Maitake Mushroom and Benefits for Allergy Sufferers
One of the main ingredients in our Allergy Formula. You might be wondering how a mushroom could be an excellent treatment for allergies. What you will learn in this article might surprise you and I promise you will find it very interesting! It is important to understand the underlying factors that are involved to truly understand how Maitake Mushroom helps to inhibit allergic reactions.
