At the Roots of Aloha Medicinals
Aloha Medicinals started out on the island of Maui by a group of scientists and health care experts interested in growing Reishi, Cordyceps, and other medicinally important mushroom species. With our first lab built in the spring of 1999 in Haiku, Maui, Aloha Medicinals was focused on producing medicinal mushrooms of the highest quality right from the beginning, and this approach quickly paid off with customer demand. In the Spring of 2002, the company moved to Santa Cruz, California, where we took over the Sunrise Spawn Company, which had originally been the Stoller Research Laboratory.
Dr. Benjamin Stoller, who started Stoller Research in Santa Cruz back in 1955, was one of the pioneers in the field of Mushroom cultivation, especially the cultivation of button mushrooms. When Aloha Medicinals took over the research facility we gained a fully qualified staff, manufacturing equipment, and we also inherited all of Dr. Stoller’s original research material on mushrooms.
About the Doc
Doc Stoller, as he was known throughout the industry, died in 1989, and though much of his research had already been published, we obtained all of Doc Stoller’s lab notebooks on projects he had worked on for over 60 years. Some were dead ends, others were projects that had started and petered out for one reason or another, and some of these were projects that lead to patented breakthroughs in the field of Mushroom Cultivation.
This wealth of information was one of the reasons Aloha Medicinals catapulted to the top of the medicinal mushroom supplements industry in just a few short years. By the summer of 2007, demand increased for our products to the point where we had to look outside the Santa Cruz facility for our product manufacturing. In June 2007, we moved our entire operation to Carson City, Nevada, right at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. At an elevation of 5,000 ft, this is the ideal location for maintaining climate control growing conditions (including the reduced air pressure necessary for producing the world’s most potent medicinal mushroom species).
What’s Happening Today
Today, after seventeen years in the cultivation business, Aloha Medicinals is the industry’s leading company in the cultivation of medicinal mushroom species. We have more than 1,000 unique species in our culture bank, making it the largest privately owned culture collection of medicinal mushroom species in the world. At any given time, we have 100 different species in cultivation.
Aloha Medicinals has a monthly capacity of over 40 tons of finished raw material, which we supply as ingredients to over 700 companies for use in their formulas. We currently export raw materials and finished products of bulk mushrooms to over 60 countries, which led to Aloha Medicinals being recognized with the “Exporter of the Year Award” by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2008, the second year in a row that Aloha received national recognition for our medicinal mushroom raw material exports.
Our staff includes Mycologists, Microbiologists and Health Care Professionals from several fields of study. We are the manufacturers of the raw materials for the products we offer, and all of our raw materials and dietary supplement ingredients supplied to the industry are fully USDA and EU Certified Organic.
High Quality Standards
We provide raw materials for the medicinal mushroom supplements and pharmaceutical industries as well as to the public, supplying the highest quality, all-American-made dietary supplement options they need. We use only third-party certified, non-irradiated, non-GMO, natural ingredients in our manufacture of the finest health supplements available today. These are all natural, all organic, all third party certified products, which are produced in a state-of-the-art FDA certified Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) facility.
Aloha Medicinals products are setting the gold standard in bulk supplements of medicinal mushrooms. We pride ourselves in offering all 100% American-made products – products that undergo the most rigorous analytical testing by the top FDA registered labs in the country. All of our raw materials are also verified by DNA sequencing through the U.S. National Institute of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Genebank.
This ensures that you are not only getting exactly what you pay for, but if you are a manufacturer using our products in your formulations, Aloha Medicinals will also make your GMP process flow much more smoothly through our material certification program and offer extensive technical support for the raw materials used in your products.