Our Ingredients Quality & Sourcing
Is Amour Tonic Certified Organic? We are in the process now! Although since we have started we have only sourced the highest quality certified organic ingredients for all our products without exception, as this is apart of our core values that will not change.
Our focused commitment to quality ingredients is our first priority as well as all the sacred communities and ecosystems along the way! We collaborate in sourcing all of our ingredients from highly integral and fully transparent sources, which have aligned core values and ethics that go far beyond just offering products to the market for a profit. Our plants and mushrooms are always Ecologically & Sustainably Grown, Wild Gathered, Fairly Traded or Direct Traded, Lab Tested for Quality and Potency.Resources are reinvested into projects directly impacting the gardening communities, as well as every sale is funding our diverse permaculture sanctuaries locally and around the world.
Our Heirloom Cacao Beans
We source our sun dried certified organic heirloom cacao beans from the lush forested mountains of Ecuador. We have selected the Criollo variety, which is a native-born heirloom species thriving in the high-elevation volcanic soils of the Arriba Nacional forest of Ecuador. The Criollo variety is considered worldwide to have the finest floral aroma and flavor profile.
The hand gathered ripe pods are cut from the tree, and then opened. Then the sweet white pulpy beans are fermented in a pile for several days, which liquefies the sweet pulp surrounding the beans and helps develop the amazing aromas and mellows the beans bitterness. Then the beans are sun dried to perfection, not roasted!
Our Herbal Extracts
Our organic herbal extracts are made with clean filtered water and in some cases organic ethanol (pure cane alcohol) as well! Ethanol can actually concentrate different medicinal compounds than water, making a more full spectrum extract! All our plant and mushroom extracts are free from toxic solvents, fillers, preservatives, and radiation that is unfortunately presently the industry standard and is flooding the market. Not all supplements and extracts are created equal. We dive deep into researching and sourcing the highest quality ingredients, so we may offer you the best product’s on the market, that truly are what they say they are.
Our Mushroom Extracts
Our 8:1 dual mushroom extracts are made from certified organic mushroom fruiting bodies, NOT mycelium! Our mushrooms are grown naturally on substrate materials native to each particular mushroom. Free of sterile laboratories, sterile air, sterile growing environment or artificial lights. Free from unnatural substrates made of cereal grains or rice. Our mushrooms are grown in greenhouses and shade houses with natural lighting and natural fresh air flow.
Meaning that the mushrooms have been extracted with 2 solvents, hot water for water soluble polysaccharides and organic alcohol, for alcohol soluble compounds including triterpenes. Using water and alcohol makes for a potent full spectrum micronutrient dense extract with enhanced bio available for maximum absorption.
Our Extracts are tested for traces of alcohol in the finished product, there is ZERO alcohol content in our final mushroom extracts.
Mushroom extract ratios (8:1)
8:1 extract means that there is 8 kilos of mushrooms to make 1 kilo of the finished extract. So it’s 8 times more potent than 1:1 which is equal parts mushroom to liquid.
Why use mushroom extracts
These woody tree mushrooms must be prepared before they are consumed for their beneficial properties. The mushrooms need to be simmered for long periods of time to break down the fibery material (chitin), once the mushrooms start breaking down they release there fungal medicines that are bioavailable for our bodies.