Top 3 Ways Reishi Mushrooms Boost Your Immunity

The great one Audre Lorde once said, “I’ve come to believe that taking care of myself is not self-indulgent. Taking care of myself is an act of survival.” Wunderground takes self-care seriously and believes that supporting your immune system is one of the best ways to take care of yourself. Fortunately, you can do this naturally in a number of ways—including one of our favorites: Reishi mushrooms.
Reishi mushrooms have been a focus of traditional Chinese medicine dating back two thousand years. Western science is discovering what ancient healers already knew about this ancient tonic: Reishi is packed with adaptogens and antioxidants that help keep your immune system in tip-top shape.
When science agrees with ancient medicine about the benefits of Reishi mushrooms…well, you have to check it out!

We use these adaptogenic mushrooms in our roasted, organic, good-for-you coffee. So we’ve put together everything you need to know about the immune-boosting Reishi mushroom and how its awesome properties can help your health!

Here are the top 3 ways Reishi mushrooms boost your immunity:

  • The adaptogens in Reishi help your immune system cope
  • Reishi’s anti-inflammatory properties keep inflammation at bay
  • Reishi’s antiviral benefits keep illness at bay
  • Less stress: Reishi helps your immune system cope

    Stress is a tricky thing. It can sneak up on you when you least expect it, and it’s usually not something you can avoid. Even worse, if you are he emphasized, your immune system is probably taking a beating. Unfortunately, you leave yourself open to the dreaded cold, flu, or worse!

    Several studies point to stress as one of the main causes of a weakened immune system—including a study by well-known Suzanne C. Segerstrom and Gregory E. Miller. So how do Reishi mushrooms fit in? They are adaptogens!
    Merriam-Webster defines adaptogens as “A non-toxic substance and specifically an extract of a plant (or fungus!) maintained to increase the body’s ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and to promote or restore normal physiological function.”
    Simply put? Reishi mushrooms are a great ally to help you fight the effects of stress, which keeps your immune system strong.

    A balancing act: Banish inflammation with Reishi

    In his article Harvard Medical School, acknowledge that “inflammation plays an important role in the development of many diseases.” But what causes inflammation in the first place? One immune system this is not working properly.
    Studies show that Reishi mushrooms they contain triterpenoids or “structural steroids”, which include ganoderic acids and support their anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, triterpenoids nourish your immune system and keep it balanced so your body doesn’t have an overactive or underactive response – a balancing act for the ages!
    Although you can’t physically see Resihi working its magic, people who consume Reishi regularly notice it inflammation-extrusion, immune enhancing effects with prolonged use. We are talking about win-win!

    Skip The Sniffles: Reishi’s Antivirus Benefits

    Do you have the latest bug release? We all know how miserable that can be. So instead of spending the whole day in the bathroom, give yourself a fighting chance with the antiviral properties of Reishi mushrooms.
    Reishi mushrooms are naturally antiviral, which has over 400 bioactive compounds, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides, nucleotides, sterols, steroids, fatty acids and peptides. All of these powerful anti-virals in Reishi mushrooms come together to fight any pesky germs you may have encountered.
    In addition to being effective against cold and flu viruses, medical professionals tout Reishi’s benefits for other serious viral infections such as herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), Epstein Barr virus ( EBV), human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and even HIV! Remember that you should always consult and take the advice of your healthcare provider to make sure it is right for you.

    Making an Immune Support Cup:
    Hocus Pocus by Wunderground


    With all its advantages reishi mushrooms, No wonder they have been a staple of traditional medicine for centuries. Their adaptogenic and anti-inflammatory effects make them an excellent ally for your immune system. At the same time, their antiviral properties give them a powerful punch against viruses.
    But like all good things, it takes time to reap the benefits. So to get these Reishi benefits, you need to incorporate them into your daily routine—and drinking them in your coffee is a simple and delicious way to do this!
    Us Hocus Pocus coffee features a powerful dose of Reishi (and Chaga!) that’s not only good for your immune system – it tastes delicious too! Additionally, all Wunderground coffee beans are sourced from sustainable organic smallholder farms. Hocus Pocus in particular is a Honduran single origin, roasted medium to bring chocolate notes to a balanced cup. It tastes great, with a good source to help you feel and perform better.
    Mush Love!

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