Shiitake mushrooms are brown-capped mushrooms used around the world for food and as supplements, they are low in calories and also offer many vitamins,minerals,and other health-promoting compounds. They have a long history of use, both as a food and in supplements, mainly in the traditional Chinese medicine.
- Origin: Funghi
- Source: Itself
- Type: Mushroom
- Age Range: Adults, Seniors
- Toxicity: There is no evidence of toxicity until now
- Outcomes: Immunity, Preventive Immunity
What are Shiitake benefits?
The shiitake mushroom, known scientifically as Lentinula edodes, is a type of edible mushroom native to eastern Asia, but very popular around the world. Shiitakes are generally valued for their rich, flavorful taste, as well as for their many health benefits. It’s worth noting that the shiitake mushroom is low in calories, and also offers a good amount of fiber, as well as B vitamins and some minerals. And among the main benefits that the shiitake mushroom provides, according to research, are: improved heart health, improved immune system, helps reduce cancer risks due to its compounds, strengthens bones, among others.
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Published articles about Shiitake and Preventive Immunity
Immunological effect of active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) in healthy volunteers: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Clinical efficacy of superfine dispersed lentinan (beta-1,3-glucan) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
Supplementation with a soluble β-glucan exported from Shiitake medicinal mushroom, Lentinus edodes (Berk.) singer mycelium: a crossover, placebo-controlled study in healthy elderly
Short-term supplementation with active hexose correlated compound improves the antibody response to influenza B vaccine
Effect of shiitake (Lentinus edodes) extract on antioxidant and inflammatory response to prolonged eccentric exercise
Consuming Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) Mushrooms Daily Improves Human Immunity: A Randomized Dietary Intervention in Healthy Young Adults
Modulation of T Regulatory and Dendritic Cell Phenotypes Following Ingestion of Bifidobacterium longum, AHCC ® and Azithromycin in Healthy Individuals
Modulation of human intestinal microbiota in a clinical trial by consumption of a β-D-glucan-enriched extract obtained from Lentinula edodes
White blood cells - or leukocytes - are the body's defense cells that destroy foreign agents, for example, bacteria, viruses and toxic substances that attack our body and cause infections or other diseases. There are also enzymes that refer to the antioxidant defense system that plays the role of inhibiting and/or reducing the damage caused by the harmful action of free radicals or non-radical reactive species.