Mushrooms are not only an ingredient in many delicious recipes, they also contain many healthy active ingredients that have positive effects on the health of humans and animals. So-called medicinal mushrooms or medicinal mushrooms have been used for their healing effects for thousands of years. As a new superfood for dogs, the Asian medicinal mushroom trend is also popular here.
Mushrooms for dogs?
Mushrooms actually consist of a huge, underground network called the mycelium. The root-like plexuses can be huge and very old. They form small, fleshy fruit bodies, which we know as mushrooms from the forest or supermarket. The part of the fungus that can be seen above the ground is relatively small and is less than 10% of the total subterranean fungus.
Fungi have to constantly defend themselves against their environment and have therefore developed a very efficient immune system. The cells of a fungus are able to absorb and break down natural substances. That is why they have a very valuable, detoxifying effect on humans and animals such as dogs and cats. At the same time, however, they are also very sensitive to environmental pollution and radiation.
Mushrooms offered at https://originmushrooms.com/ contain many important nutrients, unique antioxidants, as well as probiotics and digestive enzymes. They have a high content of L-ergothioneine, selenium, and beta-glucans.
Unique antioxidants in mushrooms
Antioxidants are biologically active plant substances that support the body and the immune system in fighting off free radicals. They protect the dog’s body and cells, especially the eyes, liver, kidneys, and red blood cells, from oxidative stress. This oxidative stress is constantly created by all sorts of environmental toxins such as exhaust gases and can accelerate cell aging. With the help of antioxidants, the cells can fight this stress and age more slowly.
The unique antioxidants of mushrooms are found exclusively in the mushroom fruiting bodies and in the mycelium. They can work throughout the body and the mitochondria in the cell nuclei of dogs. L-ergothioneine is a sulfur-containing protein that is only synthesized by fungi and mycobacteria in the soil.
The L-ergothioneine stays in the body much longer than other antioxidants. Because of this, it is able to better protect the dog’s cells from free radical damage.