As the days lengthen and the sun warms the earth, May emerges as a month of renewal and growth. And hidden beneath the forest canopy, a quiet transformation takes place — one that involves the humble yet enchanting world of mushrooms.

Mushrooms are not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious! Mushrooms are a low-calorie food that packs a nutritional punch. They contain essential vitamins and

minerals, including vitamin D, which is crucial for bone health and immune function.


Powerhouse of nutrients

Mushrooms are a rich source of potassium, which helps counteract the negative effects of sodium on the body. By reducing tension in blood vessels, potassium may contribute to lowering blood pressure. Consuming edible mushrooms has also been linked to improved gut and brain health. In summary, mushrooms are not just a tasty addition to your meals; they’re a powerhouse of nutrients that can positively impact your health. Mushrooms can be a safe and effective addition to your diet or supplement regimen.

Introduction to Adaptogens 

Adaptogens are remarkable plant substances that assist our bodies in managing stress, anxiety, and fatigue. These natural wonders promote overall well-being by helping us adapt to external stressors. Let’s delve into the fascinating world of adaptogens:

Reishi mushrooms, also known as Ganoderma lucidum or lingzhi, offer a range of potential health benefits. Let’s explore some of them:

Reishi mushrooms have been studied for their immune-enhancing properties. Reishi can affect genes in white blood cells, which play a critical role in our immune system. Reishi is consumed by many due to its potentially positive effects on inflammation and the signaling pathways involved in the development of cancers. Beyond immune benefits, reishi may also reduce fatigue and depression. Reishi mushrooms may promote heart health and can help protect cells from oxidative damage.

Cordyceps, a fascinating genus of parasitic fungi, has garnered attention for its potential health benefits. Here are six promising benefits of Cordyceps, backed by

science. Cordyceps may enhance exercise capacity by increasing the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which delivers energy to muscles. Traditionally used to reduce fatigue and boost strength, Cordyceps may have anti-aging potential.

Cordyceps is believed to benefit lung, liver, kidney, and immune health. Some studies suggest Cordyceps may help lower cholesterol levels and may provide Neuroprotective and Renoprotective Effects.

This month at The Natural Alternative we’re offering 20 percent off Reishi, Cordyceps and many more products by Host Defense, stop by and stock up! We will be hosting another Let’s Learn class on May 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. in store focusing on mushrooms and how they can help you along your health journey. Don’t miss out on some wonderful samples and discounts! As always you can visit our online store and shop with us at or follow us on Instagram and Facebook @naturalalternativenutrition

We look forward to helping you,

The Team @ The Natural Alternative Nutrition Center


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