Commonly Asked Questions About Turkey Tail

What is Turkey Tail good for?

What is Turkey Tail good for? Did you know that Turkey Tail mushrooms are loaded with antioxidants? Antioxidants are substances that help to protect our cells from damage caused by something called oxidative stress. This stress can happen when there’s an imbalance between the antioxidants in our bodies and unstable molecules called free radicals. When […]

Cordyceps: Traditional Use Cases

Traditional use of Cordyceps in Asia

Regrettably, I don’t speak any of the various languages spoken in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan or China. For info about traditional use cases in the various countries I had to rely on material that was already translated.    How was Cordyceps used in Nepal? In Nepal, Cordyceps has been used by shepherds for centuries as a […]

Cordyceps: The Mushroom That Helps Fight Fatigue

The fatigue-fighting superfood

Cordyceps Anti-Fatigue Studies “The Effect of Cordyceps sinensis on Fatigue in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” looked at the effects of Cordyceps on fatigue in healthy adults. The study included nine eligible studies, which included a total of 552 participants. The study concluded that Cordyceps sinensis had a beneficial effect on fatigue in […]

Reishi and Oxidative Stress

Reishi and Oxidative Stress

Reishi is without a doubt my favourite keeping-things-at bay mushroom.  Reishi mushrooms are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, but did you know that they also have the potential to help reduce oxidative stress in the body. This is due to the presence of compounds such as triterpenes, polysaccharides, and ganoderic acids, which can help protect […]

Reishi and Nerve Growth Factor

Reishi and Nerve Growth Factor

For centuries, Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) have been used in traditional Chinese medicine because of their beneficial compounds. 50 years ago, in 1973, it was developed into a drug for easier consumption in China. These fungi contain triterpenes and polysaccharides, one being glucan. This compound contains a large amount of NGF (nerve growth factor), a […]

What is Nerve Growth Factor and how to get it

Nerve Growth Factor and Lions Mane

Who was Rita Levi-Montalcini? Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is a protein that plays a crucial role in the survival and maintenance of neurons in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. It was first identified in the 1950s by Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Rita Levi-Montalcini. Levi-Montalcini’s work on NGF was groundbreaking and showed the importance of […]

Find Out How Lions Mane Helps the Brain

Hericenones a, b, c, d, f, g, h, i, j

This is a bit of a deeper dive into the various compounds that make Lion’s Mane such a great functional mushroom. Feel free to comment if you have more to add to the topic. Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium Erinaceus) is a type of edible fungus that has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine for various […]

Reishi and the Endocannabinoid System

Reishi and the endocannabinoid system

My interest was peaked after listening to an interview of the master herbalist Terry Willard on Reishi and the endocannabinoid system. Is it really true that there are cannabinoid receptors in the brain which react with Reishi? Considering that Reishi is my go-to functional mushroom when I want to relax, I wasn’t surprised such a […]

Secret Benefits of Turkey Tail Mushrooms

Benefits of Turkey Tail Mushrooms

Turkey tail mushrooms are a superfood that offer numerous benefits particularly for women’s health that are not well known.  Hormonal Balance: Turkey tail mushrooms contain compounds that may help to regulate hormones and reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause. Skin Health: The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in turkey tail mushrooms can help to […]

What makes these 5 medicinal mushrooms the best of all?

The five best medicinal mushrooms

Amidst the abundant biodiversity of our planet, thrives a vast array of mushrooms – an estimated three million species to be exact. Astonishingly, only a minuscule proportion of this kingdom, a mere 0.0004 percent, have ascended to the elevated status of functional or medicinal mushrooms, with a paltry number of roughly twelve boasting such credentials. […]