Better Living is proud to dispense JHS Natural Products in Toronto as they are one of North America’s most prominent medicinal mushroom supplement companies. JHS was formed in 1994 by three professionals with very distinct backgrounds: a mushroom farmer, a chemist and a naturopathic doctor. Their philosophy is to sell only correctly formulated extracts from all natural whole mushrooms. Their knowledge and comprehension of biology, chemistry and therapeutic applications of medicinal mushrooms is what makes JHS a superior company to their professional counterparts.
JHS is the first and only company to offer a product line of 100% pure hot water medicinal mushroom extracts with guaranteed levels of active compounds in every capsule. Traditional Chinese Medicine indicates that hot water is recommended for extraction when preparing medicinal mushrooms. Hot water extraction is utilized for two reasons. First, the immune supporting polysaccharide found in all medicinal mushrooms are made from indigestible fibre called ‘chitin’. Extracting with hot water is the only clinically validated method for breaking these polysaccharides out of the indigestible cell walls. The second reason for hot water extraction is that the immune supporting polysaccharides found in the cell walls comprise only 0.5-2% of the total mass by dry weight (depending on the mushroom). This is clearly not enough to have a medicinal effect as most hot water extracts are at least a 20:1 concentration. Hot water extraction dissolves the chitin, allowing the fibre to be removed from the extract when the water is removed. This process concentrates the polysaccharides to the effective levels identified in scientific research.
JHS Natural Products is the only company to use high potency a Coriolus extract chemically matched to the material used in Japanese clinical research and is dedicated to the development of the science of medicinal mushrooms. Their comprehensive selection of medicinal mushrooms also includes Agaricus Blazei, Chaga, Cordyceps, Lions Mane, Maitake, Reishi and their 5 mushroom formula immune builder.
Complementary products are also available through the Mediherb line of supplements available through our Toronto Dispensary. Always be sure to consult with your Naturopathic Doctor or one of our qualified professional staff prior to starting a supplement regimen.