Three crucial mushrooms for immunity

Happy New Year! January is always a time of renewal. For many it is a time of renewed commitment to achieving personal goals related to health, career, finances, family, the planet, or the list goes on. Whether your goal is to set a new PR, read more, or spend more time with family — feeling good and staying healthy are critical to your success.

So at the foundation of each new year’s goals should be a commitment to supporting immune health throughout the year, not leaving it to a seasonal effort reserved for the fall. We know now more than ever that germs can spread at any time. Self-care should be a top priority for all of us.

By strengthening our immune system – our body’s natural defense system – we arm ourselves more effectively against pathogens. Lifestyle factors such as hand washing, proper sleep and exercise can all promote immune health and should not be overlooked. In addition, a healthy diet and the inclusion of certain superfoods such as Chaga, Reishi and Turkey Tail mushrooms can support immune system performance.

Learn all about mushroom immune support, including how to take these mushrooms and make sure you reap their many amazing health benefits.

Chaga

Often called the “King of Mushrooms,” Chaga has been shown to help the body fight free radicals and oxidative stress while supporting a healthy immune response. In addition to containing high levels of antioxidants and immune-modulating beta glucans, Chaga supports immunity by promoting the formation of cytokines, proteins responsible for regulating the immune system. This process stimulates white blood cells, which are vital for protecting the body from harmful bacteria or viruses.

AdaptogenShrooms Superfoods makes it easy to incorporate Chaga into your wellness program with certified organic Chaga mushroom powder and daily boost capsules.

Reishi

Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries, Reishi is often referred to as the “Elixir of Life” to promote health, longevity and spiritual growth. Its complex array of polysaccharides and triterpene compounds supports and balances the immune system while producing antimicrobial and antioxidant effects. Reishi can be used as a preventative supplement. The supplement helps activate macrophages and T-helper cells, as well as increase immunoglobulin levels to defend against pathogens and microbes.

Like Chaga, Reishi can easily be incorporated into daily use with certified organic Reishi mushroom powder and daily boost capsules.

Turkey tail

A mushroom that closely resembles turkey tail due to its shape and variable color range, turkey tail mushrooms have long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for their ability to support immunity and gut health. Turkey Tail contains two critical polysaccharides: polysaccharide K (or PSK) and peptide polysaccharide (or PSP), which possess powerful immune-boosting properties. These polysaccharides activate and inhibit specific types of immune cells and boost immunity. Turkey tail mushrooms also contain prebiotics, which help nourish the beneficial bacteria in the gut, thus supporting a healthy immune response.

Like Chaga and Reishi, Turkey Tail is available as a certified organic mushroom powder and in daily booster capsules for easy use.

Mixture of mushrooms

Can’t decide which mushroom is best for the immune system? Consider picking up a mushroom mix to counter any seasonal change. Om Immune Mushroom Powder offers broad-spectrum defense using four unique species of organic mushrooms: Reishi, Turkey Tail, Agaricus blazei and Maitake along with beta glucans, digestive enzymes, fiber, prebiotics and antioxidants. This powerful blend is also available in capsule form.

For an even more comprehensive mushroom complex, consider the AdaptogenShrooms Master Blend which contains 10 species of organic mushrooms (including Reishi, Turkey Tail and Chaga) as well as organic botanical adaptogens such as Ginkgo biloba, Holy Basil and Astragalus. Use this blend to fight free radicals, increase energy, help your body respond to stress and feel better all year round.

Daily dose of immune defense

Mushrooms such as Chaga, Reishi and Turkey Tail are considered adaptogens. When sufficient amounts of mushrooms are consumed each day overtime, they help your body perform at its optimal levels. So now is a great time to commit to the habit of taking daily mushroom supplements. Keep in mind that there is no magic bullet for boosting your immune system. While AdaptogenShrooms Superfoods offers powerful support, remember to sleep well, eat a healthy diet, drink water and exercise regularly. And be sure to consult a doctor before making any major lifestyle changes.

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