What is the Right Mushroom for You?
Simply put, the right mushroom is whatever one you decide works for you! There is no universal answer as to what will support you most. If you’re looking for energy support, Cordyceps might be your best bet.* Need some support for your skin? Perhaps Chaga will be your choice.* Need some cognitive support? Lion’s Mane is no doubt your choice.* But as with most things in life, there is no generic answer to help support your body and mind; it takes education, information, and guidance.*
Read on to learn about some of the most popular mushrooms.
Cordyceps: the Mushroom for Energy Support*
Cordyceps may be the strangest mushroom on this list, and perhaps the most appealing to the largest greatest demographic. In the wild, Cordyceps mushrooms parasitize certain insects, taking over their bodies and eventually fruiting mushrooms. However, it is also possible to cultivate Cordyceps on grains and other substrates—like we do here at Mushroom Revival.
Cordyceps is well known for its energy-supporting actions, which is why it has been used by many athletes to help support their performance.* For those of us that work too much, drink lots of coffee, or simply need an extra push to accomplish all our daily tasks, it has adaptogenic properties that support our adrenals.* Cordyceps is also known to be an aphrodisiac.* And like many other mushrooms, Cordyceps has shown to support immune health.*
Chaga: A Mushroom for Immune Health*
Chaga mushrooms are fairly common in climates with colder winters. Chaga grows on all types of birch trees, and looks like a charred piece of wood taking over a host tree. Chaga has been shown to support immune function and skin health.*
This special mushroom is found in our DAILY 10 Mushroom Mix.
Reishi for Longevity*
Reishi mushrooms have been used in Eastern cultures for a very, very long time, and for good reason. These stunning mushrooms have been shown to support the immune system.* The presence of polysaccharides in these lovely mushrooms further supports its use for the immune system.* Reishi is a showy mushroom, growing in massive quantities on hemlock in the United States, so keep your eyes out!
Here at Mushroom Revival, we make an organic Reishi tincture ready to consume on the go any day, any time. Try yours today!
Lion's Mane for the Brain*
Lion’s Mane is a bit of an oddball mushroom, earning its name for its hairy, mane shaped appearance. Lion’s Mane is a mushroom that can support cognitive function.* In addition to promoting cognition, Lion’s Mane has been shown to help support a healthy brain as we age.*
So what really is the best mushroom? Hopefully this post has helped you think about what that answer might personally be for you. We carry a wide range of products containing these and other mushrooms. Experiment with what sounds appealing to you! There are many options, and there are hardly ever universal right answers. Take what feels right, and check out our store and product descriptions for more ideas on what might suit you.
We also sell a DAILY 10 blend that is not only a staff favorite, but you can get a wide range of mushrooms in one product. Try in tincture form for on the go, anytime form, or use it to level up your smoothies, soups, coffee, and whatever else your imagination can come up with!