The mushroom life cycle stages we use in our products

The mushroom life cycle consists of mycelium, fruiting bodies, and spores.

  • Mycelium – the immune system of the mushroom offering an amazing diversity of beneficial constituents.
  • Fruiting body – the reproductive stage and provides beta-glucans and other complex polysaccharides.
  • Spores – represent “seeds” for regeneration and are found naturally in every Host Defense product that contains fruit bodies.

Depending on the species and the intended use, we utilize a unique combination of the life stages.

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