Can medicinal mushrooms help reduce symptoms associated with menopause?

You know those nasty symptoms associated with menopause: from hot flashes, fatigue, to recurrent urinary tract infections. And all those symptoms have a significant impact on a woman's daily life, but certainly also on her environment.


It's such a shame that so few people, in this case women too, are aware of the unique powers that medicinal mushrooms possess. If that were the case, they would have been using mushrooms such as Reishi, Lion's Mane, Chaga and Cordyceps much earlier to tackle those annoying symptoms associated with menopause.


The mushrooms mentioned above are classified as 'adaptogens'. This means that they provide tools for the body to better deal with stress, in addition to having other beneficial effects on the human body (such as protecting the body against infections).


As mentioned, medicinal mushrooms give the body the ability to withstand stress better, but also give more energy to deal with everyday problems. Reishi, for example, stimulates the brain to produce soothing and calming neurotransmitters. Studies have shown that, as with Lion's Mane, it can also relieve symptoms of anxiety and mild depression. The special thing about Lion's Mane is that it also reduces inflammation that is often associated with anxiety. Lion's Mane also improves blood flow to the brain, which can improve mood.


If you also want to reduce the symptoms of fatigue and tackle your energy level, it is definitely recommended to take both Cordyceps and Lion's Mane during the day. Lion's Mane supports memory, focus and cognition. Cordyceps helps more on a physical level, providing a smooth and sustained, caffeine-free energy boost by increasing the body's ability to use oxygen better and thereby give the body more energy. Cordyceps is widely used by athletes to improve their energy, endurance and recovery.


Then there's another mushroom that hasn't been mentioned here yet and that's Chaga. This mushroom may be the missing element in your daily skin care. Chaga prevents cell damage and delays skin aging, it protects your skin from within against UV radiation. You could say it works as an internal, anti-aging sunscreen.


Reading back like this, I would say that there is sufficient reason, if you recognize the complaints, to make the switch to the use of medicinal mushrooms. I am curious about your experiences?

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