Medicinal Mushrooms

Like cannabis, medicinal mushrooms have been used for plant-based therapy for thousands of years. Every medicinal mushroom has unique healing properties, but nearly all share the ability to activate the body’s immune system. Benefits can be attributed to mushrooms because of their variety of full macro-nutrient profiles, polysaccharides (alpha/beta-glucans), and other detoxifying metabolites.

Mushrooms for Dogs & Cats serve as a catalyst in modulating the immune system by activating macrophages, neutrophils, basophils, and every other immune-system-cell in the body. They are also reported to lower cholesterol levels, improve blood-sugar levels, and inhibit the spread of cancer cells.

 

Health Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms for Dogs & Cats

Both the fruiting body and mycelium provide a synergistic effect on our pet’s health, much like the theory in cannabis known as the Entourage Effect. “The whole is greater than sum of it’s parts” is an important concept when it comes to botanical and natural supplements. This idea is what differentiates these functional foods for pets from traditional medicines.

Contrary to marketing from other mushroom products, beta-glucans are not the only ingredient in mushrooms that provide immunomodulating activity for our pets. The entire idea behind botanicals and functional foods is to use the entire plant or whole mushroom. Therefore, when considering natural remedies for dogs and cats, using whole food sources of mushrooms will always be the safest and optimal way to promote your Dog or Cat’s health.

Every mushroom comes with its own unique set of healing abilities, but here’s a list of the most common benefits of medicinal mushrooms:

  • Activates Immune Cells (like Macrophages & Neutrophils)
  • Boosts Energy
  • Increases Antibody Production
  • Promotes Better Digestion & Improves Apppetite
  • Promotes Healthy Inflammatory Response
  • Helps with Seasonal or Dietary Allergies
  • Enhances Focus and Concentration
  • Promotes Adaptive Response with Stress

But since each mushroom is unique, we should get to know the top five organic mushrooms used by Earth Buddy and how their unique properties can help your pet! Click on the links below to learn more about each of the top five medicinal mushrooms used in our products.

How Medicinal Mushrooms Can Help Your Pet

Learn more about how medicinal mushrooms might help your pet by listening to this podcast episode featuring Earth Buddy founder Sean Zyer!