Mushrooms have been used cross-culturally for centuries as food, clothing, tools and medicinals. Examples include: 7,000 year-old Tassilli cave paintings, mushrooms found on 5,300-year-old Neolithic Otzi the Iceman and the ancient writings on mushrooms in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Traditional Chinese Herbal, dated 1644. The Genetic Connection
Host Defense Mushrooms are grown in the USA, near the Olympic rainforest. They are grown in the highest quality labs using the highest quality manufacturing processes.
Paul Stamets and his skilled team grow every single mushroom in every product. From the Forest, to Our Farm, to You.™ There is no other mushroom supplement company that has such complete control over their raw materials.
When sourcing mushrooms from the pristine Olympic rainforest, our team leaves the habitat and original mushroom intact and undisturbed. Only a small sample is required and taken for growing in the laboratories at the farm. Host Defense® methods protect the native habitat. Our vast culture library of rare and endangered mushroom species has been called a national treasure.
Host Defense is a Certified Organic food producer and processor. Our organic certificates are always available upon request. We are the best-documented and longest certified organic mushroom company in the U.S.
Host Defense® mushrooms are genetic matches to species found in the wild. We are able to ensure this integrity by following a method developed by Paul called Certified P Value.® P Value® is a scientific system of measuring the generational age of each species to preserve genetic strength, and is key to providing fungal strains with the greatest efficacy and vitality. The higher P Value gets, strains degenerate and die out. Utilizing extremely low P Value, Host Defense uses the “original file” to produce mushrooms of exceptional genetic strength and integrity, close to their wild origins which means the active constituents are at very high levels.
Host Defense® MycoShield® spray combines five powerful polypore mushroom species: Agarikon, Red Reishi, Chaga, Birch Polypore and Turkey Tail. These five mushrooms provide a unique “shield” of immune support*, available in a perfect traveler’s size.
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