Mushroom Magic?

Now we know real foods high in phytochemicals are essential for our optimal health. It is amazing to see how many scientific studies have been done on “real foods” including green tea, herbs, and mushrooms. And modern science is rediscovering amazing power of nature, what the ancients knew long time ago.

Longevity-promoting immune system protector

Reishi has been used for thousands of years as a nontoxic, elixir of “Immortality” in China.* Chinese name ling zhi translates as the “herb of spiritual potency.”  (“Reishi 霊芝” is in Japanese, meaning “spiritual plant.”) 

Numerous clinical studies have also been carried out and has been shown to be beneficial in treating a variety of disorders.*  Reishi is used to boost immunity. Although it is not clear the whole picture of mechanism why Reishi is effective, studies have found one of the potent constituant in Reishi is “Beta-Glucans.”  Beta-glucan is a fiber-type complex sugar (polysaccharide) derived from the cell wall of baker’s yeast, oat, and barley fiber, and many medicinal mushrooms.* Beta-Glucans wake up the immune system and optimize it so it works more efficiently and effectively. Beta-Glucans are crucial. They are natural way to boost the immune system and to stay healthy.*

Other possible benefits of Reishi:

•Calm nerves

•Regulate blood pressure

•Lower bad choresterol

•Blood thinning effect

•Lower blood sugar level

•Calm inflammation

•Calm allergy (anti-histamin)

•Anti-tumor

•Anti-cancer

Immune Booster Adaptogen

In our “Immune Booster Adaptogen,” Reishi is blended with certified organic raw cacao. Cacao is a good precursor for mushrooms, supporting a deeper digestion of the mushroom nutrients. Pure cacao is high in phytochemicals and can also help with stress and heart health. Adaptogens help the body adapt from stress and daily stressors by having a normalizing effect on the body, and preventing damage on your hard working Adrenal grands.

How to use:
Just mix 1/2 tsp. with 6 to 8 oz hot water and enjoy. If you are enjoying a good cup of morning coffee, you could add 1/2 tsp. powder to your cup. The flavor fusion is quite pleasant. 

If you are staying away from coffee, try our Unforgettable, roasted brown rice coffee alternative, to mix with “Immune Booster Adaptogen.” Rich roasted aroma goes very well with the slighly sweet taste from raw cacao-reishi blend.

Bonus tips:   Mushrooms are Umami rich food. Umami (oo-mah-me) is a meaty, savory food, and it sends the signal to the brain to increase saliva and enzyme for better digestion. As it provides a sense of “satisfaction,” it can help control apetite. Reishi is naturally bitter (due to high potent phytochemicals), but it provides distinctive Umami flavor. This Umami-rich Adaptogen drink may help you to avoid indulging “empty-calorie” snack foods between meals. 

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tz

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References:

*ReferralsAlternative and Complementary Therapies, Reishi Mushroom Ancient Medicine in Modern Times” https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/act.1998.4.256
  “Medicinal Musroom?” http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/wong/BOT135/Lecture025_medicinal_mushroom.htm

“Medicinal Musrooms: Ancient Remedies Meet Modern Science” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684114/

“Beta-Glucan” University of Michigan https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2805007

“Effects of Beta-Glucans on the immune system” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17895634

Disclaimer: Benefits may vary from person to person. Please consult with a health professional before use of products. The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. All content in this newsletter is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure of prevent any diseases.