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What’s So Great About Medicinal Mushrooms?

Mushrooms have been valued throughout the world as both food and medicine for thousands of years. In virtually every culture people enjoy hunting for wild mushrooms. Europeans have always appreciated their gastronomic value. In Japan, pushcart vendors on the streets still sell medicinal mushrooms to the average citizen who uses them to maintain health and promote longevity.

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Want To Lose Weight? Study Shows Reishi Mushroom May Help

In this study, the researchers aimed to see if reishi was effective in preventing obesity. They gave mice different amounts of reishi or placebo and either a normal diet or a high-fat diet for eight weeks. All mice on the high-fat diet gained a lot of weight and body fat, but those given reishi did not gain as much weight or body fat. The reishi supplement did not have an effect on mice fed a normal diet. The supplement appeared to work by improving the number of “good” bacteria in the gut and through reducing inflammation. Some studies have suggested that chronic inflammation and an increased number of “bad” bacteria in the gut are linked to obesity in humans.

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5 Unique Health Benefits Of The Maitake Mushroom

Common dietary advice almost always includes some variation of the phrase, “Eat more fruits and vegetables for good health.” Pick up most diet books, talk to the health professionals, and look at the research: fruits and vegetables are nutritional superstars.

Less often do we hear the phrase, “Eat more mushrooms for good health,” and if we look at the research, one may wonder why we neglect to include our fungal friends in the dietary limelight.

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Cordyceps Militaris Vs Cordyceps CS-4-Medicinal Mushrooms Are Not All Equal

The difference between Cordyceps ‘Militaris’ and the inferior Cs-4 Paecilomyces (Fungi).

“Browsing through the supplements at your local GNC, or searching online for relief from stress and fatigue, you might feel a little overwhelmed by the numerous choices.

If you’re considering a long term supplement, you’ve undoubtedly heard of an Ancient Chinese remedy called Cordyceps sinensis.

Many Cordyceps supplements advertise the ability to help reduce fatigue, boost immunity, promote vitality, and increase energy levels. Product descriptions focus on the miraculous effect of the Cordyceps fungus, and how this mystical mushroom has been used for thousands of years by Ancient Chinese and Tibetan doctors to treat a plethora of ailments ranging from kidney and liver disease to sexual impotency and fatigue.

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Siberian Ginseng The Perfect Energy Booster

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.

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