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Super Mushroom Blend

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Super Mushroom Blend

It is therapeutically best to utilize a blend of several mushroom species, because “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” For one thing, it is easier for pathogens in the body to adapt and become resistant to one mushroom than to several. Secondly, each mushroom species has a unique arsenal of anti-infective and immunomodulating agents.

These special agents include:

  • Polysaccharides
  • Glycoproteins
  • Ergosterols
  • Triterpenoids

The agents listed above are precursors to the more complex compounds, beta glucans. It is the synergy between ALL of these elements that makes mushrooms so medicinally powerful when consumed as a whole food—mycelium included.

Because mushrooms have such powerful immune-boosting effects, it isn’t surprising that some have great potential for battling life-threatening conditions. Mushrooms that have been researched for their anti-tumor activity appear to increase the number and activity of killer T and natural killer (NK) lymphocytes, with no toxicity to healthy cells.

Cancer cells are notorious for “hiding” from chemo agents. New research has shown that certain mushroom extracts help chemotherapy drugs better locate and identify cancer cells by “uncloaking them,” thereby making chemo more effective.

Medicinal mushrooms are also believed to strengthen the immune system of those undergoing chemotherapy, so cancer patients may get a double benefit.

Research has shown that mushrooms provide a variety of health benefits that may include the following:

  • Increased longevity
  • Improved blood flow
  • Cholesterol and blood sugar normalization
  • Liver protection
  • Kidney support
  • Anti-viral, antibacterial and antifungal
  • Improved respiratory function
  • Reduced risk for heart disease
  • Decreased platelet aggregation
  • Improved blood flow
  • Improved skin and hair
  • Increased sexual function and athletic ability

A carefully designed blend of medicinal mushrooms may deliver a powerful therapeutic punch, with current research focusing on everything from protection against seasonal colds or flu, all the way to more serious health conditions.