FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS:

WHAT DOES 100% FRUITING BODY MEAN?

A lot of the mushroom supplements on the market usually consist of mycelium on grain, mushrooms, or a combination of the two.

At KÄÄPÄ Mushrooms, we use only the fruiting bodies of mushrooms. This means only the mushroom itself, we do not blend grain or mycelium in our products. Learn more.

IS THERE ALCOHOL IN YOUR TINCTURES?

Yes, there is alcohol in the tinctures, ethanol is added in the tincture for preservation purposes. All the finished products contain 22% alcohol. With alcohol content more than 22%, the Compounds of Interest and the product quality stays intact for up to 3 years.

WHAT IS A DUAL EXTRACTION TINCTURE?

Yes, some mushrooms require alcohol extraction and there is residual alcohol in these tinctures. For those mushrooms that do not require alcohol extraction, ethanol is added in the tincture for preservation purposes. All the finished products contain 25% alcohol. With alcohol content more than 23%, the Compounds of Interest and the product quality stays intact for up to 3 years.

WHAT IS ULTRASONIC ASSISTED EXTRACTION (UAE)?

KÄÄPÄ Mushrooms employs industry-first Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction (UAE) standards, as this new technology increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the extraction process.

UAE also allows us to extract at lower temperatures which is beneficial for heat sensitive compounds. Read more about the UAE.

CAN I VISIT YOUR FARM?

YES! Sign to our newsletter, we’re planning on organizing KÄÄPÄ Farm tours in 2021. Read more.

RETAILERS:

HOW TO BECOME A KÄÄPÄ MUSHROOM RETAILER?

KÄÄPÄ Mushroom retail network is increasing constantly. Our brand is represented by numerous online and offline businesses. If you are interested in becoming a retailer, please email us at retail@kaapamushrooms.com and introduce your business to us briefly. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

PRODUCT QUESTIONS:

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE MUSHROOM TINCTURE?

We recommend 1-3 droppers / pipettes, 1-3 times per day. You may choose to take more or less, or as needed but stay within the recommended daily dose.

Always start slow, and aim for the minimum effective dose.

CAN I COMBINE TINCTURES?

You can combine our tinctures. You can take any of the tinctures any time of the day, but we prefer reishi in the evening. Read more on how to combine our tinctures.

WHAT IS THE MOST OPTIMAL WAY TO TAKE MEDICINAL MUSHROOM PRODUCTS?

You can drop the tincture straight under your tongue, which will maximise the absorption into the bloodstream. Or if preferred, you can put the tincture in your morning coffee or smoothie and similarly in your evening tea. We love reishi with hot chocolate in the evening.

The most optimal way to consume the extract is to consume the extract. Meaning, find a way to integrate these new habits into your daily life.

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SAFE TO BE CONSUMED BY CHILDREN?

There is currently not enough research available to certainly say that mushroom supplements are safe for use by children. Therefore we don’t recommend our extracts to be consumed by children. Please consult your doctor or pediatrician for further info.

ARE YOU PRODUCTS SAFE TO BE CONSUMED BY PREGNANT WOMEN?

There is currently not enough research available to certainly say that mushroom supplements are safe for use by pregnant women. Therefore we don’t recommend our extracts to be consumed by pregnant or lactating women. Please consult your doctor for further info.

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS ORGANIC?

Yes, all of our tinctures are organic. The mushrooms are grown and produced in organic certified facilities. We also use organic alcohol, and distilled water.

DO THESE PRODUCTS CONTAIN PSILOCYBIN I.E. WILL THEY MAKE ME HALLUCINATE?

No! These mushrooms are not drugs, and are 100% legal. They do not contain any psilocybin and will not make you hallucinate.

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF YOUR PRODUCTS?

The shelf life of our products are between 1-3 years depending on the product. All of our products will have a specific expiration date on the packaging for your reference as well.

The shelf life is the same after opening when stored in cool and dry place and heat and direct sunlight are avoided.

HOW SHOULD I STORE LIQUID EXTRACTS?

Extracts used regularly can be stored at room temperature. Our products are bottled into Miron glass bottles, which filters out harmful rays while filtering in infrared, ultraviolet and violet lights, which prolongs the shelf life and efficacy of the product. Read more about the packaging.

DO YOUR MUSHROOMS UNDERGO HEAVY METAL TESTING, MYCOTOXINS AND OTHER LAB TESTING?

Yes, batches go through lab testing for heavy metals and biological contamination to ensure product safety and food quality.

OXALATES IN CHAGA EXTRACT

Chaga has a high observed oxalate content (~5-14g/100g) compared to other natural sources. For reference, spinach, rhubarb and other tough fibrous greens have 500mg-3g/100g oxalates. It’s all about the dose and form of Chaga consumed. Dosage is the difference between nutrition, medicine and poison. If we compare an average daily dose of spinach and chaga powder, we are comparing grams to milligrams. A serving of spinach could be 20-100g, compared to a 1g serving of Chaga extract. Our maximum daily dosage in our GRAS dossier for safety consumption of Chaga is 1.31 grams. Comparing this to common foods consumed in everyday diet quickly yields a nullified argument for the safety of Chaga oxalates, given the much lower dose when consuming Chaga extract or any other medicinal extract for that matter.