THE STARS OF OMFG
An adaptogenic mushroom packed with antioxidants, Turkey Tail contains compounds that are antimicrobial, cardio-protective, and incredibly supportive of our gut microbiomes. Turkey Tail contains prebiotics which nourish the helpful bacteria in our gut.
The 'Queen' of mushrooms helps regulate the nervous system, promoting healthy sleep and a balanced mood, keeping us resilient to stress in all its forms. Reishi also contains over 200 compounds that stimulate immune activity as well as increasing the flexibility of blood vessels, reducing the buildup of plaque around the heart.
The 'dancing' mushroom contains a very special compound known as 'D-fraction' which shows astounding anti-inflammatory properties. Like many other functional mushrooms, it appears Maitake may help reduce 'bad' cholesterol, increase insulin resistance, protect the liver, and lower blood pressure.
As well as being a delicious and highly nutritious culinary delicacy, Shiitake contains powerful adaptogens that may protect against inflammation and boost natural immunity. Shiitake also contains compounds that may reduce the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol. Shiitake is also anti-microbial and may have a positive effect on oral health.
Stimulates the production of a protein called Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), which helps protect, maintain and develop (neurogenesis) neurons in the brain. It is considered one of the most effective nootropics (substances that enhance memory and support cognitive function), as well as being a star adaptogen (natural substances that help the body adjust to all forms of stress and restore it to a balanced state). Studies indicate that it may also help to alleviate the symptoms of depression.
Full of powerful antioxidants, Chaga is a potential free-radical scavenger (which means its compounds help gobble up unhealthy cells) with strong anti-inflammatory properties. Chaga contains melanin which may offer some protection against damaging UV rays. The betulinic acid inherent in wild-crafted Chaga has been shown to lower 'bad' cholesterol. Additionally, Chaga supports the gut and liver and promotes healthy blood sugar levels.
Another powerful adaptogenic mushroom with strong anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulatory properties; Cordyceps is potentially energy-boosting and improves physical performance by increasing blood flow and enhancing oxygen utilization. Some promising studies (with mice) suggest that cordyceps may also have a potent effect on mood regulation.