Extract or powder
The concentration of polysaccharides makes the difference
The difference between the two pharmaceutical forms lies in the concentration of polysaccharides. The powder is created with gentle, fine grinding of the whole mushroom, which retains important nutrients and components.
The extract is produced from the ground powder and contains a higher concentration of certain water-soluble components or makes these available to the human body. Unlike in plants, the cell walls of mushrooms are comprised of chitin. As the polysaccharides are bound in the chitin structure and can only partially be released during digestion, these and other important components cannot be absorbed. Using the special extraction procedure with hot water, the important vital substances are released and it is possible for the body to absorb the extract.
In our gently processed powder, the natural combination of components is retained.