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A deep dive into the benefits of mushrooms
by Rachel Hoffman Nov 11, 2022
Do you find yourself on edge more than usual lately? Do you start your day feeling stressed out and just can’t seem to shake it? These days, it seems like we’re all busier, more stressed, and more overwhelmed, and trying to figure out what to do about it can be stressful, too! If you find yourself in need of a “chill pill” from time to time, our new Stress Gummies are a natural way to manage your stress. Stress Gummies combine five organic adaptogenic functional mushrooms into delicious vegan gummies that help you keep your chill even in times of high stress. If you’re new to the world of functional mushrooms, welcome! There’s a lot to learn, but we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about the benefits of mushrooms used in our Stress Gummies and why they were carefully selected as part of our organic five-mushroom blend.
What are functional mushrooms and why are they used?
You may have heard the term “adaptogens” before — adaptogens are natural substances like plants or mushrooms that may help your body adapt to stress and support overall well-being. Functional mushrooms are adaptogens, and each kind of mushroom has its own benefits. The ingredients in Stress Gummies come from the fruiting body of the mushroom, which contains the most of the beneficial compounds these mushrooms are known for.
Which functional mushrooms are in Stress Gummies?
The five mushrooms used in Stress Gummies were specifically chosen for their mood-boosting properties and overall wellness benefits. Together, these mushrooms can help support more manageable stress levels and a greater sense of calm. Let’s take a deep dive to learn more about the benefits of mushrooms found in Stress Gummies:
Maitake: “The Dancing Mushroom”
Maitake is also known as “hen-of-the-woods” and is one of the largest mushroom species, often growing up to 100 pounds. Maitake contains a wide variety of beneficial compounds, including niacin, riboflavin, vitamin D, phosphorus, and potassium, offering a number of health-supporting benefits. Not only may maitake help promote a healthy stress response, but it also contains antioxidants and beta-glucans that help deliver immune support as well.
Reishi: “The Elixir of Life”
Reishi has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to bring balance and harmony. Containing antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients, reishi works synergistically with other mushrooms and may help support the alleviation of stress and fatigue as well as a healthy stress response.
Lion’s Mane: “The Smart Mushroom”
Sometimes called “bearded tooth,” lion’s mane isn’t your traditional-looking mushroom. Instead of a cap, this mushroom has spiny white structures that resemble a lion’s mane. These mushrooms are frequently featured in gourmet cuisine and are rich in vitamins and minerals like thiamine, riboflavin, zinc and potassium. In addition to its mood-boosting effects, lion’s mane may also help support mental clarity and agility.
Cordyceps: “Himalayan Viagra”
Cordyceps, also called “caterpillar fungi,” is known for the wide variety of vitamins it contains, including vitamins B1, B2, B12, D, E, L, and K. Once reserved for the exclusive use of royalty, Cordyceps may help boost energy and endurance levels, helping you feel less fatigued and more refreshed.
Turkey Tail: “Cloud Mushroom”
Turkey tail is one of the most well studied of the functional mushrooms and works together with the other adaptogens in Stress Gummies to help keep your stress levels in check. Turkey tail may provide energy-boosting support, contains immune-supporting beta-glucans, and may help support gut health.
Are you ready to try a natural “chill pill”? Find out how the functional mushroom blend in Stress Gummies can help you stay chill in the most stressful of situations. Still have questions? Our Certified Wellness Coaches are here with all the answers you need and to help you customize your routine with the functional ingredients that are right for you.
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