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  • Writer's pictureElyse Ipsen

Medicinal Mushrooms For A Strong Immune System

There are many different kinds of medicinal mushrooms that are used to strengthen the immune system. Medicinal mushrooms are full of nutrients like protein, fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B, zinc, copper, and calcium. They are full of antioxidants such as polyphenols and selenium which scavenge for free radicals. The anti-inflammatory compounds found in medicinal mushrooms are great for boosting the immune system..

Agarakon is an extraordinary medicinal mushroom species known to the ancient greeks as the elixir of long life. Agarikon mushrooms have been known to improve lung health and help treat tuberculosis. Agarikon has shown exceptionally strong activity against viruses and they are non-toxic to human cells.

Shiitake mushrooms are widely cultivated and one the most thoroughly researched and documented medical mushrooms. They have been known to increase energy, boost the immune system and help prevent cancer. Shiitake mushrooms are a popular source of protein in Japan and a major staple in China. Shiitake mushrooms contain all eight essential amino acids as well as a good blend of vitamins and minerals.

Medicinal mushrooms can be added to salads and soups or taken in powder form. Just add a spoonful to your morning smoothie or sprinkle on your veggies.

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