Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Individual Mushroom Species and Benefits

Mushroom Matrix has a unique ability to combine 100% organic fresh mushrooms with 100% organic dehydrated mycelia mass in order to optimize the life cycle of the mushroom and all of its natural intelligence. Each species has powerful antioxidant potential as well as specific physiological benefits.

1. Agaricus blazei: Also known as Himematsutake - a tropical mushroom species renowned for its high beta-glucan content and its stimulating effect on immune function. It has been found to be useful as an alternative & complementary therapy for sugar-centering conditions such as diabetes.
2. Antrodia camphorate: A very rare mushroom native to Taiwan that is very high in antioxidants. Research has demonstrated a wide range of healing activities including anti-cancer, anti-asthma, anti-allergenic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fatigue, anti-toxin, and anti-inflammatory effects.
3. Cordyceps militaris: A powerful performance-enhancing mushroom used by many professional athletes which increases the body’s hemoglobin production and increases overall circulation. This species has been reported to have higher levels of activity than the more well-known species, Cordyceps sinesis. Cordyceps militaris also helps combat fatigue and can increase sexual function.
4. Ganoderma lucidum: Also known as Reishi or the “mushroom of immortality.” This mushroom is highly regarded for its adaptogenic and chronic disease fighting capabilities. Reishi has been recognized by the Japanese government as an approved adjunct herb in the treatment of cancer.
5. Grifola frondosa: Also known as Maitake – a mushroom highly regarded for both its culinary and medicinal qualities. Research has demonstrated significant immunomodulatory and blood sugar regulating effects.
6. Hericium erinaceus: Also known as Lion’s Mane – this mushroom has a unique flavor resembling lobster. Research has indicated this mushroom’s ability to stimulate nerve and myelin sheath regeneration, a huge benefit for those with neurological conditions.
7. Hypsizygus marmoreus: Also known as Buna Shimeji – an excellent culinary mushroom with significant benefits on cardiovascular and digestive health. Research has demonstrated significant anti-atherosclerotic effects.
8. Lentinula edodes: Also known as Shitake – another excellent culinary mushroom with immunomodulating and anti-cancer properties. Shitake is the source of Lentinana, a host-mediated anti-cancer supplement which has been shown to effect host defense immune systems.
9. Pleurotus eryngii: Also known as King Trumpet – a robust culinary mushroom that has been shown to contain significant levels of L-Ergothioneine, a powerful antioxidant only synthesized by mushrooms.
10. Trametes versicolor: Also known as Turkey Tail – a mushroom with significant immunomodulating, anti-tumor, anti-cancer properties. Turkey Tail is the source of two patented pharmaceutical drugs, PSP and PSK, which are prescribed to cancer patients.

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