March 15, 2020 3 min read
The Tremella mushroom belongs to the jelly fungus family and is referred to as the “snow fungus” or “beauty mushroom”. Tremella has been used to help clear heat and dryness, replenish fluids in the body to treat chest congestion, asthma, constipation, balance blood sugar levels and cholesterol, and lower inflammation.
However, its rehydration and fluid replenishment qualities may be the best reasons to support its claims as one of the best beauty foods for the skin.
The chemical composition of Tremella is fairly complex, but like other superfood mushrooms, Tremella contains a wide range of immunologically active polysaccharides (long-chain healthy sugars such as beta-glucans) inside its cell walls that offer incredible immune supportive and human health benefits.
Let’s go into the details for some of these benefits.
Rejuvenating the Skin and Restoring Youth
Tremella mimics the effects of hyaluronic acid (HA) which is often referred to as the “youth molecule”. It is a natural substance which is found in the skin and is a gelatinous compound that lubricates the bodily organs (eyes, joints, skin). Tremella supports bringing in and holding moisture in the body which is what you want if you want healthy, flexible skin. We also know that HA declines as we age, so tremella is great for those looking to replenish their depleted HA levels.
Jam-packed with Antioxidants
Tremella's potent ability to scavenge rogue free radicals helps you age more gracefully, have more youthful looking skin and stay healthier, longer. Tremella has also been shown to stimulate our bodies master internal antioxidant superoxide dismutase. It is this ultimate free radical scavenger that is known for its restorative action in sun damage, ageing and wrinkling of the skin.
Can help with Lung Inflammation
Tremella can be really useful for lubricating and soothing the lungs, providing relief of upper respiratory tract inflammation. Tremella provides nourishment to the lungs, whilst also being an immune-protective lung tonic.
Studies have shown that tremella mushrooms can inhibit the development and spread of inflammation. The study concluded that tremella mushroom polysaccharides could be potential reagents in preventing inflammation from spreading.
Tremella’s powerful anti-inflammatory benefits have greater implications for their ability to fight off inflammatory diseases like heart disease, high cholesterol, and tumors. Additionally, tremella’s anti-inflammatory properties can positively impact other health problems that are caused by inflammation, including acne, respiratory illness, and headache, among many others.
There are many ways to take tremella mushroom, from using it on the skin to consuming it as a food. Probably the most common and convenient way to find tremella mushroom is in a finely ground powder. Thanks to its mild, subtly sweet flavor profile, it's easy to add tremella mushroom powder to smoothies, acai bowls, parfaits, yogurt, even tea.
Tremella mushroom is non-toxic and has no known side effects.
Tremella has been consumed in its whole mushroom form for centuries. It’s a popular culinary mushroom in China that is used in many different dishes. It’s known for aiding digestion, reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol, balancing mood and its anti-bacterial anti-aging beautifying properties. If you want to try some for yourself, get some “Teelixir Ambrosia Beauty Tonic Powder”. The main ingredient is tremella!
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