5 Medicinal Mushrooms To Boost Your Immune System This Winter

5 Medicinal Mushrooms To Boost Your Immune System This Winter

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New Zealand’s winters can get rather chilly and windy, and most people experience a bit of a knock to their immune system during the winter months as their bodies have to fight extra hard to stay warm and fight off disease. It is important that you take care of your body and immune system during these colder months.

This is the perfect time to try medicinal mushrooms, which have natural immune-boosting qualities. There are dozens of incredible medicinal mushroom species out there, but in this article, we’ll introduce you to five that are easily accessible.

Reishi Mushrooms

Known as the mushroom of immortality, the reishi mushroom offers a wide range of health benefits when taken regularly and in the right doses. In addition to boosting the immune system, these mushrooms also offer anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. They are also praised for their abundance of antioxidants.

Chaga Mushrooms

Because of the high concentration of melanin and betulinic acid, chaga mushrooms do wonders for the immune system. These mushrooms are also able to help heal any damaged cells. Chaga mushrooms are a popular species used in mushroom tea and mushroom coffee, which is a popular and convenient way to consume medicinal mushrooms.

Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

Named after their striking resemblance to the mane of a lion, these mushrooms are highly praised for the fact that they can help improve cognitive abilities. They can also help rebuild cells with nerve damage and are certainly a popular choice when it comes to medicinal mushrooms.

Cordyceps Mushrooms

The cordycep mushroom is another popular mushroom species with many health benefits. Athletes often take Cordyceps mushrooms because these mushrooms can aid in cellular performance and endurance and reduce recovery times. 

Turkey Tail Mushrooms

The turkey tail mushroom has been used in Japanese medicine for many decades. It is often used for cancer treatment as it helps prevent hair loss and nausea that chemotherapy patients experience. The immune-boosting benefits also give patients a better chance at a full recovery.

Are you interested in trying out medicinal mushrooms and experiencing their immune-boosting benefits? Here at Flow State, we stock a wide range of mushroom products, including tinctures and capsules. Feel free to browse our selection online and get in touch with us should you have any questions.

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