Cholesterol - wrongly demonized?

When it comes to issues like atherosclerosis and blood vessel health, cholesterol has a bad reputation among many people. What is often neglected in the process: Cholesterol is not harmful in itself. Behind a too high value there are often other problems. The organism tries to remedy this by increasing the blood lipids. Medicinal mushrooms can have a balancing effect here in a natural way.

The pure laboratory value of elevated cholesterol is of little significance. Therefore, taking mere cholesterol-lowering agents does not solve the underlying problems. It can therefore be very worthwhile to research triggering factors.

For optimal body function, it is important that LDL and HDL cholesterol are available to the body in the correct ratio. Strictly speaking, there is also neither a “bad” (LDL) nor a “good cholesterol” (HDL). Because both have absolutely vital tasks.

Cholesterol serves as a starting material for hormones and is a building material for brain and nerve cells. By means of LDL, it is transported via the blood vessels to the organs. HDL ensures that unused cholesterol is transported back to the liver. If there is too little HDL – or if there are too many free radicals – excess LDL begins to oxidize. This oxidation then causes problems. It damages the vessel walls through inflammatory processes.

Negative consequences for health thus arise particularly from elevated cholesterol levels in combination with oxidative stress. Here the medicinal mushrooms can intervene very well, because all medicinal mushrooms have an antioxidant effect. They reduce damage caused by free radicals.

In addition, inflammatory processes in the intestine or elsewhere in the body are common triggers for elevated cholesterol levels and atherosclerosis. Vital mushrooms help here with their strong anti-inflammatory properties. This is best done in combination with a whole-food, plant-based diet rich in vitality and fiber, and healthy exercise.

Scientists have found that the mushroom shiitake can lower triglycerides, inhibit homocysteine formation and balance HDL and LDL. HDL counteracts the oxidation of LDL and can protect the vessels from atherosclerosis. Due to its richness in folic acid and B vitamins, Pleurotus can also regulate elevated homocysteine levels. Furthermore, Reishi, Auricularia and Maitake are known for their cholesterol and triglyceride lowering properties.

The effects of mushrooms are always created in interaction with all the valuable active substances that the fruit body naturally contains. Consequently, via mushroom powder from the whole mushroom, a single blood value can never be lowered or raised in an uncoordinated way. Rather, what specifically chosen mushrooms can achieve is a harmonization of the entire interactions in the organism without side effects. This can be seen, among other things, in improved blood values.

Which vital mushroom is the right one or which are particularly suitable in combination, you will find out in our free telephone consultation under: +49 40 334 686-300

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