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WHAT IS A MEDICINAL MUSHROOM?
Medicinal mushrooms are like the X men of the fungi world. They have been used in traditional medicines for thousands of years for all round good health. Some studies* suggest they may have the following super powers:
Full of antioxidants
Helps to manage blood sugar
Support brain health and cognition
Support the nervous system
Balance and support the endocrine system (hormones)
Increase energy and stamina
*These are published studies and research that focus on different types of mushrooms. This is not related to our product and the information is not intended to treat or diagnose illness or health problems.
SO ARE THEY LIKE MUSHROOMS YOU BUY IN THE SUPERMARKET?
Not quite. Most medicinal mushrooms are edible fresh (some are a little tough and bitter), although you don’t find them in the supermarket due to their powerful medicinal qualities that make them a valuable and desired product for health, wellness and medicine. If you get lucky you may find fresh Lion’s Mane available through artisan suppliers or a farmers market – they are delicious and taste a little like smoked chicken. (without the chicken of course)
WHY ARE THEY SO GOOD AGAIN?
The beneficial effects are down to high levels of a polysaccharide called Beta D-glucan and Triterpenes.
Beta-D-glucans are physiologically active compounds that have been shown to enhance and support your immune system by improving your immune response to suspect agitators – such as stress, bacteria, abnormal cell function and allergies.
Terpenes are basically an unsaturated hydrocarbon, an extremely useful and free loving molecule. Triterpenes have been shown to help balance hormones, digestion and blood pressure.
More than 140 triterpenes have been isolated from Reishi alone in their fruiting bodies, spores, and mycelia. The Superman (or woman) of immune system strength and protection. The grounding and calming effect of Reishi mushroom in Chinese Medicine was attributed to the liver detoxifying qualities of triterpenes, which is directly correlated with the bitter taste they provide.