Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms

We are not talking about the mushrooms you buy at the supermarket–you know, the kind you put on your pizza, or cheeseburger. We’re talking about “medicinal” mushrooms that have been used for centuries by various cultures around the world for medicinal purposes. They are not easy to find, but Lovable Pets carries two of the safest, most respected brands available for pets today.

According to Ihor Basko, DVM, CVA, modern research backs up what ancient healers and scientists learned through practical experience – studies indicate that medicinal mushrooms (MMs) contain polysaccharides, lysozymes and triterpenes, which have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-tumor properties. Some mushrooms contain compounds that stimulate the immune system, and assist healing of the liver, kidneys, and heart tissues.

The most common use of medicinal mushrooms today is in the treatment and prevention of cancers. In addition, they can help in areas of immune and digestive health, normal cell growth, promoting the normal detoxification process, helping to protect against environmental stressors, and even joint and respiratory health. The most well-known MMs include: Reishi, Maitake, Shiitake, Chaga, Coriolus, Lion’s Mane, King Trumpet and Turkey Tail.