Mushroom Scientific Names Aren’t That Hard (But Useful!)
Functional mushrooms are sometimes referred to by their “scientific” name, or more accurately, their latin binomial. Admittedly, the unusual names can be confusing at first glance… But they really aren’t that hard to learn, and actually contain some useful information. Here’s the top 6 functional mushrooms and their latin binomial name: 1. Turkey Tail: Trametes
Boost Your Energy Naturally with Mushrooms
When you’re low on energy, you know it. It’s hard to concentrate. Your productivity suffers. The day seems to drag on forever. You could pour yourself another cup of coffee and ride the caffeine buzz for a while, but you know you’ll only feel more drained when it wears off. Mushrooms for energy may be
Here’s Why the Future of Food is Fungi-Fueled
Jerky, snack bars, chocolate, chips, teas, coffee, sauces, even beer and maple syrup—mushrooms in food are everywhere and getting more popular all the time. What the Romans called “food of the gods” and the ancient Chinese dubbed the “elixir of life” has become the ingredient of choice in snacks and drinks. This fascination with fungi-powered
Recover From Burnout with This Mushroom
Long periods of stress can lead to burnout as pressure mounts from increased demands on your time and energy. Burnout goes beyond normal stress and can significantly impact your health if you don’t take time to recover. When the pressure is on, reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) may be a potential ally for burnout recovery. Known
Does the ORAC Value of Chaga Mushroom Matter?
”Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) has the highest ORAC value ever recorded, making it the most powerful antioxidant on earth!” You might have heard this popular claim before, but have you ever wondered where it got started? It turns out that there isn’t much evidence to support chaga’s status as ORAC king—or the idea that high
Daily Stress Got You Down? These 5 Mushrooms Can Help
According to the American Psychiatric Association, 34% percent of adults are “completely overwhelmed” by stress most of the time, and 27% often feel “so stressed they can’t function.” Even if you’re not quite that overwhelmed, you might still experience symptoms like these when daily pressures pile up: Irritability Anger Headaches Racing thoughts Digestive distress Muscle
The Best Mushroom Supplements for Mood
Boosting mood and easing stress were big concerns at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supplements for mood and brain health became more popular than ever during that time, and the quest for mood support continues even though high-stress pandemic conditions have passed. A bunch of new snacks, beverages, and supplements have entered the market
Lion’s Mane Neurogenesis Study: What It Means for Brain Health and Function
Lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) has long been studied for its potential brain health benefits. Some research suggests that a main compound in H. erinaceus called erinacines may increase the production of nerve growth factor (NGF)*—a protein that helps nerve cells, like the neurons in the brain, grow and reproduce. This could be why other
Can Cordyceps Mushrooms Help with Exercise Recovery?
If better fitness is your goal, exercise recovery is essential. Hitting the gym or crushing it with your favorite workout app puts a lot of strain on your body: Your heart and lungs work faster and harder to move blood and oxygen to your muscles Your joints take an extra load, especially during strength training
Tremella: The Anti-aging Mushroom for Healthy, Glowing Skin
Everyone is looking for the fountain of youth, but despite heroic expeditions and diligent longevity studies, it remains elusive. Could the secret be hiding in the otherworldly Tremella fuciformis? Tremella mushroom, also called snow fungus or snow mushroom, won’t make you live forever—but it is known for its amazing skincare properties. Tremella’s beauty benefits were
Why Wait For ‘New Years’ To Start Your Health Journey?
As the end of the year approaches, many of us start to think about our New Year’s resolutions and ways we can improve our health in the coming year. While it’s great to have goals and a plan to achieve them, there’s no reason to wait until January 1st to start making positive changes in
5 Reasons to Try Functional Mushrooms for Better Health
From supporting the immune system to reducing stress, functional mushrooms can be a natural and effective way to support overall health and well-being. It wasn’t that long ago when the concept of using mushrooms for health seemed a little crazy. “How could that unwanted pizza topping really do anything to benefit my health?” Well, things