Medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries as part of traditional medicine practices, most often to boost immunity and overall health. Some scientists believe that at the core of the Earth is actual mushroom, as the mycelium network globally, unlike any other creature, and the spores of certain mushrooms are the only earth material that could survive beyond the radiation belt. This may be the reason for mushrooms miraculous healing qualities, and intelligence.
Referred to as “black gold”, chaga are rich in nutrients including D and B-complex vitamins, fiber, calcium, amino acids, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, and other minerals. As such, it is considered a superfood. It also is loaded with antioxidants and its adaptogen properties help relieve stress and promote calmness. Obtained from the Birch trees, Birch trees contain precursor compounds such as the triterpenoid betulin. Chaga draws betulin and other precursors directly from the birch tree and turns them into inotodiol, trametenolic acid and betulinic acid. Inotodiol has shown the strongest activity according to research.
A large body of research has demonstrated that Cordyceps militaris has similar active compounds and activities to Ophiocordyceps sinensis. Today, C. militaris is being cultivated on substrates that are free from any insects. Cordyceps is traditionally used for fatigue and general weakness after a prolonged illness as well as for improved respiratory function,
Dates back to the Han Dynasty in 200 BC. Although less popular than the reishi mushroom, the turkey tail mushroom is widely known and loved. In Chinese medicine, this mushroom has been used to help fight infections and support immune function.
In the 15th century, the Chinese drank turkey tail infused tea, which was said to help strengthen bones and tendons. In modern day, turkey tails have been used to help fight cancerous tumors since the 1960s in China and Japan. This scientific data has made turkey tails one of the most researched mushrooms in the world.
Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) contains compounds which stimulate the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor NGF, a protein responsible for boosting neurite outgrowth. These compounds have been identified as erinacines, erinacerins and hericinones. It has also been used for gastritis.
During the 1990’s Japanese scientists led by Dr. Hiroki Nanba carried out extensive research demonstrating the activity of Maitake beta-glucans as immune system potentiators. Their research identified and commercialized a concentrated beta-glucan called D-fraction or MT-1. This fraction has a ratio of beta-glucan to protein of 7:3.
The oyster mushroom has demonstrated immunological potentiation in many research publications. Of significant value is the presence of statins, mevinolin specifically, which occurs in sufficient quantities to be of benefit.
There has been a significant amount of research in Korea, most of it focused on the immunological activities of this mushroom. By all accounts, this mushroom is considered a potent immunomodulator.
*Poria is a sclerotium, a hardened mass of mycelium that forms around the roots of trees. It is a rich source of carbohydrates with an atypically low amount of protein. It is used in many Traditional Chinese Formulas for its diuretic properties.
Scientific research into the compounds responsible for Reishi mushroom activity began in the 1970’s in China and Japan. Scientists discovered highly active beta-(1-3)(1-6)-glucans with the ability to potentiate innate immunity by activating immune cells. Also discovered were secondary metabolites called triterpenoids which were present in significant amounts and sets Reishi apart from all the other medicinal mushrooms.
In the 1970’s the Japanese mushroom industry supported extensive research into the nutritional and medicinal properties of Shiitake. The scientist Goro Chihara fractionated Shiitake polysaccharides and named the most active fraction lentinan, a pure beta-1-3-glucan. This compound was developed into a drug that has been utilized as a complement to traditional medical practices in Japanese oncology.
Tremella is a flowery shaped mushroom with a gelatinous texture. It is a rich source of carbohydrates with an atypically low amount of protein. It has been used in skin products for its moisturizing properties and is considered to have anti-aging effects on the skin. It has become very popular with cosmetic companies.
*There are countless benefits to the Limitless elixir
The ergosterol peroxide in chaga may have anti-tumor properties. Mice given an aqueous extract of chaga mushrooms yielded significant anti-cancer effects including suppressed cancer and metastasis, resulting from their ability to maintain their body temperature.*Boost your immune system
*Remove free radicals from your body and combat oxidative stress (oxidative *stress is associated to aging)
*Lower bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol)
*Prevent long-term inflammation
*Fight, prevent or slow the growth of cancer
*Lower blood sugar
*Have antitumor properties
*Prolong cellular proliferation and extend lifespan, or in other words, Chaga may *fight aging
*Supports libido in men
*Supports fertility in women
Take 1-3 droppers full(each dropper fills up 50-75%), under the tongue 1-3 times per day, or as recommended by your health care professional or personally desired. Hold under your tongue for 15 seconds before swallowing, apply topically, or add to food and or drink. 120 droppers per bottle. Effects are more noticeable on an empty stomach. Great to use daily to keep the immune system functioning optimally, or before events requiring energy and brain function.