Last Updated on July 22, 2022 by Rebecca Huff
Earlier this year, I shared how medicinal mushrooms are taking the nutrition world by storm, and they're still gaining momentum!
There are so many ways to use medicinal mushrooms. You can learn everything you want to know about the health benefits of mushrooms over on the Freshcap Mushroom Blog and more about mushrooms on this section of their blog.
Potential Anti-Tumor and Anti-Cancer Properties
Asian countries like China and Japan have already seamlessly incorporated mushrooms and mushroom-derived medications into their cancer treatment programs.
Studies show that the polysaccharides in some mushrooms like reishi and turkey tail may have anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties.
Patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer show positive results when including mushroom extracts and medications into their regimen — likely thanks to the stimulation of NK cells to fight cancer cells.
Getting Better Sleep with Mushrooms
The Chinese call Reishi the “mushroom of immortality,” and Americans call it “nature's Xanax” thanks to its mild sedative effects on the nervous system.
People take Reishi Supplements and nighttime tea for its anti-anxiety calming effects. It's best to take adaptogens and medicinal mushrooms like Reishi every day. The natural powers of Reishi work overtime, and you might not feel the effect immediately.
Reducing Inflammation with Lion's Mane
If you have a lot of unexplained health issues, chronic inflammation may be the culprit. Studies show that this mushroom is beneficial for reducing inflammation on multiple fronts.
Thanks to its antioxidants from polysaccharides and beta-glucans, it's also a top-choice for supporting the immune system.
Improves Energy Levels
Athletes love cordyceps because this fungus improves oxygen uptake and enhances blood flow to stimulate energy and improve physical performance.
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See what mushrooms can do for you!
You both are obsessed with mushrooms, why should our listeners join you in this obsession?
Tony's Viral mushroom growing video made me want to grow my own mushrooms! I love cooking with fresh mushrooms. Tony explains in this episode how easy it is to grow certain mushrooms in a bucket, as he does in this video.
What are the top five mushrooms as far as superpowers?
What mushroom do people tend to use to help them sleep better? Wake up more?
Each morning, I put chaga powder in my coffee, baked goods, and other recipes as an immune booster to help lessen the viral load from Epstein Barr Virus. What are the superpowers the medicinal mushroom chaga?
What mushrooms are good for weight loss?
Eating mushrooms is particularly good for weight loss. Blending mushrooms and adding them into ground beef 50/50 will cut down on calories and fat while adding a lot of nutrition.
How about mushrooms for the Immune System?
Reishi, Lions Mane, Chaga, Turkey Tail, and Cordyceps are all good for immune system function. I take Ultimate Mushroom Complex to help keep me from getting sick as often. Because I've been diagnosed with reactivated EBV in the past, I often take both the Ultimate Mushroom Complex and Chaga.
Now, I'm going to make myself a Chaga Pumpkin Spice Latte while you listen to this episode with Tony and Tegan!
Tony and Tegan, co-founders of FreshCap Mushrooms.
Tony and Tegan are the people behind FreshCap. They’ve spent a ton of time learning about the amazing world of mushrooms, and want to share that knowledge with you. Get some mushrooms in your life!
You'll find they truly believe in the power of mushrooms, (they're a little obsessed, actually) and started Freshcap Mushrooms with the enormous goal of sharing that passion for benefiting the world.
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