Did you know that collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body? It makes up about 25-30% of all protein in our bodies. Collagen is high in glycine, proline, and arginine which your body, incidentally, needs to produce more collagen. These important amino acids are not found in large supply in dietary protein such as chicken or beef. So, even if you eat an adequate amount of protein on a regular basis, you could still be lacking in the collagen department.
Medicinal mushrooms have long been a mainstay in traditional Chinese medicine as well as being used in many other countries for their health benefits. There are quite a few varieties of mushrooms used medicinally, and you may have heard of several. Lion’s Mane and Reishi mushrooms get a lot of attention. We’ll discuss those here but also cover a couple of other lesser known types that may be worth looking into to improve your health.