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CV Sciences CV Defense Immune Support Capsules -- 60 Capsules

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CV Sciences CV Defense Immune Support Capsules Description

  • Daily Immune Support
  • A Proprietary Blend of PEA, Mushroom Extract, Vitamins and Minerals
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free

CV Defense is your daily supplement for supporting your immune system. The immune system is one of the most complicated things on the planet. It consists of barriers to the outside environment like your skin & mucus membranes, your innate immune function like cells that respond to provocation and your adaptive immunity that can recognize specific challenges to the immune system and rally a tailored response.

We don't always understand the complexities of how the immune system is protecting us – but we can measure the supplements that make it work better.

That's why their medical and science team formulated CV Defense with specific vitamins, minerals and researched ingredients to provide daily fortification of barrier, innate, and adaptive immune function. With guidance from a team of experienced researchers and clinicians, CV Science has introduced best in class daily immune support to complement their ECS support products that include their leading PlusCBD and Happy Lane lines of high-quality CBD consumer products – because it is their mission to harness the power of plants for human health.


Vitamin A:

  • An antioxidant that helps to regulate your innate & adaptive immune systems – particularly the T-cells
    Plays a critical role in the normal formation of skin cells and the mucous membranes that protect your nose and throat.
  • Involved in regulating the growth and specialization (differentiation) of epithelial cells that line the nose and throat.
  • As early as 1928, Vitamin A was recognized as a nutrient required for the normal functioning of the immune system.

Vitamin D: Often known as the sunshine vitamin, it's essential for good health – but up to 42% of the adult population in the US has low vitamin D levels because very few foods contain significant amounts.

  • Vitamin D is essential for the efficient utilization of calcium by the body.
  • The Vitamin D receptor exists in most of the cells of the body and is thought to directly or indirectly regulate ~1,250 genes.
  • Vitamin D is a potent immune system modulator and its receptor is expressed by most cells of the immune system, including regulatory T cells, dendritic cells and macrophages and there's evidence that Vitamin D has a variety of effects on the immune system including enhanced innate immunity.
  • According to cross-sectional data from +18,000 participants, the lower the level of Vitamin D in your blood, the greater the chance of upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Low levels of sunlight and living in higher latitudes have been associated with the onset and progression of autoimmune disorders – talk to your doctor about getting tested.
  • Plant based Vitamin D3- sourced from lichen.

Zinc (as zinc picolinate):

  • A Readily absorbable form of zinc supplementation.
  • An essential micronutrient that is crucial to almost every aspect of health and is second only to iron as your most abundant trace mineral.
  • An antioxidant that also helps to regulate the immune system.
  • Human clinical trials support Zinc supplementation for immune benefits.

Selenium (as L-selenomethionine):

  • This naturally occurring mineral is coincidentally found in healthy foods and the L-enantiomer is considered a highly bioavailable form.
  • It's an antioxidant on its own and helps to regulate glutathione, a critical endogenous antioxidant.
  • The immune system relies on adequate selenium intake and this mineral is necessary for the incorporation into over twenty different selenoproteins that exhibit a wide variety of immune functions.

CV Daily Immune Blend: The endocannabinoid-like PEA + the mushroom of immortality reishi. Organic Reishi (mycelium) Mushroom Extract: This fungus, known as ‘the mushroom of immortality', has been used in traditional Chinese medicines for 2,000 years.

  • Reishi contain complex polysaccharides called ß-glucans that encourage a vigilant and healthy immune system.
  • In worm studies, the extract causes an antiaging effect that significantly prolongs lifespan.
  • According to one review, "the immuno-modulating effects of G. lucidum polysaccharides were extensive".

PEA (palmitoylethanolamide): This is the super special ingredient in this CV immune Defense mix: PEA is a cannabinoid-like molecule that's naturally produced by your brain and body. It interacts with the endocannabinoid system to enhance balance in all kinds of ways. In fact, it appears that PEA exists at low levels in every mammalian cell and is helpful for a healthy immune response.

  • More than 3,000 participants took part in six double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials demonstrating PEA has benefits in immune health.
  • PEA is often referred to as a homeostasis mechanism for inflammation.
  • PEA interacts with the glial cells of the brain. These support cells are the most abundant type of cell in the human nervous system.
  • It works by binding to the PPAR-a receptor on the surface of the nucleus and changing genetic transcription. It's a high-level influencer and director of immune responses.
  • There's been a huge amount of studies on this molecule and there's also one phrase you read repeatedly: "We also noted its safety due to the total absence of adverse effects."

These vitamins, minerals, herbs, and cannabinoid-like compounds work together to be a huge supporter of our immune system. Try it today to protect yourself for tomorrow.


