The Magic of Mushrooms for Our Furry Family
Are mushrooms a part of your pet's regular diet? If you're unfamiliar with how powerful the tiny little mushroom can be, you may not be including them....yet! Once you learn how magical mushrooms are for our pets and for us, you'll be looking for every opportunity to include mushrooms in their bowl! 🍄
There is a lot controversy around mushrooms and that stems from the fact that within one species, mushrooms can be lethal or they can be medicinal. Unfortunately, internet rumours always lean towards the "bad side" of a story, so mushrooms got a bad rap! But here's the thing, the mushrooms we're referring to, are mushrooms we can buy in a grocery store which are safe for us to eat! If they're safe for us, they're safe for our pets! Wild grown mushrooms in your yard or a field are not the mushrooms we're talking about and you should never feed to your pet or eat yourself!
So with that all cleared up, did you know just by including a 1/4 cup of mushrooms into your own diet, you can reduce your chances of cancer by up to 30%! The same is true for our pets! This is huge when we know more than 50% of dogs will get cancer. Anything we can do to reduce the chance is worth it! Mushrooms don't kill cancer, but they boost the immune system and help the body fight against it!
Mushrooms are becoming a staple in many athletes diets because of the benefits they provide! Mushrooms help improve athletic performance by helping the body adapt to physical stress, which increases antioxidants and reduces inflammation. They also help to build stamina and endurance while reducing recovery time. Additionally, mushrooms can enhance focus and concentration.
The reason mushrooms are so medicinal is because they are a powerful source of ergothioneine, an amino acid and antioxidant that prevents or slows cellular damage. Some mushroom varieties (such as shiitake, oyster, maitake and king oyster) have higher amounts of ergothioneine. Mushrooms also provide us and our pets with vitamins B and D and are an excellent source of potassium.
The amazing benefits mushrooms offer don't stop there! Take a look at just some of the magic mushrooms can provide! 👇
🍄 Immunity Booster
🍄 Increased Cognitive Function
🍄 Reduce Inflammation
🍄 Lower Cholesterol Levels
🍄 Regulate or Lower Blood Pressure
🍄 Improve Heart Health
🍄 Promote Anti-Aging
The list goes on! Mushrooms are truly a magical little food! If you can buy mushrooms for you to eat at the grocery store, you can and absolutely should be sharing them with your pets! Here's the thing, like many people, some pets don't like mushrooms. Whether it's you or your pet, if mushrooms are not a favourite, but you want the benefits of mushrooms, you can always incorporate a supplement. And sometimes supplements can be easier in a pinch when we don't always have the fresh whole foods at our disposal! 👍
We love mushrooms! If you couldn't tell already and we carry a variety of mushroom supplements! We're thrilled to have just recently brought in our newest mushroom supplement line from Furbabies! Furbabies offers four mushroom options in either a powdered or tincture option, each formulated to address different aliments! 👇
| CORDYCEPS - Exercise & Agility
This blend was compounded for the active healthy pet to help maintain good health
After seeing the power of the mushroom and just how magical they are for both us and our pets, it's no wonder we continue to look for and find more varieties of mushroom supplements to carry in store! We know many of you love adding your mushroom supplements and we know some of you may not have known just how beneficial mushrooms are in our pet's diet! Now that you know, we have no doubt, mushrooms are on the menu tonight! If fresh mushrooms aren't always in your kitchen, pick your favourite mushroom supplement and be sure you've always got a mushroom addition in your floof's bowl! 😀