From supplying nutritional properties to supporting immune health, mushrooms can play a large role in benefiting your health and wellness. While eating a bowl of mushrooms each day could be very nutritional, it isn’t practical. To take advantage of the nutritional value of functional mushrooms in a more practical and convenient way, many have turned to various mushroom powder uses such as incorporating into foods and drinks. This convenience allows for consistent consumption—which is needed to experience the benefits for health and wellness.
What is Functional Mushroom Powder?
Simply put, mushroom powders are harvested mushrooms that have been heated to dehydrate into a powdered form. Mushroom powder uses can vary, but the convenience of its powdered form allows for it to be separated into the recommended dose to provide nutrients, prebiotic fibers, amino acids, micronutrients, and antioxidants for everyday wellness.‡
The presence of these nutrients depends on the growth of the mushroom. At Om Mushroom, our growth process consists of using organic mushrooms grown on organic gluten-free oats in an indoor, controlled environment. In using this process of growing, our mushrooms will excrete more enzymatic activity resulting in a wide variety of nutrients.‡
After the growth process, our mushrooms are harvested and then heated to dehydrate. The dried mushrooms are then milled into powders resulting in a convenient form used in our products.
Mushroom Powder Uses to Support a Healthy Lifestyle
Mushroom powder blends can support a variety of health concerns like stress, immune support, inflammatory response, and low energy levels.‡ A large variety of mushrooms have been utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the maintenance of health, prevention, and treatment of diseases through their immunomodulatory and antineoplastic properties.
Naturally, our bodies lack certain nutrients that are needed to support our daily wellness. Adaptogens, often found in mushrooms, can help to increase wellness and support health concerns we may have. Because mushrooms are also an excellent rich, low-calorie source of fiber, protein, antioxidants, and potassium, mushroom powder can offer many health benefits.‡
Mushroom Powder Helps to Minimize Stress‡
The everyday stressors in life can be difficult to combat. From long workdays to the never-ending list of tasks at home—it may be difficult to put yourself first. Mushroom powders offer a convenient and natural way to add a superfood to your diet. They offer nourishing factors that can help support your physical and mental health that may be affected by stress.‡ By adding a serving of mushroom powder into your diet each day, the nutrients can help control stress and support a healthier lifestyle, naturally.‡
Some, not all, functional mushrooms possess adaptogens. Adaptogens work to reduce the negative effects of stress on the body. Our body naturally can handle small amounts of stress, but large amounts can be overwhelming resulting in long-lasting negative effects. Incorporating mushrooms containing adaptogens can help support a healthy balance of stress.‡ Mushrooms such as reishi and cordyceps are great options to help combat fatigue, anxiousness, and improve sleep quality—all of which are components of physical and mental stress on the body.‡ Stress can result in a variety of physical responses that affect our immune function, hormones, and cognitive functions.
By adding a daily dose of adaptogens, you are naturally combating your body’s cycle of chronic stress. Adaptogens found in mushroom powder can simply be added to the foods you’re already eating such as salad dressings, soups, and smoothies.
Mushroom Powder Supports Increased Energy Levels‡
Mushroom powder can help to combat feelings of fatigue to help you power through your day. Mushroom powders like cordyceps and chaga help support energy and stamina levels assisting with endurance and recovery.‡ With the ability to improve the availability of oxygen in the blood, you can ditch the energy drinks and opt for a scoop of Cordyceps Organic Mushroom Powder. You can even add a dose to your coffee each day!
Mushroom Powder Offers Immune Support‡
Mushroom powder uses go far beyond keeping stress and energy levels supported; a primary benefit is the support for immune health. The active ingredients found in mushrooms include beta glucans and other polysaccharides, polyphenols, prebiotic non-soluble fiber, and digestive enzymes that help to support immune function.
Mushrooms can produce immunomodulating effects leaving your immune system balanced. So whether you are combating a current virus or trying to prevent one, mushrooms can help support your immune system. Functional mushrooms are also highly nutritious containing bioactive compounds, such as Vitamin D, minerals, and amino acids/proteins. Reishi, turkey tail, and maitake are just a few mushrooms that offer powerful immune support to keep your body battle ready.
Mushroom Powder Aids in the Body’s Inflammatory Response‡
Inflammation is a response to bodily injury resulting in irritation. Such reactions can have drastic physical effects such as fever, pain, and swelling. While there are many options to combat an inflammatory response, a natural supplement such as mushroom powder may be helpful.
Mushrooms have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for their medicinal and therapeutic applications for thousands of years. Mushrooms like chaga, lion’s mane, turkey tail, and shiitake all possess therapeutic and health-promoting benefits, particularly when it comes to inflammation. Recently, studies have demonstrated that both whole mushrooms and extracts may show anti-inflammatory activity due to the presence of bioactive compounds. Taking a daily dose of a mushroom powder supplement made from the whole mushroom, including the fruiting body and mycelium, can help support inflammation response.
Choosing the Right Mushroom Powder to Use
Each component of the mushroom has its own benefits which is why Om Mushroom uses the entire mushroom including both the mycelium and the fruiting body in our powders, whenever possible, to ensure maximum nutrients for our consumers.
Our powerful single species and mushroom blend powders are designed to support immunity, vitality, cognitive health and energy.‡ With consistent use, you are incorporating beneficial nutrients needed to combat illness and support your health and wellness journey.‡
‡These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Functional mushroom products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.