Mushrooms are a functional food–and not just when they’re on your plate. Instead, when taken as supplements from Host Defense, mushrooms can be used everyday to help:

Augment the body’s immune system
Support stress and fatigue reduction
Provide support for daily environment assaults
Deliver enzymes to support digestion and absorption of nutrients
Provide polysaccharides to increase the activity and impact of natural killer cells and macrophages

All Host Defense mushrooms are Certified Organic and grown on their own farm in Washington, where they can maintain organic growing conditions to ensure a pure, contaminant-free mushroom harvest. Host Defense’s mushroom fruitbodies and mycelium are sustainably cultivated, protecting wild species and their environments, and a portion of proceeds are devoted to saving rare strains of mushrooms that dwell within old growth forests.

Furthering their environmental stewardship, Host Defense has teamed up with Washington State University to research solutions into Colony Collapse Disorder, a major threat to the honey bee population. For a limited time, purchases of Host Defense Mushroom Supplements will help raise up to $50,000 for the BeeFriendly™ research initiative.

What do mushrooms have to do with saving honey bees?
In 2014, Paul Stamets, award winning mycologist and owner of Host Defense, had an epiphany when he realized that honey bees could receive immune support from mushrooms. Stamets reached out to Dr. Steve Sheppard ,the Chair of the Department of Entomology at Washington State University, and the two teamed up, creating BeeFriendly™ to address CCD.

With your help, Host Defense has already donated over $100,000 in cash and an ample supply of extracts for research. This year, Host Defense pledges to donate up to another $50,000 to Washington State University for additional research.

The Host Defense supplements in the program include:

MyCommunity capsules and liquid extracts: A 17-species mushroom blend for comprehensive immune support.
Reishi capsules and liquid extracts – Supports a healthy heart
Chaga capsules and liquid extracts – Antioxidant and DNA support
The MycoBotanicals® line – A combination of superfood mushrooms and herbs for a combination approach to health support.
· Blood Sugar capsules help maintain healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range.
· Brain capsules support mental clarity.
· Liver capsules support liver health
· Stress Decompress™ capsules promote natural calm and tranquility.
· Woman capsules support hormonal balance.

Find Host Defense mushrooms in the Wellness Department of your local Earth Fare.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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