Top 10 Benefits of Mushrooms


Once upon a time in a land known for its superior technology and inventions that shaped the very world, we know today. A new form of medicine and healing was introduced throughout the dynasties of Ancient China. Fungi, our oldest yet most misunderstood ally had found their way into the pharmacopeia of traditional Chinese medicine.

Mushrooms have since been found to be used in almost every ancient civilization known to man. In Ancient Greece, they were used for their anti-inflammatory properties. The Egyptians regarded mushrooms as the ‘plants of immortality’ and In Mexico, for centuries, the therapeutic use of sacred mushrooms was kept for only those deemed worthy.

Today, the mystery of the mushroom still confuses today’s society and modern science is just beginning to discover the mechanisms behind this legendary fungus. While studies are still underway, more and more research is confirming the undeniable truth, mushrooms are a viable solution for modern health issues.

Here are the top 10 benefits of supplementing medicinal mushrooms in your everyday life:

1. Improve Your Immune System Response

Helping to regulate the immune system is one of the greatest gifts of all medicinal mushrooms. Almost every mushroom has been shown in studies to have potent immunomodulating effects (Change in the body’s immune system), and mushrooms have been celebrated as immune enhancers throughout all of history.

Mushrooms are a great source of beta-glucan, a type of fiber that has been shown to boost the immune system. Beta-glucan has been studied as a potential treatment for cancer and high cholesterol. Mushrooms are also high in selenium, a mineral that has been found to enhance the immune system and protect against infections, boosting your immunity against colds and the flu.

  • 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 Chaga or Reishi every day. Chaga and Reishi are both powerhouses for immunity and their potent medicinal properties can ward off sickness and boost you back to vitality.

 2. Harness Antioxidant Powers

Free Radicals are not something your body wants running around freely and always come with a great cost. These cells are inherently unstable and seek to bond with others causing cell damage which leads to oxidative stress. Excess production of free radicals can cause damage to DNA, lipids and proteins, which in turn can result in several chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases

Luckily our amazing ancient friends are packed full of antioxidants, the heroes needed to combat and protect our body from oxidative stress. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals and reduce their harmful effects. Mushrooms can help prevent damage from environmental aggressors and lower the risk of diseases that stem from free radical damage.

Help your body gain antioxidants with Fruiting Body’s Turkey Tail available in capsule form. Our Turkey Tail extract will leave you feeling functional and efficient all day every day.

3. Glowing Skin

Medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to promote health and wellness. From the Egyptians to the ancient Chinese skincare has always been a top priority for almost every civilization across the globe.

Beneath the surface our skin does more than just look good, it plays a vital role in keeping us free from infection and disease. Supporting skin health is an important step in making sure we stay free from illness and disease so that we can carry on living our lives with peace of mind.

The polysaccharides present in mushrooms help to hydrate your skin, making it feel soft and supple. Mushrooms contain Kojic acid which gently exfoliates the skin from within and reveals a brighter complexion.

Protect, rehydrate and love your skin with Fruiting Body’s Chaga and Reishi capsules. We support your skincare and untimely your health.

4. Soothe Your Gut

“All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates

Medicine and modern science have evolved rapidly in the last decade, and the importance and the role of the gut and microbiota are uncovering that Hippocrates’ statement was the truth.

Gut health can be likened to a bustling city, where different microorganisms live together in harmony, each playing a unique role in maintaining the overall well-being of the metropolis. Just as a city needs a strong infrastructure and diverse population to thrive, your gut needs a balance of different types of bacteria, as well as a proper diet, to function at its best.

Compounds in mushrooms, including beta-glucan, appear to act as prebiotics, fueling the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and promoting a favorable gut environment. This is important because a healthy gut plays an important role in maintaining our immune defenses, digesting our food as well as communicating with the brain through nerves and hormones.

Help protect your gut, Fruiting Body’s Turkey Tail and Reishi is available in capsule form. Making sure your gut is clean, happy and healthy.

5. Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

Healthy blood sugar levels can help to prevent or manage diabetes and other related health conditions. It also helps to provide energy for the body and keep the body’s metabolism in balance.

