Lariciformes officinalis

(Agarikon)

Lariciformes officinalis

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Laricifomes officinalis, commonly known as Agarikon, is a highly regarded medicinal mushroom. Also known by its older name Fomitopsis officinalis, this fungus is native to the old growth forests of Europe, North America, and other parts of the Northern Hemisphere. 

All mushroom powders and extracts are organic, certified according to:

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Lariciformes officinalis

Historically celebrated for its long use in traditional medicine across various cultures, it is primarily known for its potent medicinal properties.

Main uses as Mushroom Powder:

  • Rich in polysaccharides, beta-glucans, and other bioactive compounds: these components are known for their immune-modulating and antiviral effects.
  • May have prebiotic effects: Contains polysaccharides that could support gut health.
  • Offers a bitter and earthy flavor: Though not commonly used for culinary purposes due to its bitter taste, it is valued in medicinal formulations.
  • Used in cosmetics: although less common, its extracts can be found in some skincare products for their anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.

Main uses as Mushroom Extract:

  • Predominantly Used in Medicinal and Therapeutic Applications: Due to its potent bioactive compounds, it is less common in food but highly valued in supplements.
  • Suitable for High-Concentration Extracts: Often used in tinctures and capsules where its medicinal properties can be concentrated and effectively utilized.
  • Utilized in Traditional and Herbal Medicine: Known for its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties, making it a powerful component in herbal medicine formulations.
  • Applied in Nutraceuticals: Its extracts are incorporated into products aimed at boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, and fighting viral infections.

Main uses in Supplement Formulations:

  • Adaptogenic properties
  • Antiallergic properties
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Antifungal properties
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Antiparasitic properties
  • Antiprotozoal activity
  • Antitumor activity
  • Antiviral properties
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Cancer therapy support
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Detoxification support
  • Gastrointestinal health
  • Hepatoprotective effects
  • Immune system support
  • Joint health support
  • Neuroprotective effects
  • Pain relief
  • Respiratory health benefits
  • Skin health support
  • Wound healing

Side Effects: Research on potential side effects is lacking.

Interactions: Current research on interactions is limited and relatively unknown.