Medicinal Mushrooms have been used since ancient times to treat and cure many health issues. There are more than 38,000 species of mushrooms that have medicinal uses. In this particular post I will provide factual information about the most popular medicinal mushrooms and what their known health benefits are.
Cordyceps have been used to detoxify the body, boost heart health, increase energy, slow the aging process and even improve the immune system. One of Cordyceps' best attribute is it's ability to significantly boost your energy levels. Cordyceps increases the amount of oxygen uptake in the body which provides an extra shot of energy. Cordyceps does cause your blood sugar levels to lower, which can be dangerous for diabetics. Cordyceps also acts as a blood thinner and shouldn't be taken by those who are already taking blood thinners.
Chaga is originally derived from birch trees that are older than 40 years old. Chaga mushroom has shown to provide many health benefits such as it's ability to reduce inflammation, regulate the immune system, supports normal cholesterol levels and blood pressure and also may provide nutritional support in the fight against cancer. Chaga has numerous health benefits which can be attributed to it's immune boosting capabilities and it's antioxidants.
Ganoderma has been used by traditional Chinese to promote health and longevity. Ganoderma has also been known to help relieve fatigue, curb high blood pressure, build stamina and support the immune system. Ganoderma is known to thin the blood so if you are taking blood thinners you should consult with your doctor before taking them.
Shiitake Mushrooms are high in B Vitamins and have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties which is why they are so beneficial to our health. Shiitake mushrooms have many chemical compounds that protect your DNA from oxidative damage. Shiitake also contain all eight essential amino acids.