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The two founders, Tricia and Cedric, met over coconuts and endless discussions about health foods several years ago, now they want to bring another of nature's gifts - medicinal mushrooms.

Our Mission

To bring medicinal mushrooms, with their amazing health benefits such as longevity, energy and immunity, to you, our customer.

Our Brand

Like Ötzi that understood the use of medicinal mushrooms we want to bring these ancient natural remedies back into the mainstream in the purest form possible.

Otzi the Iceman

Ötzi the Iceman is the popular name given to the well-preserved mummy of a man who lived over 5300 years ago during the Copper Age and was found perfectly preserved in the Ötztal Alps between Austria and Italy by two hikers in 1991. In his pouch, researchers found medicinal mushrooms.

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Our Process

Tribes have been using medicinal mushrooms in the form of brews, teas and soups for thousands of years. Otzibrew gets its name from Ötzi the Iceman who was over 5000 years old when he was found with Chaga in his belt pouch. Read on to see how we get your Chaga to you from the wild Birch forests of Siberia.

1. Harvest

We source our Chaga from the East Siberian Taiga forest in the heart of Siberia. The weather is quite extreme here and can plummet to -62ºC (-80ºF) in some places.

Containing high amounts of chromogenic complex, melanins and polysaccharides makes the Chaga that grows in these forests one of the richest in minerals that nature has to offer, This is in sharp contrast with artificially grown Chaga which contains a fraction of the true benefits.

2. Water Extraction

We use water extraction as we know this method preserves the optimal amount of health properties contained within Chaga. Our method maintains the complex of chromogens and high melanin, vitamin and mineral content, protecting Otzibrew's potent properties fully. This is in sharp contrast with artificially grown or spray-dried Chaga, which contains a fraction of the true benefits.

3. Freeze Drying

We use only the best method of extracting our Chaga to ensure that none of the properties are lost. It is possible to use spray drying or infrared drying, but we use the more complicated and labour intensive method of freeze drying, which is also known as sublimation. This method safeguards maximum concentration of biologically active substances, guaranteeing the best possible quality for you.

The Team

 

Tricia McNeilly

Tricia has always been an entrepreneur. In the last few years, she has been ingrained in health products, notably coconut water, but now has found her true calling in medicinal mushrooms.

An ideas person that wants to focus on the products themselves, Tricia asked Cedric to join to help with the operational side of the business. And the rest is history.

 

Cedric Charpenet

After a career in Finance, Cedric was looking for something different, a way to give back and feel fulfilled. What better way than by making customers feel better, inside and out. Tricia approached him with her idea of medicinal mushrooms and it straight away resonated with him. A new world opens before you when you start exploring mushrooms.

 

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