Mushrooms are very important part of health food – low in calories, high in vegetable proteins, iron, zinc, essential amino acids, vitamins & minerals. They have a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Their legendary effects on promoting good health and vitality and increasing your body’s adaptive abilities have been supported by recent studies. These studies suggest that Mushrooms help our body strengthen itself and fight off illness by maintaining physiological homeostasis – restoring our bodies balance and natural resistance to disease.
Cordyceps is very powerful stimulant for macrophage activity, strengthening your immune system’s ability to fight against bacterial and viral infection. The studies indicate that Cordyceps can be effective for treatment of high cholesterol, poor libido/impotence, arrhythmia, lung cancer, and chronic kidney failure.
Agaricus is widely consumed mushroom in many countries, where it is regarded as a health food. Agaricus is known as “God’s Mushroom” because of its near miraculous curative benefits to a wide range of disorders. People have used it to overcome a lot of diseases and disorders relating to the immune system, cardiovascular system, digestion, diabetes, chronic and acute allergies, cataracts, hearing difficulties, chronic fatigue, constipation, and disorders of the liver.
Reishi Mushroom has been called an “immune potentiator.” Studies have indicated that Reishi Mushroom can have a lot of effects: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antiviral through inducing interferon production, Lowers blood pressure, Cardiotonic action through lowering serum cholesterol, Antibacterial, and Anti-HIV activity. Reishi contains calcium, iron and phosphorus as well as vitamins C, D, and B
Shiitake has been licensed as a anti-cancer drug by the Japanese FDA. Lentinan has shown some effect on bowel cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer. Lentinan stimulates the production of T lymphocytes and natural killer cells and can potentiate the effect of AZT in the anti-viral treatment of A.I.D.S. Shiitake mushrooms can lower blood pressure in those with hypertension, lower serum cholesterol levels, increase libido.