Gourmet & Medicinal Mushroom Health Benefits

Shiitake, Lentinula edodes
 
  • Nutrition: Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, Copper, Zinc,                                              Potassium, magnesium, Vitamin D, and Iron

  • Support Cardiovascular Health
​        -Shiitake mushrooms have sterol compounds that interfere with the production of cholesterol in the liver. They                           contain potent phytonutrients that help keep cells from sticking to blood vessel walls and forming plaque                                         buildup, which maintains healthy blood pressure and improves circulation.

  • Support & Boost Immune System & Contain Antimicrobial Properties
        -Scientists found significant improved function of immune cells and reductions in proteins that cause                                                    inflammation, based on a comparison of blood tests in a study conducted in 2011.

  • Boost Energy and Brain Function
​         -Shiitake mushrooms are a great source of B vitamins, which help support adrenal function and turn nutrients                                 from food into useable energy. They also help balance hormones naturally and break through the brain fog to                               maintain focus  which improves cognitive function. 

  • Fight Obesity
         -Shiitake has fat- reducing components, such as eritadenine and b-glucan, a soluble fiber found in barley, rye,                                   and oats.   Studies have reported that b-glucan can increase satiety, reduce food intake, and reduce plasma                                     lipid (fat) levels.  These compounds have also been shown to decrease cholesterol levels.

  • Shown to Destroy Cancer Cells

  • Promote Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails.
​        -​When selenium is taken with vitamins A and E, it can help reduce the severity of acne and the scarring that can                             occur afterward.  An amount of 3.5 oz of shiitake mushrooms contain 5.7 milligrams of selenium, which is 8 %                               of your daily value. That means shiitake mushrooms act as a natural acne treatment.

  • Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Properties
​        -L-ergothioneine is a powerful antioxidant found in shiitake mushrooms-containing roughly 13 mg per 3 oz                                       serving. Shiitakes have 40x the amount of ergothioneine than wheat germ.  Shiitake contains many chemical                                 compounds that protect your DNA from oxidative damage, including Lentinan, which heals chromosome                                         damage caused by anticancer treatments. 

  • Provide Vitamin D
          -Shiitake mushrooms contain ergocalciferol, vitamin D2.   A single 100g serving of Shiitakes contain 96IU or                                   24% of you required daily intake of Vitamin D (based on a requirement of 400IU).  Therefore, it could be                                           beneficial in treating Seasonal Affective Disorder/ Seasonal Depression, when the body is not receiving                                            adequate Vitamin D from the sun. 

  • Inhibits Platelet Aggregation, a Promising Treatment for Thrombosis
           -Lenthionine is a a key flavour compound of shiitake and inhibits platelet aggregation, so it is a promising                                            treatment for thrombosis.




Lion's Mane

  • Nutrition:  High in proteinand fiber, rich source of potassium, zinc, iron, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, manganese, and                                    selenium

  • Enhances Brain Function
​        -Perhaps the most meticulously researched feature of lion’s mane mushroom is its impact on brain cells and related                    functions. This amazing fungus may have a revolutionary impact on neurodegenerative diseases.  By stimulating the                growth and repair of nerve cells, means  Lion's Mane could be possible to slow or reverse cell degeneration in the                        brain the main characteristic of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  

  • May Protect Against Cancer
​        - In varying degrees, compounds from or supplementation with lion’s mane mushroom has been found to potentially                   slow the progression or reverse the spread of leukemia, gastric (stomach) cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, liver                   cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer.

  • Supports Heart and Circulatory System Health
​        -Research has found that extracts of lion’s mane can prevent the increase of LDL cholesterol (sometimes referred to as           “bad” cholesterol), increase HDL, or “good,” cholesterol and lower triglycerides in the bloodstream, an early indicator                of heart disease.  This mushroom may also reduce the risk of stroke and atherosclerosis.

  • Reduces Inflammation
​         -A 2015 study out of Japan found that Lion’s Mane mushroom was able to reduce inflammation in fatty tissue. This is                  important because fatty tissue inflammation is a factor in the formation of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of                                    conditions that increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. 

  • Might Be Useful for Managing Diabetes
​        -Studies have shown a marked improvement in blood glucose levels, insulin sensitivity, and various other diabetic                        symptoms.  Lion's Mane also seems to relieve pain caused by diabetic neuropathy. 

  • Might Improve Digestive Health
​        -Lion’s mane may protect against the development of stomach ulcers by inhibiting the growth of H. pylori, a bacteria,                 and protecting the stomach lining from damage.  Lion’s mane  can also reduce inflammation and prevent tissue                             damage in other areas of the intestines.  In fact, it may help treat inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis                 and Crohn’s disease.

  • Acts as a Powerful Antioxidant
​        - The molecules in lion’s mane mushroom have antioxidant abilities and help prevent and relieve the oxidative stress                   caused by poor nutrition and exposure to chemicals in the environment.   The molecules in lion’s mane mushroom                       have antioxidant abilities and help prevent and relieve the oxidative stress caused by poor nutrition and exposure to               chemicals in the environment.  These antioxidants may also help prevent osteoperosis, protect against alcohol-                           induced liver damage, and slow the aging of skin.

