Nature’s Gift: Mushroom Honey

Lion's Mane, Turkey Tail and Reishi Mushrooms

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About Nature’s Gift: Mushroom Honey

In our wonderful new all-natural infused honey we’ve incorporated a variety of 3 different mushrooms: lion’s mane, reishi, and turkey tail. Our Nature’s Gift infused honey has a thick texture and an earthy aroma. It has been designed to support your overall health and wellness when taken as a supplement in your diet!

Harvested from the finest local hives, our raw honey is carefully blended with natural extracts of these three mushroom varieties, renowned for their incredible health benefits.

The Turkey Tail Mushroom extract helps us to support a healthy immune system, while the Red Reishi Mushroom extract may help you to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Finally, the Lion’s Mane Mushroom extract is believed to enhance cognitive function and memory.

With its unique blend of mushroom extracts, it’s a delicious way to give your body the support it needs to thrive. Try it today and experience the incredible benefits of these amazing mushrooms!

Discover below, information on each mushroom in this blend and how you can benefit from consuming our Nature’s Gift honey. 

Lions Mane Mushroom growing on tree

Lion’s Mane Mushroom

About Hericium Erinaceus or Lion’s Mane

You might be wondering why this mushroom got the nickname lion’s mane. Lion’s mane is an edible tooth fungus native to North America, Europe, and Asia. This large white mushroom is easily identified by its long, wispy spine, similar to that of the mane of a lion. It is an extremely hardy fungus that often grows on dead hardwood surfaces in cool, high humidity climates.

Studies & Potential Benefits

Studies have found that lion’s mane mushrooms contain two special compounds: hericenones and erinacines. These two properties may help to stimulate NGF synthesis, the growth of new brain cells and responsive neurons.

What can the lion’s mane mushroom do for you?

With age or disease, our brain’s ability to grow and form new connections between neurons typically deteriorates. In animal studies, scientists found that taking a small dosage of lion’s mane daily, may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease (a degenerative brain disease that causes progressive memory loss), and promote nerve growth.

This stimulated nerve growth may also help us to speed the recovery from nervous system injuries. The nervous system is composed of the brain, spinal cord, and all other nerves that travel through the body.

You should know that while there have been no human studies, research on rats has found that lion’s mane mushroom extract may help speed recovery from brain or spinal cord injuries. It also holds promise for helping us to reduce severe brain damage after a stroke. 

Lion’s Mane Anti-Inflammatory Properties for Anxiety & Depression

It is believed that lion’s mane can help relieve mild symptoms of depression and anxiety. While there are many potential causes of depression and anxiety, one leading suspect of these symptoms is chronic inflammation (slow long-term inflammation lasting for prolonged periods of several months to years). If you’re looking for natural remedies to assist you with these symptoms, you might consider introducing lions mane mushroom into your daily diet.

The lion’s mane extract possesses anti-inflammatory properties that contribute to reducing symptoms, while also leaving us positive functioning effects on the hippocampal region of the brain where all our memories and emotions are processed.

Lion’s Mane in Nature’s Gift Infused Honey

We’ve infused our Nature’s Gift honey with a dosage of 200 mg of pure lion’s mane extract for these enhanced properties and benefits. 

Turkey Tail Mushroom

About Coriolus Versicolor or Turkey Tail

You may recognize the Turkey tail fungus by its distinctive shades of light brown layered rings around a white edge. It protrudes from the sides of over 70 different kinds of trees in North America.

Studies & Potential Benefits

This turkey tail mushroom contains polysaccharide peptide (PSP), a type of protein bond and polysaccharide krestin (PSK), a protein bound glycan; both of which are used in many medicines to treat a variety of different illnesses.

PSK has been said to have been used as a chemoimmunotherapy agent in the treatment of cancer in Asia for over 30 years.

There are even strong indicators that both PSP and PSK can help slow cancer growth and boost immune systems. In some studies, PSK, has shown positive effects in response to chemotherapy used by certain cancer patients.

What can the Turkey Tail Mushroom Do for You?

Turkey tail is often used to improve muscle strength, fatigue, and UTI’sAdditionally, turkey tail mushrooms are full of antioxidants and natural immune boosters.

You might already know that antioxidants are compounds that help inhibit or reduce damage caused by oxidative stress, a diagnosis resulting from an imbalance of antioxidants and unstable molecules. If untreated, oxidative stress can cause cellular damage and chronic inflammation.

Luckily, if we consume antioxidant rich foods it is easy to lessen the effects of oxidative stress and prevent long-lasting complications.

Turkey Tail Has an Exceptionally High Array of Antioxidants, Including Phenols and Flavonoids

These two antioxidants promote immune system health by reducing inflammation and stimulating the release of protective compounds. One study discovered over 35 different phenolic compounds in a sample of turkey tail mushroom extract, along with the flavonoid antioxidants quercetin and baicalein, all very powerful compounds that help to reduce depression, stress and inflammation. 

Turkey Tail in Nature’s Gift Infused Honey

We’ve incorporated a dosage of 200mg of pure extract in our Nature’s Gift honey. 

Red Reishi Mushroom

About Ganoderma Lucidum or Reishi Mushroom

You can recognize Red Reishi as a brown-red flat fungus that grows in various hot and humid locations in regions of Asia. For generations this edible mushroom has been at the center of various Eastern medicine practices.

Studies & Potential Benefits

There are several molecules, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans within reishi mushrooms that are likely responsible for its health benefits. Studies have found that some forms of reishi may alter inflammation pathways in white blood cells, increasing activity in “nature killer” cells that work to fight infections and cancer in the body.

Eating reishi may also increase the number of white blood cells in an our body, improving immune system function and inflammation. 

Reishi Mushrooms for Fatigue and Depression

The reishi fungus has been examined to reduce fatigue and depression in test patients, improving their overall quality of life. In a study of 132 people diagnosed with neurasthenia (a poorly defined condition associated with aches, pains, dizziness, headaches and irritability), scientists were able to conclude that after 8 weeks of taking supplements overall fatigue was reduced and individual well-being was at a notable high.

Other studies have shown the same positive effects could be seen in patients as early as 4 weeks after taking supplements, including lowered levels of anxiety and depression.

Reishi Mushrooms for Heart Health and Blood Sugar

Along with these studies, Reishi has been used in tests for heart health and blood sugar control where there have been very positive outcomes for patients.

Several conclusive studies have demonstrated that this exceptional fungus has decreased blood sugar in animals and increased levels of good HDL cholesterol, while decreasing unhealthy triglycerides( a type of fat found in your blood that can increase risks of heart disease). 

Reishi in Nature’s Gift Infused Honey

We’ve included a dosage of 800mg of pure extract in our Nature’s Gift honey.

*Disclaimer — Please consult your doctor before making health decisions or changes to your diet. We are not licensed health professionals or dietitians and we do not claim that any information provided in this article to be health advice.

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