The Pure Mushroom Initiative
Professional Standards for the Medicinal Mushroom Industry
The Pure Mushroom Initiative establishes quality standards for medicinal mushrooms. Since it’s introduction in 2006, the Initiative has evolved to address each stage of medicinal mushroom health products from farm to you.
Working together with farmers, scientists, researchers, academics, extraction experts, organic certifiers, health practitioners, chefs, officials, workers, thinkers and innovators to provide the highest medicinal mushroom standards in the world.
The Pure Mushroom Initiative is a concise, standard-driven, scientifically-based model for medicinal mushrooms in the marketplace. Learn more »
Stages and Standards – Pure Mushroom Initiative
Pure Mushroom is your assurance that ingredients are 100% medicinal mushrooms. Nothing more. Absolutely nothing less.
Medicinal compounds must be detailed and preservation of spectrum compounds documented.
Safety of farm workers, mushrooms and the environment means healthy products and healthy communities.
Extraction methods must be evaluated for medicinal properties concentrated and holistic retention of all compounds.
Packaging must protect, preserve, inform, commit, deliver and above all be safe: in a beautiful, functional design.
Access to product medicinal specifics and to corporate personnel are the right of each client. Clarity, Honesty, Respect.
What is a Mushroom?
Chang and Miles, 1992
Scientifically defined a mushroom is a “macrofungus with a distinctive fruiting body which can be either exiguous (above ground) or hypogeous (under ground) and large enough to be seen with the naked eye and to be picked by hand”¹.
A mushroom is the entirety of the fungus; mycelium, fruiting body, spores and metabolites produced by the organism that are outside of the organism.
¹ Chang, S.T. and Miles, P.G., “Mushroom biology: a new discipline” Mycologist, 6 (1992): 64-65