At least 270 known species of mushrooms have been found to possess therapeutic properties. Although they have been used medicinally for thousands of years, it has just been in the past decades that researchers have begun clinically researching them and their many benefits.
Many mushrooms have benefits but the top 6 are:
Reishi- this mushroom has been used for some time in cancer therapy as it assists in helping the immune system. It is one of the most poplular mushrooms as it also supports weight loss; a unique quality of Reishi is that is contains triterpene which helps to relieve anxiety. It is often used for sleep, anxiety, depression and focus.
Lion's Mane- this has become very popular for brain health and even has been used for Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis. It is some serious brain food.
Chaga- these mushrooms are an antioxidant powerhouse- they can be very helpful for fighting free radicals and inflammation. It has also been known to slow the growth of cancer, lowers LDL and is often used to prevent skin aging.
Shitake- these mushrooms are really good for the heart as they have been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure and help with circulation.
Turkey Tail- this mushroom contains polysaccharide-K that stimulates the immune system. PSK is so effec