Fungi Perfecti® is a family-owned, environmentally friendly company specializing in using gourmet mushrooms to improve the health of the planet and its people. Founded by mycologist and author Paul Stamets, Fungi Perfecti is a leader in a new wave of technologies harnessing the inherent power of mushrooms and fungal mycelium worldwide. Fungi Perfecti is Certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
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Fungi Perfecti’s Host Defense® Line offers an ever-expanding family of Certified Organic Mushroom Supplements for Supporting Natural Immunity™. Grown on our Farm in Washington State, with a verifiable chain-of-custody for each species. From the Forest, to Our Farm, to You™.
Founder Paul Stamets, author of the definitive text Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms, has pioneered the cultivation of many unique strains of fungi. Each mushroom species collected by Paul from the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest is sustainably harvested. The ecosystem remains intact and unharmed. Fungi Perfecti carefully cultures the mycelium for the Host Defense® products on the Fungi Perfecti Farm in a way that maintains the lowest P Value™ possible. This creates identical genetic matches to the mycelium found in their native habitats, ensuring the provenance and genetic vitality of each strain.
All of our Host Defense® products are Certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. They are 100% made in the USA, cultivated under strictly controlled laboratory conditions at Fungi Perfecti’s facility in Washington State, supervised by Paul Stamets and his skilled staff. The company has a verifiable chain-of-custody that is critical for traceability. By purchasing from Fungi Perfecti, you can be assured that you are getting a bona-fide product of the highest quality.
Fungi Perfecti’s Host Defense® Turkey Tail was recently featured in a seven-year, $2.1-million NIH-funded clinical study that showed immune benefit, by enhancing NK lymphocytes, in breast cancer patients. Immune response was dose-dependent, with none of the test patients showing adverse effects. The recently announced research is only the latest effort to identify and better understand the wide range of beneficial uses for medicinal mushrooms. Fungi Perfecti has become the preeminent source for testing by several universites. “We are proud that our Host Defense® mushrooms meet the strict standards required for research,” stated founder and owner, Paul Stamets. Our Host Defense® Turkey Tail is now available in a 120-cap bottle!
A recent UK study demonstrated our Host Defense® Chaga product provided antioxidant support for IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease) patients as well as healthy individuals. Extensive wild harvesting of Chaga has devastating effects on native fungus populations and threatens the future health of this species. Fungi Perfecti’s Host Defense® Chaga is sustainably and organically grown on our farm in Washington State.
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2011