Medicinal Mushrooms and Autoimmune Disease
Watch the video below to learn how medicinal mushrooms and their active ingredient, beta glucan, can help manage autoimmune diseases.
Beta glucan acts as a biologic response modifier. If your immune system is too weak, as occurs with cancer, medicinal mushrooms can boost the immune system function to get it to work more efficiently. Likewise, if you have an overactive immune system, as it is with autoimmune diseases, it can calm it down, regulate it and get it to act more appropriately, explains Dr. James Meschino, DS, MS, ND, on the video.
The most common medicinal mushrooms include Agaricus Blazei Murill, Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum), Cordyceps, Coriolus Versicolor (Turkey Tail mushroom) and they are commonly available as dietary supplements.