The Future is Fungi
Functional mushrooms are the all-natural health trend that has Canadians fascinated by fungi and feeling fabulous!
When was the last time you had a great sleep? What about feeling mentally sharp and filled with enough energy to do the things you love? Has the strength of your immune system been on your mind as you return to the world of shared spaces and reconnection with friends and family? It might surprise you to know that there is a functional mushroom to support you in each of these important daily events. Sleep, stress resilience, mental agility, energy, and immune system support are just a few of the many things functional mushroom lovers are managing without prescription medications.
WHAT ARE FUNCTIONAL MUSHROOMS?
These superfood mushrooms, such as turkey tail, cordyceps, lion’s mane and reishi, are backed by so much clinical research that they are often referred to as medicinal mushrooms, but they are not psychedelic, and they have no hallucinogenic properties. Rather, functional mushrooms have anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and antioxidant properties that make them incredible tools for prevention of many of our biggest health concerns. The use of functional mushrooms for their health benefits has been part of everyday culture in many countries for hundreds of years. Now that medical research communities in North America are beginning to look more closely at the potential of these powerful superfood fungi, we are about to see them in every health food aisle across the country.
THE BENEFIT OF EXTRACTS
The beneficial compounds in functional mushrooms are made bioavailable by hot water or alcohol extraction. Meaning, we can’t just wander into the woods and start eating every turkey tail mushroom we see and expect to reap the benefits they have to offer. Functional mushrooms need to be dried and extracted so that we can make use of the medicinal properties hiding inside their cell walls. This is why you will find mushroom products available in powdered or capsule form. Extraction makes the mushrooms convenient for incorporating into our daily lives and allows us to access all their healing properties just by taking a couple of capsules or stirring some powdered extract into our morning coffee or smoothie.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT MUSHROOM
The quality of the functional mushrooms you choose is important. In order to receive the benefits you are looking for, choose products that offer a therapeutic dose in line with the medical research being published. Also, look for products that are made from the whole fruiting body of the mushroom only (not mycelium on grain). This will help to ensure that an effective dosage of beneficial compounds is available in the product. The functional mushroom extracts available from Eversio Wellness are organic, gluten free, vegan and offer therapeutic doses in just 2 capsules or ½ tsp of their powdered blends per day. They are made from the whole fruiting body only and each of Eversio’s extracts has been formulated to deliver what Health Canada considers the maximum acceptable dosage in the smallest serving possible. Transparency of ingredients, honesty about extraction and value in your daily dose is why Eversio is becoming the brand chosen by Canadian naturopathic doctors who recommend functional mushrooms to their patients. Visit www.eversiowellness.com to learn more about each functional mushroom and how they can be used for all-natural support of optimal health and wellness.