Canbud Distribution and the Multi Billion Dollar Mushroom Apothecary

Canbud Distribution Corp (CSE: CBDX) just announced they are developing mushrooms to be used for immune support. This is a timely and relevant initiative: Robert Tjandra COO of Canbud, comments, “Canbud’s wellness theme is derived from natural and organic solutions. The initiative to develop medicinal mushroom immune system products captures the corporate spirit of continuous accretive value creation. It also puts us at the forefront of satisfying consumer nutraceutical health needs in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.”

With the current global tumult because of a raging pandemic virus, people are more conscious about their health and boosting their immunity. 
Immunity care has become a critical part of today’s hectic lifestyle, as consumers are constantly worried about their health. Today’s time-saving consumers take the help of dietary supplements, even those that adopt safe, nutritious diets. Consumers worldwide are experiencing the need to improve their immune systems to prevent adverse infectious disease outcomes. Some of the key factors that are driving the global immune health supplements market are the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, the increasing geriatric population, and covid-19.

As per the report published by Fior Markets, the global immune health supplements market is expected to grow from USD 16.32 billion in 2019 to USD 29.40 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period 2020-2027.

Our ancestors have used mushrooms as medicine for thousands of years.
The oldest human mummy, dating back 4,000 years ago, was found with Piptoporus betulinus in his medicine kit, a mushroom used for its antibiotic properties and as a natural parasite killer, still in use today.

Egyptian hieroglyphics show mushrooms as the plant of immortality, called the “sons of the gods” sent to Earth on lightning bolts and eaten only by nobles and pharaohs. The Aztecs also had sacred mushrooms called “the flesh of the gods,” which they consumed in holy rituals.

Mushrooms serve as a primary source of unique nutrients that can protect lives and enhance health. Many natural healers regard mushrooms equally or of greater healing value than herbs.

Lets have a look at some of the mushrooms that are popular for medicinal use and that serve as immunity boosters.

Reishi mushroom has been used to help enhance the immune system, reduce stress, improve sleep, and lessen fatigue. People also take reishi mushroom for health conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Viral infections (such as the flu), fatigue, liver and kidney disease.

Chaga mushrooms began attracting attention over the past few decades due to their health benefits. Some early animal and lab studies on chaga mushrooms have shown promising results for strengthening the immune system, protecting the liver, reducing inflammation and fighting cancer, among others. Chaga mushrooms contain beta-glucans, which are naturally occurring carbohydrates that can boost your immune defense.  Other early research on mice shows that chaga extract may also help regulate the production of cytokines, which can stimulate blood cells and strengthen the immune system’s means of communication. This can help fight infections from minor colds to more serious illnesses.

Shiitake mushrooms have long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. They’re also part of the medical traditions of Japan, Korea, and Eastern Russia. In Chinese medicine, shiitake are thought to boost health and longevity, as well as improve circulation.Studies suggest that some of the bioactive compounds in shiitake may protect against cancer and inflammation. Several compounds in shiitake have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal effects. As antibiotic resistance is growing, some scientists think it’s important to explore the antimicrobial potential of shiitake.

Turkey Tail: a number of studies have shown that turkey tail mushrooms have immune boosting properties. For example, its extract may be useful in fighting certain types of cancer. Turkey tail mushrooms contain compounds called polysaccharopeptide (PSP) and polysaccharide-K (PSK). PSP and PSK appear to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Cordyceps holds immune-supporting properties. It bolsters the immune system by activating certain areas of crucial interest. A preclinical trial claims that the hot water extract of Cordyceps activates the macrophages and intestinal immune system, and also aids in the proliferation of bone marrow cells. So when the sniffing and coughing time of the year is about to emerge, have some faith on the Cordyceps to support your immune system. In alternative medicine, cordyceps is often touted as a natural energy booster. Proponents also claim that cordyceps can protect against health problems like asthma, depression, diabetes, fatigue, high cholesterol, and upper respiratory tract infections.

Lion’s mane mushrooms contain bioactive substances that have beneficial effects on the body, especially the brain, heart and gut. The mushroom is packed with antioxidants and strengthens the immune system like most medicinal mushrooms. But lion’s mane is rare in the fact that it fosters the production of the bioprotein nerve growth factor (NFG) and myelin (an insulation around nerve fibers). Both NFG and myelin are absolutely crucial to brain health. An imbalance in them can contribute to neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.

Based on the foregoing, we can clearly see mushrooms are nutritional powerhouses with a myriad of health benefits including immune support, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, managing blood sugar, supporting brain health and cognition, supporting the nervous system and increasing energy and stamina. The ancients led the way and mushrooms have a rich history in helping to improve human lives.

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