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The Many Ways Mushrooms Help & Heal

When we started working with mushrooms, we were amazed at what we found out! We knew mushrooms were a delicious addition to the diet, but did you know that mushrooms actually have incredible healing powers?

This low-calorie power food is full of fiber, low in fat, and packed with a ton of essential health-boosting compounds, antioxiandants, and…

Minerals including:
- Copper
- Niacin
- Potassium
- Phosphorus

Vitamins including:
- Selenium
- Copper
- Niacin
- Phosphorous
- Potassium
- A
- B-complex
- C

Mushrooms also contain insoluble chitin and soluble beta glucans that are highly beneficial for our health. And also many bioactive substances that have beneficial effects on the body, especially the brain, heart and gut.


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Especially these days, now that having a healthy immune system has taken on new meaning, and we are all doing what we can to keep them tip top. A strong immune system protects the body from bacteria, viruses and various pathogens that cause disease in the body. When the body is burdened with a badly functioning immune system, it is open to all kinds of diseases. 

One thing we have all learned in the time of covid, is that Vitamin D is really important. Mushrooms are the only vegetarian food that offer Vitamin D. Mushrooms generate vitamin D when they are exposed to glorious sunlight (similar to how your skin synthesizes it when you let the sun shine on your body!)



We do have to note that commercially cultivated mushrooms are generally grown indoors, so they do not offer any treasures of vitamin D – but mushrooms grown in the sun take it from the sky just for you!  

Mushrooms have been reported to: 


- Reduce inflammation
- Lower oxidative stress
- Protects against ulcers in the digestive tract
- Reduce heart disease risk
- Help manage diabetes symptoms
- Support mental clarity and focus
- Stimulate nerve generation
- Slow cell degradation
- Stimulate digestion

Use Mushrooms for Immune System Health


Inflammation and oxidative stress case many diseases and immune system disorders. To keep your immune system healthy, it is imperative to have a strong, healthy digestive system. Many mushrooms are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, so they are a power food to neutralize free radicals. Lion’s mane mushroom in particular have been known to boost immunity by increasing the activity of the intestinal immune system - this is thought to be because of the beneficial changes in gut bacteria. 


Use Mushrooms for Nervous System Health


Your nervous system - brain, spinal cord and other nerves - transmit signals that control most of your bodily functions. Worldwide, people use lion’s mane mushroom extract to speed up the growth and repair of these nerve cells. The essential vitamins A, B-complex and C all contribute to immune system and nervous system health. All mushrooms contain ergothioneine, an amino acid containing Sulphur, which is a powerful anti-oxidant and helps to increase body immunity.

Use Mushrooms for Mental Health


Chronic inflammation can be a major contributing factor to anxiety and depression. Studies have found that lion’s mane extract regenerates brain cells and can benefit the reduction of in anxious and depressive behaviors. Mushrooms help promote learning and memory through strengthening brain cells and stimulating the growth of new neurons. They have the potential to improve your brain function, cognitive ability and clarity, a must in these busy, go-get-it times! 

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Really, we cant celebrate this delicious food enough! If you google more, you will find a glut of info that will have you reaching for the shroomies… honestly, the info above is just a little taste.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Are you on any prescription medications? Before adding something new to your diet for medicinal purposes, make sure to check with your Physician .

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