Medicinal Mushrooms - HealthyVillage.com has specially selected proprietary strains of these mushrooms that are carefully monitored and maintained. These mushrooms are cultured on a substrate of organic whole grain until they reach the peak of the most active stage of the mushroom life cycle. They are then dried and ground into a fine powder, nothing is added or taken away and purity is always maintained. Mushrooms help the body regulate the development of lymphoid stem cells and other important defense responses. Many feel that mushrooms work is in the regulatory functions that includes the immune, the neural and the hormonal systems. Many times we get sick because of imbalances in our systems that allow opportunistic pathogens to attack our bodies. A balanced diet, sufficient rest, a positive outlook, and frequent consumption of supplements including mushroom products will contribute to increasing the odds of obtaining and maintaining good health. Mushrooms are also available in capsules.