Are Mushroom Supplements Beneficial?

 Are mushroom supplements beneficial?

Mushrooms are a type of fungi that have been used for centuries in various cuisines and traditional medicines. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other bioactive compounds that may have health benefits. Mushroom supplements may provide similar benefits as eating whole mushrooms. Read on as we share three of the best mushroom supplements to try.

What are mushroom supplements?

Mushroom supplements are products that contain extracts or powders of one or more types of mushrooms. They are usually sold in capsules, tablets, or liquid forms. Some of the most common types of mushroom supplements are cordyceps, lion's mane, and chaga.

How do mushroom extracts work?

Mushroom extracts contain concentrated compounds from different types of mushrooms. Mushrooms are naturally rich sources of bioactive molecules, such as polysaccharides, terpenoids, phenolics, and alkaloids. These molecules have different effects on the human body, depending on their structure and function.

Mushroom extract benefits

Mushroom extracts may have some potential benefits for the immune system, brain function, blood sugar regulation, and cancer prevention. However, the evidence for these benefits is not conclusive and more research is needed to confirm the safety and efficacy of mushroom supplements.

One of the challenges of studying mushroom supplements is the lack of standardisation and quality control. Different products may have different amounts and types of active ingredients, which can affect their potency and effects. Moreover, some products may be contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or other harmful substances.

Therefore, if you are interested in trying mushroom supplements, it is important to consult your doctor first and choose a reputable brand that has been tested for purity and potency. 

Best mushroom supplements Australia

Life Cycle mushroom extracts offer superior bioavailability in liquid form. All of Life Cykel's mushroom extracts are tested by an accredited Third Party Laboratory for purity and potency, ensuring customers receive the highest quality mushroom products. 

Their mushrooms are produced without harmful chemicals on native hardwoods. The filtered and structured water systems in their farms ensure a clean, pure and vibrant product free from heavy metals, pesticides and other harmful substances.

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Lion's mane mushroom extract benefits

Lion's mane mushroom extract contains beneficial compounds including hericenones, erinacines, and beta-glucans. These compounds may have various health benefits for the brain, heart, gut, and immune system.

Lion's Mane is "The Flow State Mushroom". An essential when you need to be immersed in an activity where concentration or creativity is key.

"Mind clarity on another level" - says Jason, a verified buyer. 

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    Cordyceps mushroom extract benefits

    Cordyceps mushroom extract has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat various health conditions, such as fatigue, kidney disease, and low sex drive.

    A natural and clean option to stimulate energy in your day, Life Cykel's cordyceps mushroom extract is high in antioxidants and bioactive compounds, plus is infused with Kakadu Plum for added goodness.

    "This has replaced my morning coffee… and my mid morning coffee. Can feel it after only 5 minutes, a nice tune in rather than a caffeine hit." Shane, verified buyer.

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    Changa mushroom extract benefits

    Chaga mushroom extract is rich in antioxidants and has been used for centuries as a traditional medicine to boost immunity and overall health. It contains many bioactive compounds such as inotodiol and betulin. Simply add the mushroom extract directly to your morning coffee, smoothie, tea or water to enjoy the benefits.

    "Chaga has assisted greatly with my mood and energy levels." Seth, verified buyer

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      Before you take mushroom supplements

      Consult your doctor before taking any type of mushroom supplement, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any medical conditions or allergies.

      Always follow the dosage instructions and be aware of the possible side effects and interactions with other medications or supplements.

      You should also look for products that are organic, wood-grown, and free of fillers or additives to ensure quality and safety. 

      Final notes

      Mushroom supplements may offer some health benefits, but they are not a substitute for a balanced diet and lifestyle. Eating whole mushrooms can provide you with more nutrients and fibre than taking supplements. Moreover, mushrooms are delicious and versatile ingredients that can enhance the flavour and texture of many dishes.

      Grow your own mushrooms with Life Cykel DIY mushroom kits.

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