The Mushroom Blend of Defend
Included in Defend™ is an advanced Superfood complex of FOUR well-known mushrooms that have been used for centuries as health tonics throughout much of Eastern Asia. These mushrooms include Lentinula edodes (Shiitake), Grifola frondose (Maitake), Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi), and Cordyceps sinensis.
At first glance, these may appear to be foreign herbal products; however, they have become more widely known throughout the globe in recent years. Mushrooms naturally contain a high level of polysaccharides including beta glucans, which provide some of the immune support we see in Defend. These compounds increase the production of immune cells including phagocytes, lymphocytes, NK cells, and cytokines. In fact, this particular blend of mushrooms has been shown to activate all 260 classes of immune cells.
When developing this complex mushroom blend, researchers discovered that when dealing with the immune system, it is often necessary to utilize more than one compound to fight infections. This is because of the rapid adjustment viruses and bacteria are able to make in their reproductive process. They are able to adjust their genetics to become new strains of infection that can bypass immunities. Therefore, by supplementing the immune system with more than one ingredient, Defend provides a more complex weapon to fight these brilliant invaders.
The mushroom complex included in Defend is a 100% USDA-certified organic, certified kosher, non-GMO blend of these mushrooms cultivated in a biotech lab to insure no contamination occurs and only the highest quality product is produced. This blend has been refined physically to reduce the particle size of the product without negating or removing any of the beneficial compounds. Through this non-destructive process, developers are able to achieve a miniscule particle size, which allows for the improved bioavailability of the product when it enters the digestive system.
While eating whole mushrooms delivers the compounds found in Defend, albeit at much lower doses than this concentrated form, it takes significantly longer for these beneficial compounds to be broken down in the digestive system and absorbed into the body. By processing the material before it is consumed, these mushrooms are more readily digested, providing a more immediate immune response. This small micron size also allows it to dissolve more easily when mixed with water, making for an easy to consume beverage.