The Beginner’s Guide to the Best Mushrooms for Health*
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The Beginner’s Guide to the Best Mushrooms for Health*


The best mushrooms for health*

Did you know there are literally tens of thousands of species of edible mushrooms? With so many to choose, how can you narrow down the best mushrooms for health?* It’s tough, but we selected some of our favorites to share with you. Read on for a beginner’s guide to the best mushrooms for health.*

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)

  • As an adaptogenic mushroom, it may help support your body's natural ability to adapt to occasional stress.*
  • Chaga is sometimes called “the king of mushrooms.”
  • It also has a high melanin content.*
  • It’s traditionally used to support the skin, immune system, healthy digestion, and the body's natural cleansing processes.*
  • Chaga is at risk of being over harvested, so always look for a reputable source committed to sustainable growth and harvest.

Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris)

It's no doubt Cordyceps would make our list of best mushrooms for health.* It's certainly one of our favorites!

  • Cordyceps militaris is a little fiery orange mushroom, but it has a big story.
  • It is also an adaptogen, supporting a healthy response to occasional stress, as well as supporting natural energy and stamina within normal ranges.*
  • In traditional Chinese herbalism, it is used to support Qi (vital energy).*
  • Traditionally, Cordyceps was used to help support healthy stamina and energy levels (including at the cellular level), lung health, sexual health, and kidney health.*
  • In 2019, Mushroom Revival became the largest organic Cordyceps mushroom farm west of the Atlantic.

Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)

  • Traditionally, Lion’s Mane has been used to help support digestive regularity.*
  • Lion’s Mane also goes by Pom Pom Mushroom, Monkey Head Mushroom, and Brain Mushroom.
  • Lion’s Mane is traditionally used to help support recall and cognitive function within normal ranges.*
  • It offers nourishment for the brain and supports natural nerve growth factor.*
  • Lion’s Mane grows in North America, and if you find a fresh one, it’s quite tasty as a chicken or fish substitute.

Maitake (Grifola frondosa)

  • Maitake supports liver health and healthy blood sugar levels already within normal ranges.*
  • Traditionally, this mushroom was used to maintain nervous system health, healthy digestive function, immune support, and cardiovascular support.*
  • Other names include: dancing mushrooms and Hen of the Woods.

Meshima (Phellinus linteus)

  • Meshima mushrooms also have adaptogenic properties.*
  • It looks like a black hoof, and that’s one of its common names, too.
  • Meshima is traditionally used to support women's health, healthy immune function, and cellular health.*
  • It’s most commonly found on mulberry trees in Asia.

Poria Cocos (Wolfiporia extensa)

  • Traditional uses include promoting a sense of calm.*
  • This mushroom may help promote healthy immune function and has adaptogenic qualities.*
  • Poria Cocos grows underground.
  • It’s traditionally used to help promote healthy relaxation, normal and healthy hydration levels, nervous system support, recall, and supports normal stomach function.*

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)

    • Reishi promotes well-being during seasonal changes and offers potential support to help you stay active as you age.*
    • It’s traditionally used to support the immune, cardiovascular, and nervous systems; liver and kidney health; and supports a natural transition to sleep for occasional sleepless nights.*
  • Reishi is another adaptogenic mushroom that supports your body’s natural response to occasional stress.*
  • Known as the “10,000-year mushroom,” Reishi has been traditionally used to help promote longevity.*

Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)

  • Shiitake mushrooms contain B vitamins and vitamin D.*
  • These mushrooms also have adaptogenic qualities.*
  • They are traditionally used to help support immune, liver, and cardiovascular health.*
  • As the second most-studied mushroom in the world, more and more evidence is coming out to support Shiitake's place as one of the best mushrooms for health.*

Tremella (Tremella fuciformis)

  • Tremella is a jelly fungus that can hold up to 500 times its weight in water.*
  • This mushroom is used to support Qi in traditional Chinese herbalism.*
  • Tremella promotes healthy bones and skin.*
  • It is known for its vitamin D content.*
  • Tremella also helps supports the immune system, cellular health, lungs, kidneys, and liver.*
  • Tremella is traditionally used to promote healthy skin, support cognitive function, support metabolism, and promote natural bone health.*

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

  • Turkey Tail makes the list of best mushrooms for health because it may offer support for the GI tract.*
  • It grows on evergreen trees in temperate forests around the world.
  • Turkey Tail is traditionally used to help support the liver and immune system.*
  • Turkey Tail may support healthy cell turnover within normal ranges.*

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*The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). The products sold on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information provided by this website or this company is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with your physician, and should not be construed as individual medical advice.

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