Medicinal Mushrooms: How Fungi Can Improve Your Life

Lion's Mane, Turkey Tail, Reishi and Cordyceps just to name a few...

Here it comes! Another simple natural medicinal remedy that has a massive negative stigma behind it. Mushrooms. Not Psilocybin (ya know, the kind you tried one time in the woods with your friends? Not the ones that had you either throwing up or seeing dancing trees). These, my friend are much better and have zero intoxicating effects!


Medicinal Mushrooms have been foraged and used as alternative medicine in many different countries for thousands of years. The first known description of Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) Mushrooms as recorded in 1797 by German mycologist Christian Hendrik Persoon. Ancient Chinese texts have described Lion's Mane Mushroom as a daily elixir for overall wellness.. It is clear that for centuries these mushrooms have been helping people obtain lasting wellness through natural plant based options.


Medicinal mushrooms have an active ingredient called Beta-Glucans. Beta- Glucans are found in the cell wall of mushrooms. They are compounds known as amino glucose polymers called Chitin. Once the chitin is consumed and broken down by high heat temperatures; the body's immune cells consume the converted chitin which now called beta-glucans. Beta Glucans help with immune support.


Listed below are some examples of commonly known medicinal mushrooms and their potential therapeutic benefits.

Lion's Mane Mushroom

Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Lion's Mane Mushroom:

  1. Immune Support
  2. Strengthens Stomach
  3. Memory/Cognitive function support
  4. Blood Sugar Regulating
  5. Nerve Repair
  6. Gastric Support
  7. Calms the Spirit
  8. Lifts Mood

DO NOT CONSUME IF YOU HAVE AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE or ASTHMA . Lion's Mane has the potential to activate the immune response in the body. If your immune system is overactive- avoid Lion's Mane. Lion's Mane may also exacerbate the symptoms of asthma.

Turkey Tail Mushroom

Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Turkey Tail Mushroom:

  1. Cholesterol Regulating
  2. Immune Support

Reishi Mushroom

Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Reishi Mushroom:

  1. Relieves Pain
  2. Improves Cognitive Function
  3. Protects the Liver
  4. Immune Support
  5. Lifts Mood and Calms the Spirit
  6. Promotes Energy