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Like all bowel problems, constipation should not be taken lightly. Although it is always possible for various reasons that the intestine may “pause”. Many people, for instance, initially have difficulties with regular bowel movements when travelling due to the unfamiliar environment, although this regulates itself after a few days. Smaller “food sins” take their toll on the intestine and cause the natural digestive process to be limited. However, as a rule, daily defecation should be the aim and chronic constipation should be treated as otherwise toxins from the metabolic process remain in the body too long and have an impact on it. If it has been possible to diagnostically rule out underlying illnesses – hypothyroidism is particularly to be taken into consideration – a great deal can be achieved just by following important principles to support intestinal health: Regular meals with plenty of fibre-rich foods, eaten calmly and thoroughly chewed, also make an important contribution as well as a sufficient intake of fluids and daily physical activity. Medicinal mushrooms are generally well-suited to provide support as they are very rich in digestion-promoting fibre.

Medicinal mushrooms to naturally regulate the intestinal function

The most important medicinal mushroom to support health in the gastro-intestinal tract is Hericium. It strengthens the mucous membranes in the digestive system and stimulates the formation of the digestive juices that are important to decompose and metabolise the food. In addition, it has a regulatory effect on the mind, so that it can also be used well by people who are prone to constipation due to nervousness.

Coprinus has long been known for its positive stimulating effect on the digestive process. It is particularly rich in lectins, which can regulate and activate many metabolic processes in the body.

Pleurotus ostreatus
Pleurotus ostreatus can support the development of natural microflora in the intestine. In this way, the intestinal activity is stimulates and the digestion is regulated.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.