Medicinal mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years because of their medicinal properties. Mycotherapy, as the science of the medicinal mushroom is officially called, has become enormously popular in alternative medicine.
Mushrooms Then and Now
Mycotherapy has a very long history and goes back to traditional Chinese medicine. The ancient Greeks and Romans also used mushrooms as food and medicine. In the Middle Ages Benedictine monks were also concerned with the beneficial effects of mushrooms.
Mushrooms belong to the realm of fungi. Fungi are extremely powerful organisms, from which, for example, penicillin and other antibiotics have arisen. Thanks to new scientific studies, medicinal mushrooms have been rediscovered and offer a breakthrough in combating a large number of disorders.
Mushrooms come in many shapes and sizes. Some are edible and conducive to mental and / or physical health and others are toxic. It is now known that about 800 mushrooms have a beneficial effect. Due to the growing interest, ways have been developed to use them as a supplement. Nowadays, all important components are extracted from mushrooms and offered in, for example, capsule form.
Through extraction, the maximum amount of active substances and nutritional value can be obtained from the mushroom. The bioavailability, or the extent to which the active substances end up at the designated place, is therefore extremely high. This effect can never be achieved to that extent simply by eating the mushroom.
In our shop we have included supplements of the 6 most important mushrooms, namely: Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, Reishi and Shiitake. Each of these mushrooms has specific properties. The product pages indicate for which areas it can be used.
Mushrooms4life has been developed by naturopaths. Their goal was to raise awareness and availability of the many health benefits of medicinal mushrooms.
The founder of Mushrooms4Life is the world famous researcher and author Martin Powell. It is his mission to increase the availability of high-quality organic mushroom supplements at affordable prices.
Binders, additives, artificial ingredients or chemicals are never used in the products and all mushrooms are purchased directly from selected growers. All products are certified organic.