Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that assist the body to resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. These mushrooms have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions, but they’re having a renaissance today. Our Organic superfood blend contains these and many more!
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Maitake mushrooms are said to offer a wide range of health benefits. A key component in Maitake mushrooms is beta-glucan, a type of polysaccharide, a long molecule of carbohydrates found to affect the immune system. Maitake is often said to boost immune function and, in turn, fight certain infections and cancer. Maitake is also touted as a natural remedy for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
Used for: Immune Health, Blood Sugar Levels and Digestive Support
Turkey Tail Mushroom
Talk about an immune-boosting powerhouse. Turkey Tail is equipped with strong antiviral and antimicrobial properties which makes it effective in preventing and treating the common cold or the flu. Packed with antioxidants, it can help inhibit or reduce damage caused by oxidative stress which can cause inflammation or cellular damage. Oxidative stress is linked to an increased risk of developing health conditions such as certain cancers and heart disease.
Used for: Immune Health, Cellular Regeneration, Digestive Health.
Lion's Mane Mushroom
Lion's Mane is an edible food mushroom in the tooth fungus group that is native to North America, Asia, and Europe. It grows on hardwoods in a single clump of dangling long spines and has been used in medicine for thousands of years. The medicinal mushroom looks like a white, fluffy, and potent adaptogen with a sweet and savory flavor profile. This mushroom can been consumed via food or drink, to reduce stress and increase mood, while keeping you on your toes all day.
Used for: Cognitive and Brain Health, reducing Anxiety and Depressive symptoms.
Cordyceps will give your pre-workout formula a run for its money. This adaptogenic mushroom works to support your adrenal glands and helps your body produce and maintain consistent energy levels. Cordyceps have been used in Eastern medicine to reduce fatigue, boost strength and sex drive. The antioxidant-rich mushroom fights cell damage by neutralizing free radicals that contribute to aging.
Used for: Increased Energy, Improved Stamina and Immune Health
Reishi is one of the most commonly used adaptogenic mushrooms because of its benefits to overall wellness. It works to boost the immune system, relieves stress and anxiety, helps one feel more balanced and get deeper sleep. Reishi stimulates the immune system to prevent infection. In addition, triterpenes and beta-glucans found in reishi may help reduce overall cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol).
Used for: Immune Health, Relieving Stress and Anxiety, Improved Sleep
Chaga is an antioxidant-rich adaptogenic mushroom that’s effective in aiding your body in reducing inflammation and defends against free radicals by regulating the immune system. Research has shown that Chaga may also lower blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, alleviate arthritis, and even prevent or slow the progression of cancer–particularly in the liver, lung, and the brain.
Used for: Immune Health, Reducing Inflammation, Lowering Blood Sugar, Reducing Blood Pressure, Alleviating Arthritis.
Shiitake mushrooms are rich in B vitamins, vitamin D and zinc. This nutritious ‘shroom has even more to offer. There are three main compounds in shiitake that help lower cholesterol: eritadenine, sterols, and beta-glucans. Studies have shown that it may reverse age-related decline in immune function. The improved effect on immune function from shiitake can be attributed due to one of the polysaccharides in them.
Used for: Immune Health, Antioxidants, Anti-Aging, Heart and Liver heallth
Himematsutake (also known simply as Agaricus blazei) is a type of medicinal mushroom grown in Brazil, Japan, and China. It is related to both the common mushroom and field mushroom, but contains compounds that can exert antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-tumor, and hypoglycemic effects. Because of this, it has been used in folk medicine for centuries to prevent or treat a wide range of diseases and conditions, including infections, diabetes, allergies, and cancer.
Used for: Immune Health, Digestive Health, Liver Support and Longevity
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera is a plant synonymous with several benefits to health and living. It has existed for thousands of years and the extent of its power is still unknown. Each day, scientists unravel new uses and qualities of the succulent plant. Aloe Vera is widely recognized for its therapeutic properties, uses in the skincare industry, and contribution to health as an adaptogen.
Used for: Skin Care, Immune Health and Digestive Health