Mycotherapy for animals – The healing power of mushrooms

Mycotherapy for animals – The healing power of mushrooms

We love our pets whether dog, cat or mouse.  We want our animals to grow old as healthy as possible. But how can this be achieved, with a constant increase in diseases? Mycotherapy has amazing successes to show here.

Mykotherapie für Tiere- funghi Mallorca

Mykotherapie für Tiere

When we think of mushrooms, a beautiful old forest with moss-covered trees usually comes to mind. Here you can find one or the other delicacy, whether porcini or chanterelle, both end up in the basket. But mushrooms are not only tasty, the shiitake, maitake and oyster mushroom are delicious medicine mushrooms from nature. This is nevertheless only a small part from the large world of the food mushrooms and welfare mushrooms. Penicillin, for example, is obtained from a mold. The Tibetan caterpillar fungus (Cordyceps) uses caterpillars as hosts and is also considered the most powerful medicinal mushroom.

Mycotherapy for pets

Mykotherpie für HundeThe most important thing for humans and animals is prevention. So do not get sick in the first place is the motto. This means that our dear pet should first be kept according to its needs and the appropriate diet and social life play a major role. A very important point is the nutrition. Not for nothing there is the saying “You are what you eat” in all languages.
Some medicinal mushrooms support the human as well as the animal organism very well. Thus, mycotherapy can be easily incorporated into the normal course of life as a preventive measure. Reishi, for example, also called the “mushroom of immortality”, already indicates its healing effect with its name. Even small amounts achieve great success. In these hectic and fast-paced times, not only we bipeds have people diseases such as burnout or allergies, even our dearest fur noses suffer from environmental pollution, genetic engineering and drug intolerances.
Even small amounts can achieve great effect in mycotherapy. Many substances play a role such as their high concentration of glycoproteins, beta-1,6-glucan, eritadenins, polysaccharides and secondary bioactives.

How are vital and medicinal mushrooms used in mycotherapy?

Most often they are enriched or added to the feed. The medicinal mushroom powder can be easily added to the usual feed. Many animals like to eat the mushrooms. The other possibility is to cook a decoction and add it to the drinking water. Great benefits to enhance the effect of medicinal mushrooms, brings the addition of vitamin C.

Quality of vital mushrooms and mycoteraphy

In mycotherapy for animals, attention must be paid to the origin of the mushrooms. Already up to 500 different pesticides, as well as heavy metals and microbiological abnormalities were found in samples from the Far East. Of course, we do not want to use such contaminated mushrooms for us or our four-legged friends.

In any case you should consult a specialist.

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Weight Species Mushroom powder extract
Bis 10 kg Dog  Max. 1 g max. 250-300 mg
10-20 kg Dog 2 g 500-600 mg
20-40 kg Hund 3 g 1000-1200 mg
bis 5 kg Cat 1 g 250-300 mg
5-10 kg Cat 2 g 500-600 mg
bis 300 kg Pony 3 g 1000-1200 mg
ab 500 kg Horse 4 g 1200-1800 mg
Rodents 500 mg 125-250 mg
Birds 250 mg 125 mg

What else is important in mycoterapy?

The shiitake should not be used in case of existing cardiac and/or renal insufficiency due to its high potassium content.

The Judas ear should not be used if the animal is to become pregnant or already is.

Mycotherapy for Animals – The Healing Power of Mushrooms

Mycotherapy for Animals – The Healing Power of Mushrooms

We love our pets whether dog, cat or mouse.  We want our animals to grow old as healthily as possible. But how can this be achieved with a constant increase in diseases? Mycotherapy has shown amazing success here.

Mykotherapie für Tiere- funghi Mallorca

Mykotherapie für Tiere

When we think of mushrooms, a beautiful old forest with moss-covered trees usually comes to mind. Here you can find one or the other delicacy, whether porcini or chanterelle, both end up in the basket. But mushrooms are not only tasty, the shiitake, maitake and oyster mushroom are delicious medicinal mushrooms from nature. However, this is only a small part of the large world of edible and medicinal mushrooms. Penicillin, for example, is obtained from a mould. The Tibetan caterpillar fungus (Cordyceps) uses caterpillars as hosts and is also considered the most powerful medicinal mushroom.

