Mushrooms are a great source of useful chemistry for the skin. They contain beta glucan, a soluble dietary fibre that when ingested helps with heart health and when used topically reduces inflammation, supports a healthy microbiome and assists in wound healing. They chelate heavy metals making them a useful addition to any anti-pollution/ urban skin care range and for general product protection. Finally they contain a powerful mix of antioxidants, amino acids (especially lysine and leucine) and fatty acids that can help in a general way with barrier functioning and skin health.
Chaga Mushroom typically grows on birch trees as a parasitic fungus. It is a traditional medicine of the Khanty people of Hungary and Russia.
Key Chemistry typical for this extract.
Beta Glucan, Phenolic Antioxidants, Antimicrobials, Amino Acids. Triterpenes - Betulin, betulinic acid which are being investigated for their anticancer properties.
Botanical (dried mushrooms)
Free flowing powder with yellow to brown tinge.
Largely water soluble but some precipitation of fibre upon standing. Filtration recommended when adding to sprayable liquid products.
Not soluble in oil.
Good heat tolerance.
The powder can be re-constituted to a juice by adding 6.7g of this powder to 93.3g of water and mixing. The juice can then be filtered of any insoluble particulates or can be used as is in your product with appropriate preservation and stability testing.
Typical use level:
Between 0.5-7% by dry weight.
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