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We begrijpen het misschien niet, maar er zijn zoveel verschillende soorten paddenstoelen. Het paddenstoelenrijk is enorm!! Er zijn giftige paddenstoelen, psychedelische paddenstoelen, maar ook eetbare en medicinale paddenstoelen. Medicinale Paddenstoelen zijn eetbare paddenstoelen, die volgens de EU-regelgeving zijn geclassificeerd als "voeding".

Naarmate de kracht van paddenstoelen ons steeds meer bekend wordt en de wetenschap steeds meer bewijzen over dit fascinerende koninkrijk ondersteunt, voel ik ook een sterke aantrekkingskracht om de misvatting op te helderen die mensen hebben over het begrijpen van het verschil tussen bepaalde paddenstoelen.

In deze blogpost, Ik zal mijn best doen om het verschil tussen MEDICINALE PADDESTOELEN, ook wel bekend, te verduidelijken as “Functional Mushrooms”. And PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOMS, also known as “magic mushrooms, or shrooms”

GENEESMIDDEL PADDESTOELEN:

For thousands of years, medicinal mushrooms or “functional mushrooms” have been consumed in Eastern medicine for their benefits beyond essential nutrients. Only recently have they been recognized in the West for their powerful health benefits. A medicinal mushroom is a mushroom that contains a high amount of health-beneficial compounds and is tested to be used to fight illnesses and diseases. From certain mushrooms, they create penicillin and other antibiotics, whilst others are used for culinary dishes. Most of us have even seen some of them in our local (super) market like; Shiitake mushroom, Oyster mushroom, Maitake mushroom, and Lion's Mane-paddenstoel.

WAT MAAKT PADDESTOELEN GENEESMIDDEL?

Medicinale paddenstoelen aka Functional Mushrooms are usually non-psychoactive and are accepted as immune system boosting foods, and may offer benefits beyond basic nutrition. Medicinal mushrooms support our gut health, stress management, brain, and nerve health, as well as enhance our immune system. These super mushrooms also have the potential to support energy levels and aid digestion. Medicinal mushrooms’ main health benefit is to help our body to regulate our immune system, either in suppressing an overactive immune system or in helping to build up a damaged immune system. This is important, as the immune system function is truly at the core of what makes one healthy or sick. More specifically, there are two active compounds found in abundance in medicinal mushrooms known as triterpenoïden en beta-glucanen

Beta-Glucans are a well-studied type of polysaccharides stimulating the immune system by activating macrophages and natural killer cell function (macrophages are those white blood cells that attack and remove foreign particles and pathogens). When lymphocytes and macrophages are activated it causes increased production of cytokines, which are the messengers of our immune system. This immune modulatory effect means that medicinal mushrooms can benefit people needing immune support and people with autoimmune disorders. Some medicinal mushrooms are so extraordinary as they contain these compounds in extremely high amounts for example Chaga-paddenstoel.

Triterpenoïden zijn lipiden (vetten) die voorkomen in hogere planten en schimmels. Ze vertonen een breed scala aan biologische activiteiten, zoals antioxidatieve, kankerbestrijdende, lipidenverlagende, leverbeschermende, ontstekingsremmende, antimicrobiële en wondgenezende eigenschappen, waardoor ons lichaam op een hoger potentieel kan functioneren

Some medicinal mushrooms can be easily prepared as food, like Shiitake, and are widely available at our local market, while other less accessible ones are available as powders or extracts. To obtain most of the medicinal powers of mushrooms, it’s highly recommended to consume and extract them. With an extract, high amounts of health-beneficial compounds get extracted in the most potent form available. This can be in most cases up to 8-10 times higher, than a simply just a pulverised version of the mushroom.

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Lionsmane – Chaga-Reishi

PSYCHEDELISCHE PADDESTOELEN:

Psychedelische paddenstoelen, ook wel paddo's of paddo's genoemd, zijn wilde of gekweekte paddenstoelen die psilocybine bevatten, een natuurlijk voorkomende psychoactief and hallucinogenic compound. There are more than 180 varieties of mushrooms that contain this compound and are found all over the world. Psilocybin is considered one of the most well-known psychedelics, that can make you see, hear, and feel sensations that seem real but are not. When ingested, psilocybin turns into psilocin in the body. Psilocin is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and bind to serotonin receptors.

Psychedelic mushrooms have been used for thousands of years by tribes around the world for both spiritual and medicinal practises, aiding as a tool to enter altered states of consciousness. for example the Aztecs called psilocybin mushrooms Teonanacatl, wat zich vertaalt naar "Gods vlees". De connectie met God en deze paddenstoelen benadrukt het belang van deze paddenstoelen in hun cultuur.

In many countries around the world, psychedelic mushrooms are still illegal and are classified as Schedule 1 drugs under the United Nations 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, signifying that they have a high potential for abuse and serve no medical purpose. However, more and more studies are coming out providing profound evidence that the use of these psychedelic mushrooms has a positive effect on people who battle depression. You could potentially say that psychedelic mushrooms are also medicinal mushrooms.

Als deze blogpost je op de een of andere manier heeft geïnspireerd en je de fantastische film niet hebt gezien “Fantastische schimmels”? Ik raad je ten zeerste aan! Deze Netflix-documentaire neemt je mee op een reis over de magische, mysterieuze en medicinale wereld van schimmels en hun kracht om te genezen, in stand te houden en bij te dragen aan de regeneratie van het leven op aarde die 3,5 miljard jaar geleden begon.

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Probeer eens je favoriete medicinale paddenstoel te combineren met Ceremonial Cacao. Klik op deze link om de volledige collectie van Herbal Cacao te zien

VOLLEDIGE COLLECTIE GEEN ACHTERGROND

BRUIN met Chaga-paddenstoel & GEEL met Lion's Mane-paddenstoel

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Sharon Fernie, Oprichter Herbal Cacao

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