

Are the extracts vegan?

Yes, all our extracts are suitable for a vegan diet.
Our products are also free from:
Salt, starch, wheat, corn, gluten, lactose, yeast, milk products, artificial preservatives, aromatic substances and colouring agents.

Are you HACCP-certified?

Our application has been submitted; as soon as the certificate is issued, we will post this on our website.

How do you guarantee the quality of the product?

With our High Performance Liquid Chromatographer we can determine the presence and amount of certain active ingredients. In addtion, we have extensive experience in growing mushrooms and the extraction of medicinal plants and we personally test all of our products, apart from analysing them. Important factors in this context are aroma, colour, taste and effect.

Can I use the extracts after the best-before date?

Our extracts contain 20% of organic alcohol. That is why the product will not go off quickly. We guarantee that 3 weeks from opening the product still contains enough alcohol to preserve it and afterwards, the MIRON glass bottles will prevend rapid degeneration of the active ingredients. Refrigerated storage will extend the best-before date.

Yes, you can.
In the event of a serious condition, higher doses are even recommended. According to science, an overdose with harmful effects is impossible.
Side effects such as diarrhoea or a runny nose may occur; this may be related to the removal of toxins that the body wishes to get rid off. If you’re happy with the effect, we even recommend gradually increasing the dose for greater effectiveness.

Reishi

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What is the antler shape?

Antler shape: the antlers of the mushroom. Usually, the cap grows on top of it but due to certain circumstances it keeps growing in this antler shape. In nature, they’re very rare found and in Chinese tradition they’re the most sought after. According to mushroom guru Paul Stamets, this shape contains the highest concentration of active ingredients. Our unique computer-controlled growth chamber that was developed in-house enables us to copy the required circumstances for growing the antler shape.

How does reishi differ from other mushrooms?

All medicinal mushrooms help regulate the immune system. Unique properties of Reishi:

  • Supports the liver
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • May have a positive effect on arthritis
  • Is considered one of the most powerful ‘Shen’ tonics: it supports a well-functioning mind.

What are the active ingredients?

triterpenes, such as:

  • ganoderic acid
  • lucidenic acid
  • ganolucidic acid

amino acids
polypeptides
water-soluble proteins
acidic proteines
fungal lysozyme
saccharides
ergosterol
essential oils
stearic acid
benzoic acid
4 types of polysaccharides BN3C1~BN3C4;

What can Reishi be used for?

For problems resulting from an inefficiently functioning immune system
Concentration problems
Lethargy
Low energy level
High cholesterol level
Hepatic insufficiency

Chaga

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Where do you get your chaga?

We personally harvest our chaga in the north of Scandinavia. It is important to do this during the winter when the birch is asleep. These are the best circumstances because chaga contains more active ingredients in cold temperatures. We ensure sustainable harvesting by always leaving 15% on the birch and not cutting into the tree. As a result, the chaga will be able to keep growing and the birch will not die.

How does chaga differ from other mushrooms?

All medicinal mushrooms help regulate the immune system. Chaga distinguishes itself mainly for its ‘grounding’ properties. Chaga has one of the highest known ORAC values. In addition, it has a powerful purifying effect on the lymphatic and bronchial system. Regulates bowel movements.

What are the active ingredients?

Betulin
Betulinic acid
Beta-glucans
Lanosterol
Trametenolic acid
triterpenoid foscoparianol D

What can Chaga be used for?

The extracted chaga is used to prevent and treat conditions, such as:

  • weakened and impaired immune systems
  • diabetes
  • muscle and joint problems
  • digestive problems
  • mental and memory disorders

The compounds in chaga have a very high oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) value and high superoxide dismutase (SOD), antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The following properties are attributed to chaga:

  • antimutagenic
  • antiviral
  • anti-malarial
  • anti-parasitic
  • anthelmintic
  • anti-bacterial
  • effective against stomach ulcers

Lion’s Mane

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What is lion’s mane?

Lion’s mane, or mountain priest mushroom in Japanese, is a medicinal mushroom and the ideal mind supplement.

How does lion’s mane differ from other mushrooms?

Lion’s mane distinguishes itself mainly for its effect on the nervous system. The extract stimulates the production of NGF (Nerve Growth Factor), a neurotrophin that is responsible for the growth of new nerve endings and the regeneration of myelin sheaths. It has the potential to keep the brain young and flexible, which is why it can also be used for problems resulting from nerves that don’t function properly.

What are the active ingredients?

Hericenone A,B,C,D,E,F,G and H
Polysaccharides Fl, Fll, Flll-1 and Flll-2
Phenols: Hercenon A and B
Fatty acids
Polysaccharides: Xylan, Glucoxylan, Heteroxyloglucan
Phenol analogues: Hercenon C,D,E,F,G and H

What can Lion’s Mane be used for?

Lion’s mane stimulates the production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in the brain. These neurotrophins are responsible for the growth, maintenance, and proliferation of neurons in the human brain. As we age, the activity of these neurotrophins decreases, which could cause brain function deterioration. Stimulating the production of NGF helps maintain a vital and healthy brain.

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How do I know whether my order has been received?

After ordering online you will automatically receive an order confirmation by e-mail within a few minutes. That’s why it’s important that the e-mail address you provide is correct. Immediately after reception of the payment, we will ship the goods.

What are my payment options?

At the moment we offer the following payment options:

  • iDEAL
  • SOFORT Banking
  • PayPal
  • Bank wire transfer
  • Cash

I would like to place an order and pay for it in cash. Is that possible?

Yes, that’s possible; send your order number including the money (discreetly packaged) by registered post to the following address:

The Mushroomist
Zamenhofstraat 150 u222
1022AG Amsterdam
The Netherlands

We will ship the order immediately after receiving your payment.

Is it possible to buy products at wholesale prices?

Yes, wholesale prices are available at request; please send an e-mail to:
info@mushroomist.com

What are your IBAN and BIC/SWIFT codes?

Our bank account details are as follows:
IBAN: NL81TRIO0391002767
BIC/SWIFT: TRIONL2U
Bank address: Triodos Bank, Utrechtseweg 44, Zeist

What are your prices based on?

The quality of the raw materials and the end product. The process of growing and extraction. Packaging and all other costs.

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How much do you charge for shipping?

At the moment we charge a fixed amount, regardless of the location you order from and/or the number of bottles you order.
We charge € 6.95 including VAT.

Which countries do you ship to?

We ship to all countries is Europe.
For shipments outside Europe, please contact us:
info@mushroomist.com

Is it also possible to pick up my order?

Yes, that is possible; our visiting address is:
Zamenhofstraat 150 u220
1022AG Amsterdam
The Netherlands

How long will it take for my order to be delivered?

It depends on the location but always within 5 working days.
If we don’t have the products in stock, we will send you a notification of the expected delivery date by e-mail.

Which courier service do you use?

We use PostNL for all of our shipments.
You will receive a tracking code by e-mail from MyParcel; with this code you will be able to track your parcel online.

Can I track my order online?

Yes, you can!
You will receive a tracking code by e-mail from MyParcel; with this code you will be able to track your parcel online from the moment it’s shipped. Check your spam folder!

Can I return my order?

You have the right to cancel your order within 14 days from receipt without giving reasons. After cancellation, you will have another 14 days to return your product. The full order amount, including the shipping costs, will then be credited to you. Only the return costs will be at your expense. If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal, the product and all of its accessories must be returned to the company in its original state and, if reasonably possible, in unopened packaging. In order to exercise this right you can contact us via info@mushroomist.com. We will then refund the order amount due within 14 days from the notification of your return, provided that the product has been received in good order.

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