What is Wood Ear Mushroom?
Wood Ear Mushrooms have a variety of benefits. Once used as a traditional form of medicine, they gained more popularity as research on them was conducted, showing that they possessed several health benefits. The fruiting body of the mushroom resembles that of an ear and is typically brown and grows on the Elder tree. They possess high quantities of nutrients and antioxidants that may assist in helping to support heart health, stopping free radicals via antioxidants, blocking bacterial growth, and they're even an excellent source of copper. A crucial and active component of mushroom extracts is a compound known as beta-glucan. The Wood Ear mushroom is high in beta-glucans in the form of pre-biotics. These pre-biotics lend to the creation of probiotics, which are essential for regular digestive health and may present a significant benefit for those that suffer from intestinal discomfort. In addition to supporting digestive health, the probiotics created via the pre-biotics, have also shown to help the immune system.
Potential Benefits Include:
- Antioxidant Properties†
- Supports Healthy Heart Function†
- Supports Healthy Immune Response†
How Harvest Naturals Wood Ear (Auricularia Auricula) Extract is Made:
Harvest Naturals Wood Ear extract is made from a dual extraction process. The first step of this process is hot-water-extraction. Hot-water-extraction is the most common and the least expensive and where many companies stop. When you find "cheap" mushroom supplements, they are either simple-dried powders or are water extracted only. The second step of the dual extraction process is the alcohol extraction. Ethanol (or sometimes methanol) extraction isolates the water-insoluble components. The alcohol extraction process is, in general, used as a second step after hot-water extraction. Also, since alcohol alone will not break down chitin effectively, heat must be added. Without this second step of alcohol extraction, many of the additional beneficial ingredients cannot be extracted. Harvest Naturals only uses the fruiting body of the mushroom in its extracts.
Directions & Allergens
As a dietary supplement, take 1 leveled scoop (~1000 mg). Taken once daily, or as directed by a qualified health professional.
This product contains no Soy, Dairy, Dairy byproducts, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, Gluten, Tree Nuts, or Sesame Seeds.
This is a NON-GMO ingredient manufactured using organic starting ingredients.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.
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Statements & Warnings †
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/or taking prescription drug(s) or OTC medication(s). Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement.