Before you buy

Here are a few things you should know before you buy chaga or any other type of medicinal mushroom:

  • Mushrooms must be dried, not cooked. Therefore, it is important to ask at what temperature they were dried. This should be no more than 55 degrees Celsius.
  • They have to be dried in the dark and kept in the dark to preserve their vitamin content. Light makes vitamins dissipate. That’s why vitamin bottles are always opaque.
  • Where have they been stored? Do the mushrooms have whitish spots or smell bad? These are signs of mold and this indicates that they have been in contact with humidity: the worst of conditions for mushrooms. Don’t buy them whatever the company representative says. Humidity ruins mushrooms.
  • Ask which area they come from. Mushrooms are like sponges; they absorb what’s in their surroundings. If they were grown too close to a city or a power plan, they won’t yield the best results.

These are the things that Forestia verifies before we buy any medicinal mushrooms.

If you’re purchasing seaweeds, here are some points to consider. 

When fresh;

  • First, Check that they do not have small dots that means the algae is dead. No good

When dried:

  • Make sure they are not too white, this means that after the first drying they have taken humidity and the salt has started to come out. It also means that they were not stored properly. 

Forestia cares about the products it sells and quality is at the heart of our concerns. We want our clients to get the best possible results when using natural products.

Putting these tips into practice will ensure you always make quality purchases.

If you have any questions, just go to the Contact section.