Medicinal Mushrooms - The health enhancing benefits of fungi

Mushrooms are more than an essential ingredient for tasty dishes. They contain some of the top nutrients that support the immune system. Many people are interested in trying them in supplement form to also help manage stress.

Irish Botanica have created a range of pure, high quality medicinal mushroom supplements in consultation with Irish Herbalist, David Foley.

Traditionally in China, different mushrooms are used to focus on specific areas of the body. Each mushroom acts on different receptors but combined together, they give the widest possible benefits especially as we grow older. Modern lifestyles combined with advancing age can cause depletion of nutrients.

A brief introduction to Irish Botanica Medicinal Mushroom

Mushroom Complex

Lion’s Mane targets the nervous system, Reishi targets the adrenal system and Cordyceps targets the lungs. All of these mushrooms have been combined with Vitamin C to make up a Mushroom Complex which can be taken long term, as it acts just like a food. It is available in capsule form and recommended to take 2 capsules daily. It is a wonderful, all-round natural boost for the immune system as well as helping to deal with day to day stressors.

If you have never used mushrooms in a supplement form, it might be worth considering them for their well researched therapeutic capabilities.

As well as the Mushroom Complex, Irish Botanica provide a range of mushroom supplements to choose from which include:

Maitake Mushrooms

This mushroom is traditionally associated with health, vitality and longevity. It is native to Japan and China and known as an adaptogen. Adaptogens are purported to help the body cope with mental and physical stress. They are packed with nutrients including antioxidants, beta-glucans and B Vitamins.

Lion’s Mane

Lion’s Mane Mushroom is available in both capsule and powder form. It is rich in potassium and iron. Studies show it helps to inhibit the growth of H-Pylori, a common bacteria associated with stomach infections. The powder can be added to smoothies to give an extra energy boost.

Reishi Mushrooms

Reishi is probably one of the more familiar medicinal mushrooms – they support the immune system and also have anti-inflammatory properties.

It is important to get advice before using Medicinal Mushrooms as they may not be suitable for everyone especially if you are taking medication or have a health condition.

At the Natural Health Store, we would be delighted to go through the various options with you.

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