Fungi Perfecti, Host Defense, My Community Extract, 2 fl oz (60 ml)14 Reviews
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0.5 lbs (0.23 kg)
- Product Code: FPI-05812
- UPC Code: 633422058122
- Package Quantity: 2 fl oz (60 ml)
- Dimensions: 1.6 x 1.6 x 4.7 in, 0.3 lbs (0.14 kg)
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- Supporting Natural Immunity
- Comprehensive Immune Support
- Dietary Supplement
- Made with U.S. Grown Organic Mushrooms
- Certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture
About the Founder
Paul Stamets believes in the power of Mycelium, the network of thread-like cells that produces mushrooms. Paul wants everyone to share in the benefits from the Host Defense line of products. Mentored by the greatest mycologists of our time, he integrates and expands upon the knowledge of our ancestors.
Host Defense MyCommunity
My community is a blend of 17 mushroom species. Recently renamed, MyCommunity is the 17 species Host defense formula originally created by Paul Stamets—the most comprehensive formula for supporting Natural Immunity produced by Fungi Perfecti.
Each mushroom species collected by Fungi Perfecti is sustainably harvested by taking a small sample of tissue with which to generate a master culture. The ecosystem remains intact and unharmed. We carefully culture the mycelium for the Host Defense products on the Fungi Perfecti Farm using the Stamets P Value system for quality assurance. This ensures the provenance and genetic vitality of each strain in the Host Defense line. From the Forest, to our Farm, to You.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 ml twice per day. Can be taken with food or without, on an empty stomach or as recommended by your healthcare advisor.
Water, alcohol ‡, (alcohol content: 30-40%), myceliated brown rice) ‡
|Serving Size: 1 ml|
|Servings Per Container: 60|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Proprietary Blend||1 ml||†|
|Agarikon (Fomitopsis officinalis) mycelium ‡**|
|Maitake (Grifola frondosa) mycelium ‡**|
|Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) mycelium ‡**|
|Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) mycelium ‡**|
|Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) mycelium ‡**|
|Zhu Ling (Polyporus umbellatus) mycelium ‡**|
|Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) mycelium ‡**|
|Royal Sun Blazei (Agaricus blazei/brasiliensis f. blazei) mycelium ‡**|
|Enokitake (flammulina velutipes) mycelium ‡**|
|Mesima (Phellinus linteus) mycelium ‡**|
|Split Gill Polypore (Schizophyllum commune) mycelium ‡**|
|Turkey Tails (Trametes versicolor) mycelium ‡**|
|Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) mycelium ‡**|
|Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) fruitbodies ‡***|
|Maitake (Grifola frondosa) fruitbodies ‡***|
|Amadou (Fomes fomentarius) mycelium ‡**|
|Artist's Conk (Ganoderma applanatum) mycelium ‡**|
|Oregon Ganoderma (Ganoderma oregonense) mycelium ‡**|
|Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) mycelium ‡**|
|**extract of fresh mushroom mycelium
***extract of dried mushroom fruitbodies
†Daily value not established
iHerb Customer Reviews
I have been taking Stamets' Host Defense My Community capsules for about 2 years - They've proven their worth to me and are part of my regimen. I saw this liquid form, and decided to give it a shot. First off, 1ml of this liquid has the same content of mushrooms as 1 capsule, so you need to take 2ml a day to make up for the recommended dose of mushrooms as per Paul Stamets (2 caps a day). This is in effect a 30 day supply. You can get the caps in a 120 bottle (60 days) which is a little more convenient. Being in liquid form also reduces it's usage out of the home; capsules do not need refrigeration and are obviously much more transportable (take them to work, on an airplane, etc). There is also a slight mushroom flavor to it, so if you have sensitive tastes buds or hate mushrooms, get the caps. Lastly, there's alcohol in it, it's such a small amount but I figure I'd mention it in case it violates any of your parole agreements. How does it compare in usage to the caps? Well, I actually ran out of my capsules about 2 weeks before I got my order in, and with my luck (and chronic sinus problems) I started getting a sinus infection a few days before I started using this liquid. I took 4ml a day spaced out and I must admit that the liquid form seemed to work quicker, I kicked that infection after 2 days and felt better after taking my dose. Usually with me, a sinus infection lasts about 7-8 days, and the caps kick them in about 3-4 days at the same dosage. But after the infection subsided, I didn't have the constant "calming" effect throughout the day that the capsules give me. In essence, capsules offer a gradual time release of nutrients and the liquid (by virtue) offers rapid absorption by the digestive system. The caps are better for preventative maintenance, and the liquid I use as a "booster" for when I feel like I'm coming down with something. GET BOTH!
I have tried a million supplements for ME/CFS and this and methyl-B12 are the only ones that had an obvious impact. I was surprised by how quickly it worked- I thought the mushroom extracts would help build up my system but was pleasantly surprised by the almost immediate brain fog clearing and additional energy that it provided.