Philip's Own Mushroom Blend combines the healthy qualities of five individual mushrooms, each of which has its own unique immune-system building, protecting, and balancing qualities, to help strengthen overall health, support the cardiovascular system and liver, promote healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and help to overcome nutritional deficiencies. Mushrooms possess polysaccharides and antioxidants known to help improve immune system function, raise energy levels, promote healthy cellular activity, and support natural production of interferons, which are cytokine messenger molecules that increase immune protection activity. These mushrooms belong to a special category of Adaptogens called Amphoterics, which help body systems to maintain a healthy pH balance.
Agaricus blazei Murrill is an edible Brazilian mushroom with a low-calorie content and high nutrient density. The mushroom, which originates in a small Brazilian village called Piedade, contains minerals, fibers, vitamins and amino acids. In 1960, a Japanese researcher named Takatoshi Furumoto discovered the mushroom and sent it to Japan to be evaluated. The analysis shows that AbM has a higher degree of protein and carbohydrates than most other mushrooms. Despite the nutrient activity, most of the excitement and interest surrounding the Agaricus blazei mushroom are related to its medicinal qualities.
Maitake mushroom “Maitake” means dancing mushroom in Japanese. The mushroom is said to have gotten its name after people danced with happiness upon finding it in the wild, such are its incredible healing properties. This mushroom is a type of adaptogen. Adaptogens assist the body in fighting against any type of mental or physical difficulty. They also work to regulate systems of the body that have become unbalanced. While this mushroom can be used in recipes for taste alone, it’s considered to be a medicinal mushroom. The mushroom grows wild in parts of Japan, China, and North America. It grows at the bottom of Oak, Elm, and Maple trees. It can be cultivated and even grown at home, though it typically won’t grow as well as it does in the wild. You can usually find the mushroom during the autumn months. Although maitake mushroom has been used in Japan and China for thousands of years, it has only gained popularity in the United States over the last twenty years. People are praising this mushroom for its promises of health, vitality, and longevity.
Reishi mushroom is a fungal growth with a fan-like shape and a toasted orange, red and brown color. When in the wild, it grows in humid areas on dead or dying hardwood trees. Although it can be found in Asia, Europe, Australia and North and South America, it's actually a rare mushroom to come across. Even in ancient times, it was reserved only for royalty. Luckily reishi mushrooms can be cultivated, which gives us much easier access to its amazing qualities! It is a common Chinese belief that all mushrooms are nourishing to the spirit. The Chinese names for "reishi" even translate to "spirit mushroom," "divine mushroom" and as mentioned before, "mushroom of immortality." It's no surprise then that the first known uses of reishi are in China. And in addition to being used for "immortality" throughout Chinese history, it was also commonly used for insomnia, cough, fatigue, and asthma.
Shiitake mushrooms contain many chemical compounds that protect your DNA from oxidative damage, which is partly why they’re so beneficial. Lentinan, for example, heals chromosome damage caused by anticancer treatments. Eritadenine substances help reduce cholesterol levels and support cardiovascular health. Researchers at Shizuoka University in Japan found that eritadenine supplementation significantly decreased plasma cholesterol concentration. Shiitakes are also unique for a plant because they contain all eight essential amino acids, along with a type of essential fatty acid called linoleic acid. Linoleic acid helps with weight loss and building muscle. It also has bone-building benefits, improves digestion, and reduces food allergies and sensitivities.
Lion’s mane mushroom is its impact on brain cells and related functions. This incredible fungus may have a revolutionary impact on neurodegenerative diseases. A 2012 study conducted in Malaysia found that consuming lion’s mane mushroom could actually regenerate damaged cells from peripheral nerve injury, an injury affecting the delicate tissue between your brain and spinal cord.
Turkey tail mushroom has long been known to stave off any infection, including those associated with the common cold or flu. It helps your immune system become more resilient to ill-causing germs. Mushrooms, in particular, the turkey tail mushroom, may help heal infections, such as an oral strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV). According to a study of 61 patients with gum disease testing positive for oral HPV, 88 percent of the 41 patients who received both turkey tail and reishi mushrooms showed positive results after only two months of treatment. HPV in the mouth can sometimes lead to oropharyngeal cancer of the mouth.
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