Magic Mushroom

Magic Mushroom

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Now Alchemy Magic Mushroom Complex A magical blend of 11 Certified Organic Mushrooms  We utilize duel extraction techniques to bring you the absolute highest quality of mushroom supplementation available.  CHAGA • RED REISHI • LIONS MANE • CORDYCEPS • PHELLINUS LINTEUS • PORIA SCLEROTIA • SHIITAKE • TREMELLA FUCIFORMS


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Now Alchemy Magic Mushroom Complex

A magical blend of 11 Certified Organic Mushrooms 

We utilize duel extraction techniques to bring you the absolute highest quality of mushroom supplementation available. 



CHAGA

HISTORY

Chaga mushrooms have been used for centuries as part of traditional medicine practices, most often to boost immunity and overall health. Due to its bitter taste, it is typically consumed as a tea or in coffee. It was, in fact, used as a coffee substitute during the World War II. Mixing it with hot water (or alcohol) releases its medicinal properties, though some prefer to drink it cold. Chaga comes from the Russian word for “mushroom” and are one of the most nutrient-dense mushrooms in the world.

Referred to as “black gold”, chaga are rich in nutrients including D and B-complex vitamins, fiber, calcium, amino acids, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, and other minerals. As such, it is considered a superfood. It also is loaded with antioxidants and its adaptogen properties help relieve stress and promote calmness.

Chaga mushrooms thrive in cold climates such as Alaska, northern Canada, Siberia, Northern Europe, Russia, Korea. It grows to about 10-15 inches, mainly on birch tree bark. The outside resembles burnt charcoal or wood but the inside holds a soft, orange flesh.

Other common names include inonotus obliquus, cinder conk, birch conk, and clinker polypore.

BENEFITS

The ergosterol peroxide in chaga may have anti-tumor properties. Mice given an aqueous extract of chaga mushrooms yielded significant anti-cancer effects including suppressed cancer and metastasis, resulting from their ability to maintain their body temperature.

Chaga mushrooms stimulates white blood cells by both promoting the formation of good cytokines (Th1 and Th2) and reduced levels of bad cytokines (tumor necrosis factor alpha). This helps fight bacterial and viral infections and minimize the chance of inflammation.

Extracts of chaga mushrooms were found to have an anti-viral affect on HIV in tests using animal cells, and on the hepatitis C virus.

The betulinic acid in chaga can lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.

In studies using mice, chaga reduced blood sugar levels and insulin resistance.

The antioxidants in chaga mushrooms prevent the production of free radicals. When free radicals accumulate, they cause oxidative stress which contributes to high blood pressure, which could lead to heart disease or stroke.

Additionally, chaga mushrooms may help reduce inflammation, slow aging, protect the liver, and protect DNA.


RED REISHI

 

HISTORY

Primarily found in hot and humid locations in Asia, red reishi mushrooms are foundational to the practice of Eastern medicine and have been used for more than two-thousand years by Chinese healers. It is known as the “Mushroom of Immortality” and was used as symbols of luck, healing, and wellness. It also holds the title of “King of Mushrooms due to its adaptogenic properties. Its use to treat a range of health concerns has expanded with many Western physicians and healers now incorporating reishi mushrooms into treatment plans.

Reishi mushrooms promote better health in a variety of ways. Concentrated compounds in reishi mushrooms help them regulate the immune system and restore homeostasis. Beta glucans, the complex sugars found in the cell walls of fungi and other living things, are found in red reishi mushrooms. Studies have found that beta glucans may help fight cancer cell development. These mushrooms also contain triterpenoids, a derivative of triterpenes, which can help lower blood pressure and reduce allergies. Triterpenesare organic compounds found in a variety of plants. They are essential in aromatherapy because they have their own medicinal value, for example, as anti-inflammatory. The triterpenes in reishi mushrooms can help lower blood pressure and reduce allergies. Additionally, the polysaccharides and peptidoglycans in reishi mushrooms contribute to its health benefits. Polysaccharides are molecules of long chains of carbohydrates that help store energy and send messages and support to other cells. Peptidoglycans are polymers of sugar and amino acids that form a protective cell wall. Reishi mushrooms further promote better health by increasing plasma antioxidant capacity, stimulating immune response, and converting excess testosterone to dihydrotestosterone.

Although called red, reishi mushrooms come in a range of colors and have a bitter, woody taste. They can be eaten fresh but are often preferred as a powder or supplement because they are tough. Other names used for reishi mushrooms are ganoderma lucidum, lingzhi champignon basidiomycete, hongo reishi, or rei-shi.

BENEFITS

Laboratory studies suggest that red reishi mushrooms might stimulate cells of the immune system, and the triterpenes protect against viral, fungal, and microbial viruses.

Polysaccharides, such as beta- and D-glucans, in red reishi mushrooms are immune-modulators that help protect DNA and block cell mutations. The triterpenes may also inhibit the formation and metastasis of tumors.

Triterpenes can help reduce blood pressure, lowering inflammation within the blood vessels and arteries. They also slow blood clotting and help provide hormonal balance to strengthen the cardiovascular system.

The antioxidants in reishi mushrooms help protect the liver by fighting negative immune responses.

Triterpenes inhibit histamines and improve oxygen, making reishi an effective treatment for asthma.

The antihistamine effects in reishi mushrooms may help reduce inflammation.

Some individuals find that hot water extracts of reishi mushroom helps lower pain when other conventional treatments are unsuccessful.

Reishi mushrooms may also help reduce stress, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, control blood sugar, and treat urinary tract symptoms.


LIONS MANE

 

HISTORY

Named for its long, shaggy spines which mimic a lion’s mane, this mushroom has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It is thought to fortify critical internal organs (i.e., liver, lungs, spleen, heart, and kidneys), aid in digestion, and promote overall health and vigor. As such, it is used to relieve problems with the gut including ulcers and chronic gastritis. Packed with beta-glucan and polysaccharides, lion’s mane mushrooms are known for immune-modulating, anti-cancer, and neuro-protective properties. Its medicinal benefits have been recognized by the medical community and been reported in several medical journals for its ability to help with neurological issues by stimulating the growth of neurons in the brain. 

This mushroom is primarily cultivated in Asia but also can be found in North America and Europe, most commonly in the late summer and fall. A hardy breed, it can grow on dead or living trees of many varieties or even agricultural waste. It can be consumed raw, cooked, dried or enjoyed as a tea and the flavor is often compared to seafood such as lobster or crab.

Other names include hericium erinaceus, hedgehog mushroom, yamabushitake, and hou tou gu.

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