Healing Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms | Mushroom Powder
Functional mushrooms have been used for thousands of years, and for many different reasons. From reducing stress to boosting the immune system, these healing mushrooms can do wonders for your health. There's a mushroom for everything!
Medicinal mushrooms are nutritional powerhouses with many health benefits including the following:
- Boost immune system
- Source of antioxidants and Vitamin D
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Support brain health and cognition
- Increase energy and stamina
MAGIC OF 7 MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS AND WHY YOU HAVE TO TRY THEM:
Reishi Mushroom: Reduce Stress & Anxiety
The reishi mushroom is a powerful adaptogen. What makes this mushroom unique, is its calming properties that help your body handle stress, whether it be emotional, physical, or environmental. Mood-boosting compounds in reishi may alleviate anxiety, ease depression and encourage better sleep.
One pilot study followed breast cancer survivors who took reishi powder for 4 weeks. In addition to feeling less fatigue, the subjects reported less anxiety and depression as well as a better quality of life.
Other health benefits of Reishi include: aid in weight loss, support the immune system, and may even fight cancer cells.
Maitake: The Dancing Mushroom
“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, such are its incredible healing properties.
This mushroom is a type of adaptogen. Adaptogens assist the body in fighting against any type of mental or physical difficulty. Maitake is rich in antioxidants, vitamins B and C, copper, potassium, fiber, minerals and amino acids, and is believed to support overall immunity and maintain healthy blood pressure.
Tremella Mushroom: Antioxidants & Anti-Ageing Properties
Tremella mushroom is known as a beauty and anti-aging mushroom, and has been used in Asian skincare for thousands of years.
In many studies, tremella has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Similar to hyaluronic acid, tremella can draw and lock in moisture to the skin. However, due to its smaller particles, tremella holds 5x more water than hyaluronic acid that leads to a smoother, younger and more hydrated skin!
Chaga Mushroom: Support Immunity
Chaga mushrooms help boost your immune system – making it easier for you to fight off infections, bacteria, and viruses.
According to the “International Journal of Biological Macromolecules,” a Chaga polysaccharide has “strong antioxidant activity for scavenging free radicals.” This means Chaga is a powerful fighter against health-damaging cells, chemicals, and pollutants.
Another study looked at the effects of this mushroom on cancerous human liver cells. The research reveals that chaga extract may be able to prevent liver cancer cell growth, making it a potential treatment for cancer in the liver.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom: Brain Booster
This fluffy mushroom is a natural nootropic - meaning it can actually improve your mental performance, support healthy brain function and neuron regeneration.
Many people consume Lions Mane Mushrooms to aid cognition, memory and concentration. There is additional evidence that these mushrooms can even potentially help protect against dementia and reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.
In one study, lion’s mane extract was given to a group of men and women with mild cognitive impairment. After 4 months, those who were given the extract showed an increase in scores on the cognitive function scale, compared to the placebo group.
Cordyceps Mushroom: Energy & Stamina
This mushroom is known for being very stimulating — for energy, libido, endurance and athletic performance.
Research shows that cordyceps mushrooms can boost athletic performance — improving physical abilities, endurance and stamina — partially because they boost the body’s supply of ATP, one of the primary sources of energy during exercise.
Several studies show that both athletes and non-athletes see a drastic increase in endurance and physical abilities after consuming cordyceps, and also speed up post-workout muscle recovery.
To top it all off - cordyceps mushrooms are considered a natural anti-inflammatory which can help your body fight off injury and infection.
Shiitake Mushroom: Good For The Heart
These mushrooms are particularly good for the heart. Shiitakes have been shown to lower cholesterol levels and contain compounds that inhibit the absorption and production of cholesterol in the liver.
These medicinal mushrooms also contain phytonutrients which aid in preventing plaque buildup and maintain healthy blood pressure and improves circulation.
Shiitake mushroom is also great for immunity and liver health.
You can enjoy the benefits of each healing mushroom in our Seven Mushroom Powder.
Seven ethically and sustainably sourced mushrooms blended into an easy to use powder.
It is 100% natural, vegan, organic, with no fillers, binders or additives. Just pure mushroom goodness!
We recommend taking ½ to 1 teaspoon a day, over a prolonged period of time, to fully notice the effects. You can add this powder to your morning smoothie, coffee, smoothies, salads…
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