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(also known as Silver Ear/Snow Fungus/White Wood Ear/Bai Mu Er)
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At some point you’ll realize we’re a little obsessed with mushrooms. Their mysterious beauty, health-boosting properties, and some peculiar theories of their “alien” origins have us mesmerized. Enter Tremella Fuciformis - a jiggly, semi-transparent beauty that looks like it could be an underwater coral species. This gelatinous white mushroom is an incredible force of nature. Similar to most mushrooms, it contains a host of immune-boosting, anti-tumour, and antioxidant-rich polysaccharides and beta-glucans, which help manage blood glucose levels (1,2).
It has also been shown to have neuroprotective and neurotrophic effects, as it promotes neurite outgrowth and helps prevent b-amyloid toxicity, making it a potential precautionary agent in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's (3).
When it comes to skin, its ability to hold nearly 500 times its weight in water helps protect it from water and collagen loss, potentially rivalling the effects of hyaluronic acid. There have also been studies that show it can alleviate UV-induced photodamage in the structure of skin(4).
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tremella is a Yin Herb, said to act on the Lung and Stomach meridians. It helps treat dry coughs, loosen congestion, and alleviate heat in the body, especially if too much Yang is present (5,6).
Tremella Fuciformis or more popularly known as snow fungus, grows and is native to countries that lie in the tropics, like China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and India. Tremella Fuciformis has been highly prized as an ingredient in various traditional herbal and natural medicines. For centuries it was used as a remedy for healing the skin and nourishing lungs in traditional Chinese medicine and in the 19th century, as a culinary ingredient in traditional Chinese dishes. It’s soft, gelatinous appearance and texture earned it the nickname “silver ear mushroom” and “white wood ear mushroom”.
"The plant itself is hardy, invasive, self-propagating and grows best with no maintenance or water at all, which aligns with our zero-waste ethos perfectly."
Research has been made into finding the medicinal benefits and effects of tremella fuciformis. However, more research should be made into discovering the direct effects tremella fuciformis has on the human body.
We've combined a steeped tincture of this billowy fungus with two other mushrooms: reishi and shiitake, for their immune-boosting adaptogenic properties. Then we've added probiotics to support and encourage a healthy ecology of microbes on your skin. Lastly, seaweed imparts its protective minerals to give the skin respite to regenerate and heal.
Shroom serum incorporates Tremella Fuciformis extract into its naturally rich formula of aloe barbadensis leaf juice, rosa damascena extract, santalum album linn extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) extract, niacinamide, lactobacillus ferment, citric acid, potassium sorbate and lactic acid. Shroom serum helps you harness the power of Tremella Fuciformis extract making it the best face oil for sensitive skin and best body oil for sensitive skin. Helping to restore your radiant skin and luminous skin over time.
Tremella Fuciformis extract has no reported adverse side effects or potential downsides. However, health vulnerable people such as pregnant women should consider not using or consuming Tremella fuciformis extract.
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