Introducing the Organic Multi-Mushroom Immunity Blend

With cold and flu season about to kick off, our immune systems need all the help they can get! We’ve launched our brand-new Organic Mushroom Immunity Blend just in time, with not one, not two, but FIVE immune-boosting mushroom extracts in one: 

  • Shiitake mushroom. One of the most popular types of mushroom, shiitake has been used in Eastern cuisine and medicine for centuries and is believed to increase longevity.[1]
  • Maitake mushroom. Japanese for ‘dancing mushroom’, maitake earned its name because people were said to dance with happiness thanks to its healing properties. 
  • Chaga mushroom. This cold-weather mushroom resembles a clump of mud but has a distinctive orange centre packed with beneficial compounds. 
  • Reishi mushroom. Reishi is a tropical fungus known as the “ancient mushroom of immortality” in its native Asia.[2][3]
  • Lion’s Mane mushroom. This striking mushroom gets its name from the cascades of strands that hang off it, and is also known for its cognitive and digestive benefits. 

The Organic Mushroom Immunity Blend also contains some superstar supporting ingredients that not only enhance the benefits, but pack some pretty amazing rewards of their own. 

  • Astragalus root is a fundamental herb in Chinese medicine, most commonly used for gut health.
  • Black pepper is known as the King of Spices in Ayurvedic medicine. [4][5] A potent ingredient in its own right, it also increases the absorption of other beneficial organic supplements like turmeric by as much as 2000%.[6]

How can the Organic Mushroom Blend support your immune system?

Studies look very promising so far and suggest that the blend can work alongside a healthy diet and an active lifestyle to support immunity. Here’s how…

The polysaccharide compounds in shiitake may improve immune strength,[7] rejuvenate immune cells,[8] and even slow or reverse the normal age-related decline of your immune system.[9] 

Lion’s Mane also contains beneficial polysaccharides that may stimulate activity in your intestinal immune system,[10][11] and it supports the healthy gut bacteria necessary to produce key disease-fighting cells.[12]

Both chaga and reishi mushrooms have been shown to stimulate creation of white blood cells and key immune proteins,[13][14][15][16][17] which may help you to fight off infection. Reishi is even thought to alter genetic pathways in white blood cells[18] and trigger the body’s ‘natural killer cells’.[19][20]

Supporting the immune power of the mushrooms, astragalus root may also promote healing and restoration of the immune system via the production of key cells.[21][22]

What else can it do?

May fight inflammation and oxidative stress

Inflammation is a normal immune response, but when it becomes chronic, it can cause serious health problems. It’s thought to be linked to everything from cardiovascular disease and dementia to diabetes and premature ageing.[23][24][25]  

Excessive inflammation can be caused by oxidative stress, which is when you don’t have enough antioxidants in your body to fight damaging chemicals called free radicals. The high antioxidant content of mushrooms may be able to help. 

Lion’s Mane mushroom, for example, is a potent source of antioxidants and has been shown to reduce oxidative stress, inflammation, and chronic illness risk.[26][27][28][29] The immune system’s ‘natural killer cells’, stimulated by reishi mushrooms, can also fight inflammation, [19][20] while chaga and shiitake appear to block the release of harmful inflammatory proteins.[13][8][30][31]

When it comes to inflammation, the real star player in the Organic Mushroom Blend is black pepper. Piperine, the main active compound, is an incredibly powerful antioxidant[32] shown to reduce free radical damage,[33][34] possibly protect against chronic disease,[35] and relieve everything from joint swelling[35][36] to respiratory irritation.[37][38]

May improve heart health

High LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides are major risk factors for heart disease, while high HDL (“good”) cholesterol has a protective effect on the heart. 

Shiitake, chaga, Lion’s Mane, maitake and black pepper have all been shown to lower LDL and triglycerides and increase HDL, suggesting that they can help to support a healthy heart and protect against cardiovascular disease.[1][39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46][347][48][49][50]

Shiitake is also believed to have a positive effect on blood pressure,[1][51] another risk factor in heart disease, and it helps to reduce fatty build-up in the liver.[52] Both shiitake and Lion’s Mane may prevent fatty deposits on the artery walls,[52][53]  and Lion’s Mane has an anti-clotting effect on the blood,[54] all of which can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. 

May regulate blood sugar and protect against diabetes

Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing chronic diseases in the world, with terrible complications like blindness, organ failure, loss of limbs and premature death. Managing your blood sugar levels and keeping inflammation to a minimum is key to preventing diabetes, and research shows that certain types of mushrooms may help. 

Both maitake and chaga mushrooms have been shown to lower blood glucose levels in animal studies,[43][44][55][56][57][58] while Lion’s Mane may keep blood glucose stable by blocking the function of an enzyme that breaks down carbs.[59][60][61][62]

Finally, black pepper is thought to improve glucose metabolism,[63][64][65] restore proper insulin function,[66] and keep blood sugar spikes at bay.[67]

May support a healthy digestive system

If your digestive system is in distress, the rest of your body will be, too. That includes your immune system, which we now know is heavily influenced by the microbiota (friendly bacteria) throughout your digestive tract. 

Research shows that Lion’s Mane is particularly promising in maintaining a healthy gut. You can read more about the science-based benefits here , but to summarise, Lion’s Mane may: 

  • Prevent the growth of a bacteria that causes stomach ulcers.[68][69][70][71]
  • Protect against alcohol- or drug-induced stomach ulcers.[72]
  • Reduce tissue damage from disorders like colitis or inflammatory bowel disease.[73][74][75][76]

Astragalus has also been shown to have a positive effect on gut health. It may:

  • Improve absorption of amino acids, peptides, fatty acids and vitamins.[77][78]
  • Repair ulcerated and damaged intestinal tissue.[77]
  • Reduce inflammation in the digestive tract.[77] 
  • Restore microbiota function.[79] 

These are just a few of the benefits of these magical medicinal mushrooms, and with the Organic Mushroom Blend, you can get them all in one place. 

Is the Organic Mushroom Blend safe?

The available research says that yes, the ingredients are safe for most people.

That said, if you have liver or kidney problems, it’s best to be on the safe side and avoid the Organic Mushroom Blend. Pregnant or breastfeeding women and people with blood disorders or low blood pressure should also steer clear.[82]

Due to the immune-boosting properties of the ingredients, you should avoid Organic Mushroom Blend if you’re undergoing immune therapy (e.g. for transplant, HIV, autoimmune disorders, etc.) as it may interfere with your treatment. 

If you have any concerns, or you experience any worrying side effects, see your doctor. 

Get your Organic Mushroom Immunity Blend in time for winter

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