WS-5 Mushroom Nutrition

The foods that are rich in the components that we need to provide our bodies for optimal health are foods that the majority do not consume, or do not like the taste or texture of.  Mushrooms happen to be one of those superfoods.  Our Mushroom Super Food My Body Capsules gives you the advantage of giving your body these super food nutrient and benefits without having to experience the taste or texture of mushrooms.  Our capsules are a super food mix of Royals, Shiitake, Lobster and Oyster Mushrooms.  Grown, Dehydrated, Ground, Capsulated and Shipped to your door.

1. Vitamin Booster
Scientists stress the importance of getting sufficient vitamin D. Some people call it the "sunshine vitamin" since the main way it gets absorbed into the body is through exposure to sunlight.  It is very rarely found in food sources.  However, mushrooms provide a small amount of this very important nutrient.  It’s needed for the health of the bone system, because it boosts the absorption of calcium and phosphorous. Mushrooms are also rich in these two minerals, so they provide the full package. Including them in your diet is a great idea if you need calcium and phosphorous.

People who work indoors and those who live in climates where sunny days are limited may need to supplement vitamin D in their diet. This can be a problem for vegetarians since meat is one of the major sources of vitamin D. Mushrooms are an excellent alternative because they are rich in vitamin D content. Lobster mushrooms also supply a powerful mix of vitamins A, B-complex and C, which grant an additional immune boost.

Mushrooms produce the same wide range of vitamins and minerals you'd expect to get from eating fruits and vegetables.  All vitamins and minerals have an impact on human health. Being deficient in any, can lead to disease and other problems.  Eating mushrooms is a great way to add extra nutrition to your diet and keep yourself healthy.

2. A Natural Antibiotic
Since penicillin is extracted from mushrooms, it should not be a big surprise to discover how they can fulfill an antibiotic function. Mushrooms improve your resistance to infection and strengthen your immune system.

Natural antibiotics with a similar structure to penicillin are found in all types of mushrooms. They stop the growth of germs and can also defeat fungal infections. Scientists have also discovered that the compounds mushrooms contain, beta-glucan’s and polysaccharides, provide an immune system boost, as well as speed up the healing process for ulcers.  Although you cannot use mushrooms as a substitute for taking the antibiotics you need, if you include them in your diet plan you can avoid situations where you need such medications.

3. Boosting Your Immune System
Medicinal mushrooms have anticancer, antiviral and antibacterial properties.

There immune-system enhancing effects can be very helpful in fighting the common cold and flu, and even more advanced and severe types of infections such as HIV.

Shiitake mushrooms boosts your immune system due to its high nutrients, such as B vitamins, vitamin D, selenium, niacin and 7 of the 8 essential amino acids.   They also aid in reducing the inflammation that the immune system produces. 

Mushrooms contain complex sugars and high amounts of polysaccharides that are essential tools for your immune system.

They help regulate antibody production in the body and also increase DNA and RNA in your bone marrow where white blood cells and other immune cells are created.

Since mushrooms are also high in antioxidants, they can help destroy harmful free radicals that can damage your cells and cause inflammation and infection within your body. 

Lobster mushrooms are rich in ergothioneine, a strong antioxidant that provides protection from the action of free radicals that can travel through the entire body and have a very dangerous effect, being the root cause of cancer and many chronic diseases.   Erogothioneine is an amino acid that has sulfur in it structure is only found in mushrooms and grants a significant boost to the immune system 

4. Improve Heart Health
Scientist know that the connection between mushrooms and heart health does exist.  Mushrooms are very low in carbohydrates, have no fat or cholesterol and provide quality vegetal proteins. Eating them reduces the level of cholesterol, due to the content of fibers and some enzymes. Lobster mushrooms also include a good amount of lean proteins, which also boost the burn rate of cholesterol.

Consumption of mushrooms assists to redress an excess of LDL (bad) cholesterol in your body and also improve your "good" or HDL cholesterol levels to reduce risks of heart disease, strokes, heart attacks, atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.

