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We are scientists, holistic healers, and Native American medicine men and women sharing our time-tested natural plant tinctures to help revitalize your mind, body, and soul—
beginning with your immune system.
Our aim is to expand the collective awareness of the modern research supporting traditional plant medicine.
Our mission is to advance Humanity through knowledge of sacred plants. We believe healthy human beings help create a better world.
We create tinctures with medicinal plant oils to help your immune system battle everything from cancer to immunodeficiency. They are radically different than anything else out on the market.
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The Effect of Mushroom Beta-Glucans on Cancer
Mushrooms have been valued for their health benefits and medicinal effects for centuries. One of the special components found from mushrooms is beta-glucan, which is predominantly composed in the fungal cell wall and is mostly composed of beta-D-glucose. In many researches, beta-glucan effectively stimulates the host immune response to defend against bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections . Moreover, it is known as biological response modifier since it primarily achieves its disease protective activity through modulating the host immune system . The stimulation of beta-glucan to macrophages, neutrophils, and natural killer (NK) cells is proved by binding to the receptor (dectin-1) of these cells and modulates the systems [3, 4]. In clinical applications, beta-glucan is usually used as an adjuvant to enhance the effectiveness of the medicine [5, 6]. To sum up the experimental and clinical results, the potential anticancer activity from beta-glucan has been proven, and thus beta-glucan has been gaining prominence in clinical research during the past few years [6, 7].
-US National Library of Medicine
What’s All The Fuss About Medicinal Mushrooms?
Medicinal mushrooms are mysterious and complex organisms comprising of 150 bioactive compounds that facilitate 126 medicinal functions. They are made up of alpha and beta-glucans, terpenoids, polysaccharide-protein complexes, phenols, sterols, peptides and proteins (1). Beta-glucans (a type of polysaccharide) are the most versatile of the bioactive compounds. As immunomodulators, they play a role in maximising the capabilities of the immune system, having the capacity to modify or modulate an immune response, which helps to promote immune system balance. Beta-glucans are found in all medicinal mushrooms with different mushrooms containing their own unique combination and therefore unique healing properties. Beta-glucans are biological response modifiers (BRMs) which unlike pharmaceutical drugs (which usually treat one symptom and have potential side effects) are adaptogens and are said to be able to adapt to our bodies specific needs, working synergistically on different body systems at the same time, optimising its physiological functions. This allows the therapeutic benefits to be wide reaching with the potential to help with a wide variety of conditions and help keep the body in balance.
Mycotherapy of Cancer: An Update on Cytotoxic and Antitumor Activities of Mushrooms, Bioactive Principles and Molecular Mechanisms of their Action
Mycotherapy is defined as the study of the use of extracts and compounds obtained from mushrooms as medicines or health-promoting agents. The present review updates the recent findings on anticancer/antitumor agents derived from mushroom extracts and their metabolites.
The increasing number of studies in the past few years revealed mushroom extracts as potent antitumor agents. Also, numerous studies were conducted on bioactive compounds isolated from mushrooms reporting the heteropolysaccharides, β-glucans, α-glucans, proteins, complexes of polysaccharides with proteins, fatty acids, nucleoside antagonists, terpenoids, sesquiterpenes, lanostanoids, sterols and phenolic acids as promising antitumor agents. Also, molecular mechanisms of cytotoxicity against different cancer cell lines are discussed in this review. Findings with Antrodia camphorata and Ganoderma lucidium extracts and isolated compounds are presented, as being the most deeply studied previously.
Read full article in the journal: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
”The Native American wild Shiaqga mushroom is considered one of the most powerful weapons in protection against illness, disease, and aging. It is a certified ceremonial sacrament for use by all Medicine Men and Women in traditional Native American Healing.”
Chieftess Pahamy, Medicine Woman Practitioner
“In a way only surpassed perhaps by Vitamin C research, the phytoceuticals of Shiaqga have been widely studied by medical and pharmacological researchers in leading American research colleges and hospitals, such as Bethesda Naval Hospital, Harvard University, Cornell University, Baylor Medical College, and reported in such trusted journals as the Townsend Letter, JAMA, Journal of Immunology, etc… The biologically active components have been so rigorously examined in the laboratory… it is evident that the multiple health benefits of Shiaqga are supported by scientific investigation… I am convinced that Shiaqga will, without a doubt, entirely eclipse every other natural health supplement ever produced.”
Dr. Landis, National Board Certified Naturopath and former President of the Utah Naturopathic Medical Association
OUR FORMULATION APPROACH
We strive to provide the highest quality possible in every aspect of our products: the best science, the highest quality ingredient sourcing, the best delivery mechanisms, the highest quality information and customer service.
We take a holistic approach to the formulation– mind, body, and spirit.
TOP MEDICINE PEOPLE & SHAMANS
Our products are developed by experienced medicine people, with a lineage of success stretching back generations.
We are constantly keeping ourselves up-to-date with the latest clinical studies from top scientists around the world.
All our ingredients are chosen based on the empirical basis of their safety.
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We pride ourselves on delivering the most potent, high-purity, plant extracts. Each ingredient is vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO.
We are 100% transparent. No proprietary blends. No fillers. We publish the ingredients and research behind every product.