Medicinal Mushrooms, let’s talk about them!
Nooooo I’m not talking about the kind I was offered many a time while at music camp, I’m talking about one of the most AMAZING Superfoods I have ever come across!
This stuff is something I have only discovered recently but after doing some rather OCD extensive research on this stuff I knew I just had to share it with my young fit and fabulous readers!
I would never want to recommend anything to you guys that I haven’t tried and loved myself so let’s get down to nitty gritty shall we?
What the Eff are Medicinal Mushrooms
According to this source “Medicinal mushrooms are specific strains of wild edible mushroom species that are used for their unique and extraordinary health enhancing compounds. They are a class of Superfoods created from the actual fruiting body as well as the mycelium biomass and spores or seeds of the mushroom.
Many of these varieties have existed on earth for millions of years and used by humans since the beginning of ancient folk medicine”
The most popular type of medicinal mushrooms used is Reishi, which I have come to love for their energy boosting and anti inflammatory properties. It also helps my anxiety significantly.
It has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to help with insomnia and also help give you high energy levels during the day.
Today Reishi is becoming rather popular as an alternative treatment for a variety of illnesses including diabetes and even cancer. The compounds found in Reishi have been tested many times and have shown strong anti inflammatory and anti-tumor properties.
Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms, specifically Reishi Mushrooms
Fights the Signs of Aging– Medicinal Mushrooms, especially Reishi mushrooms have been called the “king of herbs”. Also according to this source, they help to fight the signs of aging “namely due to the impressive polysaccharide content of these fungi.
This is accomplished by boosting the health of the immune system and preventing certain abnormal blood vessel formations. Furthermore, certain antioxidant properties of other organic compounds in Reishi mushrooms neutralize free radicals, which can cause chronic diseases and premature aging”
Help Fight Inflammation– We all know that inflammation is basically the root of all evil and the root of many diseases that form in the body are the result o chronic inflammation over a long period of time.
Medicinal Mushrooms help to fight inflammation in the body by increasing the amount of the blood flow to the brain , which can help people suffering from issues like arthritis or joint swelling. Reishi Mushrooms also have been used to help heal injuries and headaches faster! Win –win!
Huge Energy Booster! The older we get and the more we run ourselves into the ground working 80 hour workweeks or just putting everybody else’s needs ahead of our own(guilty) we really need to work on taking care of ourselves and our bodies. It is the only one we get!
I know that I am constantly looking for healthy forms of natural energy, and adding Reishi Powder, this one in particular to my morning green drinks really helped up my energy levels and keep going throughout the day without feeling like I needed a nap. Which pretty much happens everyday around 2 pm (thanks stomach ulcer!).
Seriously though, add some Reishi Mushroom powder into a smoothie and thank me later!
Medicinal Mushrooms were a huge game changer and I definitely recommend the brand Mushroom Matrix because they have a huge range of different Medicinal Mushroom blends you can choose from to help with your specific needs.
They are also right in my backyard of San Diego, so consuming locally made products is so important to me!
My favorite is the Reishi powder because it contains adaptogens that help us to combat stress in our lives. It also has a pleasant taste to it as well and I actually dig the unique flavor it adds to my smoothies!
I also love their Beauty Powder as well, which helps to strengthen your hair, skin, and nails! It really just depends on what you are looking for.
No, this is not a paid advertisement in any way. I just really want to share products that I have tried and what has worked me with you guys!
Like I said I love to add the Reishi powder to my morning green smoothie or throw it into my Goji Berry smoothie for a nutrient powerhouse of a drink!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Sorry this is a day late guys, I’ve been dealing with some health issues that I will know more about after about a zillion doctor’s appointments I have this week. Trust me though, take the time to invest in your health and wellbeing.
You are of no use to anybody if you aren’t healthy and being run into the ground and just going through the motions hoping to get by isn’t going to cut it.
You need to put your health and wellbeing first and I promise that everything else will fall into place!
Sending you all love and good vibes!