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.
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.
Turkey Tail (Trametes Versicolor)
Predominant in woodlands throughout the world, Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) is one of the best-documented mushrooms in scientific research.
Host Defense Turkey Tail Capsules use activated, freeze-dried, certified-organic mushroom mycelium, with a full spectrum of constituents: polysaccharides (beta glucans, arabinoxylane, fucose, glucose, galactose and mannose), glycoproteins, ergosterols, triterpenoids and other myco-nutrients, which are essential for supporting natural immunity and the microbiome.
- Excellent source of cellular nutrients
- One of the most scientifically researched mushrooms
- Supports beneficial microflora for healthy digestion
- In a recent clinical study funded by the National Institutes of Health, Host Defense’s Turkey Tail was shown to be immunologically active
Human Recommended Dose
1g daily, 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.
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: From Pacific North West (Washington State)
Turkey Tail is incredibly abundant and may be some of the most common mushrooms found on the planet. Predominant in woodlands throughout the world, Turkey Tail offers a wide spectrum of beneficial properties.
Turkey Tail shows much promise in supporting the immune system with its protein-bound and unique polysaccharides. In a recent clinical study funded by the National Institutes of Health, Host Defense’s Turkey Tail was shown to be immunologically active.
Perhaps more than any other mushroom, Turkey Tail has demonstrated the most potential in helping the body detoxify itself, with an affinity for the liver in particular. There have been several studies that demonstrate Turkey Tail’s hepatoprotective benefits as well as its potential to reduce toxic build up.