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, and have used 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 functional mushrooms, and talk about how you can take advantage of these benefits through daily use of pure, authentic, 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 powerful antioxidant compounds. Mushrooms – particularly species like Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, and Chaga – are densely packed with antioxidants. These include potent toxin-ridding compounds like quercetin, baicalein, and polysaccharopeptide, which work to rid the body of reactive oxygen species, aka free radicals. If free radicals go untreated in the body, they can lead to a variety of adverse effects - including inflammation, stress, anxiety, fatigue, and even chronic disease.
Inflammation is a widespread issue in Western culture, and much of this comes down to our diet. The standard American diet lacks nutrient-dense, whole foods, and instead is high in unrefined sugars and complex carbohydrates. When combined with the sedentary lifestyle that is also common in Western culture, this leads to an assortment of health complications, including debilitating effects on energy, mood, and even mental clarity.
The powerful benefit of mushroom supplements lies in their ability to help rid the body of toxins. Combined with a quality diet and a healthy, active lifestyle, daily consumption of pure mushroom extract can reduce disease-causing free radicals in the body, and can ultimately help lower inflammation - which 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 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:
Perhaps the most beautiful of all mushrooms from a visual/aesthetic standpoint, Lion’s Mane mushrooms offer extensive benefits when used daily along with a balanced, healthy diet. Studies have linked the use of Lion’s Mane with improvements in depression and anxiety, and this is attributed to the presence of beneficial antioxidative compounds. (However, it’s important to point out that Lion’s Mane extract is not an approved supplement for either depression or anxiety).
Other studies suggest that the active components in Lion’s Mane lead to improved functioning of the hippocampus, which is the region of the brain involved with memory and emotional response. This is likely the reason so many people claim Lion’s Mane to be able to help with brain fog, promote mental clarity and focus, and so on.
Other Lion's Mane benefits include improvements in speed of recovery after injury, improved digestive health and metabolism, and improved immune health.
The key benefit of this unique mushroom is its ability to help with fatigue and mental brain fog. If you’re one of the millions of Americans that suffers from an inability to focus or think clearly throughout the day, Reishi is a great mushroom to try. In addition to stimulating brain health, studies show that Reishi extract can boost heart health and improve immune function.
Chaga mushrooms are world-renowned for their restorative, relaxing properties. Studies support the use of Chaga for stress and anxiety, and many people use Chaga extracts to help establish a calm, content mind and a healthy body. For those that suffer from chronic stress, and/or people that have trouble sleeping, Chaga extract can offer tremendous benefits when taken daily.
Cordyceps extract is unique in that it can lead to increased ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production, which is what our cells use for fuel and energy. Because of this, Cordyceps mushrooms are an excellent option for active individuals looking to boost workout performance, and/or to help increase energy levels. Cordyceps are also known to improve endurance and speed up the rate of workout recovery.
By improving the function and efficiency of oxygen transport in the blood, Cordyceps mushrooms are also used for their anti-aging benefits, as well as to help improve memory and minimize fatigue.
Turkey Tail supplements are perhaps the most popular of the VidaCap mushroom extract range. Studies support the use of Turkey Tails to defend against infection and enhance overall immune health, and this is due to the mushroom's abundance in phenols and flavonoids, which act as powerful antioxidants. In fact, Turkey Tail mushrooms have over 35 phenolic compounds, which are powerful components that help lower inflammation and inhibit 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 capsules.
Powerful Mushroom Complex Vitamins for Daily Use
Mushroom complex vitamins are certain to increase in popularity in the coming years, and our team firmly believes that a shift to mushroom-based health will promote overall wellness and inspire people to live happier, healthier, longer lives. 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. We offer fast, free shipping on all of our products, and we are proud to have been featured on such respected platforms as LA Weekly, The Health Guild, and NewsBreak.
Reishi Mushroom CapsulesBalance | Immunity | Vitality
- Balances Physical & Mental Stress*
- Supports Immune System*
- Supports Vitality & Longevity*
- Supports Restful Sleep*
- 60 Capsules Per Bottle
- 750mg of Reishi 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.