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Product Description

“Mushrooms” or “fruit bodies” represent the fruiting stage of the life cycle. The mushrooms sole purpose is to make spores (mushroom seeds). Mushrooms typically appear in the fall after increased rainfall and dropping temperatures trigger their formation and growth. The permanent part of the organism that lives year round, gathering and storing nutrients is called the “mycelium”. Mycelium is an inter-connected network of threadlike tubes growing through soil or wood. Mycelium excretes enzymes that break down organic matter, converting the material to food. This food is transported back through the cell walls of the mycelium and then metabolized or stored for later use.

The primary active compounds in medicinal mushrooms and mushroom mycelium are called polysaccharides or beta glucans. These terms are synonymous when used to describe the actives in mushroom supplements. Product labels employ a variety of terms to describe the different types of mushroom supplements. The following list covers most of the descriptions likely to be found. Un-extracted Mushroom Supplements Mycelium Biomass or Mushroom Mycelium Mycelium grown on grain that is dried, powdered and encapsulated. Levels of actives are not listed on the label. This material is 50 % undigested grain, 50 % mycelium, and contains waste from the metabolized grain.

Medicinal ingredients Per Capsule:

  • Agaricus blazei fruit body extract (25% polysaccharide from fruit body)75mg (Extract 20:1 DHE 1500 mg)
  • Coriolus versicolor extract (28% polysaccharides) 75mg*(Extract 20 : 1 DHE: 1500  mg)
  • Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) (15% polysaccharide)75mg* (Extract 20 : 1 DHE: 1500  mg)
  • Reishi (Ganoderma lucidium fruit body extract, 10% polysaccharides) 75mg*
  • Patented Extract derived form Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa)100mg* (Extract 20:1 DHE 2000 mg)
  • *Organic

Non Medicinal Ingredients: 

Vegetarian Capsules (cellulose)

Dosage: 1 Capsule daily or as recommended by a health care practitioner.

Cautions and Warnings:

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Hypersensitivity (allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Irritated skin, nausea, and diarrhea have been reported; in which case, discontinue use. Clinical adverse reactions, eosinophilia, granulocytopenia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, flu-like symptoms, heartburn, chest pressure, nausea, vomiting, constipation, coughing, sinusitis, mouth ulcers, dyspnea, fever, chills, dermatitis, and elevated liver enzymes have been reported. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you develop abdominal cramping, loose stools, rash, mouth ulcers, dermatitis, pruritus. Consult with a health care practitioner prior to use if you suffer from an immune system disorder, cancer, asthma, are taking immunosuppressants, or if have severe allergies, diabetes, or if you are taking anticoagulant medications. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health care practitioner.