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Powdered mushroom benefits and health properties depend upon the species.

Top Powdered Mushroom Benefits for Your Refreshed and Healthy Lifestyle

by Shelly Roberts

May 13, 2021

Health, mushroom powder

Functional mushrooms have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 2,000 years. Though the exact mechanisms for observable health benefits were not known back then, we know now that molecules within mushrooms, like antioxidants, beta-glucans, vitamins, and minerals, have the potential to provide tremendous nutritional value.

Many people are researching ways to incorporate more superfoods into their diets to support a healthier lifestyle. Mushroom powder offers the health benefits of functional mushrooms with added convenience. 

Here, we discuss the top three powdered mushroom benefits, qualities unique to certain species, and how to easily incorporate functional mushrooms into your daily routine.

Top 3 Powdered Mushroom Benefits

Powdered mushroom superfood supplements offer unique benefits, such as:

Convenience

One can only eat so many mushrooms in a day, but the recommended dosage of functional mushroom powder can be easily added to any food or drink or take in a capsule. 

Dosage

It can be difficult to know the quantity of beneficial nutrients you’re getting when dealing with fresh or even dried mushrooms. Depending on the brand, many powdered supplements include the recommended dosage on the label so you don’t need to second-guess your serving size.

Immune System Support
Mushroom in capsules and loose powder provide a more concentrated amount of healthful nutrition. Certain compounds are more bioavailable in hot liquid or when ground into powdered forms.

 

To take advantage of the benefits of powdered mushrooms, you should first understand the various species of functional mushrooms and their unique benefits.  

Functional Mushroom Species and Benefits

Below, we highlight some of the most popular functional mushroom species and how they can support your body’s natural functions:  

Species 

Potential Health Benefits

Chaga

(Inonotus obliquus)

Adaptogenic; provides immune support; aids in inflammation reduction; assists in antioxidant production; supports energy and stamina levels; and offers nutrients to support hair, skin, and nail vitality

Cordyceps

(Cordyceps militaris)

Adaptogenic; can support the reduction of fatigue; can work to improve the availability of oxygen in the blood; helps to support cardiac function and respiratory health; helps with overall endurance and recovery

King Trumpet

(Pleurotus eryngii)

Antioxidant; supports your body’s natural functions for lowering cholesterol, weight loss, and improving gut health; supports bone health

Lion’s Mane 

(Hericium ernaceus)

Aids in your body’s natural functions for memory, focus, nerve health, and anxiety and fatigue reduction

Maitake

(Grifola frondosa)

Supports immunity; assists your body’s natural function for regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels

Reishi

(Lingzhi or Ganoderma lingzhi)

Adaptogenic; supports a healthy balance of stress; offers immune support; and assists your body’s natural function for regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels

Shiitake

(Lentinula edodes)

Antioxidant; supports immune and heart health; supports your body’s natural response to inflammation; assists your body’s natural function for regulating cholesterol levels

Turkey Tail

(Trametes versicolor)

Supports vitality; offers immune and digestion support; helps support the management of an inflammatory response at the cellular level

Conveniently Incorporate Powdered Mushroom Into Your Diet 

Mushroom powder is made from dehydrated and ground mushrooms to provide a higher concentration of nutrients, prebiotic fibers, amino acids, micronutrients, and antioxidants. To achieve powdered mushroom benefits for your health, incorporate the recommended dosage into foods like soups, dips, sauces, casseroles, chilis, stews, or pasta. The mild, earthy flavor of many powdered mushroom supplements is also well-suited for drinks like coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or smoothies. 

For optimal immune support, it is recommended that those new to functional mushroom consumption double the recommended dosage of 2 grams per day for the first three weeks, as many supplements are bioreactive and it takes time for your body to assimilate.

Single Species Mushroom Powders and Blends

If you have a particular health concern, a single species (such as those listed in the table above) may deliver the powdered mushroom benefits to suit your needs. If you’re looking to increase overall health, powdered mushroom blends can present a variety of benefits.

In addition to single species mushroom powders, Om Mushroom, for example, offers flavored and unflavored mushroom blends to support specific needs, including: 

  • Beauty (Chaga, King Trumpet, Cordyceps, Maitake, Shiitake)
  • Immunity (Turkey Tail, Maitake, Shiitake, Cordyceps, Reishi) 
  • Energy (Cordyceps, Reishi, Turkey Tail, King Trumpet, Maitake)
  • Restoration (King Trumpet, Cordyceps, Reishi)
  • Brain Fuel (Lion’s Mane, Reishi) 

  • While convenience plays a major role, the ability to receive nutrients from mushroom powder also relies on quality. 

    Why Quality Matters for Superfood Benefits

    Quality matters when it comes to supplements. Often, powdered mushrooms not grown in a controlled environment may contain toxins, pesticides, and other ingredients that may compromise the potential health benefits. Careful cultivation, as well as testing for quality and efficacy, should be involved in the process for ensuring product safety.  

    Om Mushroom offers products created from functional, whole food, organic mushrooms that have life-changing health benefits. Our powdered mushroom products provide benefits to support your healthy lifestyle. 

    If you’re looking to take advantage of the benefits of functional mushroom products, shop now or subscribe to save

    References:

    1. https://draxe.com/nutrition/mushroom-powder/
    2. https://www.openfit.com/mushroom-powder
    3. https://ommushrooms.com/blogs/blog/benefits-of-king-trumpet-mushroom 
    4. https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-shiitake-mushrooms#1-2 
    5. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/turkey-tail-mushroom#gut-health 
    6. https://botanicahealth.com/blog/5-brain-boosting-benefits-of-lions-mane/ 
    7. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/reishi-mushroom-benefits#TOC_TITLE_HDR_4 
    8. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cordyceps-benefits#TOC_TITLE_HDR_8 
    9. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318527 
    10. https://www.webmd.com/diet/maitake-mushroom-health-benefits#1 
    11. https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-shiitake-mushrooms#1-2 
    12. https://foodthesis.com/king-trumpet-mushroom-health-benefits-and-side-effects/ 

    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.

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