Mycelium is where a fungus absorbs nutrients from its environment. The type of nutrients that are available play a vital part in the growth of the fungus/mushroom, so selection is key. Likewise, our selection of functional mushrooms and other ethnomedicinal plants is crucial to our individual areas of focus. What are some of the mushroom and plant combinations that can help me reach my goals?
Lions Mane plus Ashwagandha:
Lions Mane – aka “The Student Mushroom,” is speculated to work with the central nervous system and support healthy brain functions, like memory and focus.
Ashwagandha – has been sought out for its potential ability to reduce stress and anxiety.
Chaga plus Gully Root:
Chaga – has been utilized for improved gut health as it has been shown to stimulate bile production thereby improving fat digestion as well as reducing inflammation in the digestive tract.¹
Gully Root – studies have indicated a variety of potential benefits including stimulating proper digestion and reduced bloating.²
Turkey Tail plus Graviola:
Turkey Tail – the popular belief is that these mushrooms may aid in regulating immune systems and maintaining proper prostate, hormones, liver, and kidney health. Research tends to suggest the need for human studies or clinical trials regarding the benefits to immune modulation, digestive system, circulation, lymph system, immune system, liver function and cellular system, including stimulating cells to combat intercellular viral infections.*
Graviola – primary acetogens called graviola annonacin have been shown to reduce and/or destroy cancer cells in the ovaries, bladder, cervix, breast, and the skin.⁴
Silo Wellness has three multi-species functional mushroom tincture blends available that highlight the advantage of being compatible. Our Brain, Complete -14, and Immunity tinctures can be applied to a variety of individual goals.
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¹D’Souza J. (2017) Chaga Health Benefits: 7 Reasons to Consume This Mushroom. The Huffington Post Canada. https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/02/24/chaga-health-benefits_n_14941864.html
²Honeyghan P. (2017) Benefits of Guinea Hen Weed. Jamaica Observer. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/all-woman/benefits_110579?profile=1332&template=MobileArticle
³Rady, I., Bloch, M. B., Chamcheu, R. N., Banang Mbeumi, S., Anwar, M. R., Mohamed, H., Babatunde, A. S., Kuiate, J. R., Noubissi, F. K., El Sayed, K. A., Whitfield, G. K., & Chamcheu, J. C. (2018). Anticancer Properties of Graviola (Annona muricata): A Comprehensive Mechanistic Review. Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity, 2018, 1826170. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1826170https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6091294/
⁴Vendryes T. (2017) Ounce of Prevention: Jamaica Herbs that fight Cancer. Jamaica Gleaner. Ounce of Prevention | Jamaican Herbs that fight Cancer | News | Jamaica Gleaner (jamaica-gleaner.com)