Healthy cholesterol levels can help to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. HDL cholesterol is known as “good” cholesterol, because it helps to remove LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream and transport it to the liver, where it is broken down and eliminated from the body.

Glucose and Cholesterol, the mighty King and Queen that often rules our body with an ailing fist causing all kinds of harm. They have the power to rule and govern our body in whatever way they please but there are those who know of a remedy that could defeat the tyrannical rulers – medicinal mushrooms!

Fruiting Body’s medicinal mushrooms like Reishi and maitake contain special compounds called beta-glucans which could help lower glucose and cholesterol levels, they have the power to put an end to the evils of King Glucose and Cholesterol.

6. Boost Your Energy Levels

Unlike plants, we do not generate our energy and rely mostly on food sources to recharge and replenish our energy cells. We can also help the body create more energy by getting enough sleep each day, achieving regular exercise, and drinking plenty of water.

Another source of energy is starting to make waves around the world as a top contender in helping people boost energy levels to help them perform at their best every day. Greek Olympians and Roman Gladiators consumed them before battle, they were greatly believed to enhance their performance and give them greater energy to endure any fight.

Yes, we talking about mushrooms, Cordyceps mushrooms in particular. Cordyceps, also known as the ‘Olympic Mushroom’ contain high content of polysaccharides, adenosine, cordycepin, and cordycepic acid. These compounds play a vital role in helping support and boost our energy supply which in turn gives us more free fuel back.

Energize and boost endurance with Fruiting Body’s Cordyceps. The mushroom extract will have you feeling revitalized with the energy you didn’t know you needed.

7. Sharpen Your Memory

Whether you are trying to learn a new skill, keep your mental edge at work or school, or support memory and mental clarity, medicinal mushrooms are a great tool to help make sure your brain is always at optimal performance.

Mushrooms contain vital nutrients including dietary fiber, protein, complex carbs, vitamins D and B, selenium and potassium, minerals, antioxidants, and other important micro-nutrients That play an important role in a properly functioning brain.

Certain mushrooms such as Lion’s Main and Reishi are known to work together to support neuron damage and brain tissue growth.

Fungi, especially found in Reishi mushrooms, stimulate nerve growth-promoting communication among the neurons in the brain.

Lion’s Mane is a cognitive enhancer, and it helps aid in creativity, motivation, and memory, as well as brain function.

Fruiting Body’s Lion’s Mane and Reishi are available in capsule form, say yes to your full potential.

8.Aid The Stress of Physical Activity

Medicinal mushrooms have been shown to have many benefits for overall health and well-being and can be a powerful superfood for athletes. If you are someone who is a health concious, a runner, cyclist, or someone who enjoys being active then you can use medicinal mushrooms to support whole-body function as as sports performance and recovery.

Mushrooms for preworkout – Fruiting Body’s Cordyceps will have you rearing to go and start your workout. With potentially amazing benefits in supporting stamina and endurance, helping you have a great workout.

Mushrooms for Recovery – Fruiting Bodys’s Chaga is anti-oxidant rich and helps to stimulate the most powerful antioxidant in the body – superoxide dismutase.

9. Manage Discomfort

Medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to manage various health conditions and discomforts.

In ancient China and Japan, mushrooms such as Reishi and shiitake were used to boost immunity, improve energy and endurance, and promote longevity. These mushrooms contain compounds such as beta-glucans, which have been shown to have immunomodulatory effects  and may help reduce inflammation in the body.

10. Feel Better Overall

What mushrooms do better than most medicines is they support holistic health. Mushroom have a variety of benefits that help the body as a whole, these include immune system support, anti-flammatory effects, stress relief, cognitive support, and overall improvement of physical performance.

Nature has provided us with the perfect food to help our bodies and mind feel good all day everyday. So why not take full advantage of this nutritional powerhouse and live a joyous, wonderful and long life


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Brendan O.

Growing up in a quaint village in Ontario, Canada, I was always a “fun-guy,” filled with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a fierce desire to explore the world around me. It’s been quite the journey for me, as I embarked on a less traveled path, and found myself living in places such as; Australia, Taiwan, China, and finally settling down in the “Land of Smiles.”
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