A half a teaspoon noticeable improves cognition, memory and lowers inflammation
The above statement is a quote from a happy 77 year old. “A friend recommended mushroom extract. Imagine my surprise after substituting half a teaspoon of this Sacred 7 product for a teabag in two large cups of boiling water. I could feel the inflammation activity in my brain and legs decline. Memory has also started improving.”
Medicinal mushrooms benefit health in many ways. Source, Source, Source, Source, Source, Source, Source.
- Rich in antioxidants
- Promotes health and longevity
- Support the immune system and promote immune function
- Fights inflammation
- Improves stamina, energy and libido
- Enhance cognitive function
- May protect against dementia
- Helps regulate sleep
- Helps fight infection
- Liver protecting
- Supports gut health
- Helps calm nervous tension
- Helps support healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels
- May suppress cancer cell growth
Look for 100% Whole Fruiting Bodies
Avoid mushrooms powders that use mycelium powder. They are grown on grains, like oats, that get mixed in the final product. Mycelium-on-grain is mainly a useless starch.
Choose mushroom powders that use 100% whole fruiting bodies. The fruiting bodies are high in β-glucan, the desired compound with health benefits. Ideally, the manufacturer uses a hot water extraction process, using ultra-purified water, to break down the mushrooms’ cell walls to optimize the bioavailable of beneficial compounds. This process yields nutrient-dense mushrooms with high beta-glucan content.
Seven Mushroom Blend
I use Naturealm Sacred 7 Mushroom Extract Powder in my coffee. It is an equal blend of seven real mushrooms: Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, Reishi, Shiitake, and Turkey Tail. Naturealm preserves the mushrooms’ adaptogenic, longevity-promoting compounds because they use only whole organic fruiting bodies. They’re also organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly.
Mushroom Powder Benefits
Chaga mushrooms, Inonotus obliquus, grow on the bark of Birch trees in cold climates. Per studies in the National Library of Medicine, Chaga is a friend to the immune system and promotes immune function. Rich in antioxidants, Chaga also boosts immunity, fights inflammation, and lowers cholesterol. It may benefit skin tone and texture based on its triterpenes, betulinic acid, melanin, and other unique compounds.
Cordyceps mushrooms, Cordyceps militaris, are traditionally grown at high altitudes. Another “all-healer” variety, research shows that cordyceps improve energy, stamina, and libido. It also helps regulate sleeping patterns, is a cognitive enhancer, and aids with asthma, per studies in the National Library of Medicine.
LION’S MANE MUSHROOMS
A champion of brain and nerve health, Lion’s Mane mushrooms, Hericium erinaceus, contain triterpenes hericenone and erinacine. Both affect mental clarity and immune support. Research studies found that it may protect against dementia and reduce mild anxiety symptoms. Studies also prove its gastroprotective properties, especially regarding ulcers, stomach cancers, IBS, and menstrual pain.
Also known as hen-of-the-woods, maitake mushrooms, Grifola frondosa, is a popular culinary mushroom superfood in addition to being a part of the Sacred 7 blend. Maitake mushrooms also contain polysaccharides that can reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) without affecting good cholesterol (HDL) levels. A practical solution in diabetes management, maitake is also proven to lower blood sugar levels.
Reishi, Ganoderma lucidum, is consistently used in dietary supplements and extract powders of medicinal mushrooms thanks to its health benefits. Research links Reishi mushrooms to white blood cell production, which helps fight infection. In addition to immune function and cognitive performance, Reishi mushrooms support gut health. A 2017 study even found evidence that Reishi suppresses breast cancer cell growth.
Shiitake, Lentinula edodes, is one of the best mushrooms attributed to longevity through research. Like Reishi, it boosts white blood cell production and high-quality immune function. Similar to Maitake, Shiitake mushrooms support healthy blood glucose levels. It’s also high in Vitamin D2, copper, and anti-inflammatory properties.
TURKEY TAIL MUSHROOMS
Turkey Tail mushrooms, Trametes versicolor, grow on stumps and decomposing wood and turn decay into medicinal gold. High in antioxidants and loaded with prebiotics to support gut health, Turkey Tail is even linked in various studies to helping specific cancer treatments. It’s a powerful wellness tonic in traditional medicine.
How to enjoy Mushroom Extract Powder
- Easy-to-mix powder adds a powerful nutrient boost to your coffee, tea, smoothie, pre and post workout shakes, and even culinary dishes.
- I add a scoop to my coffee in the morning (along with collagen, butter and MCT oil).
- Sacred 7 Mushroom Powder is Organic, Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Paleo-friendly
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