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Shroom Tech (both Immune and Sport) Review

By on July 19, 2017 in Digestion, News with 0 Comments

Mushrooms are very popular as a food item, but very rarely will you ever see them used as a supplement. Sure, mushrooms taste great, but you typically do not think of them as having medicinal properties. One company is trying to change that perception. Onnit, a supplement company responsible for a variety of very popular supplements, has introduced two supplements that use mushrooms as their base ingredient. These new supplements, Shroom Tech Immune and Shroom Tech Sport, are meant to help boost the immune system and improve your stamina respectively. Their previous supplements include Alpha Brain (a nootropic) and New Mood (a mood enhancing supplement); both were successful, but neither included mushrooms. So, how do these mushroom based supplements stack up to Onnit’s other successful supplements? In this review, we will be looking at both Shroom Tech Immune and Shroom Tech Sport. We will tell you what ingredients are used in each supplement. We will go over how both supplements work. We will look at who has endorsed each supplement. We will take a look at potential side effects for both supplements. And finally, we will go over where the best place to purchase both supplements is if you do decide to give them a try.

How do they work?

Like all of Onnit’s supplements, both of the mushroom based supplements work by combining various all-natural ingredients together to help improve your body. So, in the case of Shroom Tech Immune, various ingredients, most notably the chaga mushroom, are mixed together to create a potent supplement that can help boost your immune system. The ingredients are chosen based on their ability to help the body stimulate the immune system.

Likewise, the same principle applies to Shroom Tech Sport, although, there are significant differences between the ingredients used in Shroom Tech Immune and Shroom Tech Sport. For example, although both are based on mushrooms, Shroom Tech Immune uses a blend of various mushrooms, which include the chaga mushroom, the cordyceps mushroom, the almond mushroom, and a bunch of other species of mushroom. On the other hand, Shroom Tech Sport makes use of only one type of mushroom, the cordyceps mushroom. The ingredients used in Shroom Tech Sport are picked specifically based on their ability to aid athletes. Some of the ingredients improve your endurance levels, other ingredients improve your aerobic capacity, there are even ingredients that help keep your blood sugar level in check, to ensure that your energy levels remain consistent throughout the workout session.

Ingredients found within

In this section, we are going to go over the major ingredients found within each of the two supplements and tell you why they are included. Now, both of the supplements have different ingredients in them, so we will cover each supplement individually. Also, this is not meant to be a complete list of every ingredient, as it is common for supplements to include filler ingredients that do not do anything or to include ingredients that are not really relevant to the supplement’s purpose. The only ingredients that we are going to be covering are the ones that actually have an effect on what the supplement is supposed to do.

Ingredients in Shroom Tech Immune

Cordyceps mushroom

The cordyceps mushroom is the common name for the species of fungus that is formally called cordyceps sinensis; it is also sometimes referred to as caterpillar fungus in the English-speaking world. Now, it is not technically a mushroom, but it is so closely related to mushrooms, that is often included in the mushroom family, so we will still call it a mushroom in the review for the purposes of simplicity. Anyways, this mushroom is found in parts of Tibet, Nepal, and northern India. It has been used in the traditional medicines of both China and India. You may be tempted to dismiss it because of this, as many people tend to dismiss folk medicine as being based on junk science. While that is true in some cases, it is not the case with the cordyceps mushroom. This study looked at the effectiveness of the cordyceps mushroom and concluded that it had significant potential as a medicinal item. So, why did Onnit decide to include it in their Shroom Tech Immune supplement? Well, they are extremely helpful for the immune system. For starters, the mushroom is rich in what are called “polysaccharides.” Polysaccharides are carbohydrates in the body that play an important role in the immune system. By introducing more polysaccharides into your body, Shroom Tech Immune helps boost your body’s immune system naturally. You can read more about the various benefits of the mushroom in this article. As you can see from this article, the mushroom has a whole host of benefits, not only to the immune system but to other parts of the body as well. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which make it a valuable medicinal item.

