Mushrooms are the organic communicators of nature and form enormous invisible networks that connect individual plants and transmit water and nutrients. As mushrooms grow, they enrich the forest floor and plants in a symbiotic relationship, a form of communication that some have come up with the Wood Wide Web. This ability to 'speak' at a deep cellular level with the plant kingdom is also what makes it so valuable to us as a person. In people, research shows that they can be considered as biological response modificators (BRMs), who work on the immune system to restore the balance where necessary.
Functional mushrooms belong to the category of adaptogens
Functional mushrooms are categorised as adaptogens, which are substances that assist in rebalancing the body's hormonal equilibrium, improving both physical and mental resilience, and reducing cellular sensitivity to stress. Adaptogens derive their name from the Latin term 'Adaptare,' which means to adjust. The term 'adaptogen' is commonly used to refer to treatments that boost the body’s resistance to biological stress in clinical and experimental research. Traditional Chinese medicine has long recognised adaptogens as "superior tonics," which regulate various functions, increase energy levels, and promote overall health without targeting specific ailments