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Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) supports improving your cognition – your attention, memory, speech, comprehension, learning, reasoning, problem solving and decision-making. Recent studies confirm support of the digestive system by administration of Lion’s mane mushroom, but more promising is its ability to stimulate synthesis of nerve growth factor (NGF), which may help inhibit brain dysfunction and age-related loss of cognitive function. The Lion’s Mane mushroom gets its name due to its long cascading tendrils that resemble the mane of a lion.

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Red Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) in ancient times was reserved for emperors and royalty and has long been used in Asia as an energy tonic to promote longevity and overall health. A much revered mushroom, Red Reishi is now recognized as a powerful adaptogen and immunomodulator that can bring about enhanced balance and rejuvenation of the body.

What's this mushroom?

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Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is regarded in ancient China and Russia as the “King of Herbs”, Chaga is known for its remarkably high levels of antioxidants (approximately 50 times that of blueberries). A dark, woodlike fungus that is also a rich source of powerful phytochemicals such as sterols, phenols, beta-glucans and melanin.

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Cordyceps (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) has a long history, which tells of how it was used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for energy, enhanced libido, sports and work performance.

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Coriolus (Trametes versicolor), also known as Turkey tail, is undoubtedly the most common fungus in the world and one of the most important medicinal mushrooms to promote energy, longevity and rejuvenation. Turkey tail has been used for hundreds of years as a natural treatment for many diseases. This potent mushroom is perhaps the most potent and medicinal of all medicinal mushrooms. It increases the immune system response, which can counter chronic fatigue, reduces phlegm and is helpful for all pulmonary disorders; good for all liver, urinary, and digestive tract disorders.

Can you name these medicinal mushrooms?
ID Amateur
Best leave identifying mushrooms to the pros. You still have a lot to learn! But it's okay, you can still reap the benefits of mushrooms.
Mushroom Master
You know your mushrooms! We don't have to tell you about all their amazing benefits.
Fungi Fan
You can identify most of these mushrooms. Great work! You know what you're looking at when it comes to these superpowered fungi.

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