Shroom TECH™ Immune by Onnit
Shroom TECH™ Immune by Onnit
Designed to help the body with maintaining a strong and active immune system.
Shroom TECH™ Immune by Onnit
The New Food-Based Shroom TECH Immune
At the core of the New Shroom TECH Immune is the same proprietary micronized medicinal mushroom blend, Immune Assist™. This combination of cordyceps, reishi, maitake, and more has been micronized to optimize absorption and contains potent beta glucans that help stimulate a positive immune response from the body. Immune Assist is currently being studied in a variety of clinical applications. Rounding out the mycological profile, we have included Chaga mushroom, one of the most well respected traditional immune stimulating mushrooms in the world, and a personal favorite of Joe Rogan.
What is different about the new Shroom TECH Immune, is a decision to move entirely to food based supplements to round out the formula. This effectively extends the recommended upper limit to allow for clinical strength servings as well as extensive daily use. The combination of Turmeric with 95% curcuminoids, Astragalus, Lemon Peel, Oregano Leaf, and Ginger create a powerful well rounded tonic to help provide the body with key nutrients to face a variety of immune challenges.
How Mushrooms Can Help The Immune System
Mushrooms are traditionally prized for both the nutritional value and composition of biologically active compounds believed to stimulate the immune 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]. Beta-glucans have been shown to bind to the Decin-1; a receptor present on surface of macrophages, neutrophils and some T-cells; promoting phagocytosis and further activation of immune response pathways [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.
IMMUNE ASSIST MICRON
Immune Assist™ is a combination of over 200 highly purified, immune-active High Molecular Weight (HMW) Hetero-polysaccharides and Beta 1,3-1,6 triple right hand helix Beta Glucans. This product is derived from six closely related 100% USDA Certified Organic, Certified Kosher, biotech lab cultivated, full spectrum, non-GMO medicinal mushroom species: Agaricus blazei - Cordyceps sinensis - Grifola frondosa (Maitake) - Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi)- Coriolus [Trametes] versicolor - Lentinula edodes. Several research studies point to the positive immune effects of fungal polysaccharides and beta glucans. More information can be found here.
Chaga mushroom, found on Birch and other trees in cold climates, has been used in traditional medicine in Russia and other North European countries for generations. Chaga draws nutrients from the tree on which it grows and extracts are typically derived from the inner layers of the bark. The active constituents are thought to be a combination of triterpenes, such as betulinic acid, sterols, and polysaccharides.
TURMERIC (95% CURCUMINOIDS)
This super spice has documented use back to 1900 BC for specific internal and external healing properties. Curcumin, the active polyphenol found in the rhizome of the turmeric plant possesses the ability to help the body support healthy immune and inflammation response. It’s also referred to as the “spice of Life” [source]. It is believed that curcumin acts by downregulating the expression of inflammatory cytokines which may help the body with many inflammatory conditions [source].
Indians and Chinese have used ginger as a root tonic for 5000 years to treat many ailments. It was so valuable in the 13th and 14th centuries that a pound of ginger was equivalent to the cost of a sheep [source]. Ginger has also been used for centuries as a mild digestive aid, and to help the body mitigate nausea [source]. Further exploration of this potent plant, has indicated that Ginger may also help the body mitigate discomfort. In a study with 261 patients with osteoarthritis and knee pain, 63% of the subjects using ginger root extract had reduced discomfort while standing [source].
Oregano is an herb touted for both its culinary and therapeutic uses. It represented a symbol of happiness for the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Consuming oregano can provide more antioxidants than many food groups including fruits, berries, cereals and vegetables [source]. Oregano may be useful in helping the body deal with immune challenges [source].
Historically, astragalus root was used by the Chinese for its immuno-stimulating properties. For more on Astragalus click the Research tab.
You’ve probably been throwing away the lemon peel for years. It turns out that citrus fruit peels possess a wide array of antioxidants [source]. Lemon peels contain compounds that can help the body stimulate healthy immune function [source]. Helping the body with sound oral health was also a secondary benefit of lemon peel [source]. In the extract form, a tertiary benefit on assisting the body with mild stress needs further exploration [source].