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8 Types of Medicinal Mushrooms

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For thousands of years mushrooms have been used to help sustain people around the world. But they do more than simply feed us and keep us alive. Mushrooms can also promote health and vitality, carrying out certain functions that other foods cannot.

The trick is knowing which mushrooms do what and how to find them. Thanks to the advancements of modern science, we now know more about mushrooms than ever before, including how mushrooms can reduce inflammation, boost our immune system power, and give us more energy…

1. Cordyceps Mushroom

This rare mushroom can be found on caterpillars in the north of China. Traditionally, cordyceps been used to treat a range of health conditions, from type 2 diabetes to severe asthma. Now, experts are focusing on the potential of cordyceps to improve kidney function in patients undergoing kidney transplant.

But that’s not all; according to research from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, it’s even possible that cordyceps can boost our endurance, making us able to run faster and jump higher. So, this isn’t the type of mushroom you’ll be slipping into your favorite pasta sauce, but it might make the difference if you’re looking to boost your overall state of health.

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