Agaricus Blazei Benefits

With powerful nicknames such as “sun mushroom”, “god mushroom” and “mushroom of life”, it’s no wonder Agaricus blazei has a reputation for instilling longevity and vitality in its devoted users. It has been used for many years in Traditional Medicine, Many turn to the mushroom for its ability to help support a strong immune system. To understand how this mushroom benefits whole-body health, here’s everything you need to know about its origins and how to best incorporate it into your wellness program.

A brief history of Agaricus blazei

Native to the Brazilian rainforest, Agaricus blazei has been used in traditional medicine and as a nutritional aid for prevention of infections and certain allergies. In the late 1960s, researchers found a significantly low incidence of chronic diseases among natives in the Atlantic rainforest region of southeastern Brazil, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This led them to investigate Agaricus blazei as a contributing factor. It is described as having a taste and aroma similar to that of almonds – earning it yet another nickname “almond mushroom”. The researchers found that Agaricus blazei has higher amounts of polysaccharides, which have adjuvant and regulatory effects. Overall, the mushroom works as a highly effective preventative aid, helping to maintain health and promoting a stronger immune system.

Benefits of Agaricus blazei

Along with being high in immunomodulatory polysaccharides, Agaricus blazei is also high in β-glucans. It has been shown to be anti-infective, anti-allergic and anti-asthmatic properties in mouse models. The β-glucan extracts from the mushroom have mentionted to support the reduction of blood glucose, triglyceride and cholesterol levels and to make it useful for those managing their cholesterol levels.

Who should take Agaricus blazei?

A supplement containing Agaricus blazei could be helpful for those seeking a stronger immune system—especially those whose immune systems are often compromised, including teachers, nurses, or those whose work requires frequent travel. While those struggling with high cholesterol should always seek the professional advice of their physician, evidence suggests that Agaricus blazei may also be a helpful supplement in these conditions.

How to get this mushroom

With Om’s Immune Blend, it’s easy to incorporate the healthy properties of certified organic Agaricus blazei into your daily routine. The broad spectrum powder also contains the natural beta glucan power of reishi, turkey tail and maitake and can be added to your favorite beverage daily for immune support. For further immunity, try Immune defense capsuleswhich adds 100 percent daily value of vitamin C to the mushroom mixture, or Immune+containing 2 billion probiotics for a healthy gut and a battle-ready body.

Bibliographical references:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4058235/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17309383
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3168293/

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