Adaptogenic Mushrooms Supplements
Health and fitness products containing adaptogenic mushrooms are becoming increasingly popular due to their health benefits claims. But how are they supposed to work? It is important to note that adaptogenic mushrooms are not the same as hallucinogenic or “magic” mushrooms and they do not affect the mind or perception in any way, so let’s take a closer look at what these supplements claim that they can do.
What Are Adaptogenic Mushrooms?
Generally speaking, an adaptogen is a substance that works to reduce the negative effects caused by stress on the body. Adaptogens can increase the body’s resistance to biological, physical, and chemical stress, while also helping to promote normal functioning of the body during times of stress and protect the body against damage caused by stress.
Adaptogenic mushrooms have been around for many years and have been used in ancient Chinese medicine, as well as in Ayurvedic practices that originated in India. These practices were used to cure illness and disease, while claiming to offer a number of additional health benefits, such as improved brain function, increased energy, improved immune system, and balanced hormones.
Claimed Benefits: Can boost immune health, reduce inflammation, lower blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, alleviate arthritis.
Chaga is a mushroom rich in antioxidants that have proven effective in aiding the body to reduce inflammation while defending it against free radicals – this is done by regulating the immune system. There has also been researching that shows that Chaga mushrooms have the ability to lower blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, alleviate arthritis and can even slow or prevent the progression of some cancers, in particular cancers in the lungs, brain, and liver.
We have listed our Chaga best-sellers:
Irish Brand. Ethically sourced and produced. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Formulated to help support the digestive system, blood vessels.
Mushrooms 4 Life Organic Chaga dual extraction mushroom supplement uses only wild-harvested Chaga traditionally grown on birch trees in Siberia to obtain key active nutrients including betulinic acid. This Chaga is Wildcrafted, organically certified by the Soil Association, and is naturally gluten, dairy and soy-free and suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets.
Claimed Benefits: Boosts immune health, can lessen symptoms of stress and anxiety, improved sleep/wake cycle.
Reishi mushrooms, also known as Ganoderma Lucidum have gained the nickname ‘the mushroom of immortality and for good reason. Reishi is probably the most commonly used of the adaptogenic mushrooms due to its benefits to overall health and wellness. Reishi works to boost your immune system, can reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety while also helping you to get a deeper and more balanced sleep.
Reishi can also stimulate the immune system in order to prevent infections – on top of this, the triterpenes and beta-glucans found in reishi can help reduce overall cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol).
We have listed our Reishi best-sellers:
It has an impressive range of benefits, including antibacterial, antiviral and anti-oxidant actions, as well as supporting your body’s allergic responses. Reishi may also support your liver and can work to regulate blood glucose.
An evening treat that’ll transform your mornings, too – Better bedtime starts with a better evening ritual. Organic cacao plus Reishi helps you leave today’s stress behind so you can feel great tomorrow. It’s delicious, just a little decadent, and undeniably good for you.
Claimed Benefits: Increased energy, improved immune health, improved stamina, reduces inflammation.
Cordyceps mushrooms are believed to increase the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which is a molecule within the body that plays a huge role in delivering energy to the muscles – this is especially beneficial during workouts.
Cordyceps has also been used in Eastern medicine to fight the symptoms of fatigue, boost strength and sex drive while also helping to fight cell damage by neutralising the free radicals that contribute to aging.
We have listed our best-selling Cordyceps supplements:
Cordyceps can have a number of positive effects on the user including increased stamina and endurance, boosting the immune system, and improving libido. Cordyceps may help your stamina and endurance by promoting better oxygen efficiency, increasing ATP (energy) synthesis, enhancing recovery, and reducing muscle soreness.
Recharge in the morning or afternoon with our special cacao blend with energising cordyceps mushrooms to support stamina and endurance. An upgrade on guilt-free hot chocolate. Increased energy levels go hand in hand with increased physical performance as cordyceps are known for keeping lethargy at bay.
Claimed Benefits: Reduces depressive and anxiety symptoms, improves cognitive and brain health.
Lion’s Mane has been shown to improve immune function while also proving beneficial in treating the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Lion’s Mane can also help with the following; supporting brain health and improving cognitive function, protecting against chronic inflammation, boosting creativity, helping to improve mental clarity and in some cases, it has been shown to fight tumors.
We have listed our Lion’s Mane best-sellers:
It is named after its resemblance to a lion’s mane, with long white strands that cascade from it. Lion’s Mane is thought to help maintain nerve growth and brain cell growth and has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine as a brain tonic, aiming to aid focus and memory. It may also have healing properties that can help digestive health.
Lion’s Mane is your brain’s best friend. Long used by the Buddhist monks to help with focus during meditation, this beautiful mushroom is a modern-day favorite for getting creative. The energising effects of Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee are stabilised with Four Sigmatic’s dual-extracted, Chaga mushrooms that also help to support your daily immune functions.