by Colleen Russell
Graphics by Kerrie Bross
Superfood Mushroom Supplements
Dr. Mercola, a renouned natural health activist and nutritional researcher, released a report this month on the health and nutritional benefits of mushrooms. Here at Nourishing World, we were floored to have an authority in our field speak out about something that we have known for a long time: Mushrooms are a powerful superfood. In ancient Chinese medicine, mushrooms have long been revered for their antioxidant and immune-boosting qualities. In recent years, scientists have noted that eating certain mushroom supplements are more effective than some expensive pharmaceuticals at treating cancer and MS.
Exciting Health Discoveries about Medicinal Mushroom Supplements
According to nine newly-released laboratory studies, Dr. Mercola says that the benefits of mushrooms go far beyond adding nutritional balance to your diet. Mushroom supplements can aid in respiratory function, weight loss, decreasing inflammation, and even repairing nerve damage. Mushrooms are often an important componenent in body-building supplements because of their effectiveness at building and repairing muscle tissue.
Vegetarian Protein Source
Mushroom supplements are a fantastic vegetarian protein source that are low in calories, fat, and carbohydrates but high in fiber. Plant-based protein powder with mushrooms does not cause the same bulk or bloat effect associated with whey and soy protein use, and is a more bioavailable energy source.
Whole Mushrooms vs Mushroom Supplements
For some members of the family, pushing mushrooms will always be an uphill battle. Some people just can’t get used to the taste, the texture, or the look of whole mushrooms. Luckily, you can supplement with either encapsulated whole-food mushrooms supplements or mushroom-based protein powder.
For several years, the Nourishing World store has carried a line of mushroom supplements that includes Perfect Revive Acai and Perfect Cordyceps. Cordyceps began to garner a lot of attention when one of the medicinal mushroom’s components was isolated as having potential as a cancer-fighting drug. We highly recommend Cordyceps as an all-natural anti-inflammatory supplement. We have had happy customers report that it was helpful in alleviating the symptoms of their asthma and arthritis. One regular Cordyceps supplement user even credited these supplements with helping her train for a marathon.
Mushroom Protein Powder
Perfect Plant Protein is Perfect Supplements’ revolutionary new vegetarian protein powder. This vegetarian protein source combines all-natural brown rice, hemp, and mushroom proteins with digestive enzymes and healthy probiotics. The diverse array of mushrooms found in Perfect Plant Protein include Reishi, King Trumpet, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail, Shiitake and Maitake mushrooms.