Unlike regular mushrooms, functional mushrooms offer health benefits beyond basic nutrition. These mushrooms are naturally rich in biologically active compounds, such as polysaccharides and beta-glucans, which are highly beneficial for supporting a healthy immune system. They are also loaded with vitamin D, antioxidant polyphenols and other immune-supporting nutrients.
The Health Ranger Store recognizes the benefits of functional mushrooms, which is why we've gone to great lengths to find and combine seven of the most potent functional mushrooms and offer them to you in a convenient capsule and powder form.
Our Health Ranger Select Seven Treasures Mushroom Capsules and Powder are made with some of the world's cleanest, lab-verified mushroom powders, including organic shiitake, maitake, cordyceps, reishi, turkey tail, lion’s mane and chaga mushroom powders. Our premium mushroom capsules and powder are also vegan, non-GMO, certified Kosher and meticulously lab tested for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbiology.
WHAT CAN FUNCTIONAL MUSHROOMS DO FOR YOUR IMMUNE HEALTH?**
For thousands of years, people have used functional mushrooms in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and other medicinal practices due to their abundance of immune-supporting phytochemicals. According to a study published in the journal Food & Function, functional mushrooms contain high concentrations of beta-glucans, polysaccharides and other bioactive compounds that can support a healthy immune system. Some functional mushrooms also possess powerful adaptogenic properties that can support a healthy stress response. This goes a long way toward maintaining good overall health.
Functional mushrooms are also packed with potent antioxidants that can provide additional immune support by protecting your cells from oxidative stress. We've carefully selected seven of the most potent and antioxidant-rich functional mushrooms to use in our premium mushroom capsules and powder.
One of the world's most popular functional mushrooms, the reishi mushroom is known by many names, such as the "lingzhi mushroom," the "Mushroom of Immortality" and the "Queen of Mushrooms." It has earned these titles because of its ability to support the health of many biological systems. Revered as a symbol of well-being and longevity, this functional mushroom possesses potent adaptogenic properties that can help support a healthy stress response.
The reishi mushroom also contains a variety of bioactive components, such as beta-glucans, amino acids, ganoderic acids, lipids, polysaccharides, triterpenes, plant sterols, dietary fiber and vitamins B2 and C. This wealth of nutrients allows it to naturally elevate your mood and support healthy respiratory, cardiovascular, cognitive, liver and immune functions.
If the reishi mushroom is the "Queen of Mushrooms," then the chaga mushroom is the "King of Mushrooms." This functional mushroom boasts one of the highest Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) scores of any superfood and is one of the best natural sources of immune-supporting antioxidants, such as tripertenes and beta-glucans. The chaga mushroom also contains plenty of dietary fiber, protein and other essential vitamins.
A study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine found that supplementing with chaga mushrooms is an excellent way to support good overall health. Aside from being a potent adaptogen, the chaga mushroom can also support healthy heart, liver, digestive and immune functions.
As one of the most popular mushrooms on the planet, the shiitake mushroom makes up over a quarter of all mushroom cultivation in the world. Also known as the "black mushroom" or "oakwood mushroom," the shiitake mushroom is highly prized not only for its many health benefits but also for its rich, savory flavor.
According to a study that appeared in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the shiitake mushroom can support healthy gut and immune functions. This is likely due to its high concentrations of lentinan, a unique polysaccharide that can support optimal immune health. The shiitake mushroom also contains plenty of ergothioneine, polysaccharides, phenols, diterpenoids, alkaloids, sterols and other potent antioxidants that can protect against oxidative stress and support overall health.
A staple in TCM, the cordyceps mushroom is packed with powerful antioxidants that can protect your body from oxidative damage and support healthy immune function. According to a study published in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, the cordyceps mushroom can also support optimal athletic performance, endurance and stamina.
The cordyceps mushroom contains a wide variety of enzymes and vitamins that can support the healthy functions of your skin, heart, kidneys and liver. Some of these nutrients can also help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range. Additionally, the cordyceps mushroom contains adenosine, which can support healthy cells.
The turkey tail mushroom is a leaf-like fungus that gets its name from its vibrantly colored, wavy, rosette shape that resembles a wild turkey's fully unfurled tail. It contains high levels of prebiotic fiber that can support healthy digestive function. This highly versatile mushroom is also known to support healthy liver, heart and joint functions.
According to a study published in the Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, the turkey tail mushroom contains more than 35 different phenolic compounds and antioxidants that help support healthy immune function. It also contains high levels of beneficial polysaccharopeptides like krestin.
Also known as "dancing mushroom," the maitake mushroom is traditionally used to support optimal health and vitality. This functional mushroom is mostly known for its potent adaptogenic properties, which can help support a healthy stress response. Rich in dietary fiber, the maitake mushroom can also support healthy digestion and regular bowel movements.
The maitake mushroom contains high levels of D-fraction, a compound known to support healthy immune function. This functional mushroom is also loaded with beta-glucans and other antioxidants that provide additional immune support. Furthermore, it is a great source of potassium, phosphorus, niacin, folate, vitamin D and other essential nutrients.
The lion's mane mushroom was given its name because its appearance resembles the shaggy mane of a white lion. Loaded with antioxidants, this functional mushroom is best known for its ability to support optimal cognitive function. Lion's mane also contains high levels of polysaccharides, beta-glucans and at least 32 different bioactive compounds that can support the healthy functions of your gut, heart and immune system.
A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reported that the lion's mane mushroom can naturally uplift your mood and support healthy energy levels. This functional mushroom is widely used in TCM and traditionally used by Buddhist monks to aid in their meditation.
Support optimal immune health with a potent combination of seven functional mushroom powders now available in a convenient capsule and powder form. Health Ranger Select Seven Treasures Mushroom Capsules and Powder offer the combined benefits of organic shiitake, maitake, cordyceps, reishi, turkey tail, lion’s mane and chaga mushroom powders. Our premium mushroom capsules and powder are vegan, non-GMO and certified Kosher. They are also extensively lab tested for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbiology.