The health benefits of a quality, well-made mushroom immune supplement are immense. In fact, no other living organism in nature can compare with mushrooms in terms of the presence and abundance of beneficial nutrients.
Cultures around the world have understood this for millennia, using various mushroom extracts to treat anything from pain and inflammation to anxiety and trouble sleeping. In this article, we discuss the diverse range of benefits offered by several different mushroom species, and how you can take advantage of these benefits through daily use of VidaCap mushroom capsules.
What Are the Benefits of Mushroom Supplements?
As we mention above, the health benefits of mushroom supplements are extraordinary. Like many facets of the alternative health world, research is still lacking in areas when it comes to clinical studies on mushroom fruiting bodies and mushroom extract. However, studies that are available clearly point to a variety of tangible, beneficial effects in humans.
Most of these benefits come down to the presence of powerful antioxidant compounds. Mushroom species – particularly species like Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, and Chaga, which we sell here at VidaCap – are densely packed with antioxidants such as quercetin, baicalein, and polysaccharopeptide. These compounds can work to help rid the body of oxidative free radicals, which, if left undealt with, can lead to a variety of adverse effects including inflammation, stress, anxiety, fatigue, and more.
Inflammation is a widespread issue in Western culture, which may be partly due to the standard diet which is often higher in sugar and simple carbohydrates and devoid of nutrient-dense, whole foods. When combined with the largely sedentary lifestyle that is also common in Western culture, this can lead to an assortment of health complications and wreak havoc on energy levels, mood, and even mental clarity.
And therein lies the key benefits of mushroom supplements. Combined with a quality diet and a healthy, active lifestyle, daily consumption of pure mushroom extract can reduce the presence of oxidative free radicals in the body, and ultimately help improve chronic inflammation that is the underlying cause of so many adverse health conditions.
How a Quality Mushroom Immune Supplement Can Work for You
Convenience and simplicity are two of the major draws when it comes to using mushroom extract capsules to help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. While it is possible to consume raw (fruiting body) mushrooms, doing so decreases the bioavailability and absorption rate of the active antioxidant compounds that are present. In capsule form, these compounds are more readily available to the body’s cells for immediate use.
Here is the complete range of mushroom extract products that we offer here at VidaCap, including a short description of the key benefits of each.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom
One of the most beautiful of all mushroom species from a visual/aesthetic standpoint, Lion’s Mane mushrooms can offer extensive benefits when taken daily along with a balanced, healthy diet.
Studies have linked the use of Lion’s Mane with improvements in depression and anxiety, attributing to the presence of several beneficial antioxidative compounds. However, it’s important to point out that Lion’s Mane extract is not an approved supplement for either of these conditions.
Other studies have suggested that the active components in Lion’s Mane can lead to improved functioning of the hippocampus, which is the region of the brain involved with memory and emotional response. This is likely why many purport the effects of Lion’s Mane to ease brain fog and promote mental clarity and focus.
Other benefits include potential improvements in speed of recovery after injury, improved digestive health and metabolism, and improved immune health.
One of the key benefits of this unique mushroom species is to help with fatigue and mental fog. If you’re one of the millions of Americans that suffers from an inability to focus or think clearly throughout the day, this would be the extract to try. Studies have also shown that Reishi extract may help with vitality, as well as boost heart health and improve immune function.
One of the most restorative and relaxing supplements that we offer here at VidaCap is Chaga mushrooms. Studies have supported their use to ease emotional tension and establish a calm, content mind and body. For those that suffer from daily stress and anxiety or that have trouble sleeping, Chaga extract could offer tremendous benefits when taken daily.
Cordyceps extract is unique in that it can lead to increased ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production, which is what the cells in the body use for fuel and energy. In this way, Cordyceps is an excellent option for active individuals who are looking to boost workout performance, and/or to help increase energy levels, improve endurance, and speed up the rate of post-workout recovery.
By improving the function and efficiency of oxygen in the blood, Cordyceps extract may also offer anti-aging benefits, as well as improve memory and minimize fatigue.
Turkey Tail Mushroom
Perhaps the most popular of our mushroom extract range are Turkey Tail supplements. Studies have supported their use to boost immune health and may help improve overall health and well-being. These mushrooms are abundant in compounds such as phenols and flavonoids, which act as powerful antioxidants. In fact, Turkey Tail mushrooms are known to have over 35 phenolic compounds that serve a wide range of functions in the body relating to inhibiting oxidative stress.
If you’re looking for the best general, all-around mushroom supplement for daily use, it would be hard to find a better option than VidaCap Turkey Tail extract.
A Mushroom Complex Vitamin for Daily Use
Mushroom complex vitamins are certain to increase in popularity in the coming years. We firmly believe that a shift to alternative, natural options is looming to help improve and sustain overall health.
If you’re looking to take advantage of the extensive range of benefits that mushroom supplements offer, be sure to check out the complete VidaCap range and place your order today.
Turkey Tail CapsulesDefend | Enhance | Protect
- Supports Immune System*
- Supports Gut Health*
- Packed with Immunity Activators*
- Packed with Beta Glucans*
- 60 Capsules Per Bottle
- 750mg of Turkey Tail Mushroom
Audrey has worked as a registered dietitian for 6 years. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 2014 she began an internship with the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, and was hired as an Outpatient Dietitian following graduation. She started her career counseling a variety of patients with different health concerns and disease states. After a few years into practice, she found her passion was working in cancer care, and has spent the last 4 years specializing in oncology nutrition.
In her practice, Audrey has spent a significant amount of time reviewing literature on herbal and dietary supplements in the cancer care setting. Through her work at Vidacap, she hopes to continue to expand her knowledge and understanding of the benefits of supplements in conjunction with promoting a healthy, balanced diet and management of overall health and well being.