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Lab technician examining Antioxi mushroom extracts samples under a microscope with a digital display indicating absence of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, ensuring purity and quality.

Independent Tests Confirm Antioxi Mushroom Extracts Are Free from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Baker's Yeast)

Abstract:
Recent allegations have surfaced on social media questioning the integrity of Antioxi's mushroom extracts, specifically accusing us of adding Saccharomyces cerevisiae to inflate the beta-glucan content of our products. We strongly refute these claims and have partnered with Helix Biological Laboratory and Alkemist Labs to conduct an independent analysis. The results confirm unequivocally that our products are free from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, affirming their purity and the reliability of our lab tests.

Laboratory report snippet from Helix Lab showing conclusive results with no detection of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in Antioxi mushroom extract products.

Introduction to the Controversy
In recent weeks, a narrative has emerged on social media platforms where competitors have cast doubt on the authenticity of Antioxi’s mushroom extract powders. These allegations suggested that we had deliberately added Saccharomyces cerevisiae extract to our products to artificially enhance the beta-glucan percentages reported in our lab tests. Understanding the potential impact of these claims on consumer trust, we felt it imperative to address these accusations head-on.

What is Saccharomyces cerevisiae?
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a species of yeast commonly used in baking, brewing, and wine-making. It is known for its role in fermentation, causing dough to rise and sugar to convert into alcohol. In scientific contexts, this yeast is also used to study cell biology and genetics.

Regular Saccharomyces cerevisiae vs. Purified Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Regular Saccharomyces cerevisiae is composed of intact, viable cells containing all cellular components, including DNA, and is used for fermentation and nutritional purposes. In regular Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the DNA of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is readily detectable using molecular biology techniques such as PCR.

Purified Saccharomyces cerevisiae typically refers to yeast-derived products that have been purified to remove intact cells and many cellular components. Purification processes aim to reduce or eliminate detectable DNA, making it undetectable by sensitive techniques like PCR. To detect purified Saccharomyces cerevisiae, microscopic analysis is required.

Why Would Saccharomyces cerevisiae Affect Beta-Glucan Content?
Beta-glucans are naturally occurring polysaccharides, recognized for their immune-enhancing properties, found in various natural sources, including mushrooms and yeasts like Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Adding yeast extracts to mushroom powders could theoretically inflate the beta-glucan content measured in lab analyses, making the product appear more potent or beneficial than it truly is. This practice, if true, would be misleading to consumers seeking the natural benefits of mushrooms.

Our Response and the Findings
To clarify these assertions and reassure our customers, Antioxi collaborated with Helix Biological Laboratory and Alkemist Labs, independent and accredited facilities, to perform meticulous testing on our mushroom extract range. The objective was clear: determine the presence of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in our extracts.

The laboratories conducted tests on the following products:

  • Lions Mane Extract
  • Turkey Tail Extract
  • Chaga Extract
  • Cordyceps Extract
  • Maitake Extract
  • Reishi Extract
  • Agaricus Blazei Extract
  • Tremella Extract
  • Shiitake Extract

The results were conclusive across the board. Using precise DNA extraction and PCR analysis, Helix Biological Laboratory confirmed that no traces of Saccharomyces cerevisiae were detected in any of the samples tested. Each product showed a negative result for the presence of this yeast.

To further verify that Saccharomyces cerevisiae is not present in purified form, Alkemist Labs conducted microscopic analyses and also confirmed the absence of purified Saccharomyces cerevisiae in our mushroom extracts.

Left micrograph: Excipient dissolving into solution; Right micrograph: Fungal spores with no presence of β- Glucan granules from Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Commitment to Transparency
At Antioxi, transparency is at the core of our operations. We understand that trust is earned through integrity and consistency. As such, we are committed to providing our customers with only the highest quality products, validated through reliable, unbiased testing methods.

We invite our customers and stakeholders to review the detailed testing reports available on our website and reach out with any further inquiries. Your health and trust are our utmost priority, and we strive to maintain that trust through every product we offer.

Conclusion
The independent analysis, conducted by Helix Biological Laboratory and Alkemist Labs, has not only reaffirmed the purity of our mushroom extracts but has also helped us in reinforcing our commitment to honesty and scientific integrity. We thank our loyal customers for standing with us and appreciate your continued support.

 

For more detailed information about our products or to access the lab results, please get in touch. Your well-being is our success, and we remain dedicated to delivering the authentic benefits of mushrooms without compromise.

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