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Turkey Tail Mushroom Powder [1oz]


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Turkey Tail Mushroom Powder [1oz]

Benefit #1: Contain Cancer Fighting Properties

Mushrooms may have cancer fighting properties. In a 2010 study, they researched five different mushrooms. These included maitake, crimini, portobello, oyster, and white button. They found that the consumption of these mushrooms was linked to significantly suppressing the growth of cancer cells, especially breast cancer.

In addition, shiitake mushrooms contain the lentinan compound. Lentinan is a sugar molecule which is associated with extending the survival rate of cancer patients. In Japan, a study found that the presence of the sugar molecule suppressed stomach cancer. The compound does not kill cancer cells directly, but it does boost the immune system, which aids in providing the body with a stronger defense line against cancer.

Benefit #2: Boosts The Immune System

As mentioned above, the sugar molecule lentinan boosts the immune system, which strengthens the immune system when in the face of harmful pathogens. In addition to lentinan, mushrooms also contain the immune booster sugar, beta-glucan.Beta-glucans also known as beta D-glucans, are found in the cell walls of many mushroom types. These beta-glucans boost the immune system. Some examples of their immune boosting activities include increasing the number of Th1 lymphocytes in the blood and reducing inflammation in the body, which is deeply connected to numerous health issues. Beta glucans are found in many species of mushrooms, including the common button mushroom.

Benefit #3: They Help Lower Cholesterol

Not only are mushrooms cholesterol free, they also have properties which help lower cholesterol levels in the body, essentially making it an amazing food not only for everyone, but for individuals who are watching their LDL levels. In one study, they found the pink oyster mushroom reduced LDL cholesterol in rats with high cholesterol.

The popular shiitake mushroom assists the liver in quickly processing cholesterol and removing it from the blood stream. This action helps keep blood cholesterol levels low. In addition, this action prevents cholesterol from sticking to arterial walls and forming plaque build-up. Plaque build-up is very harmful as it can cause high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, or even a heart attack and death if left untreated.

Benefit #4: High In Vitamin D

Vitamin D is rarely found in fruits or vegetables. Most sources with significant amounts of vitamin D include fatty fish, tuna, and fortified foods such as orange juice and milk. Mushrooms are different as they are one of the few non-animal sources that contain vitamin D without being fortified.

Mushrooms are like humans in which they absorb vitamin D from the sun. Even exposing the mushroom to high levels of ultraviolet can provide the mushroom with vitamin D. Mushrooms containing vitamin D is great for vegans who may have trouble adding vitamin D to their diets. In addition, mushrooms are also beginning to be fortified, which will increase their vitamin D content. Vitamin D is essential for bone health.Benefit #5: Fights Aging

Mushrooms are a great anti-aging food. In a study conducted in 2017, a team of Penn State researchers found that mushrooms have high amounts of two antioxidants, ergothioneine and glutathione, which are both linked to containing anti-aging properties. What is especially beneficial about mushrooms is that the food contains both antioxidants. Most foods do not contain both in high amounts, making mushrooms one of the highest dietary sources of anti-aging compounds.

Mushrooms can be easily incorporated into the diet. They can be added to salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, as garnishes, and so on. The possibilities are truly endless with the fungi. In addition, they are also very easy to cook. Thrown onto the stove with olive oil, the fungi cooks in minutes. Overcooking the food can lead to loss of nutrients, thus it is important not to overcook the mushrooms.




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