Host Defense Blog

  • A collection of Host Defense® Mushrooms™ products

    More Than Mycelium: What Goes Into Host Defense® Mushrooms™

    Have you ever wondered what goes into making Host Defense Mushrooms? Our commitment to the health and wellness of people and planet goes beyond just bringing you the mushroom mycelium products you know and love.* Here at Fungi Perfecti® and...

  • Responsible Mushroom Foraging

    Responsible Mushroom Foraging

    We love mushrooms and we know you do, too! Whether you’re an expert mycologist (like Paul Stamets!), a cook who loves working with edible wild mushrooms, or someone who enjoys a stroll in the woods, as a community of mushroom...

  • Fungi Perfecti, LLC is a Certified B Corporation

    Fungi Perfecti, LLC is a Certified B Corporation

    Fungi Perfecti is now a Certified B Corporation™, joining a growing group of businesses around the world committed to creating a more sustainable future through conscientious choices, transparency in operations, and corporate responsibility. What is a B Corporation? The “B”...

  • Lion's Mane Mushroom growing on the side of a tree.

    Lion’s Mane Mushroom Benefits*

    Often referred to as “The Smart Mushroom,” Lion’s Mane is one of the most well-known beneficial mushroom species world-wide. With important benefits for brain health, like supporting memory, cognition, and mental clarity, Lion’s Mane is a popular supplement choice among...

  • Myceliated Grain Vs Filler

    Myceliated Grain vs Filler

    The mycelium and fermented substrate - also known as ‘mycelium biomass’ or ‘myceliated grain’ - is a unique ingredient that has been converted as mushroom mycelium consumes and ferments a food source, whereas a ‘filler’ is an inactive ingredient that serves to add weight or bulk to the main ingredient. But the substrate, once fermented, is actually immunologically active and complements the health-supporting benefits of the mycelium.*