7 Mushrooms You Should Know
Feeling unsure about mushrooms? Don’t worry – here at Naturecan Fitness Singapore, we’re going to take a deep dive into all things mushroom complex.
Eastern cultures have utilised mushrooms for thousands of years, with the natural supplement gaining more popularity in recent times. You can find these fungi in a variety of forms, even mushroom lattes!
One of the easiest and most convenient ways to consume functional mushrooms is through our Mushroom Complex Tablets. Keep on reading for the reasons why you should consider incorporating our Mushroom Complex Tablets (including 7 mushrooms) into your everyday routine this season and how they could potentially support your overall health.
Why Would Mushrooms be Good for You?
Our Mushroom Complex Tablets contain 7 natural mushrooms, which have been studied with some results indicating that each mushroom may add impressive benefits for your general well-being.
How Do Mushrooms Work?
We have included 7 important mushrooms in our Mushroom Complex Tablets. Simply take 3 Mushroom Complex Tablets, ideally with a meal, at whatever time suits you best every day. Keep reading for more information on what the research says.
Potential Benefits of 7 Mushrooms - What the Research Suggests
1. Lion's Mane
A functional mushroom – the fruiting bodies contain nootropic substances, erinacines and hericenones respectively. Studies have shown that Lion’s Mane has potential benefits that have been researched for their protective and restorative effects on brain and nerve tissue. (1, 2)
Chaga is a powerful ingredient. Inonotus obliquus or chaga grows on birch trees throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It has one of the highest levels of antioxidants which could potentially help the body combat free radicals and oxidative stress. The benefits of chaga mushrooms are in their adaptogenic and antioxidant capacities (7, 8).
Commonly called the “king of mushrooms,” Grifola frondosa or maitake, is an edible mushroom native to North America, Europe, and Asia. Its woodsy flavour and characteristic aroma make it a welcome addition to warm, earthy recipes.
Historically, in China, the Tremella mushroom is considered the “Fountain of Youth”. Recent research has shown that tremella mushrooms have neuroprotective effects. (4)
5. Shiitake mushrooms
These mushrooms are high in B vitamins, and they serve as a food source of vitamin D. Shiitake are rich in polysaccharides like lentinans and other beta-glucans, with research indicating that these compounds could potentially protect against cell damage and help your immune system. (5)
This is one of the most researched mushrooms. Ganoderma lucidum or ‘reishi’ as it’s commonly called, has a long history of use in Asia to support health and longevity. Like other functional mushrooms, studies have shown that it has potential antioxidant and immune-supportive properties. As an adaptogenic mushroom, the benefits of reishi include hundreds of bioactive substances that could support the body’s homeostatic balance.
Cordyceps militaris is cultivated currently on grain, making this unique fungus much more accessible and available as a vegan product. Cordyceps contains adenosine, a building block of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which provides energy for cellular processes in the body. Cordyceps are commonly known as a functional mushroom, which could be preferred by athletes for their support of endurance, stamina, and athletic performance. (3)
Take Home Message
Overall, taking our Mushroom Complex Tablets at Naturecan Fitness Singapore may support your general well-being this season. Each of the mushrooms included has its own potential benefits supported by some clinical studies. Want to stock up your supplements draw for the new season? We have you covered with our Everyday Suppplements and a wide range of Vitamins and Minerals.
- Effects of Hericium Erinaceus on Microbiota and Cognition – Full Text View – ClinicalTrials.gov
- Lions-Mane-Cognitive-Vitality-For-Researchers.pdf (alzdiscovery.org)
- Pharmacological and therapeutic potential of Cordyceps with special reference to Cordycepin – PMC (nih.gov)
- A review on the production, structure, bioactivities and applications of Tremella polysaccharides – PMC (nih.gov)
- Consuming Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) Mushrooms Daily Improves Human Immunity: A Randomized Dietary Intervention in Healthy Young Adults – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Continuous intake of the Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) aqueous extract suppresses cancer progression and maintains body temperature in mice – PMC (nih.gov)
- Recent Developments in Inonotus obliquus (Chaga mushroom) Polysaccharides: Isolation, Structural Characteristics, Biological Activities and Application – PMC (nih.gov)