In traditional Chinese medicine, Tremella is believed to help reduce inflammation, support lung function (particularly for conditions such as asthma and dry cough) and maintain clear, healthy skin. According to Chinese history, the use of snow mushroom as a fountain of youth goes back to the Tang Dynasty. Legend has it that during the eighth century, Yang Guifei—one of the Four Beauties of ancient China—relied on snow mushroom to maintain her glowing, youthful complexion.
Nutritional benefits: Tremella mushroom has high concentrations of vitamin D (essential for bone health), antioxidants, and minerals such as potassium. Tremella is incredibly rich in dietary fiber, which is beneficial to the digestive system by maintaining healthy bowel health. Studies also show that dietary fiber also plays a role in helping to control blood sugar levels.
Anti-Inflammatory: Studies published in 2018 showed Tremella fuciformis was able to inhibit the development and spread of inflammation and could therefore be a potential treatment for inflammation-related diseases including heart disease, obesity, and tumors.
Neuroprotective: Tremella may be a potent supporting agent during times of neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's disease. It was found that polysaccharides promoted synaptic growth of essential brain cells and the researchers suggested Tremella may be a therapeutic support for those experiencing Alzheimer's disease. Tremella boosted nerve growth factor (NGF)-like activity and protection form neurotoxicity.
Anti-Aging: Antioxidants help to fight free radical damage. Tremella contains a powerhouse of antioxidants. Tremella has also been shown to stimulate our bodies master internal antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD). SOD is the ultimate free radical scavenger. SOD has known restorative action in sun damage, aging and wrinkling of the skin.
Free radicals are associated with: Alzheimer's, premature aging, chronic diseases and cardiovascular illness. Tremella's potent ability to scavenge rogue free radicals helps you age more gracefully, have more youthful looking skin and stay healthier, longer.
Tremella mimics the effects of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA, often referred to as the 'molecule of youth' is a natural substance which is found in the skin. HA is a gelatinous compound that lubricates the bodily organs (think eyes, joints and skin); Tremella supports bringing in and holding moisture in the body and is essential for plump, flexible skin.
Lowers cholesterol: Fights high cholesterol levels. In Japan, Tremella mushroom extract is commonly used as a natural preventative measure to protect against atherosclerosis and high cholesterol. The study revealed that it’s Tremella’s high polysaccharide count which partly enables the body to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Tremella continues to be considered to be one of the best tonics for prevention of atherosclerosis and plaque formation through its ability to lower lipids profiles within the body.
A single water extraction is used of the mushroom fruiting body to capture and retain its medicinal potency