We Heart: Real Mushrooms

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One of the guiding principles of Annmarie Skin Care is knowing exactly where our ingredients come from and how they're grown. The team here is incredibly vigilant about knowing what they put in and on their bodies, so when we find companies that exhibit radical transparency and sustainable business practices, we get excited about it.

Enter Real Mushrooms. Real Mushrooms was created to emphasize the fact that their products are solely made from mushrooms.

Family Tradition

Launched back in the Summer of 2015 by Skye Chilton, Real Mushrooms came into existence through long discussions with his father, Jeff Chilton, founder of Nammex– the leading supplier of organic mushroom extract ingredients to supplement companies.

Jeff was an instrumental figure in the creation of the now booming medicinal mushroom product category. With over 40 years of mushroom growing experience, he was one of the first to bring organic mushroom extracts to the North American market.

Through Skye's discussions with Jeff, he learned that the medicinal mushroom marketplace was dominated by products that did not contain any mushrooms. These products are produced from mycelium (the root system of the mushroom) being grown on grain. Commonly marketed as “mushroom,” yet they contain no mushrooms at all.

How These ‘Shrooms Are Different

Many consumers and even health practitioners are being misled into believing they are consuming mushrooms when in fact the products are nothing more than mycelium cultured grain, much like the food product Tempeh. Very few of the important medicinal compounds found in medicinal mushrooms are contained in these products.

They're Made With Real Mushrooms

With this knowledge, Skye saw an opportunity to develop a product line based on the mushroom itself. His goal was to educate the public on how medicinal mushrooms are grown, what to look for in a medicinal mushroom product and ensure that their products were consistent with the scientific research.

They're From China

He also wanted to be completely open to the fact that their mushrooms come from China, as this is an important issue that many people do not fully understand. China has a rich history of mushroom use and is the birthplace of mushroom cultivation.  Today, it is one of the only places you can obtain pure organic mushroom extracts for supplement use.

Nammex has worked for 20 years with their Chinese partners to produce products in a sustainable manner without the use of agricultural chemicals, allowing them to reach a quality standard that few other companies can meet.

No Grain Fillers

Real Mushrooms is driven by the desire to deliver the best possible medicinal mushrooms extracts in their purest form, without any carriers or grain fillers. They strive to make sure our products are analyzed for the important medicinal compounds and are consistent with the existing body of medicinal mushroom research.

This ultimately means that when you try their mushroom products, you will have the best possibility to experience the unique benefits that medicinal mushrooms have to offer.

Our Partnership

The Annmarie team came across Real Mushrooms while we were looking to source the highest quality tremella for our new Probiotic Serum with Tremella. The tremella comes from Nammex, the organic mushroom extract ingredient supplier company founded by Skye's father, Jeff.

When we reached out to do a WeHeart, we were introduced to Skye. Because Nammex sells only to suppliers and other businesses, we wanted to make sure that you could have access to the mushrooms for yourself too.

That's why we're offering 15% off for any purchase from Real MushroomsJust use the code “weheart” when you checkout.

We hope you love them as much as we do!

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