Root and Bones

Root and Bones Tremella


The Tremella mushroom, or Tremella fuciformis, is an medicinal and edible species of fungus. Tremella mushrooms have pale colored gelatinous fruiting bodies also given the name in Chinese of the “silver ear mushroom,” “white wood ear mushroom” and in Japanese, they’re called the “white tree jellyfish”.

Tremella is loaded with vitamin D, high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory. Many of Tremella’s health benefits are due to its high amounts of polysaccharides which are antioxidants that can help keep skin hydrated and healthy. Additionally, the high amounts of vitamin D in Tremella play a role in its skin-boosting benefits; vitamin D is essential in helping skin cell growth, and both repairing and preventing premature skin aging. Vitamin D is also a fat-soluble vitamin, which means it plays a role in keeping skin hydrated and supple.

Tremella mushrooms are packed with polysaccharides which have been shown to have both anti-aging and antioxidant effects because of their ability to prevent cell damage that’s caused by free radicals. Tremella extract reduced apoptosis (natural cell death for human growth and development) in human skin fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are cells that synthesize collagen, as well as produce the framework for body tissue and play a major role in wound healing.

Tremella mushrooms and their unique polysaccharide compounds have water-retaining properties similar to hyaluronic acid which can keep the skin hydrated, helping to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, improving the texture and elasticity of your skin.