1. What is the Agaricus blazei mushroom ?
The Agaricus blazei mushroom (ABM), Himematsutake, "Cogumelo do Sol", has been recently identified to be an immune system enhancer with strong anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties. This edible mushroom is native from a area of the mountains in Atlantic Forest of São Paulo state, in Brazil.
2. How the ABM was discovered ?
Epidemiologists studying the native population in this area found that they had a very low incidence of a variety of illness including cancers as well as viral and bacteria induced diseases, and a high number enjoyed longevity. This was correlated to the consumption of Agaricus blazei mushroom in the diet. Since 1980’s the ABM mushroom was demonstrated to be an immune system stimulant which promotes the body’s natural defense mechanisms to fight a variety of infectious agents and also cancers.
3. How does the ABM can help the immune system ?
Agaricus Blazei Murrill mushroom contains rich polysacharides including β-D-glucan. The major characteristics of these polysacharides are that they restore the weakened immunity to the maximum and suppress the excess immunity to reach the optimal condition.
4. The ABM mushroom can provide the cancer cure ?
No, it does not cure cancer directly by removing the cancerous cells. Therefore, it can by increasing the immunity of the host to activate the immune system. Many substances in Agaricus blazei murill help restore the functions of the body in the fight of cancer diseases.
5. Why should the
ABM be taken with vitamin C
6. What is polyssaccharides, β-D-glucan and a-D-glucan ?
In the plant and fungus
kingdoms, sugars are produced within the cells. These sugars are used
both as sources of energy and arranged into structural units which make
up the cell walls. The particular arrangements of the sugars and their
binding with other substances determine the biological activity of these
compounds. Some of these compounds which have potent medicinal
properties are found in mushrooms.
Besides the structural arrangements of the glucan molecules, there is another factor that helps determine biological activity, and that is whether or not there are any other molecules joined to the glucan molecule. It is quite common in nature to find proteins and peptides attached to the end of the glucan molecules. This "protein bonding" changes the way in which the human body uses this glucan in the immune system.
7. How does the stimulation of the immunological system happen for the Beta-Glucan?
The human body has a complex system of immune defense, which functions as a guardian of the body against foreign invaders and against our own aberrant cells (Cancer). This immune system consists of many different specific types of cells, such as the T cells, B cells and Natural Killer cells (NK cells). One of the functions of the Beta-Glucans is a stimulation of the production of immune cells. It is not uncommon to see a 3000% to 5000% increase in the number of active immune cells within 72 hours of beginning Beta-Glucan therapy. Another function of Beta-Glucan is that it attaches to receptor sites on the immune cells and activates them. When disease occurs in the body, it is always due to a deficiency in the body's immune response. By supplying a larger amount of Beta-Glucans in the body, a higher state of immune response is created. This is the primary pathway by which medicinal mushrooms help the body to fight off invasion by diseases and cancer cells. This is called IMMUNOMODULATION. Modulation of the immune system. Perhaps better referred to as stimulation of the body's immune system.
8. How the ABM mushroom helps in the control of the Diabetes?
Diabetes is a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s inability to properly process sugar to use as fuel. There are two kinds of diabetes: Type 1, when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, and Type 2, when the pancreas produces insufficient amounts of insulin, or the body cannot properly utilize the insulin that is produced. Type 1 diabetes is often referred to as insulin dependent diabetes, and Type 2 as non-insulin dependent diabetes. The Diabetes causes various complications or secundary diseases that are often very serious
1) Diabetic Kidney disease: possible glucosuria disorder
Agaricus blazei has dual balancing process: Agaricus Blazei is known to have dual immunity balancing process that normalize the excessive lymph or macrophage. Agaricus also contains substances such as polysaccharide protein complex body and RNA duplicator that are known to control the sugar level in the blood system. Also, it accelerates the restoration activity of pancreas; amino acid and zinc supply which result in active insulin manufacturing process.
