Can mushrooms help with digestion?
Your gut is the source of energy for your body. Whatever food you consume is broken down into nutrients and released throughout the body to support its functions. Consider your gut as the second brain, only that gut provides the energy to the body so that your brain can function properly. If your gut is unhealthy, it leads to not only physical but also mental imbalances in your body. An unhealthy gut could lead to low immunity, thyroid, arthritis, digestive issues, poor skin and hair, sleep issues, fatigue, weight issues and much more. It could also lead to mood disorders such as depression or anxiety. Unhealthy lifestyle choices including lack of a balanced diet, lack of pre-biotics, smoking, alcohol, medication side effects, low physical activity, irregular sleep, stress etc. are some of the causes leading to poor gut health.
Your digestive system consists of the gastrointestinal tract or the GI tract which pushes the food through and breaks the same into essential nutrients and energy critical for the body to function. The good bacteria in the gut, also known as the gut microbiome, help in the digestion process. The gut microbiome plays a crucial role in your overall health by breaking down food into energy and strengthening your immunity and other aspects of your health. It is the imbalance of the healthy and unhealthy microbes in the GI that causes physical and mental health issues.
The good part is gut health can be improved by making some lifestyle changes. Some of the ways to improve overall gut health include limiting your alcohol consumption and smoking, eating fibre-rich balanced diets, regular exercise, proper stress management etc. You should consult your doctor on what works best for you as per your routine and body type. A lot of people suffering from poor gut health have added a probiotic supplement into their routine. At Organic Mushrooms, we believe in the power of functional mushrooms that possess adaptogenic and medical healing properties especially when it comes to gut health and the supply of good bacteria. For centuries naturally grown mushrooms have been a part of the diet and oriental medicine and have shown great results consistently. Scientists are working towards breaking down the different types of mushrooms and identifying their numerous benefits for the human body.
Natural mushrooms are adaptogens that offer hi-profile carbohydrates and fibre acting as prebiotics to stimulate the growth of the gut microbiome. Researchers believe that these adaptogens increase the body’s resistance to physical, biological, and chemical stress and protect against stress-related damage. A combination of four mushroom types has been known to positively impact and improve gut health including Reishi, Turkey Tail, Chaga and Lion’s Mane. Reishi mushroom offers a calming effect as it alleviates digestive troubles linked to excess stress and stomach acid secretion. Another medicinal mushroom Turkey Tail contains prebiotics which may help support the digestive process. Chaga mushroom on the other hand is packed with antioxidants, which can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Chaga also possesses anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the body while helping boost the immune system and improve overall digestive health. Lion’s Mane mushroom is rich in dietary fibres, as it aids in digestion and promotes the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, promoting a healthy gut microbiome.
Organic Mushrooms has a custom-made 100% organic, non-GMO and gluten-free health supplements package to help you strengthen your gut. The benefits of medicinal and adaptogenic mushrooms such as Reishi, Turkey tail, Chaga and Lions Mane help supplement your gut’s overall health by fighting the bad bacteria and improving the growth of healthy bacteria. Organic Mushrooms’ health supplement package offers the goodness of mushrooms grown naturally in the form of tinctures, extract powder, capsules and gummies. It is recommended to consume two to three grams of mushroom extracts per day as a part of the daily diet to enhance your mind and body. There are multiple ways to mix up and select between the various forms of supplements such as extract powder that can be mixed in smoothies or sprinkled over your food, tinctures that could be added to your favourite beverages to avoid the alcohol-like taste or convenient capsules and delicious gummies that could be consumed on the go.