Did you know that there are over 1.5 million species of fungi on earth?
Believe it or not, this accounts for about 25% of the earth’s biomass. That's truly mind-blowing, and makes you wonder what all this fungus is up too. Either way, it makes it pretty easy to understand how the fifth kingdom (fungi) plays such an incredibly important role in our world.
The main role of fungi is to help transform dead organic matter into nutrients that benefit both plants and animals.
In fact, without mushrooms, the world would be nothing but heaps of dead trees and animals! Not the kind of place I want to be.
Most people can understand how mushrooms can benefit out planet... but can mushrooms actually do anything for our health?
The answer is a definite yes.
Actually, using mushrooms as medicine is not a new concept at all. In fact, specific mushrooms have been used as medicine for over 5000 years!
But not all mushrooms have the same beneficial effects. Of the 700 species of mushrooms eaten as food, only a fraction have properties proven to significantly increase health and well-being, and only a dozen or so of those species have been seriously researched for their benefits.
More and more everyday, people all over North America are learning about the amazing potential of these functional mushrooms.