Medicinal mushrooms offer many profound benefits for human health but their most potent effect (and most widely studied) is their strong anti-viral and immune-enhancing properties.
In nature, mushrooms must combat the same pathogens, bacteria and viruses that humans encounter in life. This explains why mushrooms have developed a strong defense system against invading bacterias which have shown to be very effective for us humans.
It's no surprise given that fact that humans are more closely related to mushrooms than any other kingdom.
Medicinal mushrooms need anti-bacterial and anti-viral compounds to survive in the wild, so they naturally harbour a lot of these substances. They contain powerful constituents such as beta-D-glucans, beta-glycosides and other substances that have been determined in some research to significantly stimulate our innate immune system. Some mushrooms (like Reishi, used in our immune blend) are a rich source of selenium, magnesium, and zinc, all of which may play a direct or indirect role in their anti-influenza properties.
Studies have shown many mushrooms to be effective against preventing and treating respiratory viruses like the common cold and even the flu virus, which is impressive considering the highly infectious nature of viruses and that they are notoriously difficult to prevent and treat due to their ability to easily mutate.
Here are the top anti-viral medicinal mushrooms as chosen by immunologists that you can consume in our blends right now:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• Turkey Tail Mushroom - Centaurs Blend (immune booster)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• Shiitake Mushroom - Centaurs Blend (immune booster)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• Lion's Mane Mushroom - Orion Blend (focus aid)⠀