Only the Highest Quality Mushrooms, containing all of the researched benefits are included in this product. Each mushroom powder is a 10:1 concentrated and high potency extract. The capsules contain the following mushroom extracts in equal proportions along with their corresponding benefits:
Cordyceps, also known as "The Caterpillar Fungus", grows at high altitudes of at least 14,000 to 21,000 feet in the wild of the Himalayas, China and Tibet. The Legend goes that the indigenous people of Tibet would once take their yaks to the high altitudes of the Himalayas. Once there, the yaks would start to eat Cordyceps from the ground and show great strength and vitality, despite the vast distance they had travelled.
It soon became clear that if this is what it could do for the yaks, surely it would be beneficial to the people of Tibet too. And this theory was proven true. Those who consumed Cordyceps had greater stamina, and their respiratory problems and illnesses all subsided. The word spread, and it was once only legal to consume Cordyceps in the Emperor's palace.
Modern findings have shown that Cordyceps may improve the functioning of the lungs and kidneys, promote vitality, increase antioxidant levels and strengthen the immune system. One of the most famous health benefits of Cordyceps is its ability to promote vitality and athletic performance.
In the 1993 Athletic Games in Beijing, three world records were broken by the women's track and field team. There was a public outcry as to how many records were broken in one event. The secret of the team's success was revealed to be an elixir made from Cordyceps Mushroom to naturally improve their athletic performance. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is often believed that one's health can be determined by the strength of their lungs and kidneys. Therefore, Cordyceps Mushrooms is seen as one of the greatest herbs of all time.
Duanwood Reishi Mushroom is one of the most famous tonic herbs of all time and has been used for thousands of years to promote the healthy functioning of the immune system, fight stress and increase vitality. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reishi Mushroom is often referred to as "The Mushroom Of Immortality"
Reishi has been one of the most revered herbal substances in China for over 2,000 years. The Ancient Chinese considered Reishi Mushroom to be a miracle herb. Reishi is found all over the world, especially in remote, pristine environments, and was a long favoured tonic food for the Chinese Royal Family. There are six different varieties of Reishi Mushroom, with Duanwood Red Reishi being the most common. Reishi Mushrooms have a woody, bitter taste and are often made into a tea In Shen Nong's Classic Book On Medicine, Reishi was considered to be "The Most Superior Of All Herbs".
The Legend Of Reishi Mushroom
In Ancient Taoist texts, Reishi Mushrooms were said to bring happiness and health to those who consumed it. Taoist Priests would often include Reishi Mushroom in their potions to grant a long and healthy life. Legend has it that once the Emperor heard of the healing powers of Reishi, he sent a fleet of ships of 300 men and women to bring it back to him from the mountains. The ship did not reach its destination, but ended up on an island and the men and women founded a new nation there. According to the legend, the island was Japan.
What Are The Health Benefits Of Reishi Mushroom?
Reishi Mushrooms are often prescribed in Traditional Chinese Medicine to strengthen the immune system, relieve stress and promote vitality, healthy aging and well-being. They are extremely rich in Polysaccharides, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
In Ancient China, it was said that Reishi could calm the mind, strenghten the heart and build wisdom. It has often been favoured "the ultimate anti-stress herb", as many mountain hermits, monks, spiritual seekers and Taoist adepts would seek it due to its ability to calm the mind, aid meditation and promote sound, healthy sleep.
Throughout time, Reishi Mushroom has been immortalised on paintings, statues and the robes of emperors, such is the esteem that it is held. Therefore, Reishi Mushroom is also considered by many to be one of the greatest herbs of all time.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Lion’s mane, also known as Hericium Erinaceus, is a medicinal mushroom that has long been treasured in Japan and China as an edible fungi and health tonic. The cream-coloured mushroom commonly grows on dead oak and beech trees in Asia, North America and parts of Europe, and its unusual cascading spines have earned it the nickname of the pom pom mushroom. We collect ten pounds of high grade, whole lion's mane mushrooms and concentrate them into one pound of potent extract powder that is 100% natural and free from added ingredients.
The Health Benefits Of Lion’s Mane Mushrooms
Dr. Kawasagi was the first person to identify the presence of two nerve growth factors (NGF) in the mushroom, which both play an important role in the development and survival of nerve cells. These findings have led lion's mane mushrooms to be studied in several large scientific research projects, including their potential against Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Lion’s mane mushrooms have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2,000 years, as they are believed to promote healthy brain and cognitive function, aid digestion and improve muscular co-ordination. They are also rich in minerals, amino acids, polypeptides, fatty acids and polysaccharides which may support a healthy immune system.
Shiitake Mushroom Shiitake mushrooms predominantly grow in parts of Asia on dead, hardwood trees such as oak, chestnut and beech. The word shiitake stems from the chestnut tree ‘shita’ and the Japanese word for mushroom, 'take'. The use of shiitake mushrooms dates back to 199AD, when they were presented as gifts to the emperor and hailed as ‘the elixir of life’. Our shiitake is formulated from ten pounds of the highest grade of shiitake mushrooms which are then concentrated into one pound of potent and pure extract powder. This means that you will get ten times the nutritional goodness of raw shiitake mushrooms in each and every serving.
The Health Benefits Of Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake mushrooms are extremely rich in polysaccharides including beta-glucans and lentinan, which have been shown to help enhance the immune system and aid its natural ability to ward off certain illnesses. It contains a compound called lentinan, which is commonly used to treat a number of immune disorders.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, shiitake mushrooms are believed to help protect the liver, promote energy and address certain nutritional deficiencies. Shiitake mushrooms are rich in protein and Vitamin C, D, B2, B6, fibre, copper, pantothenic acid, selenium, manganese, niacin and folate.
Turkey Tail MushroomTurkey Tail Mushrooms are found worldwide, mainly on various types of trees, branches and logs. They are called Turkey Tail due to their unique apperance, which in Asia represents longevity, health and immortality.
The Health Benefits Of Turkey Tail Mushrooms
It is believed that, like other Medicinal Mushrooms, Turkey Tail may strengthen the body's immune system. Studies have taken place for the past three decades to show how Turkey Tail Mushrooms may enhance conventional therapies that treat certain illnesses. A recent study at the Univeristy Of Minnesota reported that Trametes Versicolor (Turkey Tail) may boost immunity in women with breast cancer. Those who consumed Turkey Tail had enhanced immune function without any side effects.
Turkey Tail Mushrooms are also prescribed in Traditional Chinese Medicine to reduce phlegm in the body, to calm the mind, support digestion, reduce infections and promote vitality.
Maitake MushroomMaitake, Grifola Frondosa or Hen Of The Woods, is an edible fungi which grows wild around select oak trees. Maitake is commonly found in Japan and North America, and is famously used to support and strengthen the immune system.
In Japan Maitake means "The Dancing Mushroom", as those who found it in the wild would literally jump for joy. In fact, Maitake Mushrooms were once worth their weight in silver during medieval times.
Maitake Mushrooms are still sought after today, with many chef and food lovers finding the taste to be exceptional for culinary purposes and beneficial health effects.
The Health Benefits Of Maitake Mushrooms
Like other Medicinal Mushrooms, Maitake is often precribed to help strengthen the immune system and ward off certain illnesses. It is believed that the Polysacharides found in Medicinal Mushrooms such as Maitake help stimulate the body's own natural ability to fight certain illness without affecting healthy cells.
Maitake Mushroom is also prescribed in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japan to increase vitality, support liver health, balance blood sugar levels and boost cellular health.