Host Defense emerged from the fusion of skill sets from two experts: Paul Stamets and C. Dusty Yao. Paul's long time expertise in the taxonomy and cultivation of mushrooms perfectly matched C. Dusty Yao's years of making herbal extracts. The marriage - literally - of these two experts gave rise to the Host Defense products you enjoy today. Their shared passion for exploring the natural world, from thousands of hours of hiking (and laughing) through the old growth forest, and their combined ideas created the wellspring that gave birth to the Host Defense product lines that continue today.
Join us as we continue to walk this path of exploration and healing, bridging modern science with ancient traditions. We honor and share the wisdom of nature. Host Defense is more than a product line: we are on a myco-mission to spread the power of mushrooms supporting healthy lifestyles.