Who would have thought that some types of mushroom hold magic health benefits? Research conducted by Research Associate Professor Min Zhang, School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia on the positive effects of eating mushrooms for women in China, proves that they do, The Agaricus family of mushrooms have a special magic, which has largely gone unnoticed, that may give us a healthy high.
Joint research undertaken by Zhang from The University of Western Australia and Zhejiang University in China, found that eating mushrooms and drinking green tea may protect against breast cancer. Zhang reported that breast cancer was the most common type of cancer among women worldwide and that its rate was increasing in both developed and developing countries. Interestingly, the incidence of cancer in China was four or five times lower than in developed countries. The study hoped to show if this could be due to the use of dried and fresh mushrooms and green leaf tea in the traditional Chinese diet. Mushrooms, extracts and green tea had shown anti-carcinogenic properties which were thought to stimulate immune responsiveness against breast cancer.
The consumption of mushrooms and green tea by 2,000 women, aged from 20 to 87 in relatively affluent southeast China, was monitored. Half of the women were healthy and the others had confirmed breast cancer. On interview, it was found that fresh white button mushrooms, Agaricus bisporus, and fragrant dried mushrooms, Lentinula edodes, were the most commonly eaten species of mushroom. Some of the women in the study consumed neither mushrooms nor green tea while others enjoyed both up to three times a day.
The results of the study showed that the combination of a dietary intake of mushrooms and green tea decreased breast cancer risk with an additional reduced effect on the malignance of cancer. Zhang concluded that, if confirmed consistently in other research, this inexpensive dietary intervention may have potential implications for protection against breast cancer development.
Dr. W. J. Sinden from University of Pennsylvania and Dr. E. D. Lambert from Lambert Laboratories were the first to present their research results on the medicinal compounds of Agaricus blazei. They attracted the attention of the medical community to this mushroom. Former President Ronald Reagan used this mushroom to fight his skin cancer, which helped publicise Agaricus blazei.
How Do Mushrooms Help Fight Cancer?
The Agaricus blazei mushroom is made up of Beta-(1-3)-D-glucan, Beta-(1-4)-a -D-glucan & Beta - (1-6)-D-glucan. Known as Beta Glucan, these immune enhancing substances are proven to have very powerful anti-tumor properties. While they do not directly cause the anti-tumor effect, they do trigger the bodies' own anti-tumor response. A type of anti-tumor white blood cell known as Natural Killer cells (NK cells) is produced by the body making the level of NK cells in the body relatively easy to measure. When human subjects are given Agari in their diet, a 300% increase of NK cells in the blood is seen within 2-4 days. Natural killer cells are best known for their capacity to kill tumor cells before they become established cancers, but there has also been evidence for their role in controlling infection in the early phases of the immune response by the body.
Two Mushrooms Combine For Healthy Living
The Piedade mushroom, found in the rainforests of Brazil, is well known internationally for its healing properties. In particular, the people of the Piedade region who consumed this mushroom, were reported to have enjoyed unprecedented health and longevity, many living disease free well into their 100s. Following several clinical trials, the Piedade mushroom and the Agaricus blazei mushroom, cultivated in the mountainous region of California, were combined to form a super-hybrid and potent mushroom liquid. Using a 10 stage extraction technology that captures every nutritious element, and combined with Japanese Sasa Bamboo, a powerful antioxidant, this product is considered a powerhouse of nutrients critical to maintaining and sustaining a healthy and active lifestyle. We no longer have to go to the rainforest in Brazil or climb the mountains in California to find this pure gold.
The Key Product Benefits
Every human is susceptible to aging, environmental contaminants, chemicals in food and water, disease and the stresses of a fast paced lifestyle. Furthermore, we could all greatly benefit from effectively enhancing our immune systems. This combined mushroom product promotes health and overall well being. It increases natural killer cell activity, promotes energy and generally protects the body. It may also lower cholesterol, control blood pressure and ease arteriosclerosis. Mushrooms are a nutritional dietary food supplement with an active ingredient proven by research to be an effective enhancing agent to the immune system.
Coupled with your daily intake of activated liquid zeolite, a naturally formed mineral which strips the body of heavy metals and toxins, taking this mushroom product may firmly place you on the pathway to improved health by fighting serious health challenges. Like the people of the Piedade region, you may go on to live a healthy and happy life, enjoying the magic of mushrooms.