Your Diet Needs Medicinal Mushrooms (Benefits, Uses, & Science) | Dr. Mason Bresett @ Real Mushrooms
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When I began researching natural nootropics and adaptogens, mushrooms continued to come up. I first blended Lion's mane into my MCT oil-laced coffee. Functional, adaptogenic mushrooms. Aside from a tasty addition to your meals, mushroom extracts act as adaptogens to bring the body back into balance and promote high performance. So I sought out a guest to explain the science of mushrooms in everyday language.

Meet our guest

Dr. Mason Bresett, ND studied human movement and then naturopathic medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM). His career has focused on sports medicine, chronic illness, immune disorders, HIV, and mental health. Mason worked on the St. Francis Herb Farm, which inspired a deep dive into herbal medicine where he later led research studies and taught at the BINM herb club. While immersed in herbal medicine research, Mason found himself gravitating toward adaptogenic botanicals. He has a general family naturopathic practice in Sarnia, Ontario called The Health Creation Lab. Mason’s patients benefit from medicinal mushrooms, herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, nutrition, and mind-body medicine. Mason leads the Real Mushrooms Practitioners education group, where he provides medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, herbalists, pharmacists, and chiropractors with the latest research. He's also working with medicinal doctors and oncologists to set up research studies using medicinal mushroom extracts.

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Key takeaways
  • The most cutting-edge pharma attempts to re-create some of the design of botanicals and adaptogens (including mushrooms), but often to less success
  • The adaptogens, botanicals, and medicinal mushrooms Mason loves and uses most in his clinic
  • Which mushrooms are best for mental and physical performance
  • Profound improvements on gut health and ~70% of the immune system reside in the gut
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Keep growing,


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