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Four Mushrooms That Are Great For Immunity

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More and more people are becoming aware of the many health benefits of mushrooms. Some mushrooms, in fact, are really good for your immune system. They help boost your immunity so your body can better fight off viruses and infectious bacteria. You can find immune-boosting mushrooms in packaged mushroom supplements, or you can buy them individually and incorporate them into your diet. Whichever route you take, here are four top mushrooms to seek out for an immune boost. 


Reishi mushrooms are some of the most common therapeutic mushrooms overall. They are said to help boost the action of various white blood cells that are instrumental in your immunity. They're also good for your mood, helping to calm feelings of anxiety and depression. When you're relaxed and in a good mood, you tend to get better sleep, and that's also good for your immune system. People don't typically cook and eat reishi mushrooms whole, but you can find them in a lot of immune-boosting supplements. They're also often sold powdered as "teas" and dessert toppings.


Chaga mushrooms are best known for combating oxidative stress. In other words, they contain lots of antioxidants that bind to damaging chemicals before those damaging chemicals can bind to your own body's cells and cause damage. Chaga mushrooms, therefore, help protect your body against foreign pathogens while also helping to slow the aging process. They can even help fight inflammation. As such, you'll find them not only in immune-boosting supplements but also in anti-aging and antioxidant supplements.


Shiitake mushrooms are really high in phytonutrients, a class of nutrients with all sorts of benefits including blood pressure regulation, improved circulation, and improved immunity. The cool thing about shiitake mushrooms is that you can find them whole and fresh at many grocery stores. So, if you'd rather eat mushrooms than take a supplement, shiitake mushrooms are a good choice.

Turkey Tail

Turkey tail mushrooms have long been used in Asian countries because of their immune-boosting benefits. They are said to help protect against various cancers, such as leukemia. Some people also take them to help ease the effects of chemotherapy during cancer treatment. Turkey tail mushrooms are easy to find, whole and fresh, at many Asian markets and some grocery stores. You can also find lots of teas and supplements that are made primarily with turkey tail mushrooms.

Mushrooms are powerful fungi worth exploring for all of your healing needs. Look for the varieties above as you shop.

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