At Modern Wellness Bar, we offer only the best products to help you reach optimal levels of health and wellness. Today we are pleased to welcome the team from PURICA to explain the power of medicinal mushrooms and it’s benefits on the immune system.
Your Body is Your Castle
Keeping invaders out by optimizing immunity
In this world in which you’re inundated daily by stress and pathogens, it’s useful to think of your body as a castle. The walls of the castle – your skin, bone, and connective tissue – keep things out. Your mucosal membranes, genital urinary tract, and eyes function like a moat. Inside your body is an army of cells, millions of loyal soldiers maintaining the fortress and multitasking as a self-defense system made up of archers, sentries, intelligence agents, communicators, and armed guards.
With daily attacks from bacteria, viruses and parasites, imagine how taxing it is for the protectors of our castle to keep our immune system strong and active. An underactive immune system makes us more prone to become sick and it can often take us much longer to recover. If our immune system is overactive, we can be left subject to allergies and it can potentially trigger an autoimmune response. As in our castle analogy, an optimal immune system is a balanced one.
In order to keep our defenses strong, it’s become more important than ever to support our immune system. That starts with balanced nutrition and hydration. Positive lifestyle strategies can also reduce the impacts of chronic stress.
We can also strengthen our defenses through supplementation, including the use of medicinal mushrooms. That’s where PURICA medicinal mushrooms shine. Medicinal mushrooms have proven to be powerful allies in the fight against stress by working as immunomodulators; substances that bring balance or calm and activate the immune system, as needed. Medicinal mushrooms also share the remarkable qualities of adaptogens, which protect our bodies from all forms of stress. They literally help our cells adapt to stressors.
Each mushroom has its unique characteristic. If you’re low on energy, Cordyceps is a good fit. If it’s focus that you are looking for, Lion’s Mane has been associated with optimal cognitive and nerve function. If it’s stress that’s weighing you down, Red Reishi may help you bridge that gap by helping balance the system with its innate ability to calm the mind and encourage restful sleep.
To make these and other mushroom products even more effective, the company incorporates the four PURICA Advantages into everything it produces: full spectrum formulation; therapeutic grade ingredients, the highest quality products and arguably the most important, easy absorption.
The PURICA difference
Micronization unlocks active compounds from their indigestible fibrous matrix.
Producing a full spectrum product means that PURICA uses the entire mushroom in all stages of its growth and life cycle—the mycelia, fruitbodies and spores—to produce each of its carefully formulated products.
Easy absorption is ensured through a process known as micronization, which reduces large particles into fine, soluble particles, measured in micrometres, which are easy for the body to absorb. Great care is taken in all stages of the growing, harvesting and processing of every mushroom used in PURICA products—a process that preserves active ingredients to deliver a consistent therapeutic grade product. Because of the high degree of quality control, each PURICA product qualifies as a healing superfood, grown on a certified organic plant base with trace minerals.
PURICA has developed a range of healthy products that includes the award winning Immune 7 which has won gold in the Alive Retail and Consumer Choice Awards for 2 Years running (2019 & 2020). It is a combination of six medicinal mushrooms and a proprietary ingredient called Nutricol® that have been carefully formulated to help with suppressed immune systems, infectious diseases, allergies, skin conditions and stress. Favoured by athletes, its ingredients have been shown to significantly strengthen the immune system.
Purica is a BC local company that operates with the guiding mantra “Nature. Science. You.” All of our products have to be natural, they have to have evidence that they support health and they have to work for You, the individual. Our products are gluten-free and vegan because we believe that everyone has the right to health-supporting supplements and many of our ingredients are organic.
It’s not all about the products with us though, we like to give back. The Purica Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local projects such as the Cowichan Valley hospice. We also donate to local charities through our partners, the SAINTS animal sanctuary in Mission is a recent example.
We also have a strong environmental focus. That’s why our products are organic, most of our packaging is easy to recycle glass or cardboard and we don’t wild harvest our mushrooms so that we can protect ecosystems