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.
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.
A unique shiitake molecule, known as lentinan, improves the immune system, increasing resistance against infections and helping to slow the growth of tumors.
Supplpementing powdered mushroom extract for a long period might cause side effects like stomach upset and sensitivity to sunlight.