Top 8 Immune-Boosting Mushrooms:
Our Doctor-approved picks to help you stay well
Reishi has a long history of use to promote longevity in Asian countries. It’s often added to teas and tonics to help and . It’s also a great option for those who experience symptoms of stress, anxiety and insomnia, as it can help to calm the mind and .
Cordyceps can and . This mushroom also has an affinity for the lungs, and has been studied to as well as the body’s ability to .
Turkey tail has been shown to help , and is being studied for its ability to slow, and potentially stop, the spread of .
This mushroom is rich in antioxidants that support the immune system against . Agaricus has also shown to be helpful in balancing blood sugar levels and supporting .
Not to be mistaken with Agaricus, Agarikon (Fomitopsis officinalis) is a different species of mushroom that has shown in several . Historically, it was used to help treat respiratory illnesses.
This antioxidant-rich mushroom has been studied for its ability to stimulate the immune system and help the body . Additionally, there is growing research showing that maitake supports .
While it may not be the prettiest mushroom, Chaga is loaded with free-radical fighting antioxidants that help the body . It can also help to protect the liver from damage due to oxidative stress.
Many people are familiar with shiitake as a delicious addition to any stir-fry or sauteed dish. But did you know that shiitake is also rich in a type of sugar called that help to stimulate the immune system? This popular mushroom has also shown and antiviral properties in studies.
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