That which affects the stomach will directly affect the brain
Largely the gut has been overlooked but there has been a shift of awareness happening through the mind, body & in scientific circles around the world. There is a field of medicine called "Neurogastroenterology" where the new name for the abdomen has become "the second brain". Consider that though the brain may be located in the cranium the "mind" is actually located throughout the entire body. There is a natural cocktail of chemicals located in the gut that balance our emotions, our energy and our pain levels, which influences all areas of our lives (even our sleep). The head and the belly are constantly exchanging these electric chemical messages. Considering these incredible facts: that gut contains 100 million neurons (which is MORE than the spinal cord); the gut contains a large amount of neurotransmitters that are just about identical to those that reside in the central nervous system (aka the brain & spinal cord.); It has also been proven through scientifc study that the gut contains about 50% of the bodies dopamine (a neuro chemical produced by the body that enables the body to communicate within itself - required for movement, memory & pleasurable reward), as well as 90% of the bodies serotonin (a chemical produced by the body that enables the body to communicate within itself - required for maintaining mood balance, appetitite, digestion, sexual desire).
Creating connections with Medicinal Mushrooms
The evolution of mushrooms' highly developed immune systems are exactly what makes mushrooms so valuable to humans today. Mushrooms are a largely unexplored world especially in the Western hemisphere. They are not considered a plant because they don't go through photosynthesis. They are a fungus & a fungus that we need on top of that. Mushroom research is being recognized to hold many health promoting attributes. Mushrooms contain proteins, trace minerals, polysaccharides, amino acids and fiber to name a few, all of which promote ones overall state of well being. Mushrooms seem to play many different roles such as the following:
Support immune function, healthy gut flora and creates optimal digestion
Promote normal cellular growth & helps preserve cellular structure
Support your body’s normal detoxification process aiding in healthy fat loss
Mushrooms are Superior adaptogens, meaning they held the body adjust to stressors both physical and mental easier
High in antioxidants which protects the body from premature aging and illness/disease
A Mushroom Is More than What Meets the Eye, more than just the stem and a cap. What you and I consider a mushroom is actually the fruiting body of a much larger mass called "mycelium". The mycelium is the part of the mushroom we don't see or typically eat. It's the hidden part of the fungus where up to 95% of mushrooms total biomass lies beneath the surface of the soil. Mycelium is a vast network of living cells covering much of the earth's surface as one of the largest biological entities on the planet. They are like “fungal mats” & live for decades to even centuries! An important point we want you to take note of is Mycelium has one goal: To preserve and promote the existence of the species. Taking a look at their function in an ecosystem, it seems to mirror those same functions in the body when ingested. Mushrooms first work as decomposers, breaking down matter, purifying a space, providing essential nutrients to the soil, that is then cycled throughout the ecosystem. The mycelium work like a neuro-network, creating connections that may not otherwise be made. In comparison they provide very similar functions to the neuro-network in our bodies brain, spinal cord & abdomen. When we consume them, it is almost as if they knit our system, creating connections, detoxifying/purfiying the body (breaking down toxins and wastes in the body to be eliminated), as well as helping us sustain a healthy balance of essential nutrients. The power of the mycelium is truly its ability to promote life.
Mushroom or mycelium cells have developed highly efficient, proactive immune systems. What makes mushrooms so valuable to human health is this - their ability to help support the immune system.* They offer great value to humans to optimize our immune function without over-stimulation.
Mushrooms’ complex nutritional matrix of nutrients, polysaccharides antioxidants, beta-glucans, dietary fiber, pre-biotics, enzymes & other compounds have been shown to support healthy digestion and gastrointestinal tract function (our second brain).
Creating a stronger, healthier connection between You Gut, Brain, and Immune Function can be made through using ME Mushroom powders + dried pieces. A healthy immune system starts in your gut (your gastrointestinal tract). A healthy digestive system, means you can more completely digest food particles that might otherwise keep you from enjoying optimal health, while increasing/sustaining your energy levels. Harmful foods with toxins like pesticides & preservations, artificals flavours/colouring, to over cooked foods can all damage the gut flora leading to a comprimised immune system, with less mental clarity. Most people may not realize that 80 percent of the immune system lies in the gastrointestinal tract. If you want to help support your immune system, you must support your digestion. The brain & the gut are connected via the vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem down to your abdomen. This nerve explains why your gut and your brain influence each other so powerfully. This is why your intestinal health can affect your mental and neurological health. If you can support your immune system you will naturally support your brains health too.
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