Mushrooms and Immune Support
Mushrooms! There are so many benefits to various ones that can boost our immune system. Sometime it can get overwhelming thinking we need to take each and every one of them, not to mention that's a heck of a lot of supplements.
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We have been using the Myco-Immune from Thorne as our daily intake as an increased immune system booster.
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Check out the powerhouse combo this Myco-Immune contains of these six mushrooms!
Turkey tail Mushroom
Turkey tail contains a compound called polysaccharide-K (PSK) that stimulates the immune system. PSK is so effective that it’s an approved anticancer prescription drug in Japan. Turkey tail has been shown to improve the survival rate of people with certain cancers fight leukemia cells, and improve the immune system of people receiving chemotherapy.
Provides intense immune system support
Supports healthy digestion
Has antioxidant properties
Supports healthy liver function
Caterpillar Mushroom aka CORDYCEPS
Some people have credited the caterpillar fungus for aiding in curing tuberculosis, coughing, anemia, and back and knee pains. Cordyceps might improve immunity by stimulating cells and specific chemicals in the immune system. It may also have activity against cancer cells and may shrink tumor size, particularly with lung or skin cancers.
The caterpillar fungus is mainly used as a tonic to increase strength or for rejuvenation after a long serious injury. Some also believe that the fungus can also reduce stress. The caterpillar fungus is a traditional medicine that has been widely used as a tonic and/or medicine by the Chinese for hundreds of years.
The use of this fungus was relatively unknown in this country until it was credited for the success of Chinese women athletes at the National Games in Beijing, in 1993. Three Chinese track runners set new world records during the Games at three different distances, 10,000 m, 15,000 m and 30,000 m. Their coach, Ma Zunren, attributed the runner’s success to intensive training as well as a stress-relieving tonic prepared from the caterpillar fungus.
This mushroom is a type of adaptogen. Adaptogens assist the body in fighting against any type of mental or physical difficulty. They also work to regulate systems of the body that have become unbalanced. Laboratory research suggests that maitake may be effective in preventing and treating breast cancer. Researchers suggest that this mushroom can fight the growth and reproduction of cancerous cells.
Maitake mushrooms are rich in:
vitamins B and C
n Chinese medicine, shiitake are thought to boost health and longevity, as well as improve circulation.
Studies suggest that some of the bioactive compounds in shiitake may protect against cancer and inflammation. Shiitake mushrooms may help lower cholesterol- hey have three compounds that help lower cholesterol
Eritadenine. This compound inhibits an enzyme involved in producing cholesterol.
Sterols. These molecules help block cholesterol absorption in your gut.
Beta glucans. This type of fiber can lower cholesterol.
Shiitake may also help strengthen your immune system.
One study gave people two dried shiitake daily. After one month, their immune markers improved and their inflammation levels dropped. This immune effect might be partly due to one of the polysaccharides in shiitake mushrooms
While people’s immune systems tend to weaken with age, a mouse study found that a supplement derived from shiitake helped reverse some age-related decline in immune function
Split Gills Fungus Mushroom
They are many benefits we can get by consuming splitgill mushroom. One of the benefits are it contains beta-glucans which shown marked immunity-stimulating effects and resistance to allergies. It is also related to the metabolism of fats and sugars in the human body.
These mushrooms contain biologically active substances are claimed to have profound health promoting properties including antimicrobial, antitumor, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, hypoglycaemic, hypocholesterolemic and hypotensive activities useful as therapeutic agents and have nutritional value too
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