Premier for ARCO
ARCO and Luxidum proudly present the world’s first LED vitamin D-Booster with a patented LED2D technology. The LED vitamin D-Booster was developed and produced for an innovative and pioneering mushroom producer in Ireland. After two years of intensive research and development, ARCO and Luxidum have taken a giant leap forward in optimizing the stimulation of processes that create vitamin D in mushrooms.
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Mushrooms naturally contain ergosterol, which is converted into vitamin D when exposed to UV light from the sun. Most mushrooms are grown indoors, where UV levels are very low. The potential of an extra-healthy mushroom therefore remains unexploited. The LED2D vitamin D-Booster activates a natural process that produces vitamin D. The mushrooms – regardless of whether they are big or small, white or brown – are exposed to two high-quality UV LEDs, which have different wavelengths and are connected in series, resulting in a two-stage vitamin D synthesis process.
Besides producing extra-healthy mushrooms, the addition of vitamin D also has certain health benefits for humans, namely:
- Strengthens the body’s natural defences;
- Improves muscle strength;
- Important for healthy bones and bone strength;
- Important for good mineralization of the teeth;
- Regulates the immune system.
The LED vitamin D-Booster can be connected to the ARCO mushroom weighing and packaging line. Vitamin D can be generated not only in the fresh mushrooms, but also after processing – for example, after the mushrooms have been processed into mushroom powder.
Dr. Paul Urbain – CEO of Luxidum GmbH “The Vitamin D-Mushroom Company” – explains: “We are very happy that we can grant ARCO the exclusive distribution for our LED-Vitamin D-Booster with the patented LED2D © technology. The cooperation opens up new markets for Luxidum worldwide and we benefit from ARCO’s many years of experience in the area of production lines for the mushroom industry. In turn, this cooperation gives ARCO a portfolio of machines for mushroom processors and producers that is unique in the world.
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