Fungi Perfecti Host Defense Reishi Extract - 1 fl oz. (30 mL) Fungi Perfecti Host Defense Reishi Extract is made with U.S. grown, double extracted organic mushrooms. Host Defense Reishi Extract supports a healthy heart. This popular species, used for more than two millennia in Asia, has been respectfully called the Mushroom of Immortality. Reishi grows throughout the world and is found primarily on hardwood trees. This mushroom is well known as a tonic for supporting general wellness and vitality. Liquid extracts provide rapid absorption by the digestive system. Featuring measured droppers for a flexible serving size, Fungi Perfecti Reishi Extract may be used directly from the bottle, or in water, warm tea or juice. Full Spectrum of Active Constituents Grown & Processed in the USA Purity Assured TRIPLE Extracted Optimized, Peak Life Cycle Selection P-Value Certified for Maximum Growth The Mushroom RenaissanceMushrooms have been used cross-culturally for centuries as food, clothing, tools and medicinals. Examples include: 7,000 year-old Tassilli cave paintings Mushrooms found on 5,300-year-old Neolithic Otzi the Iceman The ancient writings on mushrooms in the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Traditional Chinese Herbal, dated 1644 The Genetic Connection Humans and fungi share more DNA than humans & plants Plants actually share less than 10% of the same DNA with humans Fungi and humans share in common infections from the same microbial pathogens. However, fungi, after millennia of evolution, are infinitely more adept at manufacturing compounds to combat these pathogens. Because of the similarities between fungi and animals, we can digest, assimilate and utilize these fungi as functional foods. Most everyone is familiar with the fruitbody (or mushroom cap), which is the end stage of the fungal life cycle.