Mushrooms were once believed to be members of the plant kingdom. When closer inspection revealed that they also share similarities with animals, they were assigned their own kingdom—the Fungal Kingdom. Mushrooms must also adapt to their surroundings, and in doing so they produce a large array of protective compounds. Over thousands of years, people have discovered how consuming mushrooms can support health. The benefits of mushrooms include supporting a healthy immune system.* However, mushrooms are notoriously tricky to identify. For every remarkable species with distinct benefits, there may be a look-alike that’s fundamentally different at a genetic level. New Chapter always looks to innovate, never imitate, by using state-of-the-science technologies to match, verify and guarantee each and every mushroom strain. This includes identification through mushroom DNA testing. New Chapter’s LifeShield Immune Support is formulated with select species of tonic mushrooms, including organic Reishi, to support the immune system, vitality and overall wellness.* Formulated with vigorous mushroom strains grown to their maximum potential, LifeShield Immune Support combines species both revered traditionally and researched extensively for immune support, such as organic Shiitake.