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Why Are Mushrooms Good For You

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For thousands of years, mushrooms have been used for both nutritional benefits and medicinal properties all over the world. Healthy Mushroom Benefits Wild mushrooms were used by the ancient Greeks to provide strength for warriors in battle. Mushrooms were considered 'Food of the Gods' by Ancient Romans. The Chinese culture has treasured mushrooms as an “elixir of life.” Mushrooms are considered a vegetable when it comes to dietary recommendations, but they are actually neither a plant nor animal. They belong to the fungal kingdom, and have several key differences that distinguish them from plants and animals. For example, unlike plants...

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Mushrooms Vitamins D3 | Mushroom Vitamins For Health

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Vitamins are nutrients that the body cannot create, so we must consume them in our diet. The exception however is vitamin D which the body can produce on its own. Despite its name, vitamin D is not a vitamin, but a prohormone, or precursor of a hormone. What is Vitamin D3? Vitamin D is a nutrient that helps the body use calcium and phosphorous to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D is unique in that it can be synthesized by the body after exposure to ultraviolet rays from sunlight. Too little vitamin D can cause calcium and phosphorus levels...

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Healthy Mushrooms Discover the Health Benefits of Mushrooms

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Healthy Mushroom Benefits Mushrooms have been used as medicine for thousands of years. Wild mushrooms were used by the ancient Greeks to provide strength for warriors in battle. Mushrooms were considered 'Food of the Gods' by Ancient Romans. The Chinese culture has treasured mushrooms as an “elixir of life.” Traditional Chinese medicine continues to highly value medicinal mushrooms. Mushrooms are considered a vegetable when it comes to dietary recommendations, but they are actually neither a plant nor animal. They belong to the fungal kingdom, and have several key differences that distinguish them from plants and animals. For example, unlike plants...

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Mushrooms Natural Source of Beta Glucan

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Functional mushrooms have a long history of being used for medicinal purposes worldwide. Many bacteria fungi, including Reishi and Turkey Tail, have many potential health benefits, from supporting immune health to combating cancerous cells. These functional mushroom benefits come from the many nutrients and bioactive ingredients contained inside them. Of particular note is a polysaccharide called beta-glucan, which is a potent biological response modifier. Learn how beta glucan supplementation can stimulate the immune system and boost your overall health and why functional mushrooms are the best way to get them. What Is Beta Glucan? Beta glucans are a polysaccharide, like cellulose, glucose, and...

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7 Chaga Benefits for Skin

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You may have heard about the benefits of Chaga before, but did you know it can promote healthy skin as well? Chaga mushroom inonotus obliquus has been used around the world for centuries. Typically found on birch trees in Russia, Japan, China, Korea, Alaska, and Canada. The multitude of Chaga health benefits has made it popular for improving overall health and treating illnesses. With so many benefits Chaga can improve skin health as well. Chaga Mushroom Skin Benefits Chaga comes with a variety of benefits that can help support the appearance and health of skin, hair, and nails. It contains many...

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