When it comes to Mushrooms, there is a plethora of information about the health benefits associated with our favourite fungus. If you’re new to the world of medicinal mushrooms, it can be overwhelming to decipher and digest exactly what powers this superfood has on your health. So, we’ve broken down the basics to give you the upper hand on these disease-fighting baddies, and how they’re more than an ‘alternative solution’.
What is Mushroom Powder?
Mushroom powder is exactly what it sounds like – dried mushrooms that have been processed into powder form. Depending on which powder you take, is the type of mushroom you’re consuming, though taking it in a powdered form means you’re consuming a higher concentration of the fungi’s natural nutrients!
Here at TAKe, our powders are classified as full spectrum mushroom powders, which means we’ve combined the benefits from every stage of the mushroom life cycle, without any residual material or nastiness. This means a higher quality product which includes antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that other mushroom extracts do not!
In other words, you’re getting a better bang for your buck!
Types of Mushrooms:
Different mushroom variants can serve different health concerns. Our 4 chosen mushroom powders have been selected for their unique health benefits and wide range of bio active compounds.
Named after its resemblance to an actual lion’s mane based on its shaggy white exterior, Lions Mane is a popular mushroom for those looking to boost their memory and cognitive function. Lion’s mane mushrooms contain bioactive substances that have beneficial effects on the body, especially the brain, heart and gut.
Known widely for its high levels of adenosine and amino acids, Cordyceps helps our body’s production of ATP, which provides energy for our bodies living cells. Due to these energy increasing properties, Cordyceps can even be taken as a pre-workout or stimulant!
Many know Reishi for being the Queen Mushroom, this superfood helps to restore your hormonal balance, and can even assist with repairing postpartum hair loss and reduced stress levels.
Our most popular powder, this blend is a combination of Chaga, Reishi, Lions Mane and Cordyceps, which means you get a combination of all these mushroom benefits, in one convenient powder. Win/ win!
What are the key benefits?
Where do we start? Medicinal mushrooms are jam-packed with a rich and dense nutritional profile, including:
- Rich in Protein
- Low in simple carbohydrates
- High in Complex carbohydrates (Polysaccharides – Beta-Glucans)
- High in anti-oxidants
- Contain most of the essential Amino Acids
- Low in fat
- High in fibre
- 0% cholesterol
- Good source of essential minerals
- Great prebiotics
It is the medicinal compounds found in these particular mushrooms that really set them apart. Compounds such as triterpenoids, glycoproteins, natural antibiotics and enzymes have a remarkable effect on assisting our bodies to perform their functions optimally.
Though we don’t expect you to know exactly what glycoproteins are, or any of the other health benefits we listed for that fact, so instead, we’ve listed below what you could expect to see from taking our powder constantly – depending on what powder you take!
- Increased energy levels
- Increased collagen production (tighter + plumper skin!)
- Reduced brain fog
- Increased Libido
- Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Reduced stress levels
We know that drinking mushrooms may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the health benefits really do speak for themselves.