Agaricus bisporus – vital mushroom for skin and hormones
The common mushroom, cultivated mushroom or also called white respectively brown mushroom is delicious and at the same time valuable for intestinal health, for supporting the kidneys and in the complementary therapy of hormone-dependent tumours.
The mushroom: popular edible and vital mushroom
The Agaricus bisporus is also known as Agaricus brunnescens. It is widely known as a cultivated mushroom and was first cultivated by the agronomist Olivier de Serres in the 17th century at the court of Louis XIV. Since then, Agaricus bisporus has made an unparalleled triumphant march through the kitchens of all continents.
Today, it is the world’s most popular edible mushroom. All over the world, it is appreciated for its excellent taste and nutritional value as well as its versatile preparation possibilities. Meanwhile, Agaricus bisporus has also made a name for itself as a valuable medicinal mushroom.
Valuable ingredients of Agaricus bisporus
The medicinal mushroom Agaricus bisporus is rich in vitamins of the B-complex. It also has a very high protein content. This makes it very interesting for people with elevated uric acid levels or gout, who have to avoid purine-containing foods such as meat and fish as a source of protein. In addition, it contains – like all vital mushrooms – many important vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
These include vitamin C, vitamin D, tocopherols (vitamin E), calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, manganese, selenium, copper and phosphorus. It also contains all the essential amino acids. Its other ingredients include fibre, antioxidants (ergothioneine, polyphenols) and, of course, its polysaccharides, including beta-glucans in particular.
Agaricus bisporus in cancer therapy
The focus of research is on its potential applications in cancer. The results of initial studies show a remarkable potential for the prevention of various types of tumours. This is based on its content of conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) and its specific lectins (ABL). Here, research is only at the beginning.
In cancer prevention, the combination of Agaricus bisporus with vitamin D has proven helpful. Vitamin D is needed by almost all body cells to maintain their normal function. It also has a preventive effect on various types of cancer.
Encouraging results are shown by the use of Agaricus bisporus especially in the treatment of hormone-dependent cancers. Through its inhibitory effect on the enzymes aromatase and 5-alpha-reductase, this vital mushroom can reduce the growth impulse on hormone-dependent tumour tissue.
This makes it very interesting in the prevention and treatment of prostate and breast cancer. Due to its inhibitory effect on aromatase, Agaricus bisporus has further proven to be recommendable for the prevention and in the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH).
Agaricus bisporus helps with gout
Another important area of application for this vital mushroom is gout. Those affected can clearly benefit from its administration, because it protects the kidneys, improves the excretion of creatinine and lowers uric acid levels. It also has a pain-relieving effect during gout attacks.
Vital mushrooms against acne
For acne, for example, in addition to the medicinal mushrooms Polyporus umbellatus and Reishi, the intake of Agaricus bisporus has proven to be helpful. This medicinal mushroom has an inhibiting effect on the enzyme 5α-reductase and thus reduces the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. Excessive sebum production of the skin can thus be reduced.
The mushroom for a healthy gut
The positive effects of mushrooms on the intestine are based, among other things, on their prebiotic effect: the healthy intestinal flora (bifidobacteria) is strengthened, harmful germs such as clostridia are reduced. In addition, the secretory immunoglobulin A in saliva and intestine is increased. Already in the mucous membrane, these antibodies catch pathogens so that they do not enter the body in the first place.
What is the optimal dosage and when is the onset of action?
The dosage and onset of action depend on the disease, the degree of stress and the individual condition of the sufferer. There are many factors to consider, so we strongly recommend individual counselling.
Note: the effects described depend on taking medicinal mushroom powder made from the whole mushroom. Please consult a therapist before use.
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