Mushrooms have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years and now Western studies have caught on and confirmed the chemical pathways, which lead to mushrooms’ powerful and beneficial effects.
The six organic mushroom blend in My Immune Hero™ has been carefully chosen due to their evidence-based health benefits, including immune system support. Let's take a closer look at the first three of the six mushrooms we have included:
Reishi & Chaga mushrooms have been shown to have a potentially beneficial impact on immunity, mainly due to something known as polysaccharopeptides (PSP) which are long chains of carbohydrates that are inside mushroom’s proteins.
Reishi mushroom has been shown to promote white blood cell count and these cells are involved in cell signalling and combatting harmful invaders.
Chaga mushroom has been shown to fight inflammation. Whilst inflammation is part of a normal and healthy immune response, like when we injure ourselves, inferior and poor cell signalling can result in chronic (long-term) inflammation, which is something we don’t want!
Chronic and long-term inflammation can lead to stress, poor sleep, illness, and disease. To combat this - it is vital to reduce inflammation, and these mushrooms will help the immune system revert to normal, healthy functioning.
Mushrooms (especially Maitake) are also packed with antioxidants (natural chemicals that fight oxidative stress) preventing free-radical damage from environmental attackers, such as pollution, thus reducing the risk of diseases that come from this damage.
In addition to these powerful benefits for our immune system, research has also shown that mushrooms may:
- Support gut health (remember 70-80% of the immune system is in the gut!) and healthy digestion
- Promote energy levels
- Decrease tiredness and fatigue
- Boost memory
- Boost cognitive function & reduce brain fog
- Reduce anxiety
- Improve mood and wellbeing
- Promote healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels
- Boost physical and athletic performance
- Help to reduce the stress of physical activity
Here at KLW Nutrition® we follow the science closely and the research that is being published around the benefits of mushrooms is very exciting!