Edible mushrooms are scarcely used. beside recipes which call for them, but turns out that you may be doing yourself a disservice by not consuming them more often.
One such mushroom, the shitake, is fast becoming well known thanks to its many exploits on improving health. These benefits include:
Improving Immune Health
Studies have shown that consumption of two single shiitake mushrooms daily can have a profound impact on inflammation, which can help maintain immune function. This is particularly true in order people with chronic inflammatory conditions that are more prone to conditions that may cause illness as a result of a suppressed immune system.
Potential Antimicrobial Action
Studies conducted in the lab have intimated that shiitake mushrooms hold promise in treating viral, bacterial and fungal infections[i], which may be noteworthy owing to the prevalence of antimicrobial drug resistance.
Eating the mushrooms as-is would be unlikely to treat any of these pathogens, but more information is bound to be made available as further studies are done.
May Increase Immunity Mediators
A study conducted in humans who consumed between 5 to 10 g of shiitake mushrooms daily revealed interesting findings suggestive that important immune mediators[ii] including white blood cells and other proteins increased.
This increase in these immune components translates to enhanced immunity, which may lend itself to a reduced risk of infections.
Rich Source Of Vitamins B Complex And D
The B complex of vitamins play important roles in cellular metabolism and also production of white blood cells. Shiitake mushrooms are a very good source of the B vitamins, especially if you are a vegan.
Vitamin D, on the other hand shows several positive correlations with high serum concentrations, including reduced risk of respiratory disorders and mortality in older populations.
Mushrooms are an unexplored treasure trove of nutrients and potential health benefits which deserve more research into. Shiitake mushrooms may also help support brain and cardiovascular function, which is no easy feat. There is currently no ideal recommended dosage guideline fora these mushrooms, although ranges estimate from 600 mg all the way up to 9000 mg.
[i] Chowdhury M, Kubra K, Ahmed S. Screening of antimicrobial, antioxidant properties and bioactive compounds of some edible mushrooms cultivated in Bangladesh. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2015;14:8. Published 2015 Feb 7. doi:10.1186/s12941-015-0067-3
[ii]Dai X(1), Stanilka JM(1), Rowe CA(1), Esteves EA(2), Nieves C Jr(1), Spaiser
SJ(1), Christman MC(3), Langkamp-Henken B(1), Percival SS(1). Consuming Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) Mushrooms Daily Improves Human Immunity: A Randomized Dietary Intervention in Healthy Young Adults. J Am Coll Nutr. 2015;34(6):478-87. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2014.950391. Epub 2015 Apr 11
Shiitake Mushroom Extract (Polysaccharides 30%)
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