WHAT ARE TINCTURES AND HOW DO I USE THEM?
WHAT IS A TINCTURE?
A tincture is simply a concentrated liquid extract that uses alcohol specifically as one of the solvents to dissolve the desired components found in the raw material.
HOW ARE TINCTURES MADE?
Tinctures use alcohol as a solvent for extracting both acidic and basic compounds from the mushroom that dissolve poorly in water alone.
Tinctures can be made from a single mushroom or a combination of mushrooms. Dried mushrooms are chopped or ground and left to soak in alcohol for several weeks. The solids are then strained and removed, leaving behind the liquid. Temple Mushrooms employs a separate batch double extract technique. This means that two separate batches of mushrooms are extracted. One batch of mushrooms is extracted using an alcohol extraction. Then another separate batch of mushrooms is extracted using hot water extraction. The two extracts are then put together to form a shelf stable %20 alcohol tincture.
HOW DO I REALIZE HEALTH BENEFITS WITH MUSHROOMS?
Medicinal mushrooms aren't a cure all! They are support that accompany and enhance a healthy lifestyle. Add our mushrooms to your self-care regime in conjunction with modifying your diet as well as finding lifestyle tools that work for you to help mitigate stress (meditation, yoga, restorative practices, 8 hours of sleep etc.). It is recommend to work with a natural health practitioner or doctor for more guidance.
HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN MEDICINAL MUSHROOM TINCTURES.
Start off by asking yourself what health benefits you are looking for: Check out the Tincture Utilization guide below.
A what's what of mushroom tincture use.