Today we’ve put together what we believe are four unique mushrooms that could provide you with some extraordinary health benefits.
Consider it the ultimate mushroom blend to boost your health.
First and foremost, mushrooms are one of the greatest immune-boosting substances on the earth. They are loaded with Beta-D-Glucans, which help balance the response of the body’s immune system.
Specifically, beta-glucans stimulate the activity of macrophages. These are versatile immune cells that ingest and demolish invading threats to the body. They also stimulate other immune cells to attack.
Macrophages also release cytokines — chemicals that, when secreted, enable the immune cells to communicate with one another.
In addition, beta-glucans stimulate lethal white blood cells (lymphocytes) that bind to tumors or viruses, and release chemicals to destroy them.
But the benefits of mushrooms go far beyond just the immune system.
You may be downright shocked at the power these natural remedies contain.
So let’s dive right in and begin with the first mushroom in our blend …
Reshi mushrooms have a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. They were first used in the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.E.-220 C.E.).
Reshi is the basis of our mushroom blend because of its plethora of life-extending properties. It has an incredible ability to stimulate brain neurons … search and destroy cancer cells … and prevent the development of new fat cells in obese individuals.
For example, researchers using laboratory mice have detailed lifespan extension of 9% to more than 20% — that’s the equivalent of seven to nearly 16 years, in human terms!
Reshi could also help expand your lifespan thanks to its ability to boost the immune system … keep your blood sugar at a healthy level … protect you from neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s … and even help safeguard your liver.
Known by the Siberians as the "Gift from God" and the "Mushroom of Immortality," this vibrant growth has been used by humans to support health for thousands of years.
The Japanese call it "The Diamond of the Forest," while the Chinese deem it "King of Plants."
We call it an antioxidant powerhouse. Here’s why …
Chaga is known to have one of the highest ORAC scores (the measure of antioxidant potency) on the planet.
Chaga is packed with superoxide dismutase (SOD), an important enzyme that functions as a powerful antioxidant in the body.
SOD performs a vital anti-aging function by neutralizing oxygen free radicals. This helps prevent oxidative damage to cells and tissues.
In studies, low tissue levels of SOD have been associated with both a decline in overall health and a reduction in lifespan. So, isn’t it fascinating to know you can fight aging with a fungus?
Chaga also contains high amounts of betulin and betulinic acid, which are powerful therapeutic agents that are currently being researched for their effects on supporting healthy cholesterol levels … their anti-cancer properties … and virus-fighting components.
Betulinic acid in Chaga induces apoptosis (Programmed Cell Death, or PCD) through its direct effects on the mitochondria. Once it gets inside cancer cells, it is believed to influence cell death within the tumor itself.
Research originating in Poland suggests that the betulinic acid is also activated by, and drawn to, the lower pH of the tumorous tissues.
We’ve selected lion’s mane for our mushroom blend because of its remarkable cognitive benefits.
Lion’s Mane is best known for its ability to increase Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) levels. NGF is a hormone in the brain which has been linked to increased neuronal growth rates, and may improve the way your brain creates new neural connections.
Higher levels of NGF assist in the maintenance of healthy brain cells. They also support myelination in the brain, which increases the efficiency with which neurons send electrical transmissions through the cell body.
Stimulating myelination may also help you think "quicker" and help you recall memories better.
Your brain contains a network of approximately 86 billion neurons. These are all mostly formed within the first two years of your life
Up until now, it was believed that no new neurons develop later in life. But we now know that NGF can actually restart this process.
NFG makes it easier for your neurons to form new connections with other neurons, and may improve communication between separate parts of the brain.
The final mushroom in our blend is cordyceps, the "athlete’s" mushroom.
Cordyceps contains the active ingredients adenosine and cordycepic acid, as well as a host of phytonutrients. What you need to know is that this mushroom has been shown in studies to increase oxygen utilization, aerobic capacity and cellular energy.
Cordyceps is one of the best energy alternates to caffeine and other stimulants.
Additionally, cordyceps has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body. For gym-goers and athletes, it may help you recover faster and allow you to push yourself harder during workouts.
Cordyceps is also being studied for potential benefits like reducing risk of heart disease, slowing kidney disease, increasing libido and fighting tumor growth!
Together, we believe these four mushrooms could provide you with a wide range of remarkable benefits.
Alone, each mushroom has the ability to improve your health. But together, the combination could be something you’ve never experienced before with traditional dietary supplements.
And that’s really one of the most important aspects about mushrooms: They’re not really supplements.
Most of the time, they can be bought as whole mushrooms and eaten or made into tea.
For those that can’t be eaten "straight," there are companies that product extracts and powders for your convenience.
If you already have any experience with medicinal mushrooms, we would love to hear your thoughts. Leave us a comment in the comments section below!
Happy and Healthy Investing,