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Magnificent Mushrooms: Boost Your Immunity and Wellness

Magnificent Mushrooms: Boost Your Immunity and Wellness

Mushrooms are most popularly known as a culinary delight in the western world but have been used medicinally for centuries by most Asian cultures.

Gaining popularity as of recent, these often weird and wonderful looking mushrooms have gained attention for their potential to enhance overall well-being and elevate performance in everyday life.

Let’s take a look at how these magnificent organisms can add benefit to our body by strengthening our immunity, improving brain function, aiding in energy and virility levels, plus so much more.

Lion’s Mane – Lion’s Mane has often been referred to as the King of Mushrooms and gets its name from the way it grows in a mane or beard like manner. It has been shown to aid brain health and improve cognitive function, as well as promoting a sense of calm. Studies have found that Lion’s Mane contains two special compounds that can help to stimulate the growth of brain cells!

Reishi – Also known as the Queen of Mushrooms, this unusually shaped, almost kidney looking mushroom was one of the first mushrooms to explode into the western market. It has been used to help support the immune system and may provide an anti-inflammatory effect in the body due to its naturally occurring levels of Beta D-Glucans. It has traditionally been used to help promote a sense of calmness and improve the meditative process, so may also help to relax the mind.

Shiitake – Much like Reishi, Shiitake has been common in the western market for a lot longer than the newer fungi. Shiitake also contains Beta-Glucans which may help with supporting a healthy immune function and assisting with inflammation in the body. Shiitake does differ from Reishi though as it contains it own special compound, eritadenine, which may help with reducing cholesterol levels in the blood.

Cordyceps – In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cordyceps has been used to treat fatigue, sickness and low libido. More recent research has focused on two out of the 400 species of Cordyceps that have been discovered. These strains (Cordyceps sinensis and Cordyceps militaris) have been shown boost energy production in the cells, due to its ability to increase the body’s production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) levels, which is a molecule essential for delivering energy to the muscles.

Turkey Tail - Coriolus versicolor meaning in part “of several colours”, is one of these superior fungi that is classified as a medical mushroom. Turkey Tail is packed with antioxidants that helps to fight free radical damage in our body caused by oxidative stress. It has also been shown to increase the population in the gut of beneficial bacteria such as Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus while reducing some harmful well known bacteria such as Staphylococcus. It also contains polysaccharide compounds that fuel the body’s cell defenses, helping with immune function.

While countless mushroom species await discovery, the ones highlighted above showcase the profound benefits fungi offer for mind, body, and spirit. Embracing mushroom supplements, available in various forms like capsules, liquid extracts, and gummies, invites you to tap into nature's pharmacy and embark on a journey toward enhanced vitality and well-being. Explore our range of mushroom supplements to unlock your full potential today!

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