What is Poria Mushroom?
Wolfiporia extensa is a fungus in the family Polyporaceae. Wolfiporia extensa is a type of wood-decay fungus with a terrestrial growth habit. Wolfiporia extensa is also known as Wolfiporia cocos, Poria, and Poria cocos. Poria cocos fungus is well known for its large sclerotium, which is a great mass of Wolfiporia cocos mycelium that resembles a coconut with a dark brown exterior and a white interior. Traditional Chinese practices has utilized the sclerotium of Poria cocos for centuries for various Poria mushroom benefits.
Poria cocos is one of the more commonly used mushrooms in Traditional Chinese practices. Those practicing Traditional Chinese practices consumed Poria cocos for several Poria cocos benefits. According to user reports, Poria cocos mushroom promotes organ, digestive, cellular, and respiratory health. Some believe that Poria cocos mushroom carries compounds that promote cognitive function as well.
Wolfiporia extensa carries triterpenoid compounds. Triterpenoids are a class of compounds that may help support healthy levels of oxidation. A particular triterpenoid compound known as Pachymic acid has been of interest in Poria scientific studies. Research has found that Pachymic acid appears to support healthy cellular function.
Further research additionally discovered that Poria cocos mushroom is rich in beta glucans and triterpenoids which may help promote immune health. The popularity of Poria mushroom in Traditional Chinese practices prompted research into finding more Poria mushroom benefits. Small trials found a correlation between supplementing a Wolfiporia extensa extract and these Poria benefits. Some results were strong enough to spur further research.
Poria Cocos Benefits and Uses
- May help support cellular function
- May help promote immune health
- May help support digestive health
- May help promote respiratory function
- May help support brain health
Poria cocos in Traditional Chinese Practices
Poria cocos mushroom contains a high amount of bioactive compounds such as a mix of triterpene derivatives, monosaccharides, and a few unique amino acids. These compounds cooperate to produce a diverse profile of Poria cocos benefits that promote whole body health with nootropic effects that may help promote brain health and cognitive functioning. Poria was used in traditional chinese practices extensively in combination with other natural compounds. In fact, Poria was often paired with Polygala tenuifolia. This combination was used in traditional chinesse practices with the specific goal of supporting cognitive function. Research suggests that Poria mushroom on its own may help promote cerebral blood flow. Improved blood flow promotes healthy levels of acetylcholine and supports memory formation. Among their myriad of benefits, Poria cocos and Polygala tenuifolia have cognitive supporting effects individually, however, many users report that Polygala tenuifolia and Poria cocos promote each other’s effects, thus making it an effective supplement for cognitive benefits according to most anecdotes.
Beta-Glucan (β-Glucan) minimum content: 55%
Poria Mushroom Dosage
As a dietary supplement, take 500mg of Poria Mushroom Extract 1-2 times daily.
Poria Mushroom Reviews
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Where to Buy Poria Mushroom Extract?
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