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What Is an Adaptogenic Mushroom?

Author: Tobias H. Gillot
by Tobias H. Gillot
Posted: Sep 16, 2020
immune system

Mushrooms may be an acquired taste when it comes to food, but when it comes to boosting your immune system, they are proving to be a groundbreaking discovery. Adaptogenic mushrooms can have health benefits such as improving brain function, boosting energy, balancing hormones and strengthening the immune system. Adaptogens are natural substances that help the body adapt to stress and exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes.

So how can these medicinal mushrooms have such a significant impact on your health?

Adaptogenic mushrooms have become a vital addition to all-natural supplements designed to boost the immune system. Dr. Danielle’s premium Organic 8-Mushroom Complex offers the best-researched adaptogenic mushrooms to support general wellness, immune system, energy, and cognitive support. This supplement has been linked to more than just boosting the immune system with its powerful adaptogens and antimicrobial properties. It has also been shown to enhance brain and cognitive function, support energy, vitality, and stamina and support the body's response to inflammation.

This holistic complex, rich in adaptogens, can help buttress a healthy immune system, helping the body to recuperate quickly. The "magic mushrooms" used in this complex deliver an abundance of wellness-enhancing benefits including amplified energy, improved oxygen utilization, and increased immune function. Here are some of the varieties included in this highly beneficial complex.


Cordyceps is a fungus prized in traditional Chinese medicine for its natural health benefits and anti-inflammatory support. This rare and highly sought after species is used by athletes to boost performance, as well as by traditional healers to support energy, stamina, and the vitality of the body and its organs.

Lion's Mane Mushroom

Lion’s mane is a beautiful species that supports cognitive function. This mushroom has well-known antioxidant benefits. Lion’s Mane supports long-term cognitive, nerve, and brain health, while encouraging mental focus and clarity. It is used to improve mental focus and support clarity. This natural mushroom supports the body’s nervous system and immune function.


Reishi mushrooms can boost the immune system, provide antioxidants and support energy to fight fatigue. They’ve also been shown to support a positive mood and feelings of wellbeing.

Shiitake and Maitake

You're probably more familiar with this fungi in your food, but shiitake and maitake mushrooms also support holistic health when taken supplementally. Both offer respectable amounts of Vitamin D which can support bone health. Shiitake offers trace minerals like Zinc and Copper, which support the building of connective tissue within the body, and act as a great aid for preserving healthy skin.

Turkey tail and Blazei

The turkey tail mushroom can help buttress a healthy immune function, allowing your body fight illness more successfully. Blazei mushrooms have a positive influence on inflammation response within the body. This mushroom also supports the production of certain immune cells, encouraging and reinforcing the body’s immune system.

Mushrooms also contain what are called sterol compounds, which help support cholesterol in the liver, as well as helping to raise HDL, or "good" cholesterol. Studies show that mushrooms also offer important phytonutrients which helps prevent cells from adhering to blood vessel walls, supporting healthy blood pressure, cardiovascular, and heart health.

The mushrooms in the formula of the Organic 8-Mushroom Complex are sought by traditional healers to support energy, stamina, and vitality of the body and its organs. These mushrooms have been shown to open up the lungs, support heart function, and help people to execute at peak levels. For example, Lion’s Mane supports long-term cognitive, nerve, and brain health while encouraging mental focus and clarity. It is used to improve mental focus and support clarity and naturally reinvigorates the mind and body. This mushroom supplement supports both the body’s nervous system and immune system.

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A freelance writer with a BA in English from Sarah Lawrence College.

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Author: Tobias H. Gillot

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