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Love or loathe Mushrooms: They are the wellness trend for 2022

November 12, 2022

Mushrooms are everywhere at the moment, for cooking, drinking, and in supplements.

It seems that 2022 is the year of fungi, and many experts are raving about the medicinal properties of the mushroom.

They are high in fiber, protein, and antioxidants.

Not only that, but researchers are finding that adaptogens in mushrooms can help you cope better with stress, anxiety, and fatigue.

Referred to as “functional mushrooms” when used for more than just eating, it’s a booming market said to be worth around $23billion.

There are particular mushrooms to be excited about: the Chaga, reishi, lion’s mane, and cordyceps.

They are often referred to as “the big four” that scientists are looking at, and the results appear to be impressive.

Their purported medicinal benefits have even persuaded some mushroom haters to change their mind: “Mushrooms were the thing I used to remove from my pizza,” explains Andrew Salter to Metro.

He’s the co-founder of DIRTEA: “As an entrepreneur, at 26 I started to suffer from burnout, but the doctor only prescribed anti-anxiety and sleeping tablets, which would bring about even more side effects. #

“It was only after I started to research adaptogens, and my brother and I went to a mushroom tea ceremony with a lady from the Chinese province of Fujian, that we fully started to realize the power of them.”

“‘Yes, there are some poisonous and psychedelic varieties but there are also many functional, medicinal mushrooms that can offer tangible health benefits. Mushrooms are great for menopause, as reishi can help with hot flushes. Lion’s mane helps with cognitive function and brain fog.”

‘The benefits of the mushrooms live in the fruiting body, which is the part of the plant we see above ground,’ says Andrew. ‘Inside the cell wall are the active compounds and these are the parts that do the incredible healing for the brain, body, and immune system. Know more:

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