 

Mycotherapy for pets

Mykotherpie für HundeThe most important thing for humans and animals is prevention. The motto is not to get sick in the first place. This means that our dear pet should first be kept according to its needs and the appropriate diet and social life play a major role. A very important point is the nutrition. It is not for nothing that there is the saying “You are what you eat” in all languages.
Some medicinal mushrooms support the human as well as the animal organism very well. Mycotherapy can therefore be easily incorporated into the normal course of life as a preventive measure. Reishi, for example, also called the “mushroom of immortality”, already indicates its healing effect with its name. Even small amounts achieve great results. In these hectic and fast-moving times, it is not only us two-legged people who suffer from burnout or allergies, but also our favourite furry friends who suffer from environmental pollution, genetic engineering and drug intolerance.
Even small amounts can have a great effect in mycotherapy. Many substances play a role, such as their high concentration of glycoproteins, beta-1,6-glucan, eritadenins, polysaccharides and secondary bioactive substances.

 

 

How are vital and medicinal mushrooms used in mycotherapy?

They are usually enriched or added to the feed. The medicinal mushroom powder can simply be added to the usual food. Many animals like to eat the mushrooms. The other possibility is to cook a decoction and add it to the drinking water. The addition of vitamin C has great advantages in enhancing the effect of the medicinal mushrooms.

 

Quality of vital mushrooms and mycoteraphy

In mycotherapy for animals, attention must be paid to the origin of the mushrooms. Up to 500 different pesticides, heavy metals and microbiological abnormalities have been found in samples from the Far East. Of course, we do not want to use such contaminated mushrooms for ourselves or our four-legged friends.

Sie Sollten auf alle Fälle einen Fachman befragen.

 

Gewicht Tierart Pilzpulver Extrakt
Bis 10 kg Doc  Max. 1 g max. 250-300 mg
10-20 kg   2 g 500-600 mg
20-40 kg doc 3 g 1000-1200 mg
bis 5 kg Cat 1 g 250-300 mg
5-10 kg Cat  2 g 500-600 mg
bis 300 kg Pony 3 g 1000-1200 mg
ab 500 kg Horse 4 g 1200-1800 mg
  Nager 500 mg 125-250 mg
  Birds 250 mg 125 mg

 

 

 

What else is important in mycotherapy?

Shiitake should not be used if the animal has heart and/or kidney failure due to its high potassium content.

Judas ear should not be used if the animal is to become pregnant or already is.

Cordyceps Tibetan Caterpillar-Mushroom

Cordyceps – Tibetan Caterpillar Leg Mushroom
This very strong medicinal mushroom comes from the high altitudes of Asia.

According to the stories, the shepherds of the Tibetan plateaus could always observe in spring that their cattle jumped around on the pasture very vital and exuberant. At some point, the herders noticed that their animals liked to eat the caterpillar fungus (Cordyceps) while grazing.
After the little treat, the cattle became more lively, had much more energy and jumped joyfully across the pastures.
As the name implies, the caterpillar fungus grows by caterpillars in the open. The caterpillar fungus grows in the spring and is laboriously harvested by special search parties.

Use of Cordyceps

Mostly the mushroom is offered as powder or extract. The most original form, which is still practiced today, is the warm water extract, i.e. a tea. If you get whole fruiting bodies, they should first be ground small. The finer the better, because only then the beta-glucans, the cordycepin and much more can be properly dissolved. The whole thing becomes really round from the taste and the healing effect, if you add a little honey from the beekeeper around the corner.

A widespread form are extracts or powders. Most vital mushroom preparations and supplements are in capsules, this facilitates the daily intake for many. Also, it should be said that the taste is not everyone’s cup of tea. Especially if the powder was obtained from wild stocks (caterpillars).

Inhalants of the Cordyceps

Cordyceps contains amino acids, minerals and trace elements, as well as some special vitamins:
Cordycepin, nucleotides (adenosine,uridine, guanosine), sterols (ergosterol and others), D-mannitol,polysaccharides (including cyclofurans, galactomannan, beta-glucans, beta-mannans), amino acids (arginine, tryptophan, lysine, tyrosine), fatty acids.

