Maitake is a mushroom that traditionally has been used in Japan and China as part of the diet and to treat diabetes and hypertension. Like other medicinal mushrooms, maitake contains a complex sugar called beta-glucan. In laboratory and human studies, maitake extract was able to stimulate various cells and factors in the immune system. Studies in animals show that it slows the growth of certain tumors and lowers blood sugar levels. More studies are being conducted to determine if maitake has the same effects in humans.
Reishi Extract Benefits Reishi is a herbal mushroom known to have miraculous medicinal properties and health benefits. Legends about this mushroom’s rejuvenating qualities are widespread. Known to enhance agility, suppleness, and strength, this is unarguably a herb that has given people a healthier and longer lifespan. Known as Ganoderma lucidum scientifically, this mushroom species is […]
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are everywhere right now. Hyped up as trendy, must-have alternatives to regular cigarettes and billed as the ‘healthy’, ‘safer’ alternative. However, are they a brilliant solution to one of the most dangerous and addictive habits affecting the world’s estimated one billion smokers, or just another, albeit different, fast track to disease? Described […]
Whether you’re a lark or an owl, sleep is not a luxury, nor is it something to be caught up at weekends, or saved for holidays. Mention the words ‘healthy lifestyle’ and the two things that generally jump to mind are nutrition and exercise. All well and good, but without sufficient daily sleep hours in […]
Traditional Chinese medicine has promoted Cordyceps as a guardian of respiratory health for more than a thousand years.
New scientific research published in the journal Phytomedicine indicates that a type of mushroom called cordyceps may be a crucial link to treating cancer.
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For some reason, lately, Eleutherococcus (Siberian Ginseng) has almost vanished from becoming a subject when health tonics for energy and stress issues are discussed. It used to be so common place and for a very good reason; It works!
Why have we almost forgotten about this truly amazing, fast acting, totally safe, and extremely powerful energy booster? I believe a lot of the reason for this is that the FDA had once forced all marketing of this amazing tonic herb to be labeled as “Eleuthero” and to avoid the name of “Siberian Ginseng” on any labels (Siberian Ginseng is much less expensive than Panax Ginseng) Technically this “law” is still in the books.