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Blending the World's Top Mushrooms

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Blending the World's Top Mushrooms

Mushrooms are powerful beings with an ancient history of traditional and medicinal use dating back thousands of years, yet their benefits are just being discovered in the modern Western world. Many of the medicinal mushrooms new to us today have been treasured for their therapeutic value in Traditional Chinese Medicine and other ancient healing systems. These health-supportive mushrooms have been historically brewed as strong teas, steeped into tinctures or eaten. 

So, what are “medicinal” mushrooms? These are a class of fungi with biologically active compounds that can have a significant therapeutic effect on our health. These functional fungi provide us with antioxidants and essential nutrients to bring the body back into balance, naturally. Consumed regularly, these mushrooms have the potential to improve overall wellbeing, increase resilience, and protect against illness and disease. 

At Harmonic Arts, we work with the world’s top 5 most studied foundational medicinal mushrooms. Across several ancient healing modalities and current scientific research, Reishi, Chaga, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, and Turkey Tail mushrooms remain at the forefront of the mushroom revolution. This collection of mushrooms offer vast healing benefits for whole-body health and immune system intelligence. 

Unfamiliar with these fungi health keepers? Let’s take a quick glimpse at their histories and benefits!

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)

Reishi is a relaxing and revitalizing mushroom with the longest record of medicinal use, dating back over 2,000 years. Reishi is a potent adaptogen that helps us adapt to stress and keep our cool. It is packed with antioxidants that activate immune health and lower inflammation while supporting vital organs, especially the liver and heart. Reishi supports restfulness and sleep by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. 

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)

Chaga has the highest antioxidant content of almost any plant or fungi on earth! This nutrient-dense superfood has over 200 phytonutrients, essential vitamins, and minerals that protect our DNA and help us age gracefully. Chaga fortifies the immune system and suppresses inflammation. It stabilizes blood pressure and blood sugar and shows promise as a treatment for metabolic disorders. 

Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)

Lion’s Mane is known as the “smart ‘shroom” for good reason! This brain tonic sharpens memory and concentration, inspires creativity and stimulates the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), a protein that helps to maintain healthy neurons. This neuro-regenerative mushroom improves cognitive function, productivity, and mental clarity. Lion’s Mane also modulates the immune system and fortifies digestive health. 

Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris)

As a functional mushroom, Cordyceps is mainly prized for support of the respiratory tract. It improves oxygen uptake, helps move oxygen into our cells and increases endurance and stamina as a result. Cordyceps helps to build strength, combat fatigue, and supports adrenal health. 

Turkey Tail (Coriolus versicolor)

Turkey Tail is a microbiome-friendly medicinal mushroom. It is one of the most researched plant medicines and is used in TCM to treat chronic illnesses, fortify immunity and strengthen the stomach and spleen. Turkey Tail contains a polysaccharide called PSK which is a prebiotic fiber. This essential dietary fiber in Turkey Tail promotes gut healing and bolsters diversity within the gut microbiome. 

Our 5 Mushroom Concentrated Powder wraps these 5 mushrooms into one blend - allowing us to experience their benefits to optimize overall health. The individual and complimentary benefits of each functional fungi complement each other, enhancing their protective effect. Together, these medicinal mushrooms work synergistically to deeply activate immune health and support balanced, whole-body well being. 

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