As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily for immune support. For high intensity support, take 2 capsules twice daily.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate)300 mcg35%
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)25 mcg120%
Zinc (as zinc picolinate)11 mg100%
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)150 mcg270%
CV Daily Immune Blend:
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) Organic Reishi (mycelium) Mushroom Extract
700 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Palmitoylethanolamide powder (palmitoylethanolamide, polyglycerol polyricinoleate, coconut oil fractionated, citrus oil, olive oil, lecithin (sunflower &/or oat), vitamin E acetate, colloidal silica), vegetarian capsule (hypromellose, purified water), bamboo silica extract, organic rice bran extract.

Do not use if pregnant or lactating. If you have a medical condition or are taking medication, consult your doctor before use. Store away from direct heat and light.

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Want to Know More About Mushrooms? This Glossary Will Help!

No longer relegated as outliers, mushrooms are enjoying a shroom boom. They are the fungus among us, speaking to us of earthly delights and ancient health elixirs. Whether you are drawn to the health benefits of mushrooms, their umami flavor profile, their therapeutic and psychedelic potential, or as a DIY home project, they are quite literally popping up everywhere. With countless kinds of mushrooms, the possibilities are endless and at times, perplexing. This glossary will help you get a handle on the flavor profiles and characteristics of the most popular mushroom varieties.

Assorted Mushrooms and Herbs on Cutting Board with Knife to Represent List of Mushrooms Glossary |

List of Mushrooms


Alternate Names: Buna shimeji, beech brown mushroom, clamshell mushroom Flavor profile: Cooked, these crunchy brown-capped clusters are crunchy with a sweet nuttiness. Health benefits: Beech mushrooms are a good source of protein and an excellent source of dietary fiber. They also contain many of the B vitamins, potassium, zinc and copper. Bonus fact: The mushrooms are called “Beech mushrooms” because in the wild, they often grow on fallen Beech trees in Japan.


Alternate names: Able mushroom, cultivated mushroom, button, champignon Flavor profile: The most common and mildest-tasting mushroom around. Health benefits: White mushrooms are rich in many bioactive compounds that may protect against cancer and heart disease, as well as help improve blood sugar control and gut health. Bonus Fact: Ninety percent of the mushrooms we eat are button.

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Alternate Names: Black mass, clinker polypore, birch canker polypore, cinder conk and the sterile conk trunk rot (of birch) Flavor profile: It has a somewhat earthy flavor with a slight bitterness. Health benefits: Chaga mushrooms contain many antioxidants that may help support healthy cholesterol levels. Bonus fact: The chaga mushroom grows on birch trees throughout the northern hemisphere. It resembles a dark clump of dirt more than a mushroom, but is distinguished by its orange tissue.


Alternate Names: Golden, yellow, egg mushroom, girolle, pfifferling Flavor profile: Golden-hued, fleshy and firm, they're described as both peppery and fruity. Health benefits: They are an excellent source of polysaccharides such as chitin and chitosan. These two compounds help to protect your cells from damage and stimulate your immune system to produce more cells. Bonus fact: According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, chanterelles are often used to treat eye conditions such as night blindness and eye inflammation.


Alternate Names: Dong Chong Xia Cao (caterpillar in winter, grass in summer), caterpillar mushroom, Ophiocordyceps sinensis Flavor profile: Cordyceps have a savory umami-quality and a deep earthy-nutty flavor. Health benefits: Promotes healthy energy levels by improving the way your body can utilize oxygen. Bonus fact: So valued is wild cordyceps in China that a kilogram often costs in excess of $20,000.


Alternate Names: Referred to as cremino, common brown and Roman, are commonly marketed as “baby bella” or “baby portobello” mushrooms because they are just that — a juvenile portobello mushroom. Flavor profile: A cremini is a young portobello. Although the cremini is darker, firmer and more flavorful than its cousin the white button mushroom, the two can be used interchangeably. Health benefits: Eating cremini mushrooms could potentially boost your immune system. Like many other mushroom types, creminis contain a significant amount of helpful bacteria. Some of this bacterium is beneficial to the microbiome found in the human digestive tract. Bonus fact: The ancient Egyptians considered mushrooms, such as cremini mushrooms, to be a food that promoted immortality and were worthy of being included in diets fed to royal leaders.

Eden Foods Organic Dried Sliced Mushrooms Maitake |

Alternate Names: Champignon Dansant, Champignon des Fous Dansants, Champignon Maitake, Dancing Mushroom, Grifola, Grifola frondosa, Hen of the Woods, Hongo Maitake, King of Mushrooms, Maitake, Monkey's Bench, Mushroom, Roi des Champignons, Shelf Fungi Flavor profile: Maitake mushrooms are succulent, semi-firm and chewy with a woodsy, earthy and spicy flavor. Health benefits: Maitake mushrooms have been studied for their ability to promote immune health. Maitake is also touted as a natural remedy for blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol support. Bonus fact: “Maitake” means dancing mushroom in Japanese. The mushroom is said to have gotten its name after people danced with happiness upon finding it in the wild.


