Medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine to help cure a variety of ailments. The most beneficial, researched properties of select mushroom species are primarily linked to beta-glucans and terpenoids.

Beta-glucans are polysaccharides/fibers found in the cell walls of mushrooms. They help regulate the immune system.

When we think of terpenoids, think of the aromatic compounds in lavender and/or hemp. Mushrooms have them, too. Different species, like reishi have significant research on triterpenes, and their potential health benefits.