Not only are they packed with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients, they also offer vibrant prebiotics to support gut health too.
Beyond just the nutrition they offer, mushrooms have powerful health effects for hormonal balance and different systems of the body. Many have adaptogenic properties, supporting the body to deal with whatever stressors, toxins, and endocrine disruptors are present when consumed.
Some of our favorite mushrooms can help balance hormones, flush out toxins, and lower stress levels. Check out some of our favorite fungi friends here.
Our Favorite Fungi Friends
Reishi mushrooms can help with liver function and the removal of harmful synthetic toxins from the body. This is so important for women dealing with symptoms of PCOS because we are extra sensitive to these toxins. Reishi mushroom extract can also be used to help combat restlessness from over stimulation.
Lions Mane has been found to help balance blood sugar levels as well as reduce nerve pain and lower inflammation. Lions Mane extract has also been proven to increase good gut bacteria as well as boost immunity. In some cases, it has also been shown to improve anxiety and depression.
Cordyceps have been found to help balance hormones like estrogen and progesterone, while supporting your adrenal glands. Keeping your adrenal glands healthy can improve sleep, release weight and keep our immune system strong in the long run. Cordyceps also helps keep blood sugar stable and boost energy levels.
On of our favorite ways to enjoy mushrooms is in a fresh salad or stir fry. The benefits of these hormone balancing mushroom extracts are a great reason to add them in daily.
What’s your favorite way to cook mushrooms?