The Proper Delivery Methods

Host Defense delivery methodWhen it comes to mushroom supplements, your lifestyle may help determine when to take capsules and when to take liquid extracts. One is not better than the other. Host Defense® capsules work well for daily convenience.” If you’re seeking rapid absorption by the digestive system, then Host Defense® extracts may be the way to go. Host Defense® offers delivery method options to best match your lifestyle needs.


Host Defense® Mushroom Capsules are made with Certified Organic, freeze-dried, non-GMO mushroom mycelium/fruitbodies, encased in a plant-based capsule made from pullulan.

Pullulan, a non-GMO, naturallyfermented polysaccharide polymer, is starch-free, gluten-free, and preservative-free. Pullulan capsules are known for their high-oxygen impermeability which is particularly advantageous to the encapsulation of product that may be sensitive to oxidation.

Host Defense capsules and extractsEXTRACTS

Host Defense® Mushroom Liquid Extracts are made with U.S grown and processed Certified Organic mushrooms.

Most other brands use only hotwater extraction, which leaves out many valuable constituents. Host Defense® Extracts utilize Paul Stamets’ comprehensive Double and Triple Extraction Methods:

Certified organic fruitbodies of Reishi, Maitake, Turkey Tail, Lion’s Mane and Shiitake are hot-water extracted to pull out polysaccharides (e.g. beta-glucans, glycoproteins, and other high-molecular weight compounds).

Mycelium and fruitbodies are extracted with certified organic ethanol, which isolates antioxidants (e.g. terpenes, triterpenoids, inositols, ergosterols, sterols and mycoflavonoids).

Pure, mountain-fresh spring water is used to extract extracellular metabolites from the living mycelium within the temperature range at which the fungi’s native immune systems are most active.

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