There are countless studies of vitamins, minerals and “super” foods that are filled with antioxidants marketed as great immunity boosters for dogs and cats. Mushrooms are just one of these foods. Many types of medicinal mushrooms are great for supporting your dog’s (or cat’s) immune system. Each mushroom has a slightly different type of Beta-glucan, an important compound that helps to give mushrooms their health supporting properties. With each different type of beta-glucan, the mushroom has a different effect on the immune system. Mushrooms have qualities for being anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-cholesterol, anti-diabetic, anti-fatigue, anti-fibrotic, anti-microbial, anti-oxidative, anti-fungal (Candida albicans) anti-viral (Herpes for example).
Simply put, the endocannabinoid system is an essential biological network similar to the central nervous system, in that it is vital to the healthy functioning of bodies and it is not restricted to one organ or body part. Amazingly, it was discovered thanks to cannabis use and users, so don’t believe anyone saying we never contribute anything to society! Republished with permission from Sensi Seeds. Original article by Scarlet Palmer, published 27/08/2018.
Synbiotics and other functional foods are now being considered important tools to help maintaining huumans and pets in good health, for prevention of disease, and / or as alternatives for reducing the risk associated with diseases. Studies conducted on the relationship of the microbiota of huuman gut and fur kids gut and immunology have highlighted the role of synbiotics in the health of mammals.