Shroom TECH™ Immune Research
Clinically-tested Proprietary Mushroom Blend
The core strength of the Shroom TECH Immune formula resides in the potency of medicinal mushrooms and the Immune Assist™ Micron blend licensed from Aloha Medicinals. Rounding out the formula are potent antioxidants turmeric, orgeno, lemon peel, ginger root, and the adaptogenic Chinese herb, astragalus.
Beta-Glucans and the Immune System
Mushrooms are traditionally prized for both the nutritional value and composition of biologically active compounds believed to stimulate the immune the system. Beta-glucans are high molecular weight polysaccharides that activate natural killer cells, T-cells, B-cells, neutrophils, and cell-mediated immune responses [source]. The structural configuration, glucoside linkages, and molecular mass of these mushroom specific compounds are recognized as foreign bodies by immune cell receptors, initiating a cascade of events that elevates the production of both innate and adaptive immune cells [source]. Immune Assist™ contains over 200 highly-purified, high molecular weight polysaccarides derived from 100% USDA Certified Organic, Certified Kosher, non-GMO mushroom species that include: Agaricus blazei, Cordyceps sinensis, Grifola frondosa (Maitake), Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi), Coriolus (Trametes) versicolor, and Lentinula edodes. Elevation of the body’s natural form of defense with a blend of these highly functional foods can assist the body with lasting vitality and health. For more information on Immune Assist™, click here
Chaga mushrooms are cultivated in cold climates and have a history of use that dates back to the 16th century. The slow growing fruit bodies from chaga mushrooms reside on bark of birch trees and have a charcoal appearance due to the high content of melanin. Chaga mushrooms contain a high density of antioxidants, phytosterols, and polysaccharides that contribute to modulating immune function [source]. Chaga uniquely contains a safe and ingestible form of betulinic acid, a cytotoxic agent typically present in birch bark that induces apoptosis and anti-proliferative responses in certain cell types [source]. It is believed the body is helped by the immunostimulatory benefits of Chaga mushrooms due to low molecular weight soluble compounds, as well as the heavier polysaccharides.
Polysaccharide extracts from the root of astragalus have been used as a traditional Chinese health herb to help the body with pharmacological and immunomodulatory optimization. Administration of astragalus polysaccharides may help the body to accelerate the humoral and cellular immune responses, accelerating the production of antibodies and T-cell proliferation [source]. In addition, astragalus has also been shown to help the body provide an additional benefit to athletes. Eight weeks of astragalus supplementation helped reduce fatigue and increase oxygen uptake in trained athletes. Both the immuno-proliferative properties and performance enhancing effects of astragalus support its role as a useful supplement to help the body with optimum cardiovascular and immune function.
Antioxidants and Immune Function
Turmeric has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine and has proven to have a number of pharmacological activities. Curcumin is the primary constituent that gives turmeric both its vibrant yellow color as well as its helpful properties to the bodies immune and inflammatory systems. It is believed that curcumin functions by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) to help the body down regulate the inflammatory pathway [source]. Ginger Root extract has also been shown to modulate discomfort and inflammation by a similar mechanism [source]. A comparison study showed that 250 mg of ginger root extract was as effective as another popular treatment in reducing episodic discomfort [source]. Reducing discomfort and inflammation along the intestinal tract fosters a healthy micronutrient environment that may help the body enhance absorption. Increasing intake of antioxidants, such as lemon peel, can create optimal conditions and improve the ability of cordyceps sinensis mushroom (in Immune Assist Micron) to scavenge free radicals [source]. The culmination of nutrition research supports this combination of natural antioxidants with mushroom beta-glucans to help the body fight inflammation and boost immune function.
Shroom TECH Immune compiles a highly potent profile of both traditional and cutting edge immune boosting compounds, some of which are completely unique to fungal species. Immune Assist contains high molecular weight polysaccharides that have immunostimulatory properties, helping to keep the body well-prepared for pathogenic challenges. The addition of Chaga mushrooms and the astragalus herb offer a long history of therapeutic use that is supported by modern scientific research. Combining an antioxidant blend of oregano, turmeric, ginger root, and lemon peel helps the body to reduce inflammation and acts synergistically with mushroom extracts. This unique composition of nutrients in Shroom TECH Immune is designed to be highly beneficial for those who aim to maintain optimum immune function.