Herbal Remedies, Immune System, Product of the Month

Pukka Mushroom Gold

Our immune system can be affected any time of the year, but the winter months seem to hit us harder. Mushroom Gold is ideal for those suffering with a depleted immune system, autoimmune conditions, inflammation and fatigue due to immune weakness.

What is it?

Mushroom Gold contains full spectrum Reishi, Shiitake and Maitake mushrooms to support immunity. Full-spectrum means just that; the fruiting body and mycelium as well as the extra-cellular metabolites are included to deliver the maximum amount of concentrated β-glucan polysaccharides which are the key ingredient in supporting the immune system whether over or under active. 300mg of β-glucans is the accepted clinically effective dose and this is what Mushroom Gold delivers.

About the Mushrooms:

Maitake’s β-glucans is a potent viral inhibitor which stimulates the immune system and reduces opportunistic infections.  Maitake is also being researched for its anti-tumour effects.

Reishi is an effective adaptogen through helping to moderate the body’s stress response and also being used to help treat conditions such as chronic fatigue. Increased stress levels cause a decrease in our body’s immune response, so this adaptogenic effect in Reishi could help prenvet our immune system taking a dive when we need it most. Reishi is known as the ‘mushroom of immortality’ because of its incredible contribution to long-term health. It was originally classified as a ‘superior tonic’ in Traditional Chinese Medicine considered to prolong life, prevent ageing and boost the life-force qi.

Shiitake is highly nutritious containing all the essential amino acids, Vitamins B1 and B2, niacin, ergosterol (pro-Vitamin D) and iron. The β-glucans found in this mushroom include an immune-regulating polysaccharide called lentinan that increases the immune T-cells. Shitake also has anti-bacterial properties that have been seen to be particularly effective in the treatment of infections and conditions such as ‘strep’ throat

Any side effects?

Pukka Mushroom Gold is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Free from dairy, wheat grain, gluten, and soya as well as unnaturally occurring sugars and made without genetically modified organisms. Just to be safe, Pukka recommend you seek professional advice before using in pregnancy. There are no known contraindications, but as Mushroom Gold has such a profound effect on the immune system, its best avoided with immunosuppressive medication. Maitake and Reishi mushrooms do impact upon blood sugar levels so diabetics should take Mushroom Gold with food.

Feeling under the weather?

For added immune support take with Pukka Elderberry Syrup or a nice cup of Pukka Lemon, Ginger and Manuka honey tea. Alternatively visit us in store for a chat with a member of our Panacea team to find out more about what else you can do to support your immune system.


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