There is a unique nutrient used in naturopathy which’s extracts do not come from the animal or plant kingdom, and that has surprising properties. That would be the fungal kingdom!
Paul Stamet’s fungi kingdom
Medicinal mushrooms have been known and used for over 3000 years in Asia and Russia, and they are now well researched in North America. There is one researcher whose name comes over and over again when talking about the medicinal mushrooms advancements: Paul Stamets. During his 35 years of devotion at being a mycologist, he discovered four new species of fungi. His writings are respected and serve as a reference in the mycology industry.
Though still less popular than other natural remedies, medicinal mushrooms are increasingly talked about. They are the subject of numerous clinical studies and we are accumulating evidence of their effectiveness. For example, the Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help foster growth and nerve regeneration. As to Reishi (Gonaderma lucidum), studies have shown that it possesses anti-tumor action, which is manifested by a change in the biological response. Reishi also has an anti-inflammatory effect which helps treat arthritis.
The therapeutic value of mushrooms is partly explained by their concentration of active compounds including arabinoxylan, beta-glucans and glycoproteins. They have a direct effect on the immune system either by strengthening or modulating it. Mushrooms also contain vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidants, sterols and many other phytochemicals. By their nutritional value, they provide even more health benefits when taken in the medium to long term.
Grown in the United States, near the Olympic Rainforest in the state of Washington, Host Defense mushrooms are truly of premium quality. They are produced by organic farming, and the family business that harvests them use a precise methodology that respects the natural habitat of the mushrooms.
Here is a few of the Host Defense medicinal mushrooms with their health benefits:
- Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis): Adaptogen, it increases energy in periods of stress. It is known to improve athletic performance, support sexual function and a healthy libido.
- Reishi ((Gonaderma lucidum): Anti-fatigue, cardiovascular function.
- Lion’s Mane (Erinaceus Hericium): Support of neurological function, it promotes the proliferation of neuronal connections, which makes it interesting for cognitive functions and also in cases of neuropathy.
- Maitake (Grifola Frondosa): It helps maintain blood sugar due to its hypoglycemic action.
- My Community: The formula for supporting the immune system. It includes several fungi and is recommended for all people who are often sick.
Medicinal mushrooms would deserve to be better known and used. Don't hesitate to ask information to our natural health advisors.- Back to previous page -