Antrodia Camphorata Benefits

Antrodia camphorata, also known as the burly camphor fungus, is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its ability to help immunity support, fight fatigueand even stave off itching, which can be caused by allergies. Endemic to Taiwan, the mushroom contains biologically active and naturally occurring compounds and antioxidant activities, which are said to aid neutralizes free radicals and detoxification of the liver. To understand how this functional mushroom can be used to support your immune system and help replenish your energy, here’s a brief history of Antrodia camphorata and how to incorporate it into your daily routine for detoxification and restorative effects.

A brief history of Antrodia Camphorata

A fungus that only grows on its brown heart Cinnamomum kanehirae Hayata in Taiwan at altitudes between 450 and 2000 meters, Antrodia camphorata was traditionally used by the aborigines of Taiwan as a recipe for alcohol toxicity and exhaustion. Chinese folk medicine also used the mushroom for liver diseases, food and drug poisoning, abdominal pain, hypertension and itchy skin. It was not until 1990 that Antrodia camphorata, also referred to as Niuchangchih, was cited as a new species worthy of scientific investigation. As researchers began to validate the health benefits of the functional mushroom, the government decided to officially protect the endemic tree species, making Antrodia camphorata rare and expensive.

Antrodia Camphorata Benefits

Over 78 compounds consisting of terpenoids, benzenoids, lignans, benzoquinone derivatives, electric and maleic derivatives, in addition to polysaccharides have been identified in Antrodia camphorata. This unique organic makeup has been credited with potential antioxidant effects, which have been linked to targeting and scavenging free radicals, which is the main cause of accelerated aging and oxidative stress. The fungus is also said to be protective, with detoxifying effects on the liver related to alcohol intake. Some other possible benefits of using Antrodia camphorata include:

  • Immunity support
  • Anti-itching
  • Natural energy source
  • Neuroprotective
  • Lowers blood pressure

Who should take Antrodia Camphorata?

The demands of modern life can take a toll on anyone’s immune system and energy levels, making Antrodia camphorata an attractive supplement for just about anyone looking for more energy and better whole-body health. It can be especially useful for those who want to detoxify their system or rebuild their immune system after illness. Due to its detoxifying effects and ability to rebuild strength and energy, Antrodia camphorata can also be useful for pre- and post-workout support. And because some evidence shows that the functional mushroom has been linked to liver support, those suffering from liver-related diseases are encouraged to take their doctor’s advice to see if Antrodia camphorata can help.

How to get this functional mushroom

With Om’s Restore blend, the healing properties of this traditional Taiwanese remedy can easily be added to your daily wellness routine. In addition to Antrodia camphorata, the organic powder contains King Trumpet, Cordyceps militaris and Reishi for more energy and a stable immune system. Simply add a teaspoon to your favorite beverage or recipe for detoxification, restoration and balancing.

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