The Benefits of Mushrooms

 

“ Mushrooms have many helpful nutrients, including beta glucans for immune enhancement, ergothioneines for antioxidative potentiation, nerve growth stimulators for helping brain function, and antimicrobial compounds for limiting viruses.”

—Paul Stamets

For centuries functional mushrooms have been one of the most cherished plant substances in the traditional Eastern medicine for treating all kinds of ailments. 

Functional mushrooms have now gone global as natural alternative drugs for the prevention and treatment of various health conditions. 

Functional mushrooms are best known for their cognitive benefits. This is because they contain properties that can help improve the functions of the brain. 

LIONS MANE

Lion’s mane mushrooms contain bioactive substances that have beneficial effects on the body, especially the brain, heart and gut.

Health benefits of Lion's Mane mushrooms and their extracts:

  • Could Protect Against Dementia. 
  • Helps Relieve Mild Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety. 
  • May Speed Recovery from Nervous System Injuries. 
  • Protects Against Ulcers in the Digestive Tract. 
  • Reduces Heart Disease Risk. 
  • Helps Manage Diabetes Symptoms.

REISHI

Eastern medicine makes use of many different plants and fungi. Interestingly, the Reishi mushroom is particularly popular. It has a variety of potential health benefits, including boosting the immune system and fighting cancer. 

Within the mushroom, there are several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, that may be responsible for its health effects.

Health benefits of Reishi mushrooms and their extracts:

  • Boost Immune System
  • Anti-Cancer Properties
  • Could Fight Against Fatigue and Depression
  • Heart Health
  • Blood Sugar Control
  • Anti Oxidant Status

TURKEY TAIL

Turkey tail is a medicinal mushroom with an impressive range of benefits. It contains a variety of powerful antioxidants and other compounds that may help boost your immune system and even help fight certain cancers. Plus, Turkey Tail may improve gut bacteria balance, which can positively impact your immunity.

Health benefits of Turkey Tail mushrooms and their extracts:

  • High in antioxidants
  • Contains Immune-Boosting Polysaccharopeptides
  • May Improve Immune Function in People With Certain Cancers
  • May Enhance the Efficacy of Certain Cancer Treatments
  • May Enhance Gut Health
  • May improve athletic performance
  • May reduce inflammation

Source: www.healthline.com