Did You Know That Mushrooms are Jam Packed With Amazing Benefits?
Did you know that mushrooms are one of the world’s most well studied superfoods and are jam packed with amazing benefits? Medicinal mushrooms and mushroom extracts have been used in Chinese medicine and worldwide. Mushrooms like Lentinula edodes (shiitake) and Cordyceps, have a history of medicinal use for millennia in parts of Asia.
It has recently become much easier to find and consume high quality medicinal mushrooms. I personally use medicinal mushroom coffees, elixirs, hot cacoa and superfood blends. I mainly use medicinal mushrooms for cognitive enhancement during work and increased energy and stamina for exercise. Reishi mushrooms help me relax and unwind at the end of the day. Don’t forget to check out the end of this post where I give you my daily medicinal mushroom schedule!
Luckily, my friends over at Four Sigmatic have developed mushroom coffees, mushroom elixirs, mushroom hot cacao and mushroom superfood blends that fit my healthy and active lifestyle! The Funguys at Four Sigmatic have made consuming mushrooms and superfoods delicious and super easy to do. Just add their products to a cup of hot water, mix them into your smoothies or shakes or add them to one of your favorite recipes.
Some Types of Medicinal Mushrooms
CHAGA – ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES:
Chaga mushroom can help support immune functions. It is called the king of mushrooms. You’ll find growing naturally in the wild and it has antioxidant properties.
LION’S MANE – BRAIN & NERVOUS SYSTEM
Lion’s Mane is an all-natural cognitive enhancer. It has been shown to support memory and
REISHI – STRESS & SLEEP
If you have occasional stress and difficulty sleeping, Reishi mushroom can help you relax and
get a good night sleep.
CORDYCEPS – ENERGY & PERFORMANCE
Cordyceps is an adaptogen, not a stimulant, so it helps you produce and maintain steady
energy levels. Coffee can give you an energy spike, followed by a crash; cordyceps, on the
other hand, helps your body produce its own energy.
Plus, mushrooms don’t just benefit our bodies’ internal environment. They can also improve the health of the ecosystems on which our very survival relies.
Find Your Perfect Mushroom
Here’s how I’ve been reaping the awesome benefits of mushrooms throughout my day:
– 7AM: Grab the day by the horns with a Chaga Elixir (their antioxidant properties make me feel like a superhero!)
– 2PM: Beat the afternoon blues with a Coffee with Lion’s Mane pick-me-up (“sayonara,
– 6PM: Pre-workout cup of Cordyceps Elixir to even out the energy levels and guarantee a high-impact workout
– 9PM: Kick back with Netflix and prepare to nod off with Hot Cocoa with Reishi.