What is mushroom Polysaccharides
Mushroom Polysaccharides are long chain carbohydrates that are made up of various monosaccharides connected by glycosidic bonds. These molecules can range from the very simple to the more complex carbohydrate molecules. Some examples of polysaccharides would be chitin and beta-glucans, which make up the cell walls of fungi. Cellulose, which is what plant cell walls are made up of are also polysaccharides. So are sugars like glucose and fructose.
Polysaccharides are considered to be one of the most commonly mentioned active compounds in plants and fungi. Specific types of mushrooms like reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) and Maitake (Grifola frondosa) possess high levels of polysaccharides. And mushroom polysaccharides are unique and special polysaccharides naturally existed in mushroom and plays a vital role on anti-cancer, and strengthening our health and immune system.
Benefits of Mushroom Polysaccharides
Mushroom polysaccharides also have the ability to lower blood pressure and reduce blood levels of lipids and sugar. Below is the list of benefits of Medicinal Mushroom.
An experiment has confirmed that the active components of Mushroom Polysaccharide have no direct cell poison effect, but it can enhance anti-tumor immunity and induce tumor cells apoptosis, and thus may play a role of anti-tumor.
2. Adjusting immunity
It can improve the macrophage phagocytosis percentage, and the stronger the activity of macrophages, the higher the body’s immunity. Macrophages help in playing an important role in the immune system, which is not only related to specific immune, with the body’s nonspecific immune defense mechanism. The phagocytosis of macrophages is the body’s mainly defense mechanisms against foreign bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.
3. Prevents cardiovascular disease
It has a cardiotonic effect. It can strengthen the myocardial contraction force, increase the myocardial contraction amplitude and discharge, improve myocardial cell hypoxia ability. Reishi can also improve the blood circulation in the coronary artery. And coronary artery expansion, can increase myocardial nutritional blood flow and improve myocardial circulation and can prevent other cardiovascular related diseases.
4. Enhances metabolism
Polysaccharide has the ability to accelerate the circulation of blood in the pancreas skin, improving the pancreas function. Then to correct the body’s metabolism disorders of the sugar, protein, fat, to restore the original state of metabolic balance.
Hepatitis refers to liver tissue damage that is caused by excessive toxic violation or Hepatitis b virus attacks. No matter before or after liver damage happened, taking Mushroom Polysaccharide can protect the liver and reduce the damage to the liver.
6. Enhance Sexual Function
For the patients with sexual function recession, Reishi can improve the ability to remove lipid peroxide, strengthen the function of the gonad, improve sexual function recession, meanwhile it also can improve low sexual function, senile failure, energy loss, and other symptoms.
Mushroom Polysaccharide has an antioxidant capacity, can obviously inhibit the heart and liver lipid peroxidation effect, reducing tissue injury. Mushroom Polysaccharide can also reduce serum lipid peroxidation and obviously increase the activity of erythrocyte superoxide dismutase (SOD), then clear the super oxygen anion free radicals in the body. Tests have been proved that the Reishi could promote DNA synthesis, extend the genetic cell division algebra, prolong the life of cells, so as to slow down the aging process.
8. Improves Neurological Symptom
Mushroom Polysaccharide has a very good effect to improve nerve function, treatment of neurasthenia and other neuroses. Not only does it improve the symptoms of patients with insomnia, but there are significant improvements in the patient’s state of mind, appetite and general condition.
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