Host Defense - AgarikonRegular price $47.99
World famous Paul Stamets has done the research for you. Discover the power of food as medicine when using these carefully grown and selected medicinal mushroom products. You may have seen his work in the documentary Fantastic Fungi - and now you can see the benefits for yourself with carefully sourced mushroom products.
Agarikon (Fomitopsis Officinalis) Capsules
From the manufacturer:
Host Defense is built on Paul Stamets’ visionary research into the power and potential of mushrooms, especially mushroom mycelium, the root-like structures found growing below ground. The power of Host Defense comes from the discovery that the mycelium is the immune system of the mushroom.
Just as mycelium helps to support the immune system of humans, it also supports the health and immunity of the natural habitats where it grows. Mushroom mycelium is a cellular bridge connecting bees, trees, bears, plants and humans to the ecosystems in which they live. Our work is to build a healthier world with the power of mushrooms.
Host Defense Agarikon Capsules use activated, freeze-dried, certified-organic mycelium, with a full spectrum of constituents: polysaccharides (beta glucans, arabinoxylane, glucose, galactose and mannose), glycoproteins, ergosterols, triterpenoids and other myco-nutrients. Agarikon is now extremely rare, surviving in the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest.
- Full Spectrum of Constituents
- Bio-digestible and bio-available; made from activated mycelium, not from indigestible fruitbodies and spores
Human Recommended Dose: 500mg (1 capsule) daily, or as recommended by your health care practitioner, with food or on an empty stomach. Best in the morning or early afternoon.How long to see results: Medicinal mushrooms are generally used as tonics to support the various systems and organs over time. You may see benefits as soon as 1-2 weeks or you may notice a slower improvement over 2-3 months. Agarikon may also be used acutely at higher doses, in which case you can expect to see benefits within 2-3 days.
Warnings: If you have a medical condition, are taking medications, or are pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare professional before using this product.
Where it is grown: Pacific NorthWest (Washington State).
Agarikon Folklore: Agarikon was known in ancient Greece as the 'elixir of long life'. In the Pacific Northwest is was referred to as the 'bread of ghosts', and shamans of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples carved the conks into talismans to guard their graves.
A Rare Mushroom: Once widespread, Agarikon is now extremely rare, surviving in the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest. Host Defense has focused on building an extensive culture library to preserve the species.
Today: Modern research on Agarikon is limited. The published research is mostly geared toward trying to understand its reputed powerful antimicrobial activity.
Host Defense Agarikon: Host Defense grows its Agarikon on organic brown rice to provide a bio-digestible and bio-available product made from activated mycelium, not from indigestible fruitbodies and spores.
Immune: As a potent antimicrobial mushroom, Agarikon combines beautifully with other immune supportive mushrooms to offer synergistic immune benefits.