Agaricus blazei Murill

Agaricus and Health

Originating in Brazil and later exported to Japan in the 1960s, the Brazilian mushroom Agaricus blazei Murill is currently the number one health food in Japan and Brazil. Studies have confirmed its ability to enhance and restore many physiological functions through its rich content of a bioactive complex of polysaccharides. Originally grown in São Paulo, Agaricus blazei Murill requires unusual weather and soil conditions and is extremely hard to culture outside of its natural habitat. It is thereby regarded as a precious rarity. Anyone familiar with this medicinal mushroom will immediately notice that the many Brazilian mushroom cultures harvested away from their natural habitat are morphologically and functionally different from their geographically authentic counterparts.

Our Uniquely Authentic Agaricus Offerings

Primordia uses only the best wild strains of Agaricus blazei Murill as our starting materials, including a grade A Brazilian strain and an authentic Japanese strain (Iwade strain 101). The comparison of our mushroom culture to the wild-type Agaricus blazei Murill species reveals that our harvest is almost identical to the wild-type species, with a 99.286% similarity between the two rDNA sequences.

Having an authentic strain is only one piece of the puzzle. In our view, the key to cultivating any biologically active mushroom, including the Brazilian mushroom, has to do with the geographical authenticity provided by the micro-habitat conditions that give the mushroom its unique biomedical features. Our Agaricus strains are cultured in the right lighting and temperature conditions with micro-clustered water in specially developed medium containing a wealth of micronutrients and trace elements designed to mimic the natural conditions that confer the mushroom its unique properties. The cultivated mushrooms are then broken down carefully to fine sizes using a novel cell rupturing technology that allows the mushroom’s nutrients to be readily assimilated by the body upon ingestion. These growing conditions allow our extracts to be highly enriched in bioactive polysaccharides, including α-D-glucan, β-D-glucan, β-(1-6)-D-glucan-protein complex, xyloglucan-protein complex, nucleotides, and fatty acids. In addition, the mushrooms are enriched with our proprietary blend of Primordia Elements®, an important mixture of minerals and trace elements that are essential to our overall health and that are not normally found in our daily diet. Since these minerals and trace elements are assimilated by the mushrooms during cultivation, we believe that they play a key role, among other influences, in our ability to achieve the geographical authenticity that we seek to master with all our mushrooms. Finally, it should be noted that our extracts are derived from both the mycelia and fruiting bodies of Agaricus blazei Murill and are therefore excellent for delivering the optimal balance of mushroom nutrients known for boosting vitality and health.

Our Agaricus blazei Murill strain has a 99.286% similarity in rDNA sequence when compared to the wild-type strain.

Many Agaricus products sold in the market today have been found to be contaminated with heavy metals and other pollutants. In order to ensure high-quality mushroom extracts, we grow our mycelia cultures in water-soluble medium that leaves no residues or contaminants and supply our mushrooms with a nourishing environment designed to replicate their natural habitat found in the mountainous regions of Piedade, Brazil.

Agaricus was traditionally used in Brazilian folk medicine for its anti-infection, bactericidal, and anti-tumor properties. The older generation in the coastal village where the mushroom was naturally grown has been said to be afflicted with fewer chronic diseases, such as cancer and other geriatric health problems, compared to neighboring villages.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. In fact, we believe that in order to obtain optimal health, there is the need for a radical transformation in one’s lifestyle that should include the adherence to a balanced diet, regular exercise, proper methods of breathing, and positive and healthy ways of thinking. In this sense then, the mushrooms can be seen as adjuvants for health. It should be noted that the activities of wild-type Agaricus are being shared here for educational purposes only. Interested readers can pursue further literature research to assess the validity and the reliability of these activities and to arrive at an impartial and educated view of this species of mushroom.