Medicinal mushrooms (especially shiitake) contain compounds called statins. These compounds are one of the most prescribed types of pharmaceuticals for lowering blood cholesterol levels. But you can get them naturally by eating mushrooms!

Mushrooms contain phytonutrients that stop cells from sticking to blood vessel walls and forming a buildup known as plaque (referred to medically as atherosclerosis.) They also help remove plaque accumulations from the walls of blood vessels; and they lower inflammation which is a major cause of arteries hardening.  . Both LDL cholesterol and plaques and hardening of the arteries are major risk factors when it comes to heart attacks, stroke, and other forms of heart disease.

5. Helps Fight and Reduces the Risk of Cancer
The struggle to find a cure for this fatal disease has occupied medical researchers for many years. It seems hard to believe that a means to lower risks might be found in the kitchen rather than in the laboratory testing tube. There is encouraging evidence that mushrooms contain materials that improve cell protection and help to prevent tumors from developing. Several studies have shown how the Beta-Glucans and conjugated Linoleic Acid they contain reduces the chances of breast and prostate cancer. 

Mushrooms provide a great dose of beta-glucans and conjugated linoleic-acid, two natural compounds with a strong effect against cancer. Lobster mushrooms are no exception and are known to especially prevent prostate and breast cancers.  Linoleic-acid can neutralize excess estrogen and prevent it from harming the body. A high level of estrogen is considered to be the main cause of breast cancer for women after menopause.

Beta-glucans are effective against prostate cancer and have been found to reduce the development of tumor cells. Numerous modern studies have proven that mushrooms improve cell protection and help to prevent tumors from developing.

Certain varieties of mushrooms added to your diet are shown to have significant positive effects when it comes to fighting cancer, leukemia, and tumors.  Compounds found in mushrooms are able to slow down the growth of existing cancer cells. As well as preventing DNA damage, cell mutation, and tumor formation to begin with.

Mushrooms offer other secondary benefits to cancer patients besides treating cancer directly as well, such as for treating hair loss and nausea.

So far no mushroom is recommended as the first line of defense against cancer all on its own. But research is showing more and more frequently that taking certain medicinal mushrooms can add measurable benefits in a battle against the disease.

6. A Valuable Boost To Iron Levels
A poor supply of iron triggers a condition known as anemia, which leads to extreme fatigue, headaches, reduced neural function, digestive problems and low energy levels. The doctor might recommend iron supplements, but mushrooms offer a natural and very effective alternative.  Lobster mushrooms are a great source of this essential mineral and over 90% of the quantity provided is absorbed by the body. As a result, the production of red blood cells is high and people who eat them can enjoy a healthy life.

7. A Healthy Food Choice for Diabetics
Mushrooms have a hypoglycemic effect, meaning they lower and regulate blood sugar levels.  The insulin naturally found in mushrooms helps disintegrate the sugar and starch in their food.  They also increase the sensitivity of insulin receptors, lower triglycerides, and prevent the development of other complications related to diabetes.

Mushrooms and are very low in carbohydrates and sugar compared to many other types of food, so they're great for diabetics to eat.

8. Helps to Reduce Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is often associated with fast-living business executives and others who take life at a too hectic pace, but it is a genuine problem for people of all backgrounds. Certain types of mushrooms seem to be effective in reducing blood pressure.  The shiitake mushrooms are rich in potassium. This mineral relieves blood vessel tensions and stimulates flows of oxygen and blood to the brain.

9. Mushrooms Contain Fiber and Promote Weight Loss
Mushrooms are packed with many essential nutrients, while having the absence of fats, cholesterol and carbohydrates.  They are also low in calories and sodium.  According to the results of one study replacing red meat in the meal plan with white mushrooms helps achieve major weight reductions and maintain these gains.

Mushrooms contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, so they make a great addition to your diet.  Fiber is essential in maintaining intestinal health and can lower the risk of colorectal cancer and other diseases. 

