5 Best Mushrooms for Your Health & Immunity

5 Best Mushrooms for Your Health & Immunity

5 Best Mushrooms For Your Health & Immunity / Mushrooms For A Stronger immune System

Our immune systems protects our bodies from harmful substances. The immune system is made up of various organs, cells and proteins. Its main functions are to fight and remove bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, to recognize and neutralize harmful substances from the environment and to fight disease-causing changes in the body such as cancer cells.

Mushroom immune support can play an important role in the maintenance of your health. The immune system is the body's first line of defense against viruses and disease. It is vital we take advantage of natural resources that support our immune system such as those found in our formula at Cannabotech in order to help give our bodies the extra support they need and deserve.

What Are Medicinal Mushrooms?

Medicinal mushrooms are edible macroscopic fungi that can be consumed to benefit one's health. One of the main benefits when consumed is to the benefit to the immune system, through improvement of the fundamental immune responses. There are many types of medicinal mushrooms that are collectable and available for safe consumption. 

Medicinal mushrooms for immune support are part of traditional practices found in various cultures around the world such as Greek, Chinese and Roman cultures. The mushrooms’ long and detailed history serves as a testament to their use as both preventative protection and a tool in fighting against infectious diseases and various cancers.

Modern scientists have researched the benefits of these types of mushrooms and have found that as well as being a source of sufficient nutrients, they also contain bioactive compounds that have the potential to benefit the immune system and provide extra immune support.

Can Medicinal Mushrooms Make You High?

No. These medicinal mushrooms cannot make you high because they are not psychedelics. Consumption of psychedelics can result in a person having hallucinations or altered states of consciousness. Medicinal mushrooms on the other hand, allow a person to reap the health benefits they can provide without any form of hallucinations or “high”. 

5 Of The Best Mushrooms For Your Health And Immunity 

  1. Reishi Mushrooms 

    Reishi mushrooms, also known as the mushroom of immortality, is known to be a key immune system regulator that could also contain cancer fighting properties. These health effects are thought to be due to the mushroom’s ability to regulate microbiota. This means it has the ability to raise the level of good bacteria in the host, boosting immune function.

  2. Cordyceps Mushrooms 

    Cordyceps is a unique fungus.  As a rare caterpillar fungus it is not a mushroom, yet the fungus has immune supporting effects of the same nature as rest of the mushrooms on this list. A Korean study on healthy participants found supplementation with Cordyceps was related to a rise in the action of natural killer immune cells. This resulted in benefits to the functions of the immune system.

  3. Turkey Tail Mushrooms 

    Turkey Tail mushrooms have a particular ring pattern that gives them their name. These mushrooms help with immune system support, meaning they are good for warding off colds and flu like viruses due to their probiotic properties. They can have antioxidant and antitumor effects as well as their immune system supporting properties.

  4. Shiitake Mushrooms 

    Traditionally Shitake mushrooms have been used to aid illnesses like the common cold. Shiitake mushrooms are known to reduce inflammation levels and raise immunity markers due to their polysaccharides thus making it another medicinal mushroom with the ability to boost immune function.

  5. Enokitake Mushrooms 

    Enokitake mushrooms are famous for their versatility and recognisable flavor yet also contain many antioxidants that have properties that can boost the immune system. This means Enokitake mushrooms could provide you added protection against infections.

So What Immune Boosting Supplements Contain All These Medicinal Mushrooms?

Cannabotech have a range of products including their Immunity Drops and Immunity Support Supplements which are stronger than the drops. Both contain Cannobotech’s unique M²CBD formula which is a special blend of medicinal mushrooms (to boost natural immunity) and pharmaceutical-grade CBD (to support your endocannabinoid system).

Immunity Drops

The Immunity Drops are a unique supplement that provide you with the opportunity for additional protection against disease. The Immunity drops contain the liquid M²CBD formula with added zinc, specifically containing a blend of the following functional mushrooms; Reishi, Cordyceps mushrooms, Enokitake, and Shiitake mushrooms. All of these mushrooms have been proven to directly support and strengthen your immune system. The CBD oil supports your endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for physiological responses, including sleep, stress, and your immune system. 

Individuals do not need to be feeling unwell to take advantage of protective properties that support the immune system. These drops are a part of Cannabotech’s preventative approach. The goal of the approach is to reduce users' susceptibility to falling ill as well as improve their ability to fight a virus when forced to tackle one.

The immunity drops are especially useful when there are heightened threats to the immune system such as the winter months or during the recent COVID 19 to keep individuals feeling strong and healthy in order to function at their best. For example during the Covid 19 pandemic we saw the importance of preventative care rise alongside the role of recovery when falling unwell with the virus, thus enabling optimal conditions to return to full health.

Immunity Support Supplements 

In addition to the Immunity Support drops, Cannabotech offers Immunity support supplements which also contain a unique blend of Reishi, Cordyceps, Enokitake, and Shiitake mushrooms to help strengthen your immune system and premium, pharmaceutical-grade CBD oil in order to promote a balanced immune system. This is due to the immunity benefits gained via the interaction with the endocannabinoid system to promote homeostasis - equilibrium and balance within the body and bodily functions.

Individuals can take one of these tablets with a meal up to twice a day and are also able to boost their immune system with the immunity drops for additional preventative care and protection. 

Other Ways To Boost Your Immune System

  • Sleeping Well - Getting a good night's sleep is key to having a strong immune system. (Taking Beauty Sleep Drops could assist with falling and staying asleep)
  • Reduction of Anxiety - High anxiety levels weaken the immune system overtime thus meditation or yoga to reduce stress could lower levels of anxiety.
  • Have a Balanced Diet - In order to support the growth and maintenance of important microbes you should have a balanced and healthy diet which can strengthen your body’s immune system and enable your body to have the best chance of fighting viruses. 
  • Sunshine - Natural exposure to Vitamin D can improve the body's immune system building greater defense against viruses and bacteria. Spending even ten minutes a day outdoors in the sun can allow a person to see the natural benefits of sunshine. 

You Can Rely on Medicinal Mushrooms Year Round

Individuals should use Immunity Drops when they feel they need to provide extra support for their bodies, such as during the winter or high stress periods. However, whether you are feeling run down, over-stressed or you are about to enter some harsh winter months, Immunity Drops and Supplements are there to support you in both a preventative and solutionary manner. providing the opportunity to receive the full advantages of the medicinal mushrooms for immune support with the added endocannabinoid system gains from the M²CBD formula containing the Mushrooms, CBD and Zinc. Medicinal mushrooms can be used at any time to help support your immune system and prevent you from falling ill. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Mushroom Is Best For Immunity?

Research suggests that Reishi followed by Cordyceps and Turkey Tail mushrooms are known to be the best for immune support, especially when combined.

What Is The Most Powerful Medicinal Mushroom? 

Many people would argue that it is Lion's Mane due to the sheer range of benefits it can provide from anti-inflammatory properties to aiding immunity as well as antioxidant properties. They have been found to reduce anxiety and depression.

Are There Any Side Effects To Taking Lion’s Mane Mushrooms?

There appears to be no negative side effects to taking Lion’s Mane mushrooms although people with mushroom allergies or a history of mushroom allergies should take precautions and check with a healthcare professional before consuming. People with bleeding conditions should also take precautions before consuming Lion’s Mane mushrooms as there is a chance it can slow blood clotting. 

Bea Lyus

Bea Lyus is an experienced Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist. She is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the regulatory body for Nutritional Therapists and is registered by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).