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How utilising Reishi can support your immune system

The Coronavirus pandemic has led many Brits to look for ways to boost personal immunity. In the ninth of this series, with Maria’s expertise as an Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) practitioner we look at how can you support your immune system in light of the Coronavirus:

“Continuing this series, I look at utilising mushroom power for immune support.

The Reishi mushroom is a fungus that grows in humid places around Asia, America, Australia, and Europe, and it has been found in studies to encourage the production of infection-fighting cells and improve the action of our white blood cells.

White blood cells are cells of the immune system that work to protect the body from infection and viruses.

How can you eat it? You can use dried reishi mushroom to make teas, or add into stir-fries, or use a powder form in smoothies. Fresh reishi mushroom can be chewy and a little bitter plus it’s difficult to find fresh reishi mushrooms in supermarkets and so dried or powdered form is likely the easiest way to consume it. Do look at Mushrooms 4 Life as it’s a supplier I choose to use personally.”

Stay Alert & Stay Safe – Maria King, Junius Co-Founder, MSc Personalised -Nutrition . Maria is certified from the Institute for Functional Medicine . She is a BANT registered Nutrigenetic Counsellor.