mmune support, memory, liver support, blood sugar balance. These are just a few of the major benefits offered by mushrooms. And no, we aren’t talking about the psychoactive kind or the ones that flavor your food! Mushroom-based supplements, think reishi, have become incredibly popular. They come in myriad types and easily digestible forms.
One of our favorite sources on all things mushrooms is Paul Stamets, D.Sc. A researcher considered to be at the cutting edge, he’s explored how mushrooms can help improve health and wellbeing. As a result, he formulated one of our favorite supplement brands, the Host Defense line. Grown on his Certified Organic Farm in Washington State, they are sustainably cultivated and follow the proper mushroom life cycle (i.e. not rushed). They’ve also had clinical and in-vitro studies to prove their results: Mushrooms pack a potent punch to support your overall health, as well as target some very specific concerns. Check out Paul Stamet’s Ted Talks on mushrooms if you are interested!
Brands we love:
Whether you want the benefits of just one mushroom or a targeted blend, there are many options. Our best Host Defense sellers are Mycommunity with 17 species of mushrooms for immune support, Cordychi with Cordyceps and Reishi (for stress, fatigue, and lung support), and Lion’s Mane (for memory and nerve support).
The brand Gaia combines organic mushrooms and organic herbs in 5 formulas. They also certify that their mushrooms are grain free because only the fruiting bodies of the mushrooms are used, an important distinction given that most mushrooms are grown on grains. Gluten-free consumers can trust this brand. Customers love Gaia’s Everyday Immune and Reishi+Turmeric mushroom capsules.
Ancient Apothecary makes Organic, fermented multi-mushroom supplements. Fermentation helps with the digestion of the fibrous parts of the mushrooms. Infused with essential oils, these promise to help reduce stress, improve immune functioning, and increase energy.
Have you had luck with mushrooms as part of your health regimen? Come to see us at Rebecca’s, where we’ll be happy to point you towards the right mushroom for your needs.
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