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Functional Mushrooms for Beauty

Article at a Glance:

  • Aging is accelerated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) that cause oxidative stress.
  • Functional mushrooms possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that combat ROS and oxidative stress.
  • Cordyceps and Reishi are functional mushrooms that protect skin cells from ultraviolet-induced damage.
  • Functional mushrooms indirectly enhance appearance by helping you sleep better and manage stress.
  • Our mushroom gummies make getting your daily serving of functional mushrooms easy and fun.

Functional mushrooms have a rich history of use for managing and treating all sorts of health conditions and promoting longevity. Did you know these fantastic fungi can also be used to enhance your natural beauty?

Most consumers reach for topical products to support hair, skin, and nails, but functional mushrooms can help you maintain a vibrant and youthful appearance. They have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can counteract aging. Functional mushroom supplements maximize your results by supporting the appearance and fighting signs of aging from the inside out.

What Contributes to Signs of Aging?

You can’t stop growing older, but there are ways to minimize the risks that speed up the aging process.

Some exposures and lifestyle habits increase the risk for premature signs of aging by increasing the number of free radicals in the body. Too many free radicals, or reactive oxygen species, trigger inflammation and oxidative stress, damaging cells and DNA.[1] This damage can present as premature wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and decreased moisture in the skin.

Factors that contribute to cellular aging include:

  • A diet high in sugar and/or unhealthy fats
  • Environmental pollution
  • Poor hydration
  • Sunburns and unprotected exposure to ultraviolet light
  • Smoking

Eating a healthy diet and increasing your intake of antioxidants can help neutralize free radicals and prevent cellular damage that leads to aging.

Beauty Benefits of Functional Mushrooms

Functional mushrooms, including Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, and Reishi, are rich in bioactive compounds called beta-glucans. Beta-glucans are a polysaccharide type linked to numerous health benefits, including stronger immune system function and better blood sugar control. Beta-glucans also have antioxidant properties that allow them to scavenge and remove harmful reactive oxygen species.[1]

Researchers believe the antioxidants in functional mushrooms can help slow aging at the cellular level. In test tube studies, cells treated with extracts from Cordyceps and Reishi mushrooms sustained less damage after exposure to reactive oxygen species and ultraviolet radiation.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Compounds in functional mushrooms are also being studied for their ability to brighten, moisturize, and soothe skin. The effects are so potent that functional mushrooms are even added to topical skincare products.[8]

The wide range of health benefits functional mushrooms offer may indirectly support beauty. Lack of sleep and high-stress levels can take their toll on the appearance and trigger skin issues like acne and inflammatory conditions. Reishi is revered for its ability to help you unwind, manage stress, and sleep better.[9]

Taking Functional Mushrooms for Beauty

Functional mushrooms are rich in antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals that contribute to cellular decline and physical signs of aging, like skin wrinkles. Researchers have found Cordyceps and Reishi mushrooms contain compounds that are particularly effective at protecting cells and skin from damage caused by ultraviolet radiation.

Functional mushrooms may enhance beauty indirectly by supporting healthy sleep patterns and helping the body handle stress.

Each variety of our functional mushroom gummies contains the equivalent of 500 milligrams of functional mushrooms, making them a convenient, portable, and delicious way to get your daily serving of these incredible mushrooms.


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