Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years throughout Asia and around the world as a superior tonic and immune enhancing substance*. Unique sugar complexes called Beta Glucans, found in medicinal mushrooms, have been shown in numerous studies to have a favorable influence on keeping your immune system balanced and alert*. Raw unextracted mushroom products have chitin (indigestible fiber) trapping the Beta Glucans, making them unavailable to your immune system. Alcohol cannot break down chitin that surrounds the beta gucans. Medicinal Mushrooms must have heat and moisture applied to break down the chitin. Our unique alcohol free process frees up the numerous beneficial compounds and keeps them preserved in a liquid state for fast delivery. Stress is a major factor in immune health*, so we have added adaptogens to our formula, to help facilitate broad, balanced resistance to stress*.