The proliferation of medicinal mushrooms across the United States speaks volumes to the vast amount of health benefits that researchers and scientists are beginning to uncover among many of the most popular species. Mushrooms such as reishis, chagas, lion’s mane, and turkey tails are increasing in popularity as they become more readily available, and consumers add them to their daily dietary regimens. Although they’re becoming more and more popular, it’s important to look at just how we as consumers can implement them in our daily or weekly routines. Taking medicinal mushroom supplements require understanding which mushroom is right for your needs as well as adhering to a schedule that ensures we get the most out of them.
This week, we’re focusing on how we can implement medicinal mushroom supplements in our lives. Read on to learn which species is right for you.
One of the most popular methods for incorporating all the benefits of medicinal mushrooms is by using mushroom concentrate or tincture. Mushroom tincture can be added to a whole host of different foods and drinks. For some of us, the taste and smell of medicinal mushrooms isn’t always appealing. But by using mushroom extract, many have found that the taste and odor is easily covered up by all of the other delicious ingredients. For those looking for a protein shake after the gym or a fruit smoothie on the beach, mushroom tincture has proven to be an excellent way to gain all the benefits of medicinal mushrooms without noticing the smell or taste.
Also considered to be one of the most popular methods for taking medicinal mushrooms, gummies are an excellent way to ensure that you’re taking a daily and consistent dose without all the hassle of making food or a smoothie with the extract. Mushroom tincture is dropped evenly on each gummy to ensure that the dose is consistent and then bottled and packaged for consumers almost immediately. Fans of medicinal mushrooms have turned to gummies for their ease of use, low price-point, as well as the multitude of flavors that are available. Click here to learn more about how gummies may be the right choice for you.
Many people have found making tea to be an excellent daily ritual for getting all the nutrients from the medicinal mushrooms. The most popular mushrooms for making tea tend to be chaga and reishi as they have the best tasting notes according to tea connoisseurs. The great thing about making mushroom tea is that it’s as easy to brew as any other popular teas like green and oolong. Mushroom tea is packed with vitamin B and C, and is an effective means for taking mushrooms because it is quicker to get into the bloodstream than a solid, like a gummy or food with mushroom extract. Other benefits associated with drinking mushroom tea include anti-aging properties, a lowering of bad cholesterol and many others.
Some consumers have turned to making pills out of mushroom extract for easy consumption. For those of us who just can’t stand the taste, don’t want to take a gummy, and aren’t a fan of tea, this might be the best method for taking a daily dose of medicinal mushroom supplements. By taking a pill of mushroom extract, many can bypass the questionable taste as well as the sugar in gummies instead. Making your own pills from mushroom extract can be a messy process - especially if you’ve never tried it before. But it can be promising for many of us who wish to take a simple pill instead. Be sure that you’re using a scale and have the proper pill capsules to be able to make your own from home, or check with trusted vendors who have cut out all the difficult work by making them on an industrial level.
This is perhaps not the most popular method for taking a medicinal mushroom supplement, but many just enjoy eating a piece of the mushroom itself on a daily or weekly basis. Medicinal mushrooms generally do not need to be cooked before consumption - that’s just to help with the taste. But for many, this is as close to nature as it gets! Eating pure medicinal mushroom is a safe and healthy way to take the supplement, and you could find that it’s an enjoyable treat. Check with your local medicinal mushroom vendor to learn more today.
Well there you have it! These are the most common ways that many of us have implemented a daily or weekly regimen of medicinal mushrooms in our lives. For many, taking a gummy or using a tincture provides the quickest, most versatile, as well as the most mobile way for taking a medicinal mushroom supplement. There are so many wonderfully creative ways that people are adding medicinal mushrooms to their diet. From teas, to smoothies, medicinal mushrooms are truly becoming an evermore present and vital supplement in our daily lives that we can appreciate more and more every day.