Agaricus subrufescens

Agaricus subrufescens, sometimes called the almond mushroom, is a species of mushroom found in Brazil. This mushroom help’s to stimulate the body’s immune system. A study was done on a group of rats in 2011; the goal of the study was to test the effectiveness of the almond mushroom. The study found that giving rats almond mushroom extract essentially sent their immune system into overdrive. The body’s production of natural killer cells, monocytes, and dendritic cells were all increased. All three of those things are necessary parts of your body’s immune system. They are a large part of what allows your body’s immune system to identify and deal with pathogens and bacteria. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which means that it helps your body deal with redness and swelling.

Grifola frondosa

Grifola frondosa is a mushroom that is found in China, Japan, the United States, and Canada; in the English-speaking countries, it is sometimes called hen of the woods. It is featured in both Chinese and Italian-American cuisine. It also has a role in Chinese medicine due to its positive health benefits, many of which relate to the immune system. Grifola frondosa does not actually help your body create anything, rather it makes parts of your immune system more effective at what they do. For example, we mentioned something called “natural killer cells,” which are essentially cells in the body that seek out and destroy infected cells or tumors. Grifola frondosa makes those natural killer cells more effective so that they are able to better seek out and destroy infected cells before they can reproduce, which would make you sick. That is essentially what the mushroom does for every part of your immune system, it simply makes them more effective at destroying pathogens or viruses before they can actually harm you. Also, much like the almond mushroom, hen of the woods has anti-inflammatory properties, which means it is able to help your body deal with swollen and inflamed tissue.

Reishi mushroom

The reishi mushroom is a species of mushroom that can be found throughout East Asia. Like many other species of mushroom, the reishi mushroom has a prominent place in traditional Chinese medicine. There are a couple of relevant health benefits to the reishi mushroom. For starters, it has powerful antioxidant properties. This is very important for your body because, without sufficient antioxidants, your body’s immune system is at risk of damage. The reishi mushroom is also able to give your immune system a boost, to make it more effective at fighting off infections and viruses. There is a reason why this mushroom has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for long, it is because it works.

Chaga mushroom

The chaga mushroom is a species of fungus that is found in birch forests all over the world. You can find it in birch forests in Korea, America, Russia, Canada, and many other countries all over Europe. The fungus grows on trees because it feeds on the nutrients stored in the tree’s bark. It has many medicinal properties, quite a few of which are related to the immune system. First off, the chaga mushroom is full of what are called beta-D-glucans. These are responsible for regulating your immune system. See, sometimes your immune system is a bit too active. This can be bad for your body, so having beta-D-glucans helps keep your immune system from becoming too active. Likewise, it also helps your immune system kick into overdrive when it has been slacking. So, if you have gotten a cold or another virus, it means your immune system has been compromised, getting more beta-D-glucans can help your immune system get back to normal and fight off the virus much quicker than it normally would. It also has a wide variety of antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antiviral properties. This means that the chaga mushroom boosts your body’s ability to identify and destroy foreign bacteria, viruses, and pathogens that enter your body. Some have called the chaga mushroom a superfood because of how useful it is for your body. While we only covered its benefits for your immune system, it has a wide variety of other benefits as well. For example, it can help with blood pressure, cholesterol, ulcers, and stomach issues. All-around the chaga mushroom is an extremely useful mushroom and it is no surprise why Onnit chose to include it in Shroom Tech Immune.

Turmeric

Turmeric is our first non-mushroom ingredient in this list. It is a plant from Southeast Asia that is often used as a spice; it is a close relative of ginger, which is a plant that is also noted for its health benefits. Turmeric’s main health benefits are not from the plant itself, but from a chemical that is inside the plant called curcumin; which gives turmeric its yellowish color. Curcumin is a very powerful antioxidant, which helps keep your immune system healthy. In fact, curcumin is such a powerful antioxidant, that it is actually more powerful than both vitamin C and vitamin E, which are noted for being powerful antioxidants. It also provides your immune system with a powerful boost; more specifically, it helps your immune system fight off bacteria and deal with inflammation. If you need more proof of the power of curcumin, consider that in India, where it is used in traditional medicine, turmeric is commonly called “holy powder” due to its many health benefits.

