Even Ötzi had them in his first-aid kit - fight colds with the proven power of vital mushrooms
To survive the cold season in good health, only a strong immune system can help. Vital mushrooms support the body's own defenses in a natural way and thus reduce the risk of infection.
Particularly valuable in this context is the vital mushroom Coriolus, which strengthens the defenses and can thus put a stop to annoying colds.
Everyone knows them. But no one is happy when it strikes: the common cold. It’s unpleasant when your nose is constantly running, you feel listless and nights are short thanks to recurring coughing fits. What is already a limitation of quality of life in otherwise healthy adults can become a serious health threat with respiratory distress and pneumonia in at-risk groups. In turn, people with strong immune systems are significantly less likely to be affected. If the cold viruses cannot gain a foothold in the first place, no symptoms will occur. This is exactly where natural remedies like vital mushrooms come in …
With health-promoting ingredients such as polysaccharides, they support the body’s natural defenses. In addition, some have antiviral properties, making life difficult for cold viruses.
In mycotherapy, the vital mushroom Coriolus versicolor has proven to be particularly helpful against colds. It acts as an immune trainer and supports health at other levels as well, such as the elimination of toxins. Depending on the physical constitution and other pre-existing conditions, additional vital mushrooms such as Reishi, Maitake or Chaga may be recommended during cold season.
Because of the great variety of medicinal mushrooms, the experts of the MykoTroph Institute recommend seeking individual advice on their selection. This is possible, for example, via the free MykoTroph hotline +49 40 334686-300.
What is in vital mushrooms? How do you strengthen our immune system?
To answer this question, let us first consider the most popular vital mushroom for colds, Coriolus versicolor.
It has two polysaccharides, known in science as PSK (Krestin) and PSP (Polysaccharopeptides). In the body, these two substances primarily strengthen the cellular defense (TH1 immune response). This means, for example, that they increase the activity of certain immune cells such as lymphocytes, monocytes and natural killer cells. At the same time, PSK and PSP also promote antibody production. This improves the defense against pathogens with which we have already come into contact. In the laboratory, the vital mushroom Coriolus has even been shown to have direct antiviral as well as antibacterial properties. Thus, it further facilitates the work of the immune system.
By the way, our famous ancestor Ötzi already had this knowledge. In his medicine chest, researchers found a close relative of Coriolus. In any case, it is worth taking capsules with powder of this vital mushroom even before the cold season. This reduces the risk of disease from the outset. If the cold has already broken out, vital mushrooms such as Coriolus can positively influence the course of the disease. The symptoms are then often less severe and pass more quickly.
Other vital mushrooms such as the shiitake, reishi or maitake can achieve similar effects. For example, shiitake can promote T helper cells and phagocytes with its lentinan and can increase the number of leukocytes in the blood. For the protection of immune cells against free radicals provides the Reishi with its antioxidants. It is always important to compose the vital mushrooms appropriately according to their effects.
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