Shiitake, Shiitake

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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Immunity Shiitake and Immunity

The immune system is made up of cells, tissues and organs that act in the organism's defense against the harmful effects of external microorganisms. The supplements indicated for immunity act as strengthening agents of this system, increasing the antibodies production and, consequently, its defense activity.
  • Preventive Immunity

    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.

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