Host Defense - CordycepsRegular price $27.99
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.
Cordyceps (Cordyceps Mycelium) 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 Cordyceps uses activated, freeze-dried, certified-organic mycelium, with a full spectrum of constituents: polysaccharides (beta glucans, arabinoxylane, glucose, galactose and cordycepic acid), glycoproteins, ergosterols, triterpenoids and other myco-nutrients, which are essential for supporting natural immunity.
- Cordyceps are essential for supporting natural immunity.
Human Recommended Dose: 1g (2 capsules) 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. With Cordyceps in particular, some may see an effect quite quickly, within 1-2 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)
Cordyceps Folklore: Folklore suggest that the native herdsmen in Tibet observed yaks eating the grasses and becoming energized and sexually active. When they investigated the ‘grasses’ they found Cordyceps mushrooms. These native Tibetans began using it for themselves and noticed similar effects. They would put it in hot milk or water to create a tonic.
Energy and Libido: Cordyceps has traditionally been used in Asia for strenuous, high altitude activities and as an immune tonic. Today it is highly valued by fitness enthusiasts and professional athletes for its ability to support higher endurance and stamina, and generally to promote better energy levels and faster recovery. People have also found that Cordyceps supports healthy sexual functioning, an effect that has been seen in animal studies as well.
Respiratory Health: Cordyceps is thought to improve oxygen intake, and as such has been greatly studied for its potential in cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).
Other mushrooms it works well with:
- Energy & Stress: Pairs wonderfully with Reishi for energy and stress.
- Respiratory Health: Cordyceps works beautifully with Reishi and Chaga to offer a complete respiratory support.
- Immune: Cordyceps combines very well with 6 other mushrooms to offer long term foundational support for our various organs and systems, along with a wonderful daily immune support.