Medicinal Mushrooms for Hormonal Imbalance

Medicinal Mushrooms for Hormonal Imbalance

Mood swings, skin issues, poor sleep?

These are all possible symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Hormones are responsible for a range of physiological processes in our body and when they are out of balance it can lead to an array of unwanted symptoms.

Read on to discover the causes of hormone imbalance and how medicinal mushrooms can help to bring you back into balance.

What is Hormonal Imbalance?

Hormones are chemical messengers that are made by many different glands and organs in the body.

They play a role in many things, like sleep, mood, and reproduction. The body produces many hormones, but the female sex hormones oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone are responsible for the monthly changes in physiology, mood and more. The balance of these hormones is important for female health and if it is disrupted this is when symptoms can occur.

Hormones can be affected by many factors including medication, diet, lack of exercise, toxic load, as well as stress. Hormone imbalances are becoming more common, with conditions like PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), endometriosis, infertility, and severe menopausal symptoms becoming more prevalent.

Symptoms that can indicate hormonal imbalance:

  • irregular periods
  • fatigue
  • low libido
  • bloating
  • cramps and unexpected weight gain 

Medicinal Mushrooms to regulate Hormonal Imbalance:

Medicinal Mushrooms for Hormonal Imbalance


Reishi mushroom is an excellent liver tonic and can help support the liver to eliminate harmful toxins in the body. It is also very calming, and its adaptogenic nature supports the adrenals against stress-related negative effects, which can cause hormonal balance problems.

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Maitake is another useful mushroom for restoring hormonal balance and supporting female health. It is particularly beneficial in supporting blood sugar balance and insulin sensitivity.

Excess fat and insulin resistance can cause the body to store and release oestrogen and inflammatory markers. Maitake can reduce these negative effects.

It has been shown to be helpful for people with PCOS because it helps with insulin sensitivity, and reduces inflammation.

Studies have also shown that it can help women with PCOS get pregnant and control their menstrual cycles.

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Medicinal Mushrooms and Hormonal Imbalance

Menopause is a time of huge stress and change for the body, it’s an inevitable part of the aging process and many women report negative symptoms.

Cordyceps mushroom has been shown to counteract the symptoms of low oestrogen like irritability and mood swings.

Cordyceps mushroom has always been considered in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as a valuable mushroom for hormonal imbalance, as well as supporting vitality and libido which can be affected during and post-menopause.

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Medicinal Mushrooms Hormonal Imbalance
Lion’s Mane mushroom can also be useful for menopausal support with its brain-supporting benefits.

A study in 2010 showed menopausal women who used Lion’s Mane for 4 weeks had reduced anxiety and depression and improved overall well-being.

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How to Incorporate Medicinal Mushrooms into Your Daily Routine

Medicinal mushrooms offer a natural way to enhance your health and wellbeing. Here's a more detailed guide on integrating them into your daily life:

  1. Lion's Mane: Renowned for its cognitive and neurological benefits.

    1. Capsules: Organic Lion's Mane Capsules provide a straightforward, no-fuss approach to supplementation. Ideal for busy lifestyles, take them as directed for mental clarity.
    2. Powder: Organic Lion's Mane Powder is versatile. Mix it into your breakfast smoothie, morning coffee, or even sprinkle it on oatmeal. It's an effortless way to incorporate this brain-boosting mushroom into your diet.

  2. Cordyceps: Known for increasing energy levels and enhancing physical performance.

    1. Capsules: Reach for Organic Cordyceps Capsules as a daily supplement, especially helpful for those with active lifestyles or needing an energy boost.
    2. Powder: Organic Cordyceps Powder can be a great addition to pre-workout shakes or added to a nutritious breakfast bowl to kickstart your day with vitality.

  3. Reishi: This mushroom is a powerhouse for combating stress and promoting relaxation.

    1. Capsules: Organic Reishi Capsules are perfect for stress management. They can be taken in the evening to support relaxation and sleep.
    2. Powder: Incorporating Organic Reishi Powder into a nightly routine, like mixing into a herbal tea, can help in winding down and promoting a restful night.

  4. Chaga: Excellent for immune support and overall wellness.

    1. Capsules: Organic Chaga Capsules offer a convenient way to boost your immune system, especially beneficial during colder months or when feeling run-down.
    2. Powder: Organic Chaga Powder can be a warm addition to your morning routine, like adding to coffee or a hot cereal, helping to fortify your immune system as you start your day.

Remember, consistency is key when using these supplements. It's also important to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are on medication.