The world needs to take a deep breath. Stress is unbelievably high, chronic disease is becoming more prevalent (and at earlier ages), and it sometimes feels like the whole world is going to hell in a handbag.
Perhaps it’s time to take a chill pill. Maybe we need to shut off the TV. Perhaps we should investigate ways to support our body physically and mentally, to help offset the constant onslaught of toxic thoughts, food, air, water, and medications.
Or, perhaps we need just a few more mushrooms in our life.
What are medicinal mushrooms and how can they help you?
Medicinal mushrooms are some of the most dynamic and healing plants on the planet. Although not particularly high in any one vitamin or mineral, they possess a wide array of life promoting nutrients and other beneficial compounds that have truly remarkable healing properties.
There are several types of medicinal mushrooms, but some of the most common and effective are reishi, chaga, agaricus blazei, cordyceps, maitake, shiitake, turkey tail, and lion’s mane. You will commonly find them in powder, capsule, or tincture format, and being used in teas, coffee, smoothies, and more.
There has been a heavy demand for these adaptogenic herbs of late, and for good reason. Check out the nutritional profile of these medicinal mushrooms:
Good source of B-vitamins
Rich in potassium, niacin, calcium, selenium, magnesium, copper, and phosphorus
Very high in antioxidants
Excellent source of beta-glucans, polysaccharides, and triterpenes
What’s more impressive is the bodily support provided by medicinal mushrooms. It could be argued that they are some of the most important supplements to consider right now, given that they help support the bodily systems that are the most heavily assaulted in today’s world. Some of the key benefits of mushroom supplements include:
Support for a healthy immune system
Help improve mood
Support proper liver function
Promote a healthy cardiovascular system
Support a healthy digestive system
Support body in scavenging of free radicals
Support for healthy adrenal function
With unprecedented support for all the key functions of the body, it’s no surprise how medicinal mushrooms can have such an obvious impact, especially since they directly address most of the major chronic health issues we are seeing today.
However, like with most supplements, one needs to be careful about the source of these medicinal mushrooms to avoid contaminants and optimize the benefits. For example, many medicinal mushroom products come from China, which are grown in toxic mediums that contain alarming levels of heavy metals, like lead. This turns these medicinal mushrooms into a health hazard, which is not what you want when buying supplements!
Combine these medicinal mushrooms with an organic whole foods diet, positive mindset techniques, and daily exercise, and you’ve put together a plan that helps you avoid being another conventional medicine statistic.