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Medicinal Mushrooms: How These Natural Fungi Can Heal What Ails Your Senior Dog

Many natural healers regard mushrooms as the primary source of  a unique group of nutrients that can enhance and protect our health and well-being. Some healers even consider mushrooms to have equal, if not greater, healing power than herbs and spices. In our household we all take a mushroom supplement to help keep us in optimal health.

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Mushrooms were used in folk medicine before the use of pharmaceuticals for over 2,000 years for their immune-enhancing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-tumor and antiviral properties.

Medicinal mushrooms that are typically used in supplementation include:

  • Reishi – Helps blood pressure, immune system support
  • Lion’s Mane – Supports the brain and nervous system
  • Agaricus Blazei – Cardiovascular support
  • Turkey Tail – Immune system support, modulates cell growth
  • Cordyceps – Immune system and heart support
  • King Trumpet (also known as King Oyster) – Destroys parasites
  • Shiitake – Cardiovascular support, calms inflammation
  • Chaga – Immune system support
  • Maitake – Regulates blood sugar, aids digestion
  • Antrodia – Immune system and liver support

Always check with your vet before changing your dog’s diet or adding supplements.

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