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The Chaga Mushroom

CHAGA MUSHROOM   Medicinal mushrooms have been used to make tea in folk medicine for many years. Most recently, herbal tea has seen a popular increase as people take new interest in the health benefits herbal teas and medicinal mushrooms have to offer.     Chaga mushroom scientifically known as Inonotus obliquus grows on birch trees in relatively cold climates like Canada and Siberia, parts of Europe, and even in some northern United States areas. It’s a strain of mushroom, but it’s not your traditional cap and stem shroom. This little treasure looks like a scorched, splintered lump, and it has a timbered golden-brown interior.   You may have seen them before and not even know it! Next time you spot...

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The Lion's Mane Mushroom

LION’S MANE MUSHROOM What do Lion’s Mane and I have in common? That if you squint, we both look a lot like a real Lion’s Mane, a mop-head or a Komondor dog. Nature, right? But all jokes aside. Lion’s Mane mushroom is also a powerful nootropic that has tons of science-backed benefits. You might have heard of people mixing Lion’s Mane tincture into their coffee or supplementing with Lion’s Mane mushroom extracts.  Is it really good for you? As it turns out, if you are interested in a better memory, aging slower and supercharging your brain cells, lion’s mane may be worth looking into. Here’s what you should know, including a few tips to take those neuroprotective benefits to the...

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Benefits of Mushrooms

Mushrooms have thousands of years of therapeutic use traditional cultures; however, today, the literature is starting to emerge on both their mechanisms and full range of applications.  While much of the research has focused on their (a) antioxidant content; (b) ability to regulate the immune system; and (c) ability to combat cancer; they may also play roles in (d) reducing inflammation; (e) combating metabolic syndrome, including diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease; (f) combating pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites and other fungi; (g) improving mood, cognitive function and reducing neurodegeneration; and (h) improving organ function.

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