Mushrooms, classified as adaptogens, are the understated high-achievers of the health industry. Not enough people are aware of the many health benefits mushrooms offer. They can help you adapt to the different stresses of everyday life. As well as make sure you’re feeling your best. Especially during these harsh winter months.
Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane and Reishi are four mushrooms you need to get on your radar. For centuries, both traditional and ancient medicines have used mushrooms The first recorded use of cordyceps was in 620BC, during the Chinese Tang Dynasty. Since then we have come to understand the properties that make mushrooms so amazing. Link Nutrition share with us their thoughts on why adding some adaptogenic mushrooms into your supplement regime can do you a world of good.
1. Chaga Mushroom
With the scientific name Inonotus obliquus, Chaga is native to the northern hemisphere. High levels of the pigment melanin cause the Chaga to have a burnt charcoal black appearance. Of all four mushrooms, Chaga is the most powerful antioxidant. This means that it can reduce the damaging effects of oxidative stress in the body, including the process of ageing.
The Cordyceps mushroom or more specifically the Cordyceps Sinensis fungus is a favoured treatment in ancient and traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine. Due to the mushroom’s adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers. Also, it’s a favoured supplement amongst athletes. Cordyceps are claimed to improve exercise performance, stimulate and raise energy levels and fight fatigue.
3. Lions Mane
This edible mushroom is uniquely shaped is otherwise known as the Monkey Head mushroom and possesses many benefits. Its high levels of polysaccharides; the active substances that give these mushrooms their numerous health benefits. Lions Mane, as well as being a potential anti-inflammatory agent, has been shown to possess the ability to improve cognition and help to protect against cognitive decline.
Both ancient and traditional Asian medicines regard the Reishi mushroom very highly. Ancient Chinese culture used Reishi as a drug for immortality. To this day, this mushroom is claimed to prolong life. It’s also believed Reishi helps fight the feeling of fatigue. Scientifically termed Ganoderma Lucidum, Reishi possesses high quantities of beta-glucan polysaccharides. This leads to its strong immune-enhancing powers. These polysaccharides may have the potential to activate macrophages, splenocytes and thymocytes. All of which are involved in the body’s immune defences.
Link Nutrition’s vegan-friendly, additive and preservative-free, 100 percent natural Mushroom Plus supplement use all of the above-mentioned mushrooms. Turmeric powder also boosts the mushroom blend. Adding even more beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.