- POTENT 5 MUSHROOM EXTRACT BLEND: Every 2 capsules of 5 Defenders is equivalent to almost 10 grams of dried mushrooms. Contains extracts made exclusively from 100% organic reishi, chaga, maitake, shiitake and turkey tail mushrooms. Hot water and/or alcohol extractions are used to obtain the beneficial beta-glucans and triterpenes, plus thousands of other nutrients from the mushrooms. These mushrooms are the most well known for boosting your immunity.
- WHY EXTRACTS: The bulk of the scientific research on medicinal mushrooms and traditional use is based on extracts from the mushroom (fruiting body). Extraction breaks down the mushroom cell wall to allow our bodies to access these beneficial compounds. Real Mushrooms strictly uses extracts to be consistent with the research so you can be confident in obtaining the benefits of medicinal mushrooms. Un-extracted mushroom products are largely indigestible to us.
- POTENCY: All our products are tested to have the active, medicinal compounds scientifically shown to boost your immune system. Our extract contains >20% Beta-glucans, >4% reishi triterpenes and <5% Starch. Beta-glucans are the main active, most well researched, medicinal compound in mushrooms. We measure beta-glucans specifically because polysaccharides numbers include starch, so polysaccharide testing yields a false sense of quality.
- MADE FROM REAL MUSHROOMS: All of our products are made exclusively from the mushroom (fruiting body). Beware, many other mushroom products are not actually made from mushrooms but are made from mycelium (mushroom root system) grown on grain. Independent analysis has shown that these products are primarily grain with very little of the active medicinal compounds. Read the supplements panel very carefully and look for terms like mycelium, biomass, full spectrum, myceliated.
Five Defenders: Immune Strength
- Made from organic extracts of Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, Turkey Tail mushrooms and Chaga sclerotium
- Certified Organic ingredients
- Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Vegan
- >20% Beta-glucans, <5% Starch
- No added starch, mycelium, or grain of any kind
- 500mg capsules or Powder
- Verified for quality at accredited 3rd party labs
- Capsule: Adults take 2 capsules per day
- Bulk Powder: Adults take 1/2-1 tsp per day or up to 2 grams
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. Keep out of reach of children. Consult a physician if you are pregnant or nursing; have or had a medical condition, or are taking prescription drugs. If you have any adverse effects to the product, stop taking the product immediately and consult your physician.
Health Canada Natural Health Product Registration Number: 80090819 (Powder) or 80090823 (Capsule)