As you already know, some mushrooms are edible, some mushrooms are medicinal, and others might just kill you.
Of all edible mushrooms, some are great for tossing into a stir fry or side dish.
Shiitake, portobello, white button mushrooms, porcinis, and plenty of other varieties taste great so it’s easy to incorporate them into your meals.
6 TYPES OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR IN CAPSULES
While all mushrooms are excellent for health and antioxidants, functional mushrooms have more bio-available polysaccharides and antioxidants for immune support.
1. TURKEY TAIL
Turkey tail is one of the most popular mushrooms for supporting the immune system.
Much of the research into mushroom anti-cancer properties have investigated the beta glucans of turkey tail and their effects.
2. LION’S MANE
Lion’s mane mushroom is most commonly used for brain health- mental clarity, focus and memory.*
Lion’s mane may also help repair and defend against nerve damage.*
As a bonus, many people also claim that Lion’s Mane has a calming effect.* Lion’s mane is one of the few medicinal mushrooms that is also a delicious gourmet variety. So if you can find it fresh and like to cook, this mushroom deserves to be at the top of your list.
Chaga doesn’t look like much of a mushroom- but don’t let it fool you.
Chaga is packed with anti-oxidants and other immune boosting properties.*
A favorite fungi among athletes, cordyceps look much different than a traditional mushroom.
However, this funny looking mushroom may help boost stamina by improving how oxygen is delivered throughout the body.*
Most of the research into maitake supports its ability to lower blood sugar levels, and bolster the immune system.*
Maitake is also an amazingly tasty gourmet mushroom- so it can be enjoyed in meals if you’d rather get your functional mushrooms that way.
Reishi is a stunning mushroom most often used for promoting better sleep, protecting the immune system, and defending against heart disease.*
Reishi is tremendously bitter and has a woody texture. Needless to say, Reishi is best “enjoyed” in capsule form.