Immune Activating Properties of Host Defense® MyCommunity® Mushroom Blend Confirmed by New, Peer-Reviewed Research
OLYMPIA, Wash., March 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fungi Perfecti, LLC (makers of Host Defense® Mushrooms™) partnered with the third-party experts at Natural Immune Systems, Inc to publish a new, peer-reviewed manuscript in the highly respected international, open-access Journal of Inflammation Research. This study sought to determine the efficacy of the 17-species, proprietary beneficial mushroom blend, MyCommunity®. The results were conclusive. Host Defense® MyCommunity® was shown to be highly effective at inducing immunomodulatory events, and also assisted in a post-response return to immune system homeostasis.
Results of the Research:
Evidence from the new, peer-reviewed study suggests that this multi-species mushroom blend, MyCommunity®, may provide complementary effects on the host immune response by:
The results of the research on the 17-species blend, Host Defense® MyCommunity®, indicated that immune cell signaling molecules were strongly engaged. It was also shown to not only engage responses that support immune-activation but, importantly, to also assist in a post-response return to a balanced state of homeostasis. Furthermore, the multi-species formula of mushroom mycelium triggered the release of a set of growth factors that helps support regeneration of cellular tissue in the body.
Data from this study also documented unique and complementary effects elicited by employing a multi-species blend of mushroom mycelium. The various compounds provided by each different species were shown to work cooperatively and concurrently to engage a wider range of immune cells. The numerous compounds found in the product appear to create a complementary immune response, working together to elicit a stronger and broader response than one set of compounds alone.
Host Defense® has dedicated significant resources to testing the activity and efficacy of their products and research will continue to verify immunological and other health-supporting benefits of mushroom mycelium-based products.
Renee Davis, R&D Director at Fungi Perfecti® commented on the significance of the research:
This study is significant as it characterizes the distinctive immune profiles of the different fractions (or chemical 'layers') of the MyCommunity® formula. We see not only immune activation, but also a modulation effect in immune cells. We look forward to further research to elucidate the mechanisms of immunological activity, and that replicates these effects in in vivo and clinical settings.
About Host Defense® Mushrooms™
Their ongoing dedication to science and furthering the field of mycology is evident not only in their remarkable research initiatives, but also in the fact that their staff includes 3 PhDs and 3 other full-time research scientists. These mycologists, immunologists, and researchers are all committed not only to the testing of efficacy of Host Defense® products, but to looking for new and innovative ways to utilize the immune-supporting benefits of mushrooms and mushroom mycelium.
Fungi Perfecti launched its Host Defense® Mushrooms™ brand more than 10 years ago, providing products directly to stores and consumers. But long before that, Paul Stamets and Fungi Perfecti, LLC were well-known for their ground-breaking research in the field of mushrooms and mycological solutions to help people and planet. + Host Defense® products are produced under the direct supervision of Paul Stamets.
Paul Stamets & Fungi Perfecti, LLC
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
+ Your purchase of Host Defense® Mushrooms™ products helps support their mission to reduce carbon emissions, and also supports research to protect bees from colony collapse and conservation of rare mushrooms species in old growth forests.
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