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The Importance of Third-Party Testing with Amanita Muscaria

Transparency is at the heart of everything we do here. And we want our customers to feel assured that they are receiving a safe product, free from any harmful substances. We follow a rigorous third-party testing process, and publish the results for each product. Since Amanita Muscaria is a little newer to the market, we wanted to make sure our testing process sets the standard. Let’s take a closer look at how we test our products and what it means for you.

Amanita Muscaria Testing

With the emergence of Amanita Muscaria, it meant it was time for a reevaluation of the equipment used for testing and analyzing mushroom extracts. The machinery typically used for hemp products can be adapted to some extent for this task. However, it has a tendency to group the active ingredients together, making them indistinguishable on the test reports.

The team at California Ag Labs developed a custom testing method using specialized equipment that allows for the accurate testing of Amanita Muscaria. This meant once unidentifiable peaks can now be separated and identified as active ingredients. From there, we can accurately quantify the dosage for our extracts and create precisely dosed gummies. For a deeper understanding of the science behind Amanita Muscaria extractions and testing, you can read more in recently published white paper from California Ag Labs.

What We Test For

Testing isn't jus about identifying the beneficial components; it also ensures the absence of harmful substances like pesticides, heavy metals, mycotoxins, and residual solvents. Solvents are particularly relevant in Amanita Muscaria testing because they can be used as an extraction method.

One of the challenges of solvents is that the temperature needed to eliminate the solvent also destroys the active ingredient, muscimol. And residual solvents may lead to unpleasant side effects like headaches and nausea. This is why we opt for a solventless extraction method for all Trippy Shrooms products.

How to Find a Quality Amanita Muscaria Product

This unique mushroom offers a range of potential benefits, making it an enticing choice for many. It allows individuals to safely microdose on a consistent basis. To ensure you're getting the best quality, keep the following things in mind when shopping for Amanita muscaria gummies:

  1. Natural mushroom extract: Synthetic extract exists, but it pales in comparison to the real thing, and can potentially cause adverse effects. Opt for extracts made from the fruiting body of the mushroom and avoid lab-created alternatives.

  2. Solventless extraction: Solvents cannot be entirely removed from an extract, leading to unwanted residues. Similarly, an extract that has been ground down from a powder may contain ibotenic acid, which is responsible for the traditional stomach upset associated with mushrooms. Always choose solventless extraction methods.

  3. Potency: A variety of potencies are available in the market. Low potency may require multiple gummies for noticeable effects, while higher potency may result in more intense psychoactive experiences. Our range of options, starting at 500mg gummies, to give you options.

  4. Purity: Third-party test reports, also known as Certificates of Analysis or COAs, guarantee that the mushroom extract in your gummies is free from pesticides, heavy metals, solvents, and other undesirable substances. Additionally, they provide information about the quantity of beneficial components. Always check that the products you purchase come with these reports.

If you’re ready to explore the world of Amanita Muscaria, check out our shop and experience the magic for yourself.


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