We say mushrooms...you say, “yuck”?
Do you get grossed out when you hear the word ‘mushroom’?
You may be off put by the taste or texture, but what these mighty fungi can do for your body is incredible.
The best part is that you can get them in capsule or liquid extract form so you don’t have to taste them.
Shiitake is one of the most well known medicinal mushrooms around, and are famous for their immune supporting and cancer fighting properties. Shiitake has a high amount of poly nutrients that help increase circulation and prevent plaque from forming on your blood vessels. For the days that you feel foggy and lethargic, this mushroom supports kidney function, too.
Maitake is a lot like shiitake in that it helps with cholesterol, immune function, and preventing tumors. This mushroom also helps control blood sugar; it can help reduce insulin levels and increase glycogen. In addition, it helps improve the insulin’s ability to bind to the liver cells and also supports pancreatic function.
Cordyceps is special because it supports a number of organs. This fungus is used to treat many kidney functions and helps prevent kidney transplant rejections. It helps energize the body by increasing mitochondrial energy and balances cortisol, assisting the adrenal glands. Cordyceps are adaptogens which supports the entire body.
Reishi, or the “God of Fungi”, improves the body and mind. It can help with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It can also help protect your brain from seizures and help to keep your mind sharp. It is also been known to reduce allergic reactions and inflammation in the body.
There are a number of other medicinal mushrooms out there, and each has unique properties that can support your body.
Stay on top of this growing trend; maybe you’ll be surprised at how much mushrooms can help!
In all health,
Vitamin Patch Club