Mushrooms have so many different uses within the world of health that they have quickly become a fascinating fungus to study as of late. Mushrooms are not only tasty and a great addition to our favorite stir-fry’s or vegetable medleys, but they are great for our general health. Mushrooms have been found to:

– Improve our bodies ability to stress

– Improve cognitive function and memory

– Assist in nerve growth

– Manage pain

– Improving our immune systems

Stress management:

Adaptogens are fungi that have been found to help our body cope with and process stress better in our daily lives. Some great adaptogens include reishi and cordyceps. These can be found in teas, coffee alternatives like Mudwtr, and in some protein powders (products will be listed below).

Cognitive and memory assistance: 

Recently, researchers and doctors have been studying Lion’s Mane; they have been finding promising evidence that Lion’s Mane assists with memory. This is not a cure for memory or cognitive decline, but they are researching the effects of Lion’s Mane on the brain.

Pain Management:/Nerve Growth 

Medical professionals like Dr. Jacobi have also found that Lion’s Mane is helpful with pain management, specifically bladder pain. The hypothesis is that because Lion’s Mane helps with nerve formation, which could be why it’s so useful.

Improve Immunity: 

Mushrooms are also helpful in boosting our immune system. Paul Stamets’s research around mushrooms has identified a few fungi that he has created tinctures with to help boost immunity.

*Incorporating mushrooms into our daily life is excellent for so many reasons. With this in mind, please speak to your doctor before doing so.

Mushroom based products: 

  1. Coffee alternative: https://mudwtr.com/
  2. Adaptogenic coffee: https://us.foursigmatic.com/categories/all-products?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=10865968509-107826082235-457554773256-kwd-742774531624&gclid=CjwKCAjw7rWKBhAtEiwAJ3CWLKvrC6w0hd6Lap7tXKZG74agmD4WqiOEWKL9Ulu65Suudq_y8sM9ZRoCgxIQAvD_BwE
  3. Plant-based protein powder with mushrooms: https://us.foursigmatic.com/categories/all-products?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=10865968509-107826081995-473129691982-kwd-299857604385&gclid=CjwKCAjw7rWKBhAtEiwAJ3CWLFi0MsbLgJ-chtZFiuRmWblAILhvT6Y-rAZvoJv8x8C86boQByejshoCiFUQAvD_BwE
  4. Immunity boosting complexes: https://hostdefense.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw7rWKBhAtEiwAJ3CWLEoqxyHIEZ2lWqDFQa5rVvQ6-M-Gxch89GqHiuDO7Oorb-PZmswJCBoCLf0QAvD_BwE

Additional resources:

  1. Movie: Fantastic Fungi on Netflix. Fascinating watch, we totally recommend you see this documentary.
  2. Paul Stamets and his research: https://paulstamets.com/