Mushroom Health Boosters UK

Fungi might be a billion years old, but they’re currently the latest wellness trend – in the form of mushroom health boosters. They’re a natural source of dietary fibre, B vitamins and antioxidants and can aid everything from immunity to gut health.

Mushroom Health Boosters UK aren’t just nature’s mini medicine factories; they’re also incredibly nutrient-dense, with one portion of mushrooms providing 2.5-3g of protein, 21 calories, 1g of fibre and zero fat. They’re also a good source of vitamin D, which supports our immune system, and are high in the cancer-fighting mineral selenium.

Amongst the mushroom health-boosting options out there, UK & Ireland Mushroom Producers notes that chaga, cordyceps, lion’s mane and oyster mushrooms are packed with polysaccharides, proteins, enzymes, amino acids, B vitamins and other antioxidants that can help fight allergies, viruses, bacteria, inflammation and more. Mushrooms are also the highest dietary source of the anti-depressant compound ergothioneine.

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The latest buzz in the’mycotherapy’ movement (which is just about to go mainstream) involves ‘functional mushrooms’, which are rich in nutrients but have been specially grown and prepared to deliver specific benefits. These include reishi, cordyceps, chaga and lion’s mane, which are found in Puresport’s new range of functional mushroom capsules and powders.

While they’re not immune to the current anti-bacterial trend,’mushrooms are great for helping boost our immunity and defences as well as supporting digestive function and brain health,’ says Stamets. However, he warns that it’s essential to check product claims carefully – as they’re not strictly regulated by the Food Standards Agency, companies can stretch health claims without risking prosecution.