Mushrooms have a special affinity for the immune system, making them the natural choice for dogs needing immune support. Immunity is veterinary formulated to help your dog get the most success from our 7 organic mushroom blend:
Turkey Tail contains two important immune modulating polysaccharides (beta-glucans): PSK and PSP. These give turkey tail its immune balancing benefits. Turkey tail can also support liver function and gut health.
Chaga is rich in beta-glucans and can support heart, intestinal and liver health. Chaga is also rich in polyphenols, plant-based antioxidants that reduce free radical damage.
Cordyceps are full of polysaccharides and can help control cytokines. Along with turkey tail, Cordyceps also contains ergosterol, an antioxidant compound. Cordyceps can help support healthy skin, liver and kidneys.
Research shows Phellinus is a potent, immune-enhancing mushroom. Rich in beta-glucans and proteoglycns (PGs), phellinus supports cells and the normal detoxification processes in animals.
Maitake is rich in beta-glucans and D-fraction, which have been extensively researched as potent immune system enhancers.
Rieshi is the king of mushrooms. It's rich in triterpenoids, ganoderic acid and antioxidants, giving it an anti-inflammatory and antihistamine action. The multiple immune benefits is why the reishi mushroom is called the "mushroom of immortality".
Shiitake is rich in beta-glucans, lentinan (which can support the heart and immune system), enzymes including amylase, amino acids and minerals (including zinc). Shiitake has been shown to support the immune system, help with digestion and urinary health and a normal allergic response. While other mushroom products are mycelium (a lab-grown fungus that's only part of a mushroom), Four Leaf Rover Immunity contains the fruiting body and the mycelium.
Mycelium is grown on grains like oats, sorghum or rice, not on wood where mushrooms would grow in nature. Mycelium products contain significantly lower levels of valuable beta-glucan, the active medicinal compound in mushrooms. Your dog deserves our REAL mushrooms ... grown the way nature intended and complete with all their health-boosting properties.
Each mushroom in Immunity is specifically chosen to help balance your dog’s immune system. Our mushrooms are double extracted, which means both the beneficial beta-glucans and the triterpenoids are bioavailable and ready to help support your dog's immune system.
Every mushroom in Immunity is grown on real wood in greenhouses. Most mushroom products are mycelium or myceliated grain. Mushrooms are expensive to grow on their natural substrate, so most mushroom manufacturers grow just the mycelium in bags of oats, sorghum or other grains. The whole mature mushroom (which is the source of beta-glucans and other active ingredients) is never used and the resulting "mushroom" product is basically a bag of grains with some mycelium.
The FDA doesn't permit mycelium products to say "mushroom" on the label because mycelium is lacking in key properties. But this still happens ... or the manufacturer might add a small amount of fruiting body so they can call the product mushroom.
How can you tell the difference between real, whole mushrooms and mycelium?
Ask for the beta-glucan content. Immunity is third party tested for its beta-blucan content so you can feel confident that your dog gets the mushroom benefits he deserves: