2019 Innovation Name: MediHerb Mushroom Forte
Awards: 9th Most Innovative Manufacturing & Consumer Goods Company
MediHerb® has harnessed the medicinal power of mushrooms and ‘bottled this’ to create a breakthrough in immune support. The patent-pending MediHerb® Mushroom Forte includes a specific blend of the fruiting bodies (no other parts) of three, different, traditionally used mushrooms; Maitake, Reishi and Shiitake. Its unsurpassed purity, potency and effectiveness was achieved by only using the fruiting body (the part above the ground) of organically-grown and hand-harvested mushrooms. Unlike competing products, by using the fruiting body only, MediHerb® ensures the immune supportive component (aka Beta Glucans) are from mushroom sources only and not adulterated by other contaminants.
The innovation lies in the “synergistic effect” (combined effect) of the three mushrooms (i.e. using a combination of mushrooms at the right ratio to produce an effect on the body greater than the effects each individual mushroom could exert if taken alone). The high immune cell production represented the body’s immune response and is believed to be the first-time synergy has been scientifically documented for mushrooms. Research by Griffith University proved the combined effect was six times greater than each individual mushroom and three times greater than what would be expected from the additive effects of the three.