The Power of Mushrooms: Strengthen Your Body's Immune System
“Mushrooms contain compounds that can stimulate the immune system, including beta-glucans, which have been shown to activate immune cells such as macrophages and natural killer cells.” – Dr. Andrew Weil
Immune support, two words we often see when we are sick or looking for a quick fix to help us stay healthy. Immune protection! Boost Immunity! We see it on every label and product that promotes well-being.
Do we understand the immune system and how it works? If so, how do these everyday supplements that promote immune support truly help us? What exactly is in them that is “protecting or boosting” our immunity?
Dive deeper with us and let’s learn a little bit more about this amazing system of ours and how we can truly help give it the perfect natural ingredients it needs to keep you living a healthy, strong, and vibrant life.
The Immune system keeps infectious microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses out of the body. It also destroys any infectious microorganisms that do invade the body. The immune system is made up of a complex and vital network of cells and organs that protect the body from infection.
“Mushrooms have been used medicinally for thousands of years, and for good reason. They are rich in nutrients and bioactive compounds that support the immune system, including polysaccharides, triterpenes, and ergothioneine.” – Dr. Axe
Immune Support is a vital need in our immune systems armory. Day after day this powerful machine fights off everything from viruses and bacteria to disease and infection, while we go on with our lives completely unaware and often with no appreciation for its value.
On occasion, this sturdy immune system of ours needs our help to support in regulating and recharging the batteries. There are a few things that we can do to ensure immunity protection on a day-to-day basis such as regular exercise, eating a well-balanced nutrient-rich diet, and breaking bad habits such as drinking or smoking/curbing excessive consumption of bad toxins in the body.
“Mushrooms have been shown to have a variety of health benefits, including immune system support. They contain beta-glucans, which stimulate the immune system, and also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.” – Dr. Joseph Mercola
We also have another ace up our sleeve, one given to us by nature herself. Ingredients that have been used for centuries in ancient cultures… Mushrooms!
Mushrooms have been known throughout history to be natural immune enhancers. Medicinal mushrooms contain powerful polysaccharides called beta-glucans which have been found to fight inflammation and balance the immune system.
Mushrooms could be the single most important ingredient you add to your diet to truly help support and protect your immune system. Although it can be hard to pick one medicinal mushroom to choose to help strengthen your immunity, taking a blend of the most powerful medicinal mushrooms is always a good choice.
“Mushrooms contain a variety of bioactive compounds that can support a healthy immune system, including polysaccharides, terpenoids, and phenolic compounds.” – Dr. Mark Hyman
Dr. Taz from Integrative Medicine wrote, “Mushrooms contain powerful compounds that enhance and balance your body’s ability to fight disease. These fancy fungi are jam-packed with healing antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components that destroy infections and help reduce inflammation to super-charge your immune system.”
How to Use Medicinal Mushrooms to Support the Immune System:
- Fruiting Body’s Mushroom Complex packs a powerful punch and can be taken as a capsule or added to any smoothie throughout the day. Fruiting Body’s Mushroom Complex contains Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, Lion’s Mane, and Cordyceps which have all been shown to have immune-balancing effects and antioxidants, which fight free radicals in the body.
- If you’re coming down with a cold, take Fruiting Body’s Reishi every day. Reishi is a powerhouse for immunity and its’ potent medicinal properties can ward off sickness and boost you back to vitality.
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