Until 2011 we were occasional consumers of health supplements. Like most people.
We turned into producers and sellers of supplements late 2010. We are known as ORIVeDA since then.
Our focus in this blog is mainly on giving objective, well-referenced information about the quality and properties of medicinal mushrooms in particular. Since the majority of supplement sellers appear to be either well-meaning but ignorant enthusiasts and idealists or merely set on making money the Tim Ferris way the content of this blog might prove to be helpful in separating the good from the not-so-good and the plain bad stuff.
We introduced the ‘beta-glucan’ property on mushroom supplement labels in 2011 as a quality marker. It did not exist until then.
Many sellers now are facing requests for Certificates of Analysis almost daily – because we told people to ask for that when in doubt of a product’s quality. The idea behind it was to enforce an improvement in the overall level of quality in mushroom supplements – because it was (and in many cases still is) pretty bad.
Consumer-pressure can be useful to get the quality level up. When you see quality claims – ask for proof !!