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Chaga mushrooms are known as the king of medical mushrooms, due to their potent adaptogenic abilities and effects.  They improve the body and brain’s ability to adapt to stress, training the nervous system to help keep us calm and levelheaded in situations of increased stress and anxiety.  This great ability to help us adapt to stress and calm down makes Chaga mushrooms excellent to take before bed to help us to get to sleep and have a better quality of sleep. Chaga mushrooms are very nutrient dense, containing Vitamin B, Vitamin D, Magnesium and many minerals and macronutrients.  Magnesium supports relaxation and muscle recovery. Chaga mushrooms are a high source of melanin which helps protect hair and skin from UV damage and prevents sunspots and skin cancer from forming.  It is recommended to take Chaga mushrooms daily.  Most benefits will be noticed after 3 weeks.

Lion’s Mane mushrooms are known as the smart mushroom because of their well studied and proven ability to improve cognitive functions such as focus, concentration and memory while reducing brain fog. These effects are a huge benefit for elderly people with neurodegenerative diseases like Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  People with A.D.D and A.D.H.D can also greatly benefit from these effects of the Lion’s Mane mushroom extract. Lion’s Mane mushrooms have also been proven to lower blood sugar levels.  People with diabetes, after a few weeks of daily use, find pain from diabetic nerve damage in the hands and feet is greatly reduced. Lion’s Mane mushroom extracts are a great natural antidepressant.  Many studies and reports have shown they repair and rebuild brain cells in the hippocampus, which is a part of the brain responsible for memory and emotional response.  People that consume Lion’s Mane mushrooms daily experience mood elevation, lower stress and anxiety levels and an overall sense of calm.  Though Lion’s Mane mushrooms are nonintoxicating, they have been shown to cross the blood brain barrier which is why you start to feel their benefits almost immediately.

Cordyceps mushrooms and their extracts are most well known for their ability to provide a clean, natural boost in energy, reduce fatigue and increase libido.  In fact, traditional Chinese and Eastern European medicine has been using Cordyceps extracts to treat their elderly population for these very reasons.  People with A.D.D and A.D.H.D can benefit from the improved energy.  Combined with Lion’s Main mushroom extract and Chaga mushroom extract, the Cordyceps mushrooms form a symbiotic relationship within the brain and nervous system.  This can be used as a great natural alternative to harmful A.D.D and A.D.H.D medication and the side effects that come with them.  Used as a pre-workout,  Cordyceps mushrooms will add stamina to your routine, with high levels of antioxidants and polysaccharides acting as a powerful anti-inflammatory.  Your body will heal faster from the inflammation caused by exercise, thereby boosting exercise performance.  With over 750 different species of Cordyceps mushrooms, it is important to make sure you are consuming the right one with proven and researched benefits.  The C.Sinensis species specifically has been proven to have the most benefits of all the species. High quality companies like Harmonic Arts clearly label the C.Sinensis and Cordyceps mycelium extract on their packaging and use the whole fruiting body of the mushroom which is important for a high potency and quality extract.

 Turkey Tail mushrooms are a superpower fungus with multiple well researched and documented benefits from improved gut health, enhanced immune response, liver and lung health and much more.  In fact, a tremendous amount of modern medical studies and over a thousand years of traditional Chinese medicine have made the Turkey Tail mushroom the world’s most researched medical mushroom.  It has also shown that this mushroom, or more specifically their extracts, are a potent and effective treatment for a multitude of cancers.  By using as a daily supplement, Turkey Tail mushrooms have proven to benefit the overall health of the human body.  Extremely rich in antioxidants and polysaccharides, they work as a powerful natural anti-inflammatory that can help ease the pain caused by inflammation and other symptoms of conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes and heart disease.  Used as a prebiotic, Turkey Tail extracts will enhance the growth of beneficial bacteria and majorly improve your gut microbiome, which has a direct impact on 70%-80% of your total immune system.  With all of these medically studied and proven benefits, and thousands more future studies coming, Turkey Tail mushroom extracts are a powerhouse supplement that should be added to your daily diet and not be overlooked.

 Reishi mushrooms are known as the mushroom of immortality because of their longevity enhancing, adaptogenic and wide range of calming and stress relieving abilities.  Reishi mushroom extracts have shown to improve the adrenal gland function, having a direct positive impact on the HPA (hypothalamic pituitary adrenal) which is a complex mechanism that regulates many physiological processes like immune response, metabolism, autonomic nervous system and much more.  Because of these beneficial properties, the Reishi mushroom is a great choice for reducing stressors and achieving an overall sense of calm and tranquility.  By improving neurotransmitter and hormone regulation, the Reishi extracts have shown to boost serotonin and dopamine response in the brain and lessen the effects of stress and low mood.  Many studies have reported an increase in total sleep time and an overall improvement of sleep quality in people that consume Reishi extract daily due to its high levels of triterpenes.  Combined with Chaga mushrooms, both extracts form an entourage effect that is proven to lower stress, improve sleep and elevate mood, helping you stay in a more balanced, healthier state of mind.

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