Reishi mushrooms are great for stimulating the immune system and liver function, producing an anti-inflammatory effect in the body
they’re adaptogenic stress-soothers and high in antioxidants, which is why they’ve long been a staple of Eastern medicine.
Reishi mushrooms are adaptogens, plants that help the body combat stress. Historically, reishi mushrooms have been used as an immune system enhancer, the beta glucans (complex sugars) in the mushroom are believed to stimulate the immune system to prevent infection.
Ashwagandha is considered an adaptogen, meaning it promotes balance in many different systems of the body. It can help the body adapt to stressful conditions. We believe it is a nourishing tonic that supports the nervous system and the endocrine system. Ashwagandha also supports cardiovascular and immune health.
The root contains several compounds that are considered bioactive. The effects can be described as Grounding, Calming, and Restoring.
Mild Cognitive Improvement
A Japanese study from 2009 tested Lion’s Mane on men and women over a period of 16 weeks. Compared to the control group those who took a daily dose of Lion’s Mane mushroom had higher scores on cognitive function tests at various stages during the study. It appears that Lion’s Mane has a benefit for brain health when it comes to understanding and comprehension.
Lion’s mane has historical use as a treatment for anxiety and depression. A daily dose of Lion’s Mane is a good way to smooth out snags in our emotions and thoughts, it appears to do so by supporting the health and growth of nerves within the hippocampus rather than through altering neurotransmitters (like most anti-anxiety and anti-depressive drugs). The hippocampus is a part of our brain that controls emotions AND memory.
Hericium Erinaceus has also been studied for its notable anti-fatigue effects. Lion’s Mane improves physical energy independently of its benefits on mental function
Cordyceps are thought to increase the body’s production of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for delivering energy to the muscles.
This may improve the way your body uses oxygen, especially during exercise.
Antioxidants are molecules that fight cell damage by neutralizing free radicals, which can otherwise contribute to disease and aging
Several studies have found that Cordyceps increase antioxidants, helping improve memory and sexual function.
Research has shown that when human cells are exposed to Cordyceps, special proteins that increase inflammation in the body become suppressed.
Thanks to these potential effects, researchers believe Cordyceps may serve as a useful anti-inflammatory supplement.