Mushrooms and Immunity – Yes, It’s a Thing
I have been thinking a lot about my immune system lately and how I can keep it functioning at its best to protect me during COVID and Flu season. A while back, I discovered this amazing company called Your Super. They make superfood powders that I have started using religiously. For the record, I am rarely sick! I wanted to share a few fun facts about one of their mixes; MAGIC MUSHROOM. I add it to my coffee daily. Here is some info directly from their blog about Chaga mushrooms. Enjoy!
CHAGA MUSHROOM BENEFIT #1 – It’s can boost the immune system.
If you’re looking to fight off the common cold or other illnesses, chaga mushrooms might help!
Chaga mushrooms are powerful immune boosters. This is because they contain beta-glucans, naturally occurring polysaccharides that “increase host immune defense by activating complement system, enhancing macrophages and natural killer cell function.”
Another way chaga mushrooms can boost the immune system is by promoting the formation of cytokines. These proteins are the immune system’s chemical messengers and stimulate white blood cells, which are the body’s first responders to infections or bacteria and viruses.
CHAGA MUSHROOM BENEFIT #2 – It’s anti-inflammatory.
Turmeric isn’t the only superfood that’s been shown to reduce inflammation!
Inflammation is the immune system’s defense mechanism against injury and infection. The immune system responds by either treating or repairing the damage or it signals the body to fight back against harmful invaders, such as bacteria or viruses.
Some inflammation is necessary, but chronic inflammation can lead to chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even cancer.
Remember those cytokines? There are two kinds: beneficial cytokines and harmful cytokines. When it comes to inflammation, harmful cytokines can trigger it.
But research shows that chaga mushrooms can prevent the production of harmful cytokines.
If you are interested in trying MAGIC MUSHROOM and boosting your immune system, click HERE, and enter code CHC15 at checkout to save 15%. (full disclosure: Clementine is affiliated with Your Super, so I do get a small amount of our purchase)
To your immunity!
I am a seeker of balance. With each of my clients we search to find, what can we do with the biological resources we have to feel good in our bodies? How can we maximize our body’s unique potential in a way that respects body diversity, takes our different lifestyles into account, and empowers us to bypass harmful societal messaging around what we’re “supposed” to look like?