What is White Jelly Mushroom Extract?
Tremella fuciformis, known as White Jelly or Snow Fungus, is a tropical mushroom found on hard woods after heavy rains. This mushroom is one of the most popular fungi in the cuisine and health practices of China. Tremella fuciformis is a white, nearly translucent, fungus that grows throughout Asia and in warmer climates worldwide. The fungus gets the common name of silver ear for the way it looks on decaying logs where it grows.
White Jelly Mushroom Benefits and Uses
- May help support immune health
- May help promote skin health
- May help support oxidation levels
Tremella fuciformis Health Benefits
Tremella fuciformis mushroom is used primarily for skin health and many people use Tremella fuciformis in skin care routines. Although Tremella fuciformis mushroom extract is typically applied topically to reap white jelly skin benefits. This is done because Tremella fuciformis mushroom can carry many times its weight in water, so applying white jelly mushroom to the skin helps promote our skin’s ability to take in moisture, which helps keep skin looking healthy and firm. Contrary to common practices, white jelly mushroom does not need to be topically applied to take advantage of the tremella fuciformis health benefits. White jelly mushroom can actually be taken orally and substantially promote skin health. Tremella fuciformis studies also found that tremella fuciformis mushroom may support immune health. According to Chinese traditional uses, if it is eaten regularly, facial freckles may lighten.
Skin health is subject to oxidative stress, which is one of the biggest threats to overall skin health. Oxidative stress may slow down the skin’s regenerative processes and one of the primary targets for this oxidation is our skin fibroblasts. Skin fibroblasts have been observed in research to be sensitive to hydrogen peroxide, which exists naturally in our body. In small studies, white jelly mushroom supplement appeared to mitigate the oxidative damage that was inflicted on skin fibroblasts by hydrogen peroxide. As a result, white jelly mushroom helped promote healthy collagen levels in our skin by attenuating this type of damage.
Skin fibroblasts are good for our skin health and promote collagen synthesis and assist in the general health of our skin. Damage to skin fibroblasts may create higher concentrations of an enzyme known as MMP-1, which is known to reduce collagen levels.
White jelly mushroom extract appears to support skin health benefits by promoting an enzyme called Sirtuin 1, also called SIRT1. SIRT1 is an enzyme that is able to exert several beneficial effects on different types of cells throughout the body. In some studies, SIRT1 appeared to be expressed in high levels in skin fibroblasts. This seems to indicate that SIRT1 plays a critical role in maintaining skin health. Scientific research has observed that through the activation of SIRT1, White Jelly mushroom may help protect our skin from oxidative damage that occurs as a result of reactive oxygen species like hydrogen peroxide. SIRT1 levels appear to decrease at a fast rate as we age which leaves us with a diminished skin protection system. Ultimately, since white jelly mushroom may up-regulate and activate SIRT1, It may be a highly beneficial skin health promoting mushroom for our skin.
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White Jelly Mushroom Dosage
As a dietary supplement, take 500mg of White Jelly Mushroom Extract 1-2 times daily.
Where to Buy White Jelly Mushroom Extract
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