Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms are a kingdom of herbs that are very powerful health promoting agents. There are hundreds of thousands of mushroom species in the world but according to ancient texts and scientific studies, close to 700 varieties are believed to have preventative and therapeutic properties beneficial to human health.

People have been consuming medicinal mushrooms for thousands of years and they offer many great benefits. Their power and incredible intelligence work to predominantly train, and to build and rejuvenate our immune system.

There are many compounds, constituents and nutrients in medicinal mushrooms that benefit human health, but the most well studied and tested are carbohydrate molecules called polysaccharides (long-chain sugars), more specifically beta-glucans, and the triterpenes. The polysaccharides and triterpenes are extremely beneficial to our health as they are believed to stimulate and strongly enhance our immune system. They have shown to work to increase T-cell activity, macrophage activity, natural killer cell and neutrophil activity. This is very important for any kind of pathogenic invasion or disease that may be taking place in the body where the immune system is called to respond. The triterpenes help modulate the immune response and have been reported to have adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive and anti-allergenic effects.

The medicinal mushrooms contain anti-viral activity and have high antioxidant values comparable to resveratrol. They also act as prebiotics in the gut to help establish good flora in the body. They increase the good bacteria and suppress the bad bacteria and fungal overgrowth conditions like candida. Medicinal mushrooms enhance our own intelligence and wisdom, strengthen the mind, increase memory and prolong life. These nourishing tonics help build the body’s resistance, aid in detoxification, effect the blood, protect and support the functions of the Heart, Liver, Kidneys, Lungs, skin and joints. Medicinal mushrooms are powerful allies that help support and nourish life.

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