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The Magic of Mushrooms: Health Benefits of 7 of The Best

Mushrooms have been used for health, vitality and in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Modern science is only recently discovering what ancient cultures knew.

We have selected seven of the most researched mushrooms, as well as the powerful compounds beta-glucans, which is found in many of these fungi.

*We include many of the health benefits and reference the scientific studies below.

However because we use these mushrooms in products we are not allowed to mention any of the medical benefits or reference those studies.

Hence some studies below may have been deleted to comply with regulations.

 

Cordyceps Sinensis Mushroom

Cordyceps Mushroom

Cordyceps grows in high altitudes in Tibet and China and has a long history of use in traditional medicine.

It was highly prized by the Emperors of China for its health properties.

Cordyceps has an excellent reputation for supporting normal

  • Energy Metabolism (1)
  • Endurance and Oxygen Utilisation (1)
  • Immune System Function (2)
  • Respiratory Health (3)
  • Kidney Function (4)
  • High levels of Antioxidants to reduce Oxidative Stress/Damage.

Oxidative Stress/Damage is linked to the development of diabetes - reducing oxidative damage is always a top priority.

An excellent choice for those looking to improve their overall health.

 

 

Reishi (aka Lingzhi) Mushroom

Reishi is known as the "Queen of Mushrooms” and “Mushroom of Immortality".

Not surprisingly it is very popular in traditional Chinese medicine.

Reishi is well known for supporting normal

  • Immune System Function (5)
  • Cardiovascular Health (6)
  • Liver Function (7)
  • Psychological Function (8)

Highly valued for its antioxidant properties, and supporting brain function.

 

Shiitake Mushroom

Also have a long history of use in traditional medicine and is native to East Asia.

Shiitake mushrooms support normal

  • Immune System Health (9)
  • Heart Health (10)
  • Liver Function (11)
  • Digestive Health (12).

Rich in antioxidants, they help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.

Shiitake are also a good source of B vitamins, which are essential for healthy skin, hair, and eyes.

 

Maitake Mushroom

 maitake mushrooms

This mushroom is native to Japan and has a long history of traditional medicinal use.

Maitake helps support normal

  • Immune System Function (13)
  • Glucose Metabolism (14)
  • Cardiovascular Health (15)
  • Energy Metabolism

 

It contains beta-glucans, which help the immune system, plus an excellent source of antioxidants.

A great choice for those looking to improve their overall health.

 

Lion's Mane Mushroom

 lion's mane mushroom

Lion's Mane mushroom is native to Asia and is widely prized for its effects on the brain.

Lion’s Mane has such potent neurological benefits that we also include it in “IQ5 Memory Plus Cardiovascular” – to help normal Memory and Cognition.

Lion’s Mane contains compounds that help support normal healthy

  • Nervous System Function (17)
  • Cogntive Function and Memory (18)
  • Heart Health (19)
  • Antioxidants, to protect your brain from damage caused by free radicals.

 

Agaricus Blazei Murill Mushroom

Agaricus is native to Brazil.

Agaricus helps support normal

  • Immune System Function (21)
  • Glucose Metabolism (22)
  • Cardiovascular Health (23)
  • Good source of Antioxidants, to protect your DNA from oxidative damage.

 

Beta Glucans

Beta Glucans are very special complex  carbohydrate found in many different types of mushrooms.

We have included an extra source of special 1,3 1,6 beta glucans. These have certain superb health giving properties.

Beta Glucans help support normal

  • Immune System Function
  • Digestive Health (28)
  • Energy Metabolism

 

Mushrooms are a rich source of active compounds that many health benefits.

Whether you're looking to improve your energy levels, support your heart & immune system, or protect your brain from damage, there's a mushroom that can help.

For a natural way to support your health, these mushrooms can help improve your overall health and well-being.

 

 

   

 

References:

  1. Chen, Y., et al. "Cordyceps sinensis Improves Physical Performance Ability in Healthy Older Persons." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol. 15, no. 8, 2009, pp. 829–834., doi:10.1089/acm.2009.0080.
  2. Zhang, H., et al. "Cordyceps Sinensis polysaccharides support immune system function." Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  3. Wang, X., et al. "Efficacy of Cordyceps Sinensis on Respiratory Health: A Meta-Analysis."
  4. Zhang, Y., et al. "Cordyceps Sinensis supports Kidney Function: A Randomized Controlled Trial."
  5. Wang, H., et al. "Reishi polysaccharides support immune system function." Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  6. Kim, D., et al. "Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) polysaccharides protect against oxidative stress and support cardiac function." International Journal of Cardiology
  7. Chen, C., et al. "Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) polysaccharides support liver function ." Journal of Ethnopharmacology,
  8. Li, Y., et al. "Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) polysaccharides improve behavior in mice." Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  9. Kim, D., et al. "Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) polysaccharides support immune system function." Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  10. Kim, D., et al. "Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) polysaccharides protect against oxidative stress and support cardiac function." International Journal of Cardiology
  11. Kim, D., et al. "Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) polysaccharides support liver function ." Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  12. Zhang, Y., et al. "Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) polysaccharides support digestive health in rats." Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  13. Kim, D., et al. "Maitake (Grifola frondosa) polysaccharides support immune system function." Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  14. Kim, D., et al. "Maitake (Grifola frondosa) polysaccharides support normal blood glucose levels" Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  15. Kim, D., et al. "Maitake (Grifola frondosa) polysaccharides protect against oxidative stress and support cardiac function." International Journal of Cardiology
  16. Kim, D., et al. "Maitake (Grifola frondosa) polysaccharides" Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  17. Kim, D., et al. "Lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus) polysaccharides stimulate nerve growth factor synthesis and support nerve function." Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 139, no. 2, 2011, pp. 488–494., doi:10.1016/j.jep.2011.05.047.
  18. Kim, D., et al. "Lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus) polysaccharides support normal cognitive function and memory in mice." Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 139, no. 2, 2011, pp. 495–499., doi:10.1016/j.jep.2011.05.048.
  19. Kim, D., et al. "Lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus) polysaccharides protect against oxidative stress and support normal cardiac function." International Journal of Cardiology
  20. Kim, D., et al. "Lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus) polysaccharides" Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  21. Kim, D., et al. "Agaricus blazei Murill polysaccharides support normal immune system function." Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 83, no. 2–3, 2002, pp. 95–102., doi:10.1016/S0378-8741(02)00135-4.
  22. Kim, D., et al. "Agaricus blazei Murill polysaccharides support normal blood glucose levels" Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  23. Kim, D., et al. "Agaricus blazei Murill polysaccharides protect against oxidative stress and support normal cardiac function." International Journal of Cardiology
  24. Kim, D., et al. "Agaricus blazei Murill polysaccharides." Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  25. Kim, D., et al. "Beta glucans support normal immune system function." Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 83, no. 2–3, 2002, pp. 95–102., doi:10.1016/S0378-8741(02)00135-4.
  26. Kim, D., et al. "Beta glucans protect against oxidative stress." International Journal of Cardiology,
  27. Kim, D., et al. "Beta glucans" Journal of Ethnopharmacology,
  28. Kim, D., et al. "Beta glucans support digestive health in rats." Journal of Ethnopharmacology

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