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    Host Defense Blog — Mushroom Information

    Why All Host Defense Supplements Are Powered by Mushroom Mycelium

    Why All Host Defense Supplements Are Powered by Mushroom Mycelium

    We are all students of nature. And nature has an enormous depth of knowledge that we have barely tapped into.  At Fungi Perfecti®, one of the most important things we’ve come to understand is that mycelium is a vast ecological network - a cellular network that has a far-reaching and significant ...

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    The Science of Mushroom Anatomy: Mycelium & the Fruitbody

    The Science of Mushroom Anatomy: Mycelium & the Fruitbody

    Host Defense® Talks with the Expert – Jerry Angelini is Head of Science Education at Fungi Perfecti® and Host Defense®. We sat down with Jerry to discuss how beneficial mushroom mycelium and the fermented substrate used to grow it play a vital role in the Host Defense® product line.

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    Mushrooms and the Immune System

    Mushrooms and the Immune System

    From cognition and mood support to energy and stamina, each mushroom species used in Host Defense® Mushrooms™ supplements offers a unique range of potential health benefits. But one thing that each species has in common is the ability to offer immune support.

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    Mycelium Comes to Life with Paul Stamets!

    Mycelium Comes to Life with Paul Stamets!

    Paul Stamets sits down with After Skool to talk about why Host Defense® uses mycelium in all our mushroom supplements. At Host Defense®, we're dedicated to furthering research on mushrooms, mushroom mycelium, and finding new and innovative mycological ways to support human and planetary health.

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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. The same is true with mushroom strains. In the 1980's, I developed the proprietary Stamets P Value® system for tracking the age of strains, as measured by their successive growth over a nutrient-filled petri dish.

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