Humans have been using #fungi as both food and medicine for millennia ✨🍄✨
Science is making fantastic headways into understanding the uses and benefits of fungi, but the kingdom itself, is in fact, still relatively untapped.
To date, there have been over 14,000 species identified and described, and it is guessed that the kingdom is likely 10xs as large!
Of the known fungi we have discovered, we’ve identified therapeutic uses for about 5% of those.
Many people in our society use them every day and have come to rely on fungi because a high percentage of pharmaceuticals, actually come from the #fungikingdom , most notably from molds in the making of penicillin, cyclosporine and lovastatin.
But I bet you’re like me and there is a keen interest to explore how we can get those benefits in a more natural and food form, versus pills.
Fortunately, there is a growing trend towards this.
For instance, if someone was concerned about cholesterol, lovastatin is a naturally occurring compound found in low concentrations in #oystermushrooms .
And with the help of a qualified practitioner, Oyster mushrooms could be used in whole food and extract form as a more natural, preventative and regulatory way.
Some of the major categories of useful and therapeutic compounds in #medicinalmushrooms are: polysaccharides, proteins, triterpenes, phenols, sterols, chitin, and enzymes. To name just a few…
Fungi have a bounty of fantastic benefits and I highly recommend you start adding them into your everyday.
So many of our clients who have done so have reported an increase in health and vitality. All the way from getting sick less often, to getting a deeper sleep at night and feeling more rested in the morning, to improving their cardiovascular health and even increasing memory and cognitive abilities.
If you have a specific condition, fungi may hold an answer. We recommend Robert Rogers book ‘Fungal Pharmacy’ for in-depth insight into various #mushrooms and their actions and benefits.
Might 2020 be the year for you to up your #mushroom game for all the fantastic benefits…