There are a variety of medicinal mushrooms that have been used throughout ancient times for the health and nutritional benefits that they provide. Of all the medicinal mushrooms that are available, Chaga Mushroom and Ganoderma Mushrooms have been the two that most health conscious people have been researching and incorporating into our daily health routine.
In today’s face-paced society, A lot of us tend to push our health to the side or completely ignore the fact that we are not being as health conscious as we should. I know that there is a lot going on throughout our days that may cause us to not eat or drink foods and beverages that promote excellent health. We’ve got to take back control of our days and do what is necessary to become and/or remain healthy so that we can accomplish what’s needed without compromising our health. This is a must because if we are unhealthy, we won’t be able to do as much as we can when we are living a healthy life. Your health should be your number one asset.
How do you take back control of your health?
The first thing you must do in order to be in control of your health is to take responsibility for your actions and admit that you aren’t really living a “health-ful” life if that is the case with you. Everything begins and ends with the choices that we make, so if you are choosing to eat that Twinkie instead of a healthy snack, then you are heading down a path that may lead to health complications in the future.
Ok, Get to the Point. Which is better, Chaga Mushrooms or Ganoderma Mushrooms?
In order for us to determine which medicinal mushroom is best, Chaga or Ganoderma, we must first know what the benefits and potential side effects are of each of these. We will begin by researching Chaga and then we will move on to Ganoderma, that way we will know all that we need in order for us to determine if incorporating one or both of these medicinal mushrooms will be beneficial to our personal health.
Chaga Mushroom. What is it?
Chaga is the dense black mass of mycelia that appears on the outside of birch trees infected with the non-toxic fungus Inontus Obliquus. When you look at Chaga, it doesn’t really look much like a typical mushroom does but it is definitely considered a mushroom. Chaga has been used for many centuries in Eastern parts of the world because of it’s many health benefits and has recently been gaining popularity here in the Western parts of the world. Chaga is truly an amazing mushroom that everyone deserves to know about and benefit from.
Chaga Mushroom Benefits. What are they?
- Chaga contains numerous B vitamins, flavonoids, phenols, minerals, and enzymes that promote great health if consumed regularly.
- Chaga is also an adaptogen that helps to bring the body back into balance.
- Chaga has been known to help improve cognitive function and memory loss.
- Chaga mushrooms are a source of more than 200 phytonutrients.
- Chaga has the ability to lower high blood sugar levels.
- Chaga stimulates and regulates the immune system.
- Chaga reduces inflammation.
- Chaga contains a high level of anti-oxidants which causes it to have powerful anti-aging properties.
- Chaga is an excellent source of Melanin.
- Chaga increases stamina and reduces fatigue.
Chaga Mushrooms have many more health promoting benefits that should be researched at your own leisure. Above are just a few of these benefits so that you will have a basic understanding of how wonderful Chaga Mushrooms are.
Chaga Mushroom Side Effects
There aren’t really any side effects documented about Chaga, Just a few precautionary measures you should take if you take medications for certain health conditions.
- If you use blood thinning medications you may want to avoid taking Chaga or at least talk to your doctor before using the mushroom.
- If you use diabetes medication, you may want to avoid Chaga since Chaga may lower blood sugar levels. Again, consult with your doctor before you begin consuming Chaga in any form.
So that’s pretty much the basics of how Chaga Mushroom may benefit you if you incorporate it into your daily health routine. Now lets talk about Ganoderma Lucidum, another powerful mushroom with many health benefits.
Ganoderma Lucidum. What is it?
Ganoderma Lucidum is a mushroom that has been used for medicinal purposes in ancient China, Japan, and other Asian countries for over 2000 years. Ganoderma is also called lingzhi in China and reishi in Japan. The fruit bodies typically grow in a fan-like form on the trunks of living or dead trees.
Ganoderma Lucidum Benefits. What are they?
- Ganoderma may boost the immune system.
- Ganoderma may help lower blood pressure.
- Ganoderma is full of antioxidants that help protect the body from the negative effects of free radicals.
- Ganoderma may suppress the growth of tumors in people with cancer.
- Ganoderma may also relieve respiratory conditions such as asthma.
- Ganoderma also have anti-inflammatory properties.
- Ganoderma may help lower cholesterol levels.
Most of the researched and documented studies about the benefits of Ganoderma have been done on mice and rabbits. Do your own due diligence to determine if Ganoderma could be beneficial to implement into your health routine.
Ganoderma Lucidum Side Effects
- Ganoderma may possibly be unsafe when taken by mouth in powdered form for more than one month.
- Ganoderma may also cause dryness of the mouth, throat, and nasal area.
- High doses may increase the risk of bleeding in some people with certain bleeding disorders.
- Ganoderma may lower blood pressure which may make low blood pressure worse and could interfere with treatment.
- If your are pregnant or breast-feeding, you should avoid taking Ganoderma.
And the Winner is……
From my own personal research and experience with Ganoderma and Chaga, I truly believe that they are both winners. Both mushrooms have similar benefits that may cause a boost in your health levels when taken daily.
I personally enjoy the tea version that has both Ganoderma and Chaga infused within it. It’s easy to make and easy to drink a couple of glasses per day. This particular tea also contains Holy Thistle, Persimmon Leaves, Malva Leaves, Marsh Mallow Leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile and Myrrh. So not only am I getting the benefits of Chaga and Ganoderma but also the benefits that each of these other natural ingredients provide.
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