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Benefits of Mycelium

Benefits of Mycelium

Scientists demonstrate significant health benefits of Host Defense mycelium & cultured rice.* In 2017, Paul Stamets and his team at Fungi Perfecti, LLC (FP) have partnered with Natural Immune Systems, Inc. (NIS) to further clarify the immune-enhancing impacts of various...

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Should You Consume Raw Mushrooms?

Should You Consume Raw Mushrooms?

With the increased use of mushroom products, I feel a personal responsibility to inform the public about safety issues regarding mushroom preparations. Misleading marketing causes consumer confusion, risk, and damage to our industry, which is always under scrutiny. At Host...

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The Nutritional Properties of Mushrooms

The Nutritional Properties of Mushrooms

Many customers have asked us for more information about mushrooms and nutrition. We are now offering a chart, originally published in Paul Stamets' book Mycelium Running, describing the nutritional content of various mushrooms species. Click on the picture below to view the...

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Mushrooms and Mycelium Help the Microbiome

Mushrooms and Mycelium Help the Microbiome

Above: Trametes versicolor, commonly known as the Turkey Tail Mushroom Few people know that we are more closely related to fungi than to any other kingdom. 650 million years ago, we split from fungi. We evolved to encircle our nutrients within a...

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Place Mushrooms in Sunlight to Get Your Vitamin D

Place Mushrooms in Sunlight to Get Your Vitamin D

(Originally published online in Huffington Post's Healthy Living section.) Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that boosts the immune system and plays vital roles in human metabolism. Did you know that tasty mushrooms are one source for vitamin D, and...

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Beta-Glucans and the Seven Pillars of Immunity

Beta-Glucans and the Seven Pillars of Immunity

3D model of a 1,4 β-glucan. Image courtesy of Wikipedia. Q: Why don’t you list beta-glucan content on your products? A: Because we want to be accurate. The testing methods used to determine beta-glucan content are highly inaccurate. Over the years,...

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What is the Stamets P Value® System?

What is the Stamets P Value® System?

An unavoidable fact that affects all life on this planet—including humans and fungi—is that we age. When we are young, the number of downstream cell divisions is vast, but incrementally declines as we grow older. Recently, cell division limiting factors...

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What Happened to the Name "Agaricus blazei?"

What Happened to the Name "Agaricus blazei?"

The taxonomy of the mushroom known as Himematsutake or the Royal Sun Agaricus has been confused until recently. The species being grown in China, Japan and Brazil is, in fact, not Agaricus blazei but a new species, now called Agaricus brasiliensis. To read more...

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