After the last 2 years of the pandemic, it's fair to say we're all more aware of our personal health and keen to keep immunity levels high.
Now that summer is well underway, the introduction of festival and other large group activities are a hot spot for bacteria and diseases to thrive.
If you're keen on maintaining your immune levels throughout this period, we've got you covered.
So, to remain healthy with no worry of infections over the next few months, here's how health mushrooms may potentially assist...
What affects the immune system?
Your immune system is your last line of defence. It will fight anything which threatens its health, from diseases to infections.
It is formulated with 5 litres of blood and lymph, which is a clear liquid that helps pass through the tissues of your body.
Pairing these with your white blood cells helps to reinforce your immune system to ward off any potential threat to your health.
There are a couple of short-term tactics you can implement to maintain your immunity, which include:
- Promoting rest and sleep if you feel unwell
- Expose yourself to the sun for extra vitamin D
- Limit stress where you can
- Bring some laughter into your daily routine
- Avoid being exposed to things that trigger your allergies
There are 4 key health mushrooms which may be beneficial to boost immunity and keep your health levels in check...
Agaricus is fast becoming one of the most popular health mushrooms worldwide.
This fungus possesses the highest level of beta-glucans of any medicinal mushroom species, meaning that consuming this helps the body’s own anti-tumour response whilst enhancing the immune system function.
It is also believed to reduce blood sugar levels, control high blood pressure and assist with maintaining general wellness.
Reishi is well known in China as the 'Mushroom of Immortality'. It is widely used in the East as an energy promoting tonic.
Possessing high polysaccharide content and triterpinoids, Reishi can be used effectively to potentially assist against hay fever and allergies.
It has also been prized for its ability to boost immune system health, fight fatigue and balance blood sugar levels.
Shiitake mushroom offers good amounts of fibre, as well as B vitamins and some minerals.
In addition, shiitake is high in amino acids, polysaccharides, terpenoids, sterols, and lipids, some of which have immune-boosting, cholesterol-lowering and anticancer effects.
Consuming this health mushroom is particularly effective to fight the inflammation that allergies and attacks to your immune system that bacteria brings.
Turkey Tail (Coriolus) is the most well-studied mushroom in the world, as there have been hundreds of published studies that demonstrate the significant immuno-modulating properties of Turkey Tail in both healthy individuals and those affected by chronic conditions.
The protein-bound polysaccharides are the main components of this mushroom.
In Japan, this fungus has been used as a folk remedy for cancer and in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is predominantly used to strengthen the immune system, treat lung and urinary tract infections, tumours and liver disorders.
How can I take these health mushrooms?
There are a few different ways to consume these health mushrooms to strengthen immunity:
Each capsule contains 450mg of organic health mushroom, making them a highly concentrated supplement to ensure you receive the health benefits of the mushroom.
A daily recommendation is 3 capsules, 1-3 times daily to support your health & wellbeing goals.
This form of health mushroom can be added to any meal/drink in the form of a food supplement (excl. citrus products).
A daily recommendation is 2g of powder (2 heaped spoons), 1-3 times daily with or without food.
Now that you've got an array of hay fever fighting options to stay strong and kick disease to the curb, kickstart your journey towards a healthy summer with the help of health mushrooms!
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