9. How the ABM mushroom helps in the control of the Lupus?
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body, particularly the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys. The immune system normally makes proteins called antibodies to protect the body against bacteria, viruses, and other threatening invaders. These invaders are called antigens and the body responds to them by making antibodies that "attack" them. In an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, the immune system loses its ability to tell the difference between antigens and its own cells and tissues. As a result, it produces antibodies known as auto-antibodies, which produce immune complexes. These immune complexes build up in the tissues, causing inflammation, injury to tissues, and pain.
10. How the ABM mushroom helps in the control of the Hypertension and Arteriosclerosis?
Balance cholesterol level: Neglecting chronic diseases such as hypertension and multiple sclerosis will weaken the function of the organs and eventually result in a stroke and other heart diseases. These are called "malign cholesterol." Agaricus blazei murill has superior function calls cholesterol controlling function, which removes the malign cholesterol.
LDL Receptor activation: Human body contains LDL receptor cells that control the malign cholesterol (LDL) in the blood system. LDL is combined with LDL receptor and then enters into the cells to decompose the toxic substances. If the number of LDL in the blood is increased more than the number of its receptors, then the function is weakened and the malign cholesterol cannot be decomposed any longer, and this can possibly cause in serious diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Agaricus blazei murill has superior substances that activate the LDL receptor cells to accelerate the decomposition of malign cholesterol.
Neutralization of malign cholesterol:
Cholesterol is generated in the liver. To generate somatic body,
cholesterol is progressed into the small intestine and then is absorbed
into the rest of the body. The remaining cholesterol is moved to the
rear part of the small intestine and later combined with fat acid in the
ileum and finally returns to liver. In this cholesterol circulation
process, only 60% of the cholesterol is returned to the liver.
11. How the ABM mushroom helps in the control of the Hepatitis and liver sclerosis?
Hepatitis is resulted from the destruction of liver cells causing
inflammation in the liver. Virus, alcohol, and drug are known to be the
major cause for the disease. 80% of the patients have viral hepatitis and only 20% have this
disease due to excessive drinking of alcohol.
Agaricus increases the restoration activity of the liver:
Rich protein and vitamin are essential for restoring weakened liver
cells. Agaricus Blazei Murill contains rich nutrients and high-quality
protein such as amino acids (essential amino acids) to strengthen the
liver activity. Also, anti-virus interferon in the Agaricus contains
related substances to increase the restoration of the liver.
12. How the ABM mushroom helps in the control of the Allergies ?
Immunity Dual Balancing Process:
Nowadays, almost one third of the total
population of world are allergic to something. Atopic dermatitis is one
of the most common and serious skin diseases without any excellent cure
for it. Together with asthma, the early stage treatment is very
important for atopic dermatitis.
13. Do I need to see an doctor if I take Agaricus blazei Mushroom?
For prevent diseases: If you want to take, to prevent diseases, that is not necessary. The ABM has long been take as a tonic to increase energy, extend longevity and promote overall health and vitality. Studies indicate that ABM can boost the immune system. ABM is a rich source of various vitamins and minerals, amino acids, enzymes, fibers and nucleic acids derivatives. The compounds found in this mushroom have been classified as Host Defense Potentiators (HDP). These enhance the abilities of the immune system to protect itself. These disease-inhibiting compounds include hemicellulose, polysaccharides, polysaccharide-peptides, nucleosides, complex starches, and others metabolites. Studies have been performed using mushroom as ABM with similar properties to antiaging effects. Has the capability to increase cell turnover and collagen synthesis, improve skin hydration and firmness, and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
For sick people: If you have some
disease, as cancer, AIDS, etc, it is extremely necessary.
The ABM is only meant as a nutritional adjunct (or,
complementary therapy) for people receiving conventional treatment or
for people who have no further conventional treatment options. It is not
meant to be an alternative to conventional cancer treatments.
Conventional oncology has a great deal to offer and improvements in
conventional treatments are happening at a fast pace. The fact is that
when it comes to curing cancer, conventional mainstream oncology has a
better track record than anything else. Every cancer patient should work
closely with an oncologist from the first diagnosis throughout