Imagine having an invisible force field around you
that fights infectious diseases without you ever noticing…
That’s your Immune System.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t think about our Immune Health…
until we need to rely on it most.
Our Immune System is the “firewall” that protects our bodies from attack
and keeps us functioning at our best.
One of the best kept secrets
great immune health...
Is a medicine we’ve been using since ancient times, but modern science has given
us some quantum leaps forward in recent years…
Mushrooms To The Rescue
The ability to isolate key active compounds for medicinal use from fungi, happened less than a century ago. In 1928 Alexander Fleming first discovered penicillin from the Penecillium Fungi, and it revolutionized our ability to treat infections in the mid 20th century.
That was just the beginning. Since then, we’ve discovered a treasure trove of various compounds from a wide variety of fungi to treat and prevent a host of different diseases.What science is now telling us is… it’s the active compounds called the “Beta-Glucans” inside these amazing fungi that are chiefly responsible for our health improvements.
However, depending on how the mushrooms are grown, and which parts of the mushroom are harvested… will produce wildly different quantity & quality of Beta-Glucans.
Not all Mushrooms are Created Equal
It’s no surprise that when we discover how
to create the best mushroom supplements… Nature is the best teacher.
The 3 key questions
when shopping mushroom supplements…
1. Are they grain grown or wood grown mushrooms?
2. Do they use the Mycelium or fruiting body?
The mycelium is a huge portion of the volume of the fungi, which makes it attractive to include in the harvest… but that’s not where the majority of the benefits are found. The part of the fungi that contains the majority of the active compounds are the fruiting body, the part most of us would visually identify as a mushroom. And these are the smaller part of the organism on the whole, typically the only part we see above ground. It’s easy to understand why a corporation would want to increase their yield with each harvest by including the mycelium, but the consumer ends up spending money on inactive product, wasting money, and getting very little of the benefits they are seeking.
3. do they use biomass or Extracts?
The last dirty secret of the mushroom industry is that most companies simply grind up the mycelium, spores, and fruiting bodies together, and serve them in capsules or powders. As opposed to using steam or alcohol to produce a concentrated extract to elevate the potency. Most mushrooms are 90% water, it’s in the last 10% that most of the bioactive and medicinal compounds are found. By using a concentrated extract, you’re removing the water and gaining 8-16X more of the active compounds to support your immune health.
The BEST 6 Mushrooms to Fortify Immunity
Reishi or Lingzhi Mushrooms (Ganoderma Lucidum)
Reishi mushrooms have been used in medicine for over 2,000 years and have been touted for their many different effects on numerous bodily systems. Some of the documented benefits in the scientific literature are.
Helps fight Viral Infections
Immunomodulating Effects (Improves overall Immune Health)
Helps fight Bacterial Infections
Helps support diabetes and regulating blood sugar levels
Helps repair Liver and Gastric Injury
Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinula Edodes)
One of the most popular mushrooms in the world, the Shiitake mushroom is used by culinary experts for its rich, savory flavors and by natural medicine practitioners for its numerous health benefits.
Improved Overall Immunity
Support Heart Health and Help Lower Cholesterol
Turkey Tail Mushrooms (Trametes Versicolor)
This polypore mushroom gets its name from the brilliant array of colors it displays in forests around the world. And while it’s been used ancestrally for centuries to promote longevity, only now are we fully understanding it’s incredible immune health functions.
Reduces Inflammation via Antioxidants
Improves GI Microbiome to boost immunity
Anti-Viral Properties (may help reduce HPV)
Maitake Mushroom (Grifola Frondosa)
Maitake means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese and folklore claims it got its name from when the early Japanese discovered it and danced with joy upon discovering it in the wild because of it’s amazing healing benefits. It’s one of the rare types of mushrooms that functions as an adaptogen, which helps harmonize any mental or physical systems in the body that’ve gotten out of balance.
Immunomodulation (Overall support various aspects of Immune health)
In Vitro Anti-Cancer properties for Breast Cancer (when combined with Reishi)
Supports a Healthy GI Microbiome
Chaga Sclerotium (Inonotus Obliquus)
Chaga traditionally grows as a canker on the side of birch trees. It has been used in traditional medicine in Russia and Northern Europe for centuries to treat a number of issues. One of the most promising effects of Chaga Mushrooms is how it helps regulate the growth of harmful bacteria in the Gut Microbiome, and allows good bacteria to flourish.
Fortifies the Immune System by regulating the growth of harmful bacteria
Anti-Diabetic effects by lowering Blood Sugar levels
Supports Heart Health by lowering bad LDL Cholesterol
Cordyceps Mushrooms (Cordyceps Militaris)
Cordyceps have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries to treat fatigue, sickness, kidney disease and low sex drive… and today, we’re learning they do so much more.
Anti- Bacterial Properties
May Boost Exercise performance
Helps support a healthy heart