Mushrooms have been valued for their medicinal properties for five millennia, and the ability of mushrooms to modulate immune functions has been scientifically researched for about 50 years. Numerous studies have shown that mushrooms possess potent immune stimulating properties. And unlike many immune support ingredients, mushrooms are ideal for everyday immune support.
The beta-glucans from mushrooms bind to receptors on immune cells such as macrophages. The beta-glucans are recognized by the immune system as “foreign” molecules thus stimulating and activating the immune system by their presence. The different structures of the various beta-glucans have different affinities to different receptor sites, and thus generate markedly different results. This creates a broad-based immune response.