Medicinal mushrooms supplements are the new super supplement and are making big waves in the nutraceutical market. When you think of mushrooms you might think of delicious cuisine or even illegal drugs. What definitely does not come to mind when you think about mushrooms is their health properties. But think again. Mushrooms are very good for your health with different types of mushrooms having specific health benefits. It goes far beyond just another nutritional vegetable. The therapeutic effect on health has been well documented for centuries and thanks for increased clinical studies over the last decade, the nutraceutical market is catching on.
Mushrooms being used to improve health is not a new concept. Asians, Egyptians and Indians have been using mushrooms for thousands of years to help prevent, control and fight all kinds of illnesses and diseases. They can even postpone aging! Why are we only hearing about this now? Well, it seems that with the rise of the nutraceutical industry alongside Pharma, the FDA and the rise of the internet, access to information has become more easily available – access to clinical studies and information is key. Also, we’ve reached a time when we’re more open to hearing about alternative therapies as a way to enhance our lives, especially as we grow older.
What are nutraceuticals?
Simply put, they are a combination of natural and pharmaceutical products combined together into dietary supplements & herbal products – they claim to enhance your health in a natural but controlled way. Health food shops have been around for hundreds of years but instead of purchasing hand crafted tinctures of “healthy stuff” you now get to purchase bottles of regulated dietary supplements. While nutraceuticals tend to focus on illness prevention, they can also treat and reduce symptoms of many of these illnesse. Here is some more information on different kinds of nutraceutical products. It’s important to understand that a nutraceutical is an umbrella terms for natural-pharm “stuff”. There are different kinds of nutraceutical clarifications and administrations – dietary supplements, functional food, medicinal food, farmaceuticals etc. Nutraceutical supplements are backed by science and clinical trials that confirm their therapeutic properties.
So with that in mind, let’s talk medicinal mushrooms supplements. Cooking with mushrooms might taste good and give you some nice nutrition but if you want to use mushrooms to seriously help your health you’re talking quantity of specific kinds of mushrooms. That’s why nutraceutical medicinal mushrooms supplements are on the rise. They are considered a dietary supplement as they come in the form of a powder or capsule that is ingested and they can be taken daily.
Now, let’s talk about the amazing affects that mushroom supplements can have on your health. There seems to be no end to the health benefits of specific types of mushrooms. There are over 270 different types of mushrooms with health benefits and therapeutic properties. The most popular and therapeutic mushrooms are called Coriolus versicolor (Turkey Tails), Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi), Polyporus umbellatus (Zhu Ling), Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane), Lentinula Edodes (Shiitake), Grifola Frondosa (Maitake), Inonotus obliquus (Chaga) and Cordyceps sinensis (Cordyceps). Each of these types of mushrooms have slightly different therapeutic and health benefits.
For now, we’ll just keep it general, and say that these mushrooms help everything from diabetes, blood pressure, high-cholesterol as well as general improving the immune system. They have amazing anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant and anti-viral properties. Wait, wait, did we mention they can also help improve endurance and libido. Oh, and we forgot to add they increase oxygen supply to the brain so they help improve memory and cognitive function. Sounds like a lifeline to us! (as you can see we are very excited about these mushrooms! Even though we deal in prescription medication and are in essence a pharmaceutical company, there is no denying the therapeutic properties of these fungi.) You can find out more on the specific properties in our blog post about different types of medicinal mushrooms.
In fact, we’re so excited by the health benefits of these medicinal mushrooms and other nutraceutical health supplements that IsraelPharm.com will soon be bringing you a range of highly effective nutraceutical products including medicinal mushroom supplements.
First up on the list is access to 3 kinds medicinal mushroom supplements to help endurance, immunity and memory. The company we have chosen to partner with is called Myco Formulas and their products also happen to be Kosher, organic, gluten free and suitable for vegans.
Check them out for yourself!
Keep your eyes posted for more news and nutraceutical availability on IsraelPharm.com!
NOTE: These mushroom supplements are produced in the USA and have been third party tested in an FDA approved facility.