For thousands of years, many civilizations
around the earth have used and promoted mushrooms for their medicinal
properties. Medicinal mushrooms for dogs and cats are now becoming more and more popular. As holistic vets and pet parents are discovering that organically harvested mushrooms have potent immune building benefits for pets.
These mushrooms contain an abundance
of powerful nutrients,
enzymes and proteins that can treat a variety of health issues. We certainly regard mushrooms as a natural earth based, naturopathic supplement that is a 'high-vibe' addition to a super natural health protocol for any dog or cat needing quick healing support.
The main health giving aspect of
medicinal mushrooms are called polysaccharides. They are also called beta-glucans which
can help the to body handle numerous physical factors that can cause physical
They also contain besides the polysaccharides; triterpenes and lysozymes that provide antiviral,
antibacterial, and anti-tumor benefits.
Many of the medicinal mushrooms also
have properties that quicken the immune system- helping it to kick into high
gear to support certain organs, assisting the healing of the liver,
kidneys, and the heart.
Medicinal mushrooms can be seen as intelligent beings that actually help to support other life forms. It seems their job
is to help all life or living entities on land all around the earth. They can spread
for miles underground with their mycelium.
The word mycelium actually means “more than one”. It is this mass of
intertwined filaments that creates an amazing network of underworld information
that is often submerged in another body as in the soil or organic matter or the
tissues of a host - Also known as— 'mushroom roots'. Mushrooms are as high vibe as it gets when it comes to earth vibration and frequency. Who knows their level of consciousness.
Mushrooms are known to preserve the complex
structure of the bionetwork of the planet.
They do this by being a catalyst for the various plant species to allocate
nutrients, to decomposing and offsetting environmental toxins and as healer for
humanity and their animals alike.
Mushrooms are wonderful suppliers of
antioxidants for us. Some of them are polyphenols
and selenium, however they are also sources for some antioxidants that are
unique to them and their mycelium. One of their antioxidants is called L-ergothioneine, which scientists now know is a "master antioxidant"
as it is carried into the cells to fight
damage caused from oxidative stress and
free radical damage.
Ergothioneine is an amino
acid that is made only by mushrooms and by other fungi and mycobacteria in the
soil. Plants can pull the ergothioneine
up through their roots and animals can get
the ergothioneine through grazing on grass or other plants containing it.
Dogs’s and cat’s bodies can't produce
its own ergothioneine, so our pets depend upon their food to obtain it – such as meat and other plant
There are so many conceivable health
benefits that mushrooms can offer our furry companions to help with overall
immune support and total well-being. I consider medicinal mushrooms a natural,
high vibe, powerful supplement that is noteworthy of giving raw fed pets when
support is needed.
One of the most popular reasons to
give our pets medicinal mushrooms is for cancer. So many older pets seem to end up with cancers
these days. Mushrooms can be used
prophylactically or to combat cancer after the fact.
Incredible as it seems mushrooms are
amazing anti-carcinogenic. Even the
regular little white button mushrooms we regularly buy at the store are actually
little anti-cancer weapons disguised. They are capable of averting and quashing
cancerous tumors and cells that are already starting to change into
No one really knows why this is. However, these little medicinal mushrooms can be a great support option for dogs with cancer.
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Results show that whole-mushroom
extracts contain medicinal properties that control carcinogenesis and
tumorigenesis at different stages of growth.
So therefore medicinal mushrooms
could absolutely provide added benefits and healing effects in the prevention
and treatment of cancer.
Simply due to the fact that they
have so many varying means and modes of knocking out cancer cells
by way of the immune system.
.Here are a few other health concerns mushrooms might
Geriatric pets that might be suffering from
chronic debilitation- such as muscle atrophy, heart issues, and other types of overall weakness
Side-effects of steroid use
Helpful in working with Cushing’s disease
For weakened puppies or kittens with severe
Cats with compromised immune system diseases (FIV,
FIP, FeLV) or kittens with viral upper respiratory tract infections
Liver issues, hepatitis or even mushroom poisoning
Adjunct to antibiotic or anti-fungal
pharmaceuticals – Use together with colloidal silver
Acute and chronic cystitis -used with colloidal
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It has 10 different mushrooms in it including the ones in the image below the video/