6 Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms
During this uncertain time of Covid-19, taking care of your mental and physical health is a priority. One of the best foods/supplements we can introduce into our diet are medicinal mushrooms. Rich in beneficial polysaccharides, these gifts of nature provide many benefits in the body.
Here are 6 benefits of medicinal mushrooms:
Immune System Modulation
Medicinal mushrooms help regulate the immune system without overstimulating it. They act as adaptogens which means that these mushrooms will bring the immune system back into balance. They are safe for both overactive and underactive immune system. So you can use them for allergies, autoimmune conditions as well as frequent colds and infections, and other degenerative diseases.
In addition to supporting the immune system and priming it to fight infections, medicinal mushrooms also have antimicrobial properties. They are potent antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal agents.
We know that prolonged stress has a negative effect on our immune system. Mushrooms such as Cordyceps and Reshi also provide support for healthy stress response. This makes them our first choice for immune support.
As a result of stress relief, the body can finally relax, you start sleeping better and your energy increases. Medicinal mushrooms are nervous system adaptogens so whether you’re wired and tired or just plain exhausted, they will balance your energy out.
Source of Antioxidants
In addition, medicinal mushrooms are a source of antioxidants that protect our cells from free-radical damage.
Certain mushrooms such as Lion’s Mane and Chaga support memory and cognitive function.
One of my favorite suppliers of medicinal mushrooms is Purica. They are a Canadian company from British Colombia and they have been supplying our health food market for over 20 years.
Purica provides a variety of individual mushrooms and their combinations. Whether you are dealing with heightened stress, immune system overload, or fatigue, there is a perfect mushroom blend for you
- Lion’s Mane
- Complete 360
- Immune 7
- Red Reishi
Contact us at Better Living Wellness Clinic and Health Store and we’ll be happy to help you determine which product is best for you.
Aleks Morgan CNP is a Nutritionist and Reiki Practitioner at Better Living Wellness Clinic and Health Store in Etobicoke. In her practice, she uses BioscanSRT technology to help you get to the root cause of your discomfort and resolve it.