When it comes to superfoods, mushrooms have been taking center stage, and for good reasons. Medicinal mushrooms have amazing health benefits, including fighting fatigue and stress. If it’s your first time trying medicinal mushrooms you’ll find a variety of products out there to try, from powders, extract sprays, pills, teas, coffee and even hot cocoa! Why should you try these healing ‘shrooms? Here are just a few ways mushrooms can positively impact your health.
- Boost your immune system
Medicinal mushrooms have been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Mushrooms help cleanse the body and repair damaged areas. Beta glucan is an immunomodulator found in the cell walls of fungi. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of an immunomodulator is “a substance that affects the functioning of the immune system.” This healing agent can help your body naturally fight off illness and disease. Since the body doesn’t naturally produce beta glucans adding medicinal supplements to your diet has great benefits for your immune system.
The Reishi mushroom often referred to the “The God of Fungi” has many known benefits including reducing anxiety which will help clear your mind and inhibit restful sleep. If you suffer from insomnia or anxiety try adding this healing ‘shroom to your diet.
- Fight Fatigue
Looking for an energy boost without the jitters from caffeine? The Cordyceps mushroom has long been used by athletes to improve athletic performance. This type of mushroom is known to improve respiratory function by increasing oxygen intake in the lungs.
It’s no surprise that mushrooms have also been a powerful ingredient added to popular skincare products. The immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory benefits found in a variety of mushrooms will have your complexion glowing in no time.
The Lion’s Mane mushroom has several health benefits especially when it comes to your digestive health. Rich in vitamins and minerals, when added to your diet, can help improve stomach and liver function.
Tero Isokauppilla is the co-founder and marketing director of Four Sigmatic, the company who makes a variety of medicinal mushroom coffees, elixirs, and hot cocoas. All of Four Sigmatic Foods' products are vegan and paleo friendly. Are you ready to try these magical medicinal mushrooms? Try the Four Sigmatic Mushroom coffee or Hot Cacao mix now available in our shop!