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.