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Fermented Mushroom Blend

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Fermented Mushroom Blend is a premium product featuring six different types of organically grown, fermented mushrooms in their full-spectrum state. This blend is designed to provide maximum bioavailability, digestion, and absorption. Research has shown that a mixture of polysaccharides from several immunomodulating mushrooms can offer excellent support to the human immune system. The pre-digested, fermented organic mushrooms in this product offer a wide range of naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and immunomodulating polysaccharides.

Scientific research has also revealed that the mushroom’s immune-supporting polysaccharides are found within the cell walls of chitin, an indigestible fiber. To release its nutritional payload, chitin must be cooked, hot water extracted or fermented. Our Fermented Mushroom Blend features mushrooms that have been micro-cultured through a unique probiotic fermentation process, aiding in digestion and allowing the beneficial immune support compounds, such as polysaccharides, to be easily digested and immediately absorbed in their most bioavailable form and at their peak activity.

Ingredients: Vitamin C, Organic Prebiotic Fiber Blend (Organic Inulin, Organic Green Tea Extract, Organic Fermented Ginger Root), Organic Immune Blend (Mushroom Mycelial Biomass Blend,

Spirulina for the food and functional food industries


Humans are no strangers to the consumption of microalgae as already in the sixteenth century Spirulina was harvested from Lake Texcoco and consumed in markets in Tenochtitlan (today Mexico City). Nowadays, microalgae are being incorporated into many food formulations. Most of these use microalgae as a marketing strategy or as a colouring agent. However, Spirulina (and compounds derived thereof) show potential for being used as ingredients in the development of novel functional foods, which are one of the top trends in the food industry. Several human intervention studies demonstrated the potential of Spirulina for being used in the prevention or treatment of disorders related to metabolic syndrome. The aim of the current paper was to review current and potential applications of this microalga in the food and functional food industries. Health benefits associated with consuming Spirulina and/or some of the most important compounds derived from Spirulina were also discussed.

Functional study of Cordyceps sinensis and cordycepin in male reproduction: A review


Cordyceps sinensis has various biological and pharmacological functions, and it has been claimed as a tonic supplement for sexual and reproductive dysfunctions for a long time in oriental society. In this article, the in vitro and in vivo effects of C. sinensis and cordycepin on mouse Leydig cell steroidogenesis are briefly described, the stimulatory mechanisms are summarized, and the recent findings related to the alternative substances regulating male reproductive functions are also discussed.

Protective Effect of Ganoderma (Lingzhi) on Cardiovascular System


Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are disorders of the heart and blood vessels and include coronary heart diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, rheumatic heart diseases, and other conditions. CVDs are one of the most major causes of morbidity and mortality around the world, taking the lives of 17.9 million people every year. Several investigations have shown the influence of Ganoderma lucidum (G. lucidum, Lingzhi) on some metabolic markers, such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), total cholesterol (TC), blood pressure, and oxidative damage. G. lucidum potentially reduces the risk of suffering cardiovascular diseases. Some studies found that G. lucidum prevented from heart damage in a variety of disease models, such as streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic, high-fat-diet-induced diabetic, isoprenaline (ISO)-induced myocardial hypertrophy, acute ethanol-induced heart toxicity, and transverse aortic constriction (TAC) models. This chapter summarizes putative preventive and therapeutic effects of G. lucidum on cardiovascular diseases and the potential clinical use of G. lucidum involved in these effects.

The Unexplored Anticaries Potential of Shiitake Mushroom


Keeping an eye the escalating costs of dental services, the treatment cost of the consequences of dental caries can be reduced to manageable proportions by preventive measures aimed at decreasing the prevalence. One such measure is by increasing the consumption of caries preventive foods. Recently, there has been an upsurge of interest in mushrooms not only as a healthy food but also as a caries preventive food. The most common type of mushroom, Lentinula edodes also called as shiitake, is studied in-depth for its oral health benefits. The cultivation of shiitake dates way back to 1100 A.D. during the rule of Sung dynasty which is replaced by more modern and efficient sawdust substrate log cultures lately. Shiitake mushroom extract can be isolated in various forms such as freeze dried, oil, and ethyl acetate extracts. Various biologically active compounds such as erythritol, copalic acid, adenosine, carvacrol, and many more are responsible for this mushroom's antimicrobial activity. Anticariogenicity can be attributed to the induction of the detachment of cariogenic microorganisms from hydroxyapatite, changes in cell surface hydrophobicity, bactericidal activity, and disruption of signal transduction in Streptococcus mutans as proved through various in vivo and in vitro studies. Apart from these benefits, it has tremendous potential to be used as an antioxidant, anticancer, antigingivitis, antifungal, and antiviral agent. The one and only known adverse reaction due to shiitake mushroom consumption is the eruption of pruritic erythematous papules termed as shiitake dermatitis. This review highlights the unexplored anticaries potential of one such useful bioactive metabolite-shiitake mushroom.

In vitro bioactivity, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory efficacy of modified solvent evaporation assisted Trametes versicolor extract


In the present study, modified solvent evaporation assisted methanolic Trametes versicolor extract was evaluated for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory efficacy. Mushroom extract showed significantly (p < 0.05) higher total phenolic content (48.71 mg/g) followed by total flavonoid content (13.13 mg/g), ascorbic acid content (11.03 mg/g), β-carotene content (8.34), and lycopene content (6.85). Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy revealed the functional groups of the observed bioactive compounds, while HPLC chromatogram showed significantly (p < 0.05) higher gallic acid content (45.72 mg/g) as compared to rutin content (12.50 mg/g). Statistically, mushroom extract and artificial antioxidant (BHA) showed a non-significant (p < 0.05) difference in terms of percentage inhibition during DPPH and N2O2 scavenging assay. During the time-kill kinetics, the mushroom extract significantly inhibited the growth of S. aureus in comparison with the growth of P.aeruginosaK. pneumonia, and E.coli. Mushroom extract showed effective anti-inflammatory activity during membrane stabilization (33.71-73.24%) and protein denaturation (23.11-74.56%) assays.

Ganoderma lucidum Polysaccharides as An Anti-cancer Agent


The mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (G. lucidum) has been used for centuries in Asian countries to treat various diseases and to promote health and longevity. Clinical studies have shown beneficial effects of G. lucidum as an alternative adjuvant therapy in cancer patients without obvious toxicity. G. lucidum polysaccharides (GLP) is the main bioactive component in the water soluble extracts of this mushroom. Evidence from in vitro and in vivo studies has demonstrated that GLP possesses potential anticancer activity through immunomodulatory, anti-proliferative, pro-apoptotic, anti-metastatic and anti-angiogenic effects. Here, we briefly summarize these anticancer effects of GLP and the underlying mechanisms.

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