Alternate Names: Common morel, true morel, morel mushroom, yellow morel, sponge morel, Molly Moocher, haystack and dryland fish Flavor profile: Morels are considered top-tier mushrooms, due to their depth and earthy, nutty flavor. They also have a meaty texture, unlike the slimier texture of other mushroom varieties. Health benefits: They are rich in nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber and minerals such as iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and potassium. They have antiviral, antioxidant and immunoregulatory activity that may help with healthy immunity. Bonus fact: Morels carry the highest amount of vitamin-D among the edible mushrooms.


Alternate Names: Pleurotus ostreatus, the oyster mushroom or oyster fungus Flavor profile: The taste of oyster mushrooms is very mild and some describe it as subtly woody or like seafood. Health benefits: Thanks to their high content of antioxidants as well as their anti-inflammatory properties, oyster mushrooms have been studied for their influence on cellular health. Bonus fact: Oyster mushrooms get their name because of their resemblance to fresh-shucked oysters.


Alternate Names: King bolete, penny bun, cèpe (in French), Steinpilz (the "stone mushroom" in German), dajiao gu Flavor profile: Porcini mushrooms are often described as nutty and earthy with a meatiness in flavor and texture. Health benefits: The top benefits of eating porcini mushrooms include their ability to help maintain a healthy weight, support immune health and promote a healthy inflammatory response in the body. Bonus fact: The name porcini means "piglets" in Italian.


Alternate Names: Cremini, button, table mushroom Flavor profile: Portabella mushrooms have a memorable chewy and meaty texture and a smoky, earthy flavor. Health benefits: Portobellos are an excellent source of riboflavin, a vitamin that is important for energy production because it helps the body break down carbohydrates into sugar for fuel. Bonus fact: Portobellos, creminis, and button mushrooms are all Agaricus bisporus, in fact, just different ages: button mushrooms, which are white, are the toddlers; cremini mushrooms, which are brown, are the teenagers; and portobellos, which are brown and much larger versions of their younger selves, are the adults.

Traditional Medicinals Organic Reishi Mushroom with Rooibos & Orange Peel Tea |

Alternate Names: Champignon Basidiomycète, Champignon d'Immortalité, Ganoderma, Ganoderma lucidum, Hongo Reishi, Ling Chih, Ling Zhi, Mannentake Flavor profile: Reishi mushroom is a fungus. Some people describe it as "tough" and "woody" with a bitter taste. It is not a culinary mushroom and tends to be ground to a powder and used in supplements. Health benefits: This variety is trendy right now for its potential immune system and cardiovascular benefits. Reishi mushrooms also contain ganoderic acid, a substance that may help support healthy cholesterol levels.


Alternate Names: sawtooth oak mushroom, black forest mushroom, black mushroom, golden oak mushroom or oakwood mushroom Flavor profile: Shiitake mushrooms are known for their strong, earthy flavor. They're packed with umami thanks to the amino acid glutamate. When cooked, shiitake caps have velvety, meaty texture. Health benefits: Shiitakes are a good source of soluble fiber, which supports healthy cholesterol levels. Shiitakes contain a compound called lentinan, which helps to support the immune system. Bonus fact: Shiitake mushrooms have been cultivated in China for at least six hundred years, but they were not grown in the United States until 1972, when a ban on importing live shiitake cultures was lifted.


Alternate Names: In addition to tuber, many other genera of fungi are classified as truffles including Geopora, Peziza, Choiromyces, and Leucangium. Flavor profile: Some may describe the taste of black truffles as a mixture of chocolaty, nutty and earthy and others may describe it as having a subtle woody flavor mixed with a slight mushroom taste. They are often described as having a slight garlicky flavor similar to shallots with a deep musky aroma. Health benefits: Lycopene and gallic acid are some of the antioxidants present in truffles, which offer benefits such as supporting cell health, decreasing inflammation and supporting liver health. Bonus fact: European white truffles can sell for as much as $3,600 a pound, making them and their fellow fungi the most expensive food in the world.

Jarrow Formulas Mushroom Optimizer® | mushroom terms to know:


Mycelium is the threadlike, vegetative part of a mushroom. It functions as the feeding structure of a fungus. Its fibrous structure maximizes contact with the food source.

Mycorrhizal fungi

Mycorrhizal refers to the underground vegetative growth of the mushroom, called the mycelia, which enters into a symbiotic relationship with the roots of plants.


A mushroom spore is a unicellular organism responsible for the reproductive processes in mushroom producing fungi. Spores are located on the underside of the mushroom cap, in the gills, teeth or pores of the mushroom. When the spores of a mushroom are released, they may travel a certain distance before they land. The single cell then sends out hyphae to help establish the fungus and gather food. These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.  
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