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BIORESEARCH UPDATE NEWS LETTER #1 Medici...

  Medicinal Mushrooms  For OPTIMUM HEALTH AND LONGEVITY  Ken Babal, C.N. We all know that vitamin and mineral supplements can augment diets by providing essential nutrients that ward off disease. Likewise, botanicals can help us stay well, and can be used medicinally. There is yet a third category that ranks high for cultivating optimum health and resistance to disease. This is the mushroom category. Mushrooms are members of the fungal family, sometimes referred to as the third kingdom. Being neither plant nor animal, they possess highly unique characteristics that...
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Royal Agaricus Mushroom (Agaricus blazei...

Royal Agaricus Mushroom (Agaricus blazei Murill) Gift from God. For your strong immune system. Originating from the mountain region of Piedade, Brazil, Royal Agaricus Mushroom (Agaricus blazei Murill) has been prized in Brazil as a panacea being called “Cogmelo de Deus,” Mushroom of God. It attracted scientists’ attention when they found much lower occurrence of adult diseases in this region. Then studies have been done in Japan in 1980s and 90s, which demonstrated various medicinal properties of Agaricus, including enhancement of immune system,...
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[#2010-09] Both common and specialty mus...

Both common and specialty mushrooms inhibit adhesion molecule expression and in vitro binding of monocytes to human aortic endothelial cells in a pro-inflammatory environment Keith R Martin Abstract Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the United States as well as globally. Epidemiological studies show that regular fruit and vegetable consumption reduces CVD risk, in part, due to antioxidant activity and immunomodulation since oxidative stress and inflammation are features of atherogenesis. Accumulating evidence also shows that...
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[#2010-08] Inorganic Iodine Content of c...

INORGANIC IODINE CONTENT OF COMMON, EDIBLE MUSHROOMS J. VETTER* Department of Botany, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent István University, Hungary The edible mushrooms have different valuable chemical properties (proteins, minerals, aromatic compounds, low lipid and energy contents, etc.) but there are practically no data about the iodine content. The aim of this work was to produce new data on the iodine content of the common edible mushrooms. The inorganic iodine contents of different wild growing (n=49) and cultivated (n=30) mushroom samples were analysed. A partly...
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[#2009-15] The effects of whole mushroom...

The effects of whole mushrooms during inflammation Sanhong Yu1, Veronika Weaver1, Keith Martin2 and Margherita T Cantorna*1 1Center for Immunology and Infectious Disease, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, The Pennsylvania State University, USA and 2Department of Nutrition, Arizona State University, USA   Abstract Background: Consumption of edible mushrooms has been suggested to improve health. A number of isolated mushroom constituents have been shown to modulate immunity. Five commonly consumed edible mushrooms were tested to determine whether whole...
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[#2009-01] Royal Agaricus, Ellertsen, Li...

An extract of the medicinal mushroom Agaricus blazei Murill can protect against allergy  Linda K Ellertsen1 and Geir Hetland*2 1Department of Environmental Immunology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway 2Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Ulleval, Oslo, Norway Abstract Background: Agaricus blazei Murill (AbM) is an edible Brazilian mushroom that has been used in traditional medicine for a range of diseases. It has been shown to have anti-infection and anti-tumor properties in the mouse, which are due to induction...