Mushrooms provide great health benefits.

Our immune systems degrade as we grow older. Immunosenescence is the term that describes this process. There are things you can do to boost your immune system back into the effective range. Reishi mushrooms boost our immune system’s effectiveness.

Reishi mushrooms have been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of ailments, especially age-related diseases. This variety of mushrooms improves immune function and has anti-tumor properties.

Laboratory animal and human studies show that Reishi mushroom improves the immune system by activating T cells, natural killer (NK) cells, dendritic cells, and macrophages. This mushroom increases the protective interleukin-10 (IL-10) levels and decrease the pro-inflammatory interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels.

The immune system adapts and responds to pathogens with T cells (T-lymphocytes) that enter the body. Think of them as a platoon of soldiers seeking these pathogens and destroying them. NK cells are like T cells. They focus on tumors and viruses by inhibiting virus cells from replicating and growing.

The process of communication and interpret pathogens is performed by dendritic cells in the immune system. A macrophage is a large white blood cell that eats foreign invaders. The immune system encompasses many different elements to protect our bodies from disease.

Reishi mushroom studies demonstrate the effectiveness of viruses, especially against the herpes simplex (oral and genital herpes), the influenza viruses (seasonal flu), the Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis), the hepatitis virus (liver diseases), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Reishi mushrooms enable the immune system to respond to abnormal cell growth typically seen in cancers.

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