Discover the Health Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

Discover the Health Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

You’ve probably heard about mushrooms although what do they do and why is everyone talking about them… Medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and have been gaining popularity in Australia for their incredible health benefits.

So, what exactly are medicinal mushrooms? They are a type of fungus that contains powerful compounds that can help boost your immune system, improve your mental clarity, and have a range of other health benefits.

Some of the most popular medicinal mushrooms include:

  1. Reishi - This mushroom has been dubbed the "king of mushrooms" and has been used to boost immunity, reduce stress, and improve sleep quality.
  2. Lion's Mane - This mushroom has been shown to improve cognitive function and memory, making it a great choice for those looking to improve their mental clarity.
  3. Turkey Tail: Turkey Tail mushrooms have chemicals in them that boost the immune system and may help with digestive issues.
  4. Cordyceps: Cordyceps mushrooms have been used for centuries because they give people more energy and are thought to improve sports performance and breathing.
  5. Maitake: Maitake mushrooms are known for their ability to boost the immune system. They are also thought to help maintain good blood sugar levels and improve heart health.
  6. Tremella: Tremella mushrooms are full of carbohydrates and can keep the skin hydrated. This makes them good for skin health and helps keep the skin looking young.
  7. Chaga: Chaga mushrooms are known for having a high amount of antioxidants, which may help boost the immune system, lower inflammation, protect cells in general and boost energy.
  8. Shiitake: Shiitake mushrooms have a chemical called lentinan, which may help to health the skin, support the liver, and boost vitality

The easiest way to use medicinal mushrooms is through supplementation. They come in many forms that are easy to incorporate into your routine:

Mushroom Tea/coffee - An easy way to add medicinal mushrooms to your diet is by drinking mushroom tea or coffee. Yes, you read that right! There are plenty of mushroom-infused coffee and tea options out there that are delicious and offer all the health benefits of these amazing fungi.

Mushroom Powders – Probably the most effective way to incorporate medicinal mushrooms into your diet is by adding mushroom powder to your smoothies, soups, or sauces, or just mix into water. It's an easy and tasty way to get all the benefits of these little powerhouses.

Mushroom tinctures – Probably the most popular way to have mushrooms is in a tincture form, you can add drops to your hot beverages or spray directly into your mouth and feel the benefits of the mushrooms without the strong taste.

So If you’re looking for an extra boost or looking to try a new way to get extra benefits, its time to give medicinal mushrooms a go. Who knew that something as simple as a fungus could have such incredible health benefits? Talk to our team if you have any questions or need any further advice 😊

Written by: Brandon Leitner

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