Some mushrooms have so much healing potential that it is indeed a shame that more people don’t realize this and take advantage of this incredible healing food. Do уоu know what kinds оf mushrooms уоu еаt and what nutrіеntѕ thеу соntаіn?
However, most people do not understand the medicinal value and true healing potential of certain mushrooms, such as Reishi and Chaga. One common ingredient in medicinal mushrooms is polysaccharides, a type of complex carbohydrate that activates cancer-fighting blood cells, macrophages, and T-lymphocytes, stimulates interferon, and improves the immune function of the cells.
While polysaccharides stimulate immune function in the body, they appear to have no toxic effects the way, so many pharmaceutical drugs do.
Medicinal mushrooms help to normalize the body’s own defense system, thereby assisting the body to resist and fight off diseases. Chaga mushroom, which grows in one of the coldest regions of the world, has been known to suck all the nutrients out of the birch tree, and then the tree just naturally dies.
The Chaga mushroom retains all of those healing nutrients, which can then be transported into the human body, often in the form of a tea or an extract. Some extracts are made with alcohol which depletes some of the powerful antioxidants.
Mushrooms, particularly Chaga mushrooms, may hold the key to strengthening your immune system. With all the toxins in our food and even in the air and our environment, we owe it to ourselves to do whatever we can to keep our own immune system in optimal health, especially as we age.
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