Medicinal health mushrooms have been used for thousands of years, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for their powerful properties for health.
Numerous scientific experiments and research articles have confirmed these benefits for human health, with each species of mushroom possessing their own special benefit, with Oyster being a particularly powerful health booster.
This mushroom is one of the most popular species for its particularly impressive properties, which have helped propel wellbeing potentials in a multitude of ways.
So, without further ado, here's what makes Oyster Mushroom special...
What is Oyster mushroom?
Also known as Pleurotus, this edible health mushroom is commonly enjoyed as a supplement, or in culinary dishes such as pasta and stir-fries.
Containing a number of health-boosting compounds, their popularity is now spreading more across the Western world.
Naturally rich in antioxidant L-ergothioneine (naturally occurring amino acid), vitamins (B1, B2, B5, B6, B7, B9, C, D2, K & P), selenium, zinc, boron, iodine and unsaturated fatty acids it's clear to see why this species is very popular.
What are the potential benefits?
In the eyes of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this fungus is sweet in flavour, warm in temperature and perfect for strengthening the veins and to increase kidney function.
Oyster has also been prescribed to replenish qi (vital energy) of the spleen, drain moisture from the body, strengthen blood vessels, boost bowel movement and relieve dampness.
Some Western potential benefits of consuming Oyster include:
- Protect the body cells from damage
- Strengthen the immune system
- Help with weight loss
- Address heart diseases
- Promote blood sugar regulation
How can I take Oyster mushroom?
The best thing about health mushrooms is that they can be used in a multitude of ways, whatever your preference.
There are a few different ways to consume Oyster to help boost your wellness:
Each capsule contains 450mg of organic Oyster 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 Oyster 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 a number of ways to use Oyster mushroom, start your journey towards a healthier lifestyle with the help of s'hrooms!
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