Fiber also makes you feel fuller for longer, so eating mushrooms that are high in fiber can be helpful for weight loss. You're likely to eat less if you feel full and satisfied for longer.  Plus mushrooms are energy dense, meaning they have fewer calories for the same volume of food as many other things we eat. People who eat mushrooms regularly have a healthier body weight, a smaller waist circumference, and overall better health.

10. The Benefits of Selenium
The high dose of selenium supplied by lobster mushroom improves the durability and density of bones, nails, teeth and hair.

It also works as a strong antioxidant to boost your immune system and enhances the protection of body cells and tissue; which removes poisons from vital organs and eliminates dangerous free radicals from the body.

11. High in Antioxidants
Mushrooms contain unusually high amounts of the antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione .  These antioxidants are known for protecting cells from damage associated with diseases such as cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s, according to a 2017 study conducted at Pennsylvania State University.  They also seek out free radicals and remove them from our bodies. This decreases the amount of oxidative stress in our bodies and damage done to our cells and DNA. 

12. Beta Glucan
All mushrooms contain high amounts of beta-glucan. This substance helps to stimulate the immune system and may offer a number of other health benefits. Including helping with allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, and other conditions.  Shiitake mushrooms are especially rich in beta-glucan. 

13. Polysaccharides
Polysaccharides are long complex chains of molecules bonded together.  Different polysaccharides have different benefits. The ones found in mushrooms offer a wide range of benefits including anti-cancer, anti-obesity, anti-diabetes, and antibiotic properties.

14. Improving Energy Levels
Medicinal mushrooms can improve your physical fitness, enabling you to run faster and engage in more intense workouts. Plus they can help to reduce your overall fatigue throughout the day.  Mushrooms contain compounds that can increase the ability of your blood cells to carry and increase the production of energy in your muscles.

They also help to reduce the accumulation of lactic acid (a waste byproduct of exercise) within your muscles and help clear the toxin from your body faster.

Other types of fungi can relax your bronchial passages and enhance respiration.  When you add all of these effects together, they help athletes to train more effectively and for longer. They also facilitate faster post-workout recovery.  This means athletes can train longer and more effectively when consuming medicinal mushrooms. They are also great during post-workout recovery.

15. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
You don't need to be an athlete to benefit from medicinal mushrooms.  If you always feel tired and sluggish no matter how much rest you get, you might be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. There's currently no medical treatment for this disorder, although mushrooms are showing promise in helping reduce fatigue and improve the lives of CFS patients. 

16. Improving Brain Health
Mushrooms can help your brain in a number of different ways.  They can improve your memory, give you sharper and clearer focus, and improve cognitive functioning.

Medicinal mushrooms also cause the production of nerve growth factors. This is vital for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and other brain-related illnesses.  (If you've ever seen the movie Limitless where the main character takes a drug and experiences increased IQ and laser focus as a result, imagine that medicinal mushrooms have an effect like that on your brain.  Although obviously not to that dramatic of an extent.)  The mental effects of mushroom are gradual and cumulative, meaning you have to consume them consistently for a few months before you can expect to start seeing results.

17. Relieves Asthma and Allergies
Allergies are often caused by your body overreacting to a particular stimulus. Similarly, asthma is due to a large number of inflammatory cells in your body.  Mushrooms inhibit histamine release. Histamines are compounds that cells release in response to injury, inflammation, or allergies. In fact, allergy medication often contains compounds called antihistamines.

Mushrooms can help reduce the severity of allergies and asthma through a similar mechanism. By reducing the number of inflammatory cells and allergy-causing antibodies in your body and correcting imbalances in your immune system.  Mushrooms also improve the production of the cells in your body that eliminate pathogens.

18. Stress Relief
Mushrooms are great for immune health and also helping the body adapt to stress.  Mushroom nutrition can improve our resilience to the damaging effects of chronic stress and restore balance to our bodies, improving our day to day lives and our overall wellbeing.   In traditional medicine, mushrooms have been used to treat conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia and stress-induced tension for hundreds of years.