That’s the technical definition.
In layman terms, triterpenes are a class of chemical compounds found naturally in plants. In fact, these hydrocarbons are one of the best anti-inflammatories, anti-microbial and anti-viral compounds found in nature.
Certain mushrooms contain many triterpenes, the most abundant being Ganoderic acids, Lucidenic acids, and Sterols. And the king of mushrooms provides all these benefits - REISHI.
Reishi has more than 140 triterpenes that have been found in their spores, mycelium and the fruiting body. We see this variety as a leader in supporting the immune system and overall health of our bodies.
Triterpenes have been studied and results have shown positive effects that may show to be beneficial in the treatment of cancer cells. They have shown cytotoxicity, which is a type of immune cell that can kill other cells, including foreign cells, cancer cells, and cells infected with a virus. Because of their natural ability to do this it may be a vehicle to treat and prevent cancer cells in a natural process, avoiding chemo and radiation.
"What is the best variety for me? I feel anxious, nervous and quite stressed!”
Well, the nervous system and liver actually work in unity. Triterpenes have compounds that help the liver function and assist in its cleansing which is related to the bitter taste. Ultimately this works with our nervous system and provides us with a calming effect. In traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the bitter flavour of triterpenes nourishes the liver and calms the nervous system.
Added benefits of this biological process have shown an improvement in sleep, reduced depression, anxiety and increased focus. They are also good for digestion, balancing hormones, reducing blood pressure, improving circulation. And don’t forget these are one of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatories and anti-viral compounds in nature.
Synthetic steroids have been used as an anti-inflammatory for our health, but triterpenes are nature’s own natural steroid.
"How do I get these powerful, natural health building compounds into my lifestyle?"
We recommend starting your Supreme Shroom journey with our Reishi extract powder as a starting variety.
See our serving suggestions page for ways to bring this into your daily routine.
Triterpenes Health Benefits Summary:
Improved liver function
Immune system support
Better brain function and clarity
Nervous system support
Regulate blood pressure and circulation
Possible Anti-Cancer & Anti-Tumour
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