Tremella (nicknamed the snow mushroom) is a nutrient-rich medicinal mushroom belonging to the ‘jelly mushroom’ family. Naturally found on dead and fallen branches of broad-leaved trees, it is now one of the most cultivated fungi in China.
Tremella is used as an immune-boosting tonic in Ancient Chinese Medicine. However, it also boasts exceptional beautifying qualities, for which it has gained popularity in the west.
Today, it is used as an ingredient in premium skincare products and can be purchased in powder form, as a health supplement.
Tremella contains a powerhouse of nutrients including over 18 amino acids, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. It also features 70% dietary fibre, which is great for digestion.
Additionally, Tremella contains high amounts of Vitamin D, B spectrum vitamins, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper manganese and protein. It is also rich in polysaccharides, which give the mushroom its medicinal value.
Polysaccharides - Long complex chains of carbohydrate molecules made up of small sugar molecules. They stabilise blood pressure, support the cells and tissue, and have a positive effect on free radicals.
Beta Glucans - Sugars that are found within the cell walls of fungi. These are effective in reducing cholesterol levels and strengthening the immune system.
Tremella mushrooms have been popular in China and Japan for centuries, particularly with women who believed it helped improve the complexion and overall appearance of the skin.
Yang Guefei, considered one of the most beautiful women in Chinese history, attributed the Tremella mushroom as her secret to everlasting beauty.
In Ancient Chinese Medicine, it’s described as a ‘Yin’ tonic and commonly prescribed to soothe tickly or dry coughs, nourish the lungs and support immune health.
Tremella is one of the most skin-nourishing superfoods available. It has been shown to have better moisture retention than hyaluronic acid and holds more weight in water, resulting in a more plump and youthful complexion.
In Japan, Tremella mushrooms are eaten to prevent a build-up of fats, cholesterol and plaque on the artery walls. The fungus supports good heart health by maintaining blood vessel walls, improving circulation and preventing clots.
Using Tremella has been shown to increase superoxide dismutase activity in the brain and liver, promote nerve growth and assist in reducing memory deficits. It also helps keep the skin moisturised and offers powerful anti-inflammatory benefits.
The polysaccharides in Tremella are used in China to support patients undergoing radiotherapy by boosting the immune system, maintaining white blood cell counts and alleviating skin dryness.
Tremella contains compounds that protect the brain. A 2007 study found that Tremella has neuroprotective and neurotrophic effects. It may also have potential as an Alzheimer’s treatment.
We recommend taking ½ tsp (2g) of Mountainlife Tremella Mushroom powder per day. Mix with warm water to create a traditional tea and stir until the powder has dissolved. Alternatively, blend it into your favourite superfood smoothie.
Did you know that Tremella can be applied topically to the skin? Take a small amount of the powder and add a splash of water to the to create a thick paste. Apply it to the skin and leave for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with water and gently pat dry.
We provide 100% natural Tremella Mushroom Powder of Chinese Medicinal quality, Di Tao sourced from Fujian, China. Enjoy it as part of a healthy, balanced diet to boost your overall body health, strengthen the mind and improve the skin.
Optimise your body today with Mountainlife Tremella Mushroom Powder.