Functional Fungi is the future
Medicinal mushrooms are a type of fungi that have been used for Eastern medicinal purposes for centuries. There are many different types of medicinal mushrooms, each with their own unique properties and benefits.
Functional mushrooms is a modern term, aiding the use of medicinal mushrooms that have been gaining popularity in Western society in recent years. These mushrooms are specifically chosen for their beneficial compounds and nutrients that support optimal health. The most popular types of functional mushrooms are: Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, Reishi, Shiitake, Tremella, and Turkey Tail.
Medicinal mushrooms can be consumed in a number of ways, including capsules, extracts, powders tinctures, and teas. They can also be added to food or smoothies for a healthy boost. They can also be cooked and eaten, with some being a delicacy in China for centuries.
Medicinal mushrooms are a great way to support optimal health and well-being. They are packed with beneficial compounds and nutrients that can help boost the immune system, improve energy levels, and promote overall health.
Chaga (onotus obliquus) has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Chaga grows primarily on birch trees in cold climates
Energy & Endurance Support
Cordyceps mushrooms have been used traditionally for centuries, with high esteem for improving well-being and longevity. They are considered energizing, able to improve athletic performance, respiration, and libido from just a single dose.
Brain & Nerve Support
Lion’s Mane is an edible mushroom well known for its ability to improve brain function. Emerging research is suggesting that Lion’s Mane can improve your mood, enhance your memory, and even curb from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Immune & Cardiovascular Support
Maitake is known for its immune-boosting and potential anti-cancer properties compared to other medicinal mushrooms. It contains compounds that have been shown to have anti glycemic properties that could help in the treatment of diabetes.
Immune Support & Heart Health
Also known as the ‘mushroom of immortality’, Reishi supports immune function and health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, depression/anxiety, improving sleep, and general stress.
Shiitake can help enhance immune function and may have anti-tumor properties, lending it as a good adjunct therapy to conventional cancer treatments. It may also improve cardiovascular health and gut health.
Antioxidant Support & Skin Health
Tremella is believed to help reduce inflammation, support lung function (particularly for conditions such as asthma and dry cough) and maintain clear, healthy skin.
Turkey Tail contains a variety of powerful antioxidants and other compounds that can help boost your immune system and may assist in fighting certain cancers.
Medicinal Discovery & Studies
Medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in traditional Eastern medicines. The Western world is discovering the functional power and medicinal benefits of the fungi.
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