What is there to consider?

When buying Tibetan Caterpillar Leg Mushroom, you should make sure that it is not found in the wild. Firstly, this will destroy nature and another very important point is environmental toxins. Mushrooms act like a magnet to environmental toxins. Therefore, if possible, do not buy medicinal mushrooms from the Asian region. Our Cordyceps products do not contain any components of animal origin and are therefore highly recommended for vegetarians, vegans and all those who want to do without the caterpillar.
Therefore we can guarantee a very high quality of our Cordyceps products, which are produced according to organic standard guidelines and sustainable.

More information about the syshematics of the mushroom can be found here (Wikipedia).

Heilpilz & vitalpilz

Mycotherapy Healing with Mushrooms

Healing with mushrooms – Mycotherapy (“Mykos – Greek mushroom”)

Mycotherapy has a very long tradition. The often tasty mushrooms are equipped with all sorts of medically effective substances that positively support the body.

In the vital mushroom
therapy, two aspects are in the foreground, the holistic person is healed and the causes of the diseases are eliminated.

The probably oldest described healing effect will come from the stone age man Ötzi. The ancestor lived approximately between 3359 and 3105 BC. , so the age of the mummy today is about 5250 years. He was found in 1991 in a glacier crevasse in the Ötztal (South Tyrol). Of course, this was a stroke of luck for science. Here we had a frozen picture of a caveman. After intensive investigation, an amulet was found on his neck. This pendant was a mushroom more precisely a porling. This medicinal mushroom has a strong healing effect that helps with stomach problems and being unwell. Which was probably very helpful on a long journey across the Alps.

Another treasure of the past comes from the Asian region where the use of medicinal and vital mushrooms is a living tradition (TCM traditional Chinese medicine) that has proven itself. Unfortunately, in Central Europe there are hardly any records of the medical use of medicinal mushrooms. This disappeared with the Christianization of the indigenous peoples of Europe. Some old rents are still to be found today one thinks of Christmas and the fly agaric. The Raunächte was very popular with medicine men (Santa Claus).

The individual types of mushrooms which are also called vital and medicinal mushrooms
Cordyceps-Sinensis-Heilpilz-vitalpilz-funghi

Reishi , shiny lacquer porling (Ganoderma lucidum) is probably the most familiar and at the same time is the most salutary

Der Shiitake or Shii-Take (Lentinula edodes)has a wide range of action.
Is an anti cancer and anti bacterial Mushroom

The Tibetan caterpillar  fungus (Cordyceps sinensis & Cordyceps militaris). Probably one of the best known and strongest of all currently known vital mushrooms. But also the expeniift mushroom in the world expensivest.

Maitake, (Grifola frondosa) Among mushroom lovers it is appreciated as a delicate edible mushroom. He can make an enormous contribution to health

Umbrella polypore or lumpy bracket, (Polyporus umbellatus) It is considered the oldest known antibiotic and is also highly valued for its strong antibacterial effect

Judasohr, Mu-Err-Pilz, Holunderpilz (Auricularia polytricha) – As a common edible mushroom worldwide, it is often used in many Asian. He does not taste like. but is a good mushroom for our body

Mushroom of the sun, God’s mushroom (Agaricus blazei Murrill) regulates the entire immune system, especially in cancer and autoimmune diseases

lion’s mane mushroom, monkey head mushroom, (Hericium erinaceus)
Is a very tasty mushroom, often the taste is compared with seafood. But it is not only delicious but a mushroom for our head. In ALzheimer or other brain damage this mushroom helps wonderfully. Also the support of the digestion with the Hericum are recommended. the Hericium contains nineteen free amino acids as well as polysaccharides and polypeptides

Note :
Mushrooms have the property to absorb and store pollutants, heavy metals and impurities from the environment like a magnet. Therefore, it is extremely important to choose suppliers of mushroom preparations that obtain vital mushrooms for processing from controlled organic cultivation and a high quality standard. Please renounce cheaper products from the Far East or dubious dealers for the sake of your health.