Why Supplement with Mushrooms?

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Mushrooms have been around for thousands of years, offering a delicious addition to a meal or even a helping hand in healing for many traditional Asian cultures. More recently in America, the spotlight has landed on the superpowers of mushrooms for modern day health. More and more people are embracing their potential in diet or health supplementation to boost overall wellness.

Yes, the simple mushroom is becoming the latest superfood.

What is a superfood?

Simply put, a superfood is a food that has exceptional health and wellness benefits because of the high levels of nutrients it contains. You may hear mention of superfoods everywhere from your doctor's office, to your local smoothie counter, but wherever the source, the main theme that has emerged is that supplementing your daily diet with one or more of these nutrient-rich foods supports your body in fighting a variety of health challenges.  

What make Mushrooms a Superfood?

Mushrooms are low in calories and fat and packed full of fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that together power their superfood status. These components vary to some degree depending on the kind of mushroom, but generally the most common ones to be found are:

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  • Thiamin
  • Niacin
  • Riboflavin
  • Folate
  • Phosphorus
  • Iron
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Zinc
  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Selenium
  • Glutathione
  • Ergothioneine
  • Thiamin
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D

The extent to which these vitamins and minerals are present depends a bit on the kind of mushrooms you have and what host they were grown on. Those grown in pesticide-free soil and nourished with a healthy environment, often hold the most superfood power. Therefore, picking mushrooms or mushroom supplements carefully, and keeping in mind their growing hosts, is very important.

 

Why Nature’s Lab Mushroom 7

Mushroom 7 by Nature’s Lab is a great choice for mushroom supplementation that will give you wide-ranging nutritional benefits.* It is a superior blend of 7 mushroom species grown in an ideal environment: organic brown rice. The mushrooms are specifically selected to complement each other in supporting the immune system, cell function, and energy production -  three of the most common health benefits of mushrooms.* The formulation includes shiitake, cordyceps, reishi, blazei, maitake, and more. 

 

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