6 Mushrooms That Act as Turbo-Shots for Your Immune System

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Many of you may be aware of the fact that medicinal mushrooms possess immense health benefits. But do you know that six mushrooms act as turbo-shots for your immune system? Each of them has their specialty, all of which will amaze you. The first on our list is medicinal mushrooms, which has been in use in eastern medicine for many years. The fantastic thing about it is, this can be put in your coffee with other ingredients to give a twist. These mushrooms are also used in a powder form but should not be eaten uncooked.

The best way to add it to your meal is to combine it with veggie or morning smoothies. These mushrooms have various other forms and the most common one in Los Angeles. This mushroom can help improve brain functioning, enhance hormones, and act as an antioxidant. It also helps reduce stress, inflammation, and cancer. There has been a lot of research on these mushrooms, and there is still a lot to be discovered about them. In this article, we will discuss in detail its forms and the ways to include them in your diets.


Reishi is one of the most popular medicinal mushrooms. The research shows its positive effects on weight loss and improving the immune system. The mushroom gains its popularity through its calming effects, which is due to the compound triterpene. It also helps alleviate anxiety, depression, sharpens the focus, and helps get better sleep. You can use it by making a powder and adding it to your cup of tea or add a tablespoon of it to your favorite dessert.

 Lion’s mane

If you are looking for something for mental clarity, then lion's mane may work for you. The furry mushroom is enriched with antioxidants, which help to strengthen your body’s defenses. It is well known for fostering the producing bioprotein nerve and myelin. These sources are very much crucial for the development of health. Those having the deficiency of these sources can cause problems like neurological diseases, memory, concentration, or irritability. It includes Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis making it on the list of good brain food.


Chaga mushrooms are a good resource that help fight radicals and reduce inflammation. It comes in dark black colors and is helpful in oxidative stress and skin aging problems. It also lowers cancer and lipoprotein density growth, which is also known to be lousy cholesterol. There have been a lot of studies done in Chaga relating to human cells. This can also be taken in powder form in your chai or coffee.


This mushroom can be cooked as an excellent stir-fry and has immense health benefits primarily related to the heart. These compounds prevent the retention and creation of cholesterol in the liver with the help of phytonutrients. It also helps in the prevention of plaque buildup, which balances blood pressure. This, too, can be used in powder form and be added to your desired desserts.

 Turkey tail

Turkey Tail possesses anticancer properties having antioxidants properties. It contains polysaccharide-k(PSK) compounds that help in stimulating your immune system. It is also considered an anticancer prescription drug in countries like Japan. The research shows that it is also compatible for improving people's survival rate suffering from cancer or leukemia. It also works wonderfully for enhancing the immunity of a person recovering from chemotherapy.


Cordyceps are perfect if you are a workout freak. You can add it as your pre-workout energy drink for stimulating your energy. It adds up more oxygen while enhancing the blood flow. It is an absolute help for athletes who need rigorous workout as they tend to improve their performance. It is also helpful in post-muscle recovery after a workout.


Adding the mushroom powder to your favorite curry can add a flavor of magic to it. You need to put 1-2 tablespoons each day, and it would boost your health immensely. But don't go with its over usage as there has been only limited research about its benefits. Make sure to consult your doctor once before doing so. Pregnant women must be more careful while adding these to their diet. Some mushrooms can also lead to side -effects and upset your stomach, so be precautious before using them.

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