anyone ever taken any? or heard of them? if you've seen the Paul Stamets video called "6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World" you might have heard him mention novel anti-virals produced by medicinally active mushrooms, but apparently it doesn't end there. I started eating a blend of 17 species and various other mushroom supplements (cordyceps/reishi, and lion's mane) a little over two months ago. I won't go into great detail unless asked but lets just say that my hereditary skin condition previously deemed unresponsive to every drug thrown at it by University of Virginia Medical School's dermatology department, somehow has vanished and i'm not 90%+ clear with no regression. They have also benefited pretty much every other aspect of my life. I experience zero stress, almost no anxiety anymore, and have an enormous abundance of energy with zero fatigue no matter how active I am. I feel emotionally centered or something, every day and my motivational drive is through the roof. Basically they have transformed my immune system into a tank and my entire body and mind is now reaping the rewards slowly (but significantly) over time. I fully expect to breeze through flu season unscathed, in fact I know so at this point in my research. Cancer patients benefit GREATLY from the ingestion of quality mushroom mycelia blends made by reputable labs. Many patients have reversed and reduced their cancers, as well as eliminating tumors on top of conjunctive chemo/mushroom treatments, all while breezing through the chemo with insanely high white blood cell counts, and while maintaining a much healthier body while enduring radtiation. Extremely protective, these mushrooms. But hey, read for yourself I suppose: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicinal_mushrooms - good overview http://www.fungi.com/supplements/info.html - info from stamets site Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Reishi Mushroom Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Shiitake Mushroom Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Maitake Mushroom Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Cordyceps Mushroom Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Chaga Mushroom Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Agaricus Blazei Mushroom and probably the most important anti-cancer mushroom: Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Turkey Tail (Trametes Versicolor) Cancer.org - Maitake Mushroom Cancer.org - Shiitake Mushroom and Cancer Research UK's website has a wonderful PDF overview of the medicinal properties of mushrooms and their role in regulating, stimulating, and awakening the immune system. Quite a mouthful but if you're a stickler for science its a great read.. http://sci.cancerresearchuk.org/labs/med_mush/med_mush.html Mushroom teas and extracts have been used traditionally by the Chinese and Japanese for several thousands of years, and were highly regarded as one of their best tonics and treatments, especially by royalty and warriors who had exclusive access to them. They purported that the mushrooms strengthened the body and mind, and prevented disease.. After taking them for two months I now have no doubt about their efficacy, and I have always been a skeptical hard-ass when it comes to bullshit homeopathic and natural medicines. I more often than not sit on James Randi's side of the fence. The claims are absolutely correct, just watch out for the quacks all over the internet. Tons of sites just copy/pasting what the biologists and mycologists are writing and hacking it all up.