The fungi strains are carefully selected to grow Nordic Mushrooms which yield the greatest amounts of the compounds of interest. The fungi is inoculated on the most suitable birch sawdust substrate sourced from clean Finnish FSC certified forests at KÄÄPÄ Biotech or in supply partners’ facilities.
The fertile fungi grow in carefully regulated growing conditions and produce the most vital mushroom fruiting bodies. The fruiting body is the most potent part of the mushroom, rich in the compounds of interest. Only mushroom fruiting bodies are used to produce Nordic Mushroom extracts.
Quality control for indoor growing includes testing the raw materials (substrate) for contamination (heavy metals), controlled growing conditions (specific temperature, humidity, Co₂/O₂ and light), regular inspections of mushrooms as they grow and inspection for contamination during harvesting.
The mushroom fruiting bodies are placed into a dryer at a low temperature of 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) to ensure preservation of the compounds of interest. Mushrooms are then processed through a coarse grinder to prepare for extraction.
The ground mushroom fruiting bodies are placed into the ultrasonic assisted extraction (UAE) machine with a liquid solvent to extract the compounds of interest. We use purified spring water and hot alcohol in conjunction with ultrasonic cavitation to obtain high yields of bioavailable compounds. Each fungi has a different, unique, and proprietary method of extraction as the compounds of interest are different. Our extraction process ensures that the compounds of interest are bioavailable for your use.
After extraction, the extract liquid is moved into a concentration tank where the liquid will be condensed. A specific density is required to produce our mushroom extract powders.
Freeze drying is a low temperature dehydration process that involves freezing the product, lowering pressure, then removing the ice by sublimation. This is in contrast to dehydration by most conventional methods that evaporate water using heat and results in the highest protection of the medicinal compounds.
Samples are sent to a 3rd party laboratory for bioactive compound levels as well as microbiological and heavy metal testing.
From the pure forests of Finland to the delivery of your products, we ensure premium quality raw materials, the highest standard of quality management and high-tech production and manufacturing methods. We are proud to deliver your Nordic mushrooms.
The Nordic Mushroom certificate guarantees premium quality mushroom extracts. This is where your mushrooms come from.