Are mushrooms just another health food fad?

We think not.

The truth is, people have been consuming mushrooms for their health benefits for thousands of years (not to mention for their hallucinogenic effects).

So what are these magic mushrooms everyone keeps talking about?

Mushrooms have innumerable health benefits. They used to be one of nature’s best kept secrets. But word is getting out.

Adding mushrooms to your diet may help you fight inflammation and immune weakeners now, and down the road. (Sources below)

Mushrooms are high in lean protein while low in carbohydrates. But that’s not what makes mushrooms such powerful inflammation fighters. They are packed with Beta-Glucans and conjugated Linoleic Acid, both of which have anti-inflammatory effects.

Beta-Glucans inhibit the spread of inflammation. Linoleic Acid is helpful in suppressing the negative effects of excess estrogen in postmenopausal women. If you want to take preventative measures for your health and well-being – adding tasty reishi mushrooms to your diet is always an excellent choice to help support your health goals. (Disclaimer: Mushrooms, or any food, is not meant to substitute for general or specific medical care. Always consult your doctor before making any health-related decision.)

Mushrooms and Bone Health

We all need a little help getting down to our bones. Luckily, mushrooms are full of calcium. Not only does calcium help in strengthening our bones and fighting osteoporosis, but adding calcium to our diet can decrease joint pain and increase mobility.

Selenium, which is most often found in animal protein, can also be find in mushrooms – making it an excellent choice for vegetarians. Selenium is also a major player in adding bone strength and durability to our bodies. On top of that selenium is a powerful antioxidant which can strengthen and boost our immune system.

Next up in the extensive list of mushroom awesomeness is a super antioxidant with a funny name—ergothioneine. Ergothioneine is an amino acid that contains sulfur, which has myriad health benefits and can help reduce overall inflammation.

On top of all the physical health benefits, mushroom extracts have been found useful for treating anxiety, mood improvement while helping with focus and concentration.

Our Wild Cocotropic as well as our new Wild Shroom line of 5 supershrooms, are an easy way to add these potent nutrition-filled foods to your diet.

Links to mushroom related research:

  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15465337
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12467913
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12101282
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18097505
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18097503