Wellness Wednesday, Mushroom Max Advanced Immune Support
Published May 13, 2020
Today we will be highlighting the NaturVet Mushroom Max Advanced Immune Support supplement we sell here at Michael’s Barkery. I know even for some humans; mushrooms are not our favorite, so thinking about adding them to our dog and or cats diet sounds unusual. However, the health benefits certain mushrooms have for our dogs and cats are widespread. In the Mushroom Max supplement there are four types of mushrooms: Reishi, Maitake, Shiitake, and Turkey Tail. Each one of these have similar but varying health benefits. These benefits revolve around prevention of disease, regeneration of cells, and protective properties for prevention and treatment of cancer.
Let us start with the Reishi mushroom, also known as the “herb of immortality.” This mushroom has helped with general weakness and shows signs of aiding in liver, heart, and kidney problems. The Maitake mushroom, also known as “The dancing mushroom,” supports spleen, liver, and stomach wellness. The Maitake and Turkey Tails mushroom are shown to have anti-cancer properties. Turkey Tail mushrooms have also been shown to slow down the reproduction of cancerous cells. And lastly, Shiitake mushrooms; also known as the “elixir of life,” have antiviral and antimicrobial properties. They are shown to help with cardiovascular and digestive health and are filled with fiber and copper. These are great for gut health and regeneration of connective tissues and collagen.
These mushrooms, along with a few others, have incredible health benefits for our furry friends, but there are still many mushrooms that are poisonous. This is why it is so important to utilize supplements from reputable companies such as NutraVet. When adding these “superfoods'' into your pet’s diet, remember that it will take time to enter their system. Be sure to follow correct dosing and allow at least one to three months to determine effectiveness.
Dogs and cats 12 weeks or older can take the NaturVet Mushroom supplement. These supplements can be added to maintain your dog’s already existing healthy state or in conjunction with a treatment plan for an illness if it is approved by your veterinarian. During a time of heightened health and safety measures let us not forget about our pets. NaturVet carries many supplements, so come on down to Michael’s Barkery and see which one best fits into your animal’s routine!
If you are interested in further research on mushrooms and their effects, please click the link below to read a popular study by the University of Pennsylvania.