TREMELLA -THE BEAUTY MUSHROOM
Tremella has been used for centuries in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) for its beauty-enhancing benefits, which is why it’s also called the beauty mushroom. In addition to helping keep skin looking hydrated, smooth, and glowing, Tremella brings a host of other health benefits in its wake which we will get into below.
Teelixir Tremella - FULL TEST & REVIEW BY HEAD PRODUCT TESTER AMBER BENNETT
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT TEELIXIR TREMELLA
The taste! Oh, my goodness the taste!
Tremella has many different nicknames but my favourite of all would have to be The Dessert Mushroom which is fitting to the amazing taste Tremella has. I love the taste so much I can eat it straight off the spoon! Especially suited to those with a sensitive palate, Tremella has a slightly sweet, vanilla taste instead of the common bitter earthy taste other medicinal mushrooms bring making it easy to incorporate into your daily supplement regime.
Noticeable improvements in skin hydration
In the colder months, I decided to incorporate Tremella into my daily routine due to its potential immune health benefits. Although not particularly interested in its 'Beauty Mushroom' reputation, I quickly noticed a significant improvement in my skin's hydration. Despite the harsh winter conditions, I did not experience my usual dryness after taking Tremella. Moreover, my skin appears more hydrated and radiant, without any alterations to my regular skincare routine.
WHAT WOULD MAKE ME LOVE IT EVEN MORE
As with other Teelixir products, I would love to see them switch to glass jars simply for the ease of closing the lids. I find that with the push-down tin lid, sometimes it's hard to get an airtight seal, and that can contribute to the product clumping in the container as moisture creeps in over time.
WHERE TO BUY Teelixir's Tremella?
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TREMELLA HEALTH BENEFITS
The Tremella mushroom is a highly versatile ingredient that boasts numerous health and beauty benefits.
Both modern science and traditional medicine systems validate its adaptogen properties, which are said to work together to enhance overall health, making it difficult to isolate individual benefits. The mushroom's synergistic properties may help you feel better and look younger, and ongoing studies continue to uncover its medicinal potential.
Let’s dive into some of the reported health benefits of Tremella mushrooms below.
To maintain healthy, young and vibrant-looking skin we look to hydration and retaining moisture. Tremella mushroom contains one of the most important compounds for doing just that- glucuronic acid. Glucuronic acid helps to increase skin levels of hyaluronic acid, a substance that helps keep the skin moisturised and stimulates the production of collagen. Hello healthy, plump, hydrated skin! You can use Tremella mushroom as a face mask to achieve these benefits. Simply mix some Tremella powder with water to make a paste consistency and apply.
This is an interesting study on Tremella's ability to inhibit UVA-induced photodamage. It was also found that Tremella increased the content of collagen I, elastin, and hyaluronic acid (HA) in skin fibroblasts treated with UVA. More studies are needed but these are some extremely promising and interesting results!
Extensive research has demonstrated the exceptional health benefits of Tremella mushrooms. A study titled "Tremella fuciformis polysaccharides ameliorated ulcerative colitis via inhibiting inflammation and enhancing intestinal epithelial barrier function," found that the polysaccharides found in Tremella possess a remarkable ability to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms of ulcerative colitis by enhancing the intestinal epithelial barrier function.
Furthermore, Tremella mushrooms contain N-acetylglucosamine, which is renowned for its ability to proficiently support gut health by calming and aiding in the repair of damaged cells lining the intestines. This makes Tremella mushrooms highly beneficial in treating various gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, colitis, and leaky gut syndrome.
Maintaining a healthy immune system is vital for preventing illnesses and aiding recovery. Tremella mushroom extracts are believed to enhance the immune response due to their high Vitamin D content and the presence of polysaccharides, including beta-glucans.
Studies have shown that beta-glucans have the potential to boost the performance of macrophages and natural killer cells within the body. Natural killer cells or NK cells are responsible for helping to ward off illnesses, aiding the body in removing dead cells, and stimulating the immune system.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tremella is known as a Yin tonic and belongs to the 'Tonic Herbs for Yin Deficiency' category. Yin tonics are recognised for their heavy and moist properties, which help nourish the Kidneys and Liver or moisten the Lungs and Stomach. Extreme Yin deficiency is believed to lead to exhaustion which seems to become more and more common in our face paced modern world. It is essential to note that getting sufficient rest and sleep is another effective remedy for Yin Deficiency, and no herb can replace it.
How much do I take per day and when is the best time to take it?
Teelixir recommends starting with ½ teaspoon per day which can be divided into 2 doses if you prefer. Once your body begins to get used to the Tremella you can up your dosage to whatever you feel comfortable with. My personal preference is between 1 and 2 teaspoons per day. If using on your skin as a mask or adding to face cream, 2 teaspoons would suffice!
Can I take it while pregnant or breastfeeding?
It’s always best to check with your health practitioner before starting any supplement - especially if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
How long does it take to start seeing results/benefits?
Tremella gets to work as soon as you start taking or applying it but like any supplement, it does take time and regular use to feel or see the benefits. We are all unique in our constitution and connection to body - and some of us will start to feel the benefits right away, for others it may take a few days or a few weeks to really start to notice a difference. Consistency is key with any supplement regime. I like to give all tonic herbs about 6 weeks to really get the most out of the benefits.
Other Customer Reviews
Don't just take my word for it - here's what some other verified buyers of Teelixir's Tremella have to say about it:
“I love the taste of this so much!” -Anada J.
“I’m 45 and my hair is healthier now than when I was 20! Along with the rest of me. Tremella has helped my skin and hair.” -Ben K
“I’ve only been using Tremella for a few weeks and I am very happy with my skin already!” -Amanda N
Any alternatives I think are worth considering:
If you’re looking for a tonic blend focused on beauty, Superfeast Beauty Blend could be highly beneficial. A super-blend of beautifying herbs that nourish the body from the inside out. Inspired by ancient Daoist tonic herbal wisdom, the Beauty Blend brings vitality to skin, hair, nails, and fascia.
Read our full Superfeast Beauty Blend Review
If like me, you would prefer to have a product with a screw top lid rather than a push-down lid, Superfeast products all come in miron glass jars.
Both Teelixir and Superfeast are exceptional quality Tremella and fantastic companies with great ethics.
Read our full SuperFeast Tremella Review
This one would have to be more of an addition rather than an alternative, but I LOVE adding my Tremella to this Teelixir Latte blend. It adds a beautiful, mild vanilla sweetness to the blend with the added benefit of Reishi in there as well.
Read our full Teelixir Reishi Mushroom Cacao Review
I have noticed significant improvements in the condition of my skin since incorporating Tremella into my routine. Not only is it delicious, but it also offers numerous health benefits that make it worth taking consistently. The studies I referred to regarding Tremella's impact on gut health are highly encouraging, and I firmly believe that nourishing the gut is the key to overall wellness. A healthy inside leads to a healthy outside!