Fungi Perfecti, Host Defense, MyCommunity, 120 Veggie Caps
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- A 17-Species Multi Mushroom Complex
- Made with U.S. Grown Mushrooms
- Comprehensive Immune Support
- Certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture
- Dietary Supplement
- Non GMO Project Verified
From the Forest, to our Farm to You
Host Defense MyCommunity
MyCommunity is the 17 species Host Defense formula originally created by Paul Stamets - the most comprehensive Host Defense capsule formula for Supporting Natural Immunity.
Host Defense MyCommunity uses activated, freeze-dried, Certified Organic mushroom mycelium and fruitbodies, with a full spectrum of constituents: polysaccharides (beta glucans, arabnoxylante, glucose, xylose, galactose, ergosterols, triterpenoids and other myco-nutrients, which are essential for Supporting Natural Immunity.
Host Defense Is the #1 Best-Selling Mushroom Brand In The U.S.♦
- Guaranteed Accurate Identity of Each Mushroom
- Made with Certified Organic Ingredients
- Non-GMO Verified Ingredients
- Heat treated to proper temperature to ensure safety & bioavailability
- U.S. Grown and Processed
- Product Under the Direct Supervision of Paul Stamets, D.Sc.
- Proceeds Helps to Save Bees, Tree, People & Plant
♦Source : SPINSscan Natural/Natural Products Supermarkets> $2MM/Total US- Natural Channel/Mushroom Ingredient Report/52 Wks Ending 3/22/2015
As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules once per day. Can be taken with food or without, on an empty stomach or as recommended by your healthcare advisor.
Freeze-dried myceliated brown rice ‡, pullulan (an extra-cellular polysaccharide)
‡ Certified Organic
Consult your healthcare advisor regarding the use of this product during pregnancy. Keep out reach of children
|Serving Size: 2 Capsules|
|Servings Per Container: 60|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value|
|Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) mycelium ‡||148 mg||†|
|Maitake (Grifola frondosa) mycelium ‡||142 mg||†|
|Reishi (Ganodrerma lucidum s.l.) mycelium ‡||110 mg||†|
|Cordyceps mycelium ‡||100 mg||†|
|Royal Sun Blazei (agaricus brasiliensis f. blazei) mycelium ‡||80 mg||†|
|Enokitake (Flammulina velutipes) mycelium ‡||80 mg||†|
|Mesima (Phellinus linteus) mycelium ‡||76 mg||†|
|Turkey Tails (Trametes versicolor) mycelium ‡||48 mg||†|
|Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) mycelium ‡||48 mg||†|
|Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) mycelium ‡||48 mg||†|
|Artist's Conk (Ganodorerma applanatum s.l.) mycelium ‡||30 mg||†|
|Oregon Reishi (Ganoderma oregoneses s.l.) mycelium ‡||30 mg||†|
|Agarikon (Fomitopsis officinalis) mycelium ‡||30 mg||†|
|Amadou (Fomes fomentarius) mycelium ‡||20 mg||†|
|Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) mycelium ‡||20 mg||†|
|Maiktake (Grifola frondosa) fruitbodies ‡||16 mg||†|
|Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) mycelium ‡||12 mg||†|
|Split Gill Polypore (Schizophyllum commune) mycelium ‡||12 mg||†|
|†Daily Value not established |
This product is in a catagory all its own. I have been taking Chinese medicinal mushroom blends for years but Paul Stamets MyCommunity is of superior quality. I had lingering congestion from a case of the flu that just would not go away, apparent especially when I was tired, but in less than 48 hours after taking 4 caps of this product a day, all traces of it were completely gone, and this is after taking about 15 caps a day for a month of another hot water extracted mushroom blend product that had come highly recommended. I have also noticed a marked relief in the little aches and pains that I had come to consider normal for my body as my immune system gets freed up to go to work on all kinds of things. Paul Stamets is the number one expert on mushrooms in the world with another fascinating book out now called 'Mycelium Running'. He cares deeply about our planet, our local environment and our individual health and his whole life's work has revolved around mushrooms. I trust his products. He uses the mycelium in the product which are the tiny root filaments where a lot of the medicinal power is, not just the fruiting body of the mushroom as in most other products. His extraction process is superior and he puts no stearate flow agents into the product, as per the label, which is a major plus. I trust this product and have seen its efficiency in action, am very impressed and have recommended it to everyone I know.
I have learned about the power of mushrooms from my herbal teachers and from my own self study. They are an excellent all natural immune enhancing food among other things. Unfortunately, some mushrooms are not easy to stomach so getting them in a capsule form makes a lot of sence. One example is reishi. This is an excellent super food and from a practical point of view is not easily eaten whole. Hence people take a tincture or capsule form. Paul Stamets, the founder of Fungi Perfecti, is one of the most authoratative experts on Mushrooms. He did work for New Chapter at one point and helped them develope their mushroom products. You can see You Tube videos of Stamets giving talks aobut the amazing things mushrooms can do. Don't just take my word for it. Google Stamets and read and watch some videos. My teachers, who have many years of experince, trust Stamets to put out a high quality and relevant mushroom product, and so do I. I was taking New Chapters mushroom product but recently learned they were bought out by Proctor and Gamble who is a super large multi-national conglormorate. It will just be a matter of time before they short change their products for more share holder value. This is a common theme unfortunately. A few months ago I switched to this, Host Defense My Community by Fungi Perfecti. It is a great maintenace product to build your immunity and prevent disease and sickness. If you found this review helpful, kindly visit my iHerb home page by clicking on my handle name above. There you can read my other value added reviews. Peace and good health.
This product is good in improving immunity
Posted by 5692279197027178648 on Dec 15, 2016
This product is good in improving immunity
Not for me
Posted by 4724319447716986864 on Sep 12, 2016
This product made my stomach bloated and upset. I took it for several days until I couldn't take it anymore. Since I didn't manage to experience it's benefits over the long term, I'm giving it a higher score then I would have otherwise.
No colds. Immune system boost.
Posted by 4874740851928683620 on Jun 13, 2016
I implore readers to learn about the types of mushrooms that help boost immunities and help protect against various illnesses and diseases. Research mushrooms as integrated treatment for cancers in some Asian countries. I personally have had my wife and self on this specific mushroom for five years, with very positive results. I researched thoroughly and went with Paul Stamets/Fungi Perfecti (also the recommendation of an oncologist and nutritionist at a cancer related seminar) because of history and quality relating to growing process. The FDA approved Turkey Tail mushrooms in treatment for breast cancers a couple of years ago, as well. Coupled with nutritional approach, integrated medicine and immunotherapy are the future, in my opinion.
Posted by 5714537420353492716 on Aug 22, 2015
I have a challenged immune system due to years of AB's and a bad bout of ross river virus. Since taking these over the past 12 months my immunity has been great! not sure if i can 100% attribute it to this product but im definitely sold. I did alot of research on this before deciding on this brand. Host defense is without doubt the best brand on the market.
So far so good
Posted by Healthconsciousconsumer on Jul 11, 2015
This product was a lot cheaper than from my health food store. (25 dollars cheaper) I have been using it for about two weeks now, and I notice that I am calmer, have more energy (quite noticeable), and sleep better. Pretty good results for two capsules/day.