Your nature is calling. Awaken your senses.
There is something magical about nature and its role for your wellbeing. Nature’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe. Since ages, thousands of cultures have encouraged to make a connection with nature to restore.
“Nature itself is the best physician.” – Hippocrates
Fungi and mushrooms
Fungi and mushrooms play an essential role to ensure a healthy nature. Fungi are the major decomposers of nature; they break down organic matter which would otherwise not be recycled. Fungi feed plants and trees and cycles energy within and between ecosystems. There are numerous fungi that produce fleshy fruiting bodies known as mushrooms, many of which are prized for their edible and functional uses.
Using mushrooms is not something new. Millennials (and modern science) are catching on to what herbalists and traditional healers have known for millennia: Mushrooms have functional benefits.
Mushrooms have been used by all ancient cultures all over the world.
- They were highly revered in ancient Peru, where they “used the power of mushrooms medicinally, nutritionally and spiritually.”
- Ancient Egyptians believed that the mushrooms were plants of immortality and called them “a gift from the God Osiris”. Egyptian pharaohs proclaimed mushrooms to be food reserved only for royalty; common people were not even allowed to touch them.
- Mushrooms have been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). For centuries, the Chinese, Indian and Japanese (Kampo) culture has treasured mushrooms as a health food, an “elixir of life.”
- Ancient Greeks believed that mushrooms provided strength for warriors in battle, Romans perceived them as the “Food of the Gods.”
Functional mushrooms have been used for thousands of years for their functional and performance-enhancing benefits. Now we’re advocating the mushroom, and we’re committed to bring this message to you, in their resurgence as a wellness superfood.
General benefits of mushrooms
As in ancient history mushrooms are referred to the ‘food for gods’, now with with the help of modern science, it’s easy to understand why. Not only are mushrooms nutrient- and vitamin D-rich, but each species features unique bioactive compounds that may promote health and wellness in unusual ways.
Antioxidant are substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damages>. Mushrooms contain high levels of two antioxidants that could promote good health and also lead to anti-aging benefits.
Aside the general health benefits and support to our overall immune systems, some mushrooms can also be adaptogens (specifically Lion’s Mane, Reishi). In Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, they’re classified as “adaptogens” because they’re believed to help your body “adapt” to stress. Adaptogen is a natural product that has the ability to regulate and modulate the body’s stress-response system and hormone production and flow. Adaptogens help the body “adapt” more easily to physical and emotional stresses when used daily over the long term.
Mushrooms, along with fatty fish, are among the few natural sources of dietary vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for a variety of basic bodily functions; it’s crucial for bone health, blood pressure regulation, and nerve function.
These where general benefits of mushrooms, underneath you’ll read the specific benefits per mushroom. So, continue to read further!
Our 3 selected mushrooms with specific benefits
Out of the many mushrooms which are traditionally considered as functional mushrooms, we have selected three mushrooms to support you in your daily routines and your general wellbeing.
Just like other functional mushrooms, these mushrooms are effective adaptogens and immune supporters, helping to protect yourself against common microbes and allergens in your everyday environment. Our selected mushrooms have special properties for:
- Boosting brain performance: meet the Lion’s Mane
- Energy and endurance: meet Cordyceps
- Releasing stress and support a healthy sleep: meet Reishi
Find out more about these wonders of nature on our product page.
Buddhist monks used Lion’s Mane mushroom powder to activate brain power and heighten their concentration and focus. Research shows that Lion’s Mane contains a number of health-promoting substances, including antioxidants which boosts the immune system. It is known as the King of the Mushrooms. Take this empowering supplement in the morning to improve concentration and boost your creativity.
Cordyceps is a powerful fungi that has been used in Chinese and South American traditional medicine for centuries and is regarded as the mushroom for performance and vitality. Today, Cordyceps is used as a dietary supplement to help support physical performance and energy levels. It is known as the Master of Longevity. Take this empowering supplement in the morning or afternoon to support your energy level and increase your endurance.
Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine have prescribed Reishi to balance Qi (vital energy). Today, there is a good deal of research on Reishi and its therapeutic potential in supporting the immune system and is widely used to help keep the body in balance. It is known as the Mushroom of Immortality for its rich storehouse of nutrients, antioxidant compounds and adaptogenic properties. Take this empowering supplement in the evening for relaxation and a healthy sleep.
For those in a hurry here’s a quicky suggestion: add our mushroom powder (in the morning ideally you use Lion’s Mane and Cordyceps as a blend) in your daily cappuccino or smoothy, as a finishing touch just add a flavour like honey or cinnamon. And then: you go go gooo…