Mushrooms offer a wide variety of benefits and effects. Like calling cards of the forest, mushrooms are unique to their reactions. Some offer mental and stimulatory effects while others cause hallucinations.
All containing their own unique form of plant fibers knowns as polysaccharides these fibers are shown to increase gut health while offering starch like energy to your body.
One mushroom that is particularly unique in this regard is the Chaga Mushroom.
Far from the typical depiction of a mushroom Chaga grows on the outside of birch trees. They pull sap or “terpines” out of the trunk of the tree for food.
These terpenes have been studied and used for treating various forms of cancer tumors. The reactions have huge impacts on the cancer cells switching them into a state of self-destruction known as apoptosis.