  • Helps Relieve Mild Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
​        -Animal studies have discovered that Lion’s Mane can also help regenerate brain cells and improve the functioning of                the hippocampus, a region of the brain responsible for processing memories and emotional responses.
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Oysters: Pleurotus ostreatus, Pleurotus d'jamor, Pleurotus colombinus

  • Nutrition:  High in Protein, vitamin C,Potassium, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Copper, Thiamine,                             Folate, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B6

  • May Lower Cholesterol Levels
​        -Oyster Mushrooms contain significant levels of lovastatin, the cholesterol-lowering molecule. 

  • High in Antioxidants 
         -Oyster mushrooms contain ergothioneine, a unique antioxidant that lowers systemic inflammation, is exclusively                        produced by fungi.  A 3 oz. serving of contains 13 milligrams of ergothioneine, and cooking the mushrooms will not                    reduce this level.

  • Anti-Bacterial Effects
         -A study publushed in the 'Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry' found that the active compound,                                             benzaldehyde, reduces bacterial levels and may form on the mushroom as a reaction to stress.

  • Alleviate Inflammation
​          -Oyster mushrooms contain ergothioneine, an antioxidant that lowers systemic inflammation.

  • Boost Brain Health
​          -Oyster mushrooms are rich in many of the nutrients believed to enhance brain function.

  • May Block Cancer Growth
        -One of the most impressive oyster mushroom benefits is its powerful effect on cancer cells. This is due to their high                  content of antioxidants as well as their anti-inflammatory properties.  This mushroom may be able to help inhibit the                growth of certain types of cancer, making oysters mushrooms potential cancer-fighting foods.




Reishi: Ganoderma lucidum

  • Referred to as 'The King of Mushrooms'
    -Numerous studies conducted in Japan, China, the U.S. and the U.K. have demonstrated that reishi mushrooms are capable of offering protection against numerous diseases or illnesses, including inflammation, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), frequent infections (urinary tract, bronchitis, respiratory infections, etc.), liver disease, food allergies and asthma, digestive problems, stomach ulcers and leaky gut syndrome, tumor growth and cancer, skin disorders, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, viruses including the flu, HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, heart disease, hypertension, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, sleep disorders and insomnia, anxiety and depression

  • Considered to be an Adaptogen
​         -Helps your body deal with the negative effects of stress such as increased inflammation, depleted energy levels,                         damaged blood vessels and various types of hormonal imbalances. 

  • Jam- Packed with Antioxidants  and Compounds Such as Polysacchraides and Triterpenes
​         -These powerful compounds have been linked to a number of health benefits including anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer                and anti-diabetic properties.

  • Immune Modulator
​        -Helps restore hormonal balance, bring the body back to homeostasis and regulate activity of the immune system,                      helping to fight tumors and cancerous cells.  Research shows that Reishi mushrooms may regulate various cellular                    functions and systems, including the endocrine (hormonal), immune, cardiovascular, central nervous and digestive                    systems.

  • May Contain Powerful Anti-Cancer Properties
​        -Reishi are packed with important nutrients, including antioxidants, beta-glucans amino acids, and polysaccharides,                      which have been shown to have anti-tumor properties.

  • Improves Liver Function
          -Reishi mushrooms work as an adaptogen to help improve liver function, allowing your body to flush out toxins and                      bacteria more efficiently.

  • Promotes Heart Health
​        -The triterpenes found in the reishi mushroom may have blood pressure-lowering abilities as well as benefits for                         blood-clotting and cholesterol, likely because they help lower inflammation within blood vessels and arteries while                   also restoring hormonal balance.

  • Balances Hormone Levels
​         -Reishi mushrooms work as adaptogens, meaning they can help your body cope with stress more efficiently and                             help regulate hormone levels to optimize your health

  • Stabilizes Blood Sugar
​         -Research shows that reishi modified levels of certain enzymes involved in blood sugar control and improved the way                 that the body uses insulin to transport sugar from the bloodstream to the tissues to be used as fuel.

  • Fights Allergies and Asthma
​​        -The active compound, triterpenes, is connected to a reduction in allergies and histamine reactions associated with                     asthma. 

  • Protects Against Infections and Viruses
​        -Reishi mushrooms are considered a natural antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal substance thanks to the active                         compounds that they contain.






Chaga: Inonotus obliquus

  • Improve Physical Endurance
​         -Studies have shown that the glycogen (fuel) content of both muscles  and liver increased while lactic acid levels in the               bloodstream decreased.

  • May Prevent and Treat Cancer
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  • Stimulate the Immune System
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  • ​Potent Anti-Viral

  • Lowers Inflammation



Turkey Tail: Trametes versicolor

  • Prevents and Treats the Common Cold and Flu​

  • May Combat Breast Cancer
​         -A study published in 'Global Advances in Health and Medicine' revealed that an 83-year-old woman who was                                diagnosed with advanced, metastatic inflammatory breast cancer led a disease-free life after using turkey tail                                mushroom. 

  • Helps Treat Human Papilloma Virus
​         -Turkey tail and many other mushrooms may help heal infections, such as an oral strain of the human                                                       papillomavirus (HPV).

  • Aids in Digestion


*Disclaimer:  These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.   You may want to consult your doctor before taking any supplement.