What Is Fungus Shield Plus?
Fungus Shield Plus is a dietary supplement that—when taken twice daily— promises to instantly flush all fungus from your body, whether inside or outside, without side effects.
To accomplish this, creator Richard Parker tells us that the supplement is formulated with an ultra-powerful, specially selected blend of 26 natural ingredients that can deal with any type of fungal infection.
We’re told Fungus Shield Plus can also help prevent future internal toxic fungus build-up from occurring, and has been medically proven to work in 99.7 percent of cases.
If these claims are true, it’s easy to see why the website indicates Fungus Shield Plus has already been used successfully by 41,400 customers.
But is there clinical evidence to support these claims? Does the supplement really represent the “smallest, but the most powerful, investment that you have ever done for yourself,” as mentioned in the promo video?
We’ll touch on all of these aspects shortly. To get started, though, let’s discuss a few basics.
What Causes Fungal Infections?
Fungi are a group of organisms that absorb their food from the environment and reproduce using spores, but can’t produce chlorophyll (and therefore photosynthesize) like plants.
Common examples include yeasts, molds, and mushrooms, although according to the Centers for Disease Control, there are thought to be more than 1.5 million different fungus species on Earth. Fortunately, only about 300 of those are known to lead to any conditions in people.
When it does happen, infections usually occur on the surface of the skin, such as with athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm. A type of fungus known as candida can also infect the mouth (thrush) and vagina (yeast infection).
In rare instances—usually when breathed into the lungs or when an individual’s immune system is compromised—some types of fungus can enter the bloodstream, leading to organ damage and even death in a worst-case scenario.
Is there anything contained in Fungus Shield Plus that can help provide protection, whether on the skin or in the bloodstream?
Are Fungus Shield Plus’ Ingredients Clinically Effective?
Although we weren’t provided with a supplements facts label on the Fungus Shield Plus website, we received an emailed copy from the manufacturer, which reflected the following:
- Vitamin C 30mg
- Vitamin E 30IU
- Selenium 20mcg
- Graviola 300mg
- Red Raspberry Juice Extract 200mg
- Green Tea 200mg
- Beta-Glucan 100mg
- Curcumin 100mg
- Cat’s Claw 20mg
- Garlic 20mg
- Panax Ginseng 20mg
- Lycopene 2mg
- Quercetin 50mg
- Pine Back 100mg
- Pomegranate 50mg
- Grape Seed 100mg
- ARA-6 20mg
- Olive Leaf Extract 50mg
- Essiac Tea Complex 100mg: Indian Rhubarb, Burdock Powder, Sheep Sorrel Powder, and Slippery Elm Powder
- Mushroom Complex 80mg: Shitake, Reishi, and Maitake
Based on their summaries of the existing clinical evidence, what do sites like the Natural Medicines Database, WebMD, and Examine.com have to say?
In a nutshell, these sources reported that there’s insufficient clinical evidence indicating that orally ingesting these ingredients will clear fungal infections, whether on the skin, in the mouth or vagina, or in the bloodstream. They also didn’t report any evidence related to these ingredients’ ability to prevent fungal infections from occurring in the first place.
Could Fungus Shield Plus’ Ingredients Cause Side Effects?
Overall, these same sites reported that most individuals won’t experience side effects from the majority of Fungus Shield Plus’ ingredients. And for those who do, it likely won’t be worse than mild, temporary digestive upset (no specific circumstances mentioned).
However, in some instances (again, no specifics mentioned), cat’s claw can lead to headache, dizziness, and vomiting, while quercetin may cause headache and tingling of the arms and legs. In very high doses, it’s reported to have been shown to cause kidney damage.
Similarly, while selenium is reported as possibly unsafe when taking doses above 400 mcg (Fungus Shield Plus obviously contains much lower amounts than this), WebMD indicates that taking lower doses over a long period of time can increase the risk of developing diabetes.
Finally, the Natural Medicines Database indicates that graviola is likely unsafe “when used orally. Consumption of [the] fruit may cause movement disorders, similar to Parkinson's disease.”
How Much Does Fungus Shield Plus Cost?
Fungus Shield Plus is priced as follows:
- 1 Bottle: $69
- 3 Bottles: $177 ($59 per bottle)
- 6 Bottles: $294 ($49 per bottle)
All orders come with free shipping, as well as the Doctors’ Essential Home Remedies and 1 Day Self-Purifier e-books.
Fungus Shield Plus comes with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H, through the online retailer Software Projects Inc. at 800-218-1525. The manufacturer can also be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of which, based on the label we received from customer support, we learned that the supplement is distributed by Natural Source Nutrition, based out of Englewood, CO. According to their website, the company doesn’t manufacture any other supplements, although they do sell a variety of bulk powders.
How does Fungus Shield Plus’ price compare to competing products?
Fungus Shield Plus vs. Other Antifungal Options
A quick online search will reveal perhaps hundreds of dietary supplements in the marketplace that promise to help address fungal infections. While none we encountered during our research featured an identical list of ingredients as Fungus Shield, we found prices ranged anywhere between $15 and $100+.
Given this wide selection of ingredients and price points, how can you choose the best option?
Starting off, it’s important to reiterate that the only supplement ingredient WebMD lists as possibly effective for treating skin fungal infections is tea tree oil, when applied topically. On the other hand, they don’t list any internal supplement ingredients that have been clinically shown to accomplish the same.
However, some probiotic strains have been shown to address candida overgrowth when taken orally, particularly L. plantarum and L. acidophilus.
Next, because fungal infections can spread quickly and potentially become severe, it’s highly important to speak with your doctor if you believe that you have one. Your appointment could represent a good time to discuss the potential efficacy of any dietary supplements you’re thinking about taking, Fungus Shield Plus or otherwise.
Based on your specific diagnosis, they may also recommend a variety of prescription medications, common options include fluconazole and clotrimazole.
Our Final Thoughts About Fungus Shield Plus
Based on everything we’ve learned, we think there are a couple of key factors to consider when deciding whether or not to place an order for Fungus Shield Plus.
First, websites like the Natural Medicines Database, WebMD, and Examine.com indicate there’s insufficient clinical evidence showing that the oral ingestion of Fungus Shield Plus’ ingredients can meaningfully alleviate internal fungal infections, or those on the skin.
However, they do report that the oral consumption of graviola is likely unsafe.
Even then, by comparing online costs through Google shopping, we found that Fungus Shield Plus was priced meaningfully higher than many competing supplements.
We also didn’t encounter online evidence for an individual named Richard Parker who matched the same profile as the one promoted in the long-form video (outside of directly related websites, of course).
On the upside, we found that Fungus Shield Plus’ customer support department responded very quickly (within a few hours) to our request for a copy of the supplement’s label.
Taken together? After researching hundreds of dietary supplements over the years, we’ve learned that two of the most important factors when considering which ones to purchase are:
- Clinical support for their claims
- Company reputation (as well as how quickly they respond to customer inquiries)
Given this, while the manufacturer seems to stand behind the supplement with a 60-day refund policy, we think it’s important to speak with your doctor about whether or not products like Fungus Shield Plus can be a beneficial part of your treatment plan, prior to placing an order.
13 out 19 people found this review helpful
Fungus Shield Plus by Natural Source Nutrition
I ordered a bottle about two months ago. I got visible evidence of improvement in my toe nail fungus within ten days and almost full clarity with the one-month supply. I should have ordered another bottle, but I was short on money. Very pricey but was worth it. I will reorder this month for sure.
Love the results.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend