Tag Archives: immune enhancing

maitake mushroom

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamin D, Potassium, Copper, and Vitamins B1, B2, B3 SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B5 and Folate NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES Significant source of Vitamin D Good dietary absorption of anti-cancer compounds when eaten in food Adaptogenic … Continue reading

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shiitake mushroom

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Manganese, Copper, Zinc and Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6 SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Iron, Magnesium and Folate NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES Stimulates natural killer cell activity to combat Cancer, fatigue syndrome, and common infections such … Continue reading

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reishi mushroom

Part used Mushroom Use 2 oz to 32 oz water decoct 4 hours Benefits Immuno-modulator – up and down regulates immune function Immune enhancing Triterpenes treat viral infections Improves cardiovascular function Adaptogenic qualities are cumulative and mild – improves adrenocortial … Continue reading

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glutathione

Glutathione is a bioactive amine and quite possibly one of the most important nutrients due to its dual role in supporting both liver and immune health. It is a tripeptide amino acid absorbed directly from food or synthesized in the … Continue reading

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cordyceps

Part used Mushroom Use Can be eaten Tea: 1/2 tsp of powder to 10oz water decoct 15 mins, steep 1 hour Benefits Treats deficient kidney energy caused by excessive exertion or chronic disease – thus aids with fluid metabolism, sexual … Continue reading

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coconut

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Iron, Phosporous, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Magnesium, Zinc NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES Oil contains medium chain fatty acids Easily absorbed  and are preferential energy source for body Increase metabolic rate and decrease body … Continue reading

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licourice

Part used Root Use 1/2tsp in 8oz hot water, decoct 15 mins, steep 15 mins Benefits Adaptogen, anti-diuretic, antiviral,  anti-allergenic, anti-bacterial, immune stimulating, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antitumor, demulcent, expectorant, hepaprotective, estrogen modulating Adrenal: Cortisol raising / sparring and useful for people when … Continue reading

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siberian ginseng – eleuthero

Part used Root and stem Use 2 tsp dried root in 16oz water decoct 30 mins, steep 1 hour Benefits Mild adaptogen – unlikely to cause overstimulation Relieves angina, lowers blood lipids, relaxes arteries and treats stress induced hypertension Strengthens … Continue reading

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vitamin E

Functions Anti-oxidant and preservative: prevents oxidative damage to fatty acids (peroxidation) in body cell (phospholipids) membranes – cells at high risk from oxidative damage cells  include: erythrocytes (red blood cells), neurons (nervous system), lung epithelium (lining of the lungs) Vitamin … Continue reading

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vitamin D

Functions Healthy immune function Regulates calcium and phosphorus absorption Regulates of calcium balance and uptake from bones (as active form Calcitrol) Possibly helps prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and persistent, nonspecific musculoskeletal pain Sources notes Best sources fish; Sun … Continue reading

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