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Medicinal Mushroom Benefits And The Coronavirus

Michelle Green
By: Senior Editor & Skincare Expert  |  Michelle Green

Considering the situation we all find ourselves in regarding the Coronavirus it’s no wonder that people are looking at every aspect of what we can do to protect ourselves from this deadly killer. This means educating ourselves on just what the virus is and how it spreads to the means we can use to avoid contact with it, utilizing every means at our disposal to keep it from infecting us in the event that we do come into contact with it.

However, there is yet another aspect in attempting to protect ourselves in the event that we find ourselves with some degree of exposure. Yes, what we’re talking about here is what we can do to fight off the virus once all of our attempts to avoid it have failed. The keys to this question largely revolve around our overall health and, specifically, the health and strength of our immune system. A key part of this is directly related to who we are and this means that those of us who are older and, therefore, tend to have a weaker immune system are far more susceptible to having to deal with some serious consequences from contracting this disease. To be frank, the older we are the more likely we will face life threatening illness. This fact may make some of the younger people among us believe that this is not a serious problem but, as more and more of us learn, there are still a number of younger people who are suffering serious issues and even death. Then, of course, there is the aspect of younger people unwittingly spreading the virus either because of ignorance or the feeling that they, themselves, are invincible, which is such a common feeling among the young.

In this article:

  1. Can The Use Of Medicinal Mushrooms Really Help?
  2. What We Know Now about Medicinal Mushrooms
  3. Natural Medicine And Boosting Immunity

One of the biggest hopes in this fight is that we will eventually have a vaccine that will end this scourge. But, every reasonable estimate indicates that this savior is at least a year away, if not longer. So, the big question we all have is – what can we do to improve our chances of surviving contact with the Coronavirus. This is all the more important as we find out more and more just how much our medical support system is being overwhelmed by people who are in dire need of medical attention.

After all is said and done, the key thing that we all can do is to make sure that we are in the best position possible to survive contact with the virus. In essence, this means that we should be doing everything possible to stay healthy and even improve our health which would work to boost our immune system. To begin with this means that we should all be getting a reasonable amount of exercise, whenever safe and possible. But, more importantly, we should be doing everything possible to eat right in order to make sure that our bodies are getting all of the nutrients we need in order to get our immune system firing on all cylinders. Now, there is no arguing that there are plenty of ways to make this happen but one of the newer ones comes to us through a lot of recent research and it has to do with the growing understanding of the benefits associated with mushrooms and especially those benefits to our immune systems.

Can The Use Of Medicinal Mushrooms Really Help?

Can The Use Of Medicinal Mushrooms Really Help?

There is an increasing amount of information on this subject as well as a growing body of people who are taking sides on the subject but one thing that’s important to keep in mind is that there is a lot of evidence that the health benefits of mushrooms is gaining steam within certain segments of the medical community. What everyone should understand is that supplements utilizing mushroom extracts have been shown to improve functionality in the immune system as well  as offer a number of benefits when it comes to cognitive capabilities. Still, the science on this subject is so new that the definitive answers may not really be known yet.

What We Know Now about Medicinal Mushrooms

What We Know Now about Medicinal Mushrooms

Based on a compilation of the most recent research, it has been established that some dietary supplements derived from mushroom extracts can be helpful in boosting the immune system in humans. Still, the evidence also suggests that much more study and testing must be done before the full benefits can be clearly understood.

Also, it is highly advisable to consult with a primary care physician or other qualified medical professional before adding any supplements to your diet. This is especially true for those of us who may have compromised immune systems or who may be taking medications for any number of conditions. This means that anyone who is dealing with what could be considered a pre-existing condition should be very careful in thinking about any new additions to their regular medications.

To wrap things up it must be remembered that the Reishi fruiting body is seen as immune modulating and an excellent way to boost your immune system. Still, if you have been diagnosed as being auto-immune compromised, it is highly advised that you stop taking it if you are in an active flu state, But it is still seen as beneficial when used as a prophylactic.

Natural Medicine And Boosting Immunity

Natural Medicine And Boosting Immunity

At this time there is no known cure for the Coronavirus but the mushroom extracts and herbs we have discussed can be a great way to boost your immune system and provide support for the health of your lungs. Specifically, the Reishi mushroom is loaded with antioxidants, beta glucans and polysaccharides which can provide support for the immune system. And, according to a wide range of sources, that’s just a small amount of the benefits that Reishi extract can offer. Further, the growing body of evidence suggests that anyone who tends to battle sickness on an annual or near annual basis can find significant relief utilizing extracts of this kind.

Beyond that, mushroom extracts that adhere to the scientifically accepted calculated dosage can help to create an additional layer of immune defense that would be good to have at any time but even more so at this time of crisis.

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Michelle Green
Senior Editor & Skincare Expert
Michelle Green is a well-established aesthetician with over 20 years experience in skincare. She has researched over 5,000 products over the past decade, striving to help her readers fine-tune their skincare routine so they can get the results they want.

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