Functional Mushrooms for Wellness Myths & Facts
Mushrooms for wellness are becoming more popular, but the truth is that fungi are nothing new when it comes to wellness. Though they've grown in popularity in the United States in recent years, they've played an important role in many other cultures for centuries.
As one of the Raw Botanics founders, I have a deep appreciation for the incredible benefits of fungi and am excited to be a brand at the forefront of this amazing industry. I have also had personal experience with the benefit, having suffered from PTSD for over 20 years as a result of a near-death experience.
Non-toxic, non-psychoactive fungi known for their ability to combat stress and aid in the body's natural ability to heal itself, functional mushrooms have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Adaptogens are known as nature's miracle workers. They work on a cellular level, 'adapting' their functions to our current needs. They train the brain to use oxygen more efficiently during stressful situations, energizing the body and soothing the mind. They can also help to balance hormones, strengthen the immune system, improve cognitive function, and alleviate anxiety.
The benefits of Functional Mushrooms are astounding, ranging from immune system support to being an excellent source of Vitamin D. They may also reduce the risk of developing serious health conditions such as Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, according to WebMD.
There are many different kinds of mushrooms, but there are five that you should be aware of if you want to learn how functional mushrooms can help with your wellness routine. Raw Botanics focuses on the mushrooms listed below: Learn more about Chaga, Reishi, Turkey Tail, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane mushrooms here.
I recently had the incredible opportunity to speak with Danielle Masterson on the NutraCast Podcast. We delve into my personal life and why Functional Mushrooms are essential to my wellness journey and the foundation of all Raw Botanics Co. products. We dispel some of the myths and discuss the facts surrounding functional mushroom supplements. We cover a lot of ground, but one topic that everyone should be aware of before purchasing a mushroom supplement is the use of Mycelium vs Fruiting Body.
If you want to hear my story and why this is all so important check out the link to the podcast below.
NutraCast: The mushroom filler hiding in plain sight
09-Sep-2022 By Danielle Masterson
Brendan Smith, CEO of Raw Botanics explains what to look for—and what to avoid—when purchasing mushroom supplements.