What are Beta D Glucans?
Functional Mushrooms contain many different forms of polysaccharides but the most important one is beta-D-glucans, found in the cell walls of mushrooms.
Beta-glucans come in various forms. The main one has what is known as 1-3,1-6 branching, or (1-3) (1-6) beta-D-glucans. The term beta-glucan refers to the beta-linked glucose molecules that form the fungal polysaccharide.
Beta-D-glucans are biological response modifiers. They can up-regulate and down-regulate the response of biological systems and hence help to regulate our immune health. They can stimulate an increased immune response that in turn enables a more effective reaction for fighting off infections. In contrast, they can also turn down an overactive immune response via anti-inflammatory cytokine modulation.
Beta D Glucans can stimulate the host immune response to defend against bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections.
What is Cordycepin?
Cordycepin is a nucleoside analogue and is the core active ingredient found in cordyceps. Cordycepin possesses various biological activities including immunomodulatory, lung health and anti-bacterial effects.
What are Triterpenes?
Triterpenes are a class of naturally occurring compounds and structurally highly oxidized lanostanes. The core active ingredient for Reishi are triterpenes - ganoderic acids. This compound contains incredible therapeutic properties such as assisting with inflammation, allergies, and improved sleep.
What are Hericenones Erinacines?
The active ingredients in Lion’s mane are called Hericenones and Erinacines. Hericenones and erinacines are low-molecular weight compounds that easily cross the blood–brain barrier. The two natural compounds isolated from the fruiting body and mycelium of Lion’s mane exhibit the activity of promoting the nerve growth factor.