Posted by Moksha on Apr 20th 2023
Functional Mushroom Glossary
Functional Mushroom Benefits:
Lion’s Mane: Rich in vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. It’s also a good source of essential minerals such as manganese, zinc, and potassium. Research has shown Lion’s Mane may protect against dementia, reduce mild symptoms of anxiety and depression and help repair nerve damage. It also has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting abilities and been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, ulcers and diabetes in some clinical trials.
Cordyceps: Cordyceps has beneficial effects on the human body, which include immune, anti-tumor, anti-metastatic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, antimicrobial, hypolipidemic, hypoglycemic, anti-aging, neuroprotective, and renoprotective effects. In traditional Chinese medicine, it has been hand-picked and dried for centuries to treat fatigue, kidney disease, low sex drive and many more illnesses. In addition, it is appreciated for its anti-aging and physical enhancement properties.
Chaga: High in fiber and loaded with antioxidants which may potentially prevent or slow tumor growth. Other possible chaga benefits include lowering cholesterol and fighting heart disease, reducing inflammation, regulating blood sugar, reducing oxidative stress, boosting the immune system, enhancing gut health, and improving
Maitake: One of the world’s most beneficial functional mushrooms. Maitake has been shown to regulate blood sugar and drop cholesterol levels and are the most widely chosen mushroom for cancer fighting benefits. They are also considered adaptogens, meaning that they contain powerful properties that can help naturally restore and balance the body to promote better health.
Turkey Tail: Turkey Tail is thought to create optimal gut health. It is rich in antioxidants and is known to support immune system balance and help with digestion. It is being used in clinical trials to improve immune function in people with certain cancers.
Reishi: Full of antioxidants, the Reishi mushroom has been shown to boost the immune system, have cancer fighting properties, help fight fatigue and depression, help control blood sugar, and have beneficial heart health effects. It has also been shown to improve sleep and lessen fatigue.