Ginger root

Ginger root, along with ginseng, is one of those roots that you always see included in supplements, and there is a good reason for that. Ginger root is loaded with health benefits that make it useful in a wide variety of supplements. What makes ginger root so effective is that it contains nutrients that are able to kill viruses and bacteria. In a way, it is almost like nature’s own antibiotic. For example, it contains plenty of antioxidants, which help prevent damage to your immune system. It contains antimicrobials, which can kill harmful bacteria in your body. This root was and is highly valued in both traditional Chinese and Indian medicine and one of the reasons for that is the ginger root’s ability to make the immune system stronger.

Ingredients in Shroom Tech Sport

Cordyceps mushroom

That’s right, it is our old friend the cordyceps mushroom. We have already gone over its benefits to the immune system, but it also has benefits for athletes as well, which is why it was included in Shroom Tech Sport. Cordyceps mushrooms have been shown to be able to increase your body’s aerobic capacity. For those who do not know, aerobic capacity refers to your body’s ability to send blood and oxygen to your muscles. Those with higher aerobic capacities are able to exercise for longer without getting tired. The mushroom has also been shown to be effective at improving your body’s energy levels. Finally, the mushroom also makes your muscles more efficient in how they use oxygen. Between these benefits and its benefits to your immune system, the Cordyceps mushroom has been shown to be a sort of miracle fungus.

Indian ginseng

Indian ginseng, which is also often called “ashwagandha,” is a species of plant found in parts of India, Nepal, and China. The plant’s roots are used in traditional Indian medicine because they carry a variety of benefits to the immune system and it can help reduce stress. Indian ginseng does a number of things that athletes and exercise junkies will find beneficial. For starters, it increases your ability to focus, which makes it easier to get through particularly rough exercise sessions. It also helps improve your reaction time, which can be useful in a variety of situations. Finally, as we mentioned above, it helps the body deal with stress. If you have ever seriously dealt with stress before, then you know that it can really sap your energy and drive to exercise, so by helping to alleviate stress, Indian ginseng makes it easier for you to actually get out and exercise.

Green tea leaf

You have probably heard of the benefits of green tea before. Lots of people in the west have begun drinking green tea regularly due to the huge amount of health benefits associated with consumption of it. Green tea has been a part of Asian diets for centuries and for good reason, it is extremely healthy for you. In light of its many health benefits, it should come as no surprise that green tea also helps improve your endurance. Green tea is full of compounds known as “catechins.” These are very helpful for things like burning fat, improving endurance, and boosting your metabolism. A study done on rats showed that green tea extract noticeably improved the endurance of rats. This study, along with other studies like it, confirms that green tea extract can be useful improving endurance.

Side effects

Because of the nature of the ingredients used in both supplements, the list of side effects is pretty much non-existent. When you use all-natural ingredients, side effects tend to range from minimal to non-existent. This is confirmed by looking up the supplements online, you will find that people have not experienced any adverse side effects. Even those who did not like the supplements did not report any notable side effects. Of course, if you have preexisting issues, you should be careful when taking these supplements. If you are pregnant or suffering from blood pressure issues, then you will want to consult a doctor before trying these supplements.

Endorsements

Both supplements have a wide variety of endorsements from actors, MMA fighters, and sports stars. Shroom Tech Sport has been endorsed by actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar, most notable for his role in Saved by the Bell. In the case of Shroom Tech Immune, it has been endorsed by MMA fighter Rose Namajunas. There are more endorsements for each supplement and you can read them all on Onnit’s official website.

Where to buy?

The best place to purchase both supplements is from the official Onnit website. You can buy it through a bunch of affiliate websites, but those are not as reliable. When it comes to buying supplements, it is always better to buy directly from the manufacturer.

Conclusion

If you want to improve your immune system or improve your endurance or do both, then we wholeheartedly recommend both of these supplements. Onnit has a reputation for producing great supplements and both of these are no exception.

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