Medicinal mushrooms are currently used to treat and prevent a large diversity of illnesses through their use as immune stimulants, immune modulators, adaptogens and antioxidants. Over thirty species are commonly used as medicinals in the form of mycelium or mushroom fruiting-body. The most well known and researched of these are reishi, maitake, lions mane, cordyceps, blazei, split-gill, turkey tail and shiitake. However, many other mushrooms are currently being used medicinally and have shown positive clinical results including mesima, agarikon, chaga, oyster, tinder polypore and enoki, among others. These various mushrooms contain numerous constituents that have a variety of physiological effects and are also rich in “essential sugars”.
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