Can Medicinal Mushrooms Help You Lose Weight?

According to a new animal study, conducted in the University Paris Diderot in Paris, France, animals that were fed Agaricus Blazei Murill medicinal mushroom extract for 20 weeks were able to fight the negative consequences of eating a high fat diet.

Rats that were fed high fat diet gained weight and fat mass.  This led to hyperleptinemia, insulinemia, insulin resistance and glucose intolerance.  The other group that ate high fat diet but enjoyed Agaricus Blazei Murill extract as well, gained less weight and the other disorders were less severe.  Consuming medicinal mushroom extract did not reduce food consumption as the scientists wanted to make sure that both groups ate the same amount of food.  Instead, the rats became more energetic, and the lower weight was a result of the increase in energy consumption and in locomotor activity.

In other words, if you are overweight or fatigued, perhaps Agaricus Blazei Murill or other medicinal mushrooms such as Reishi or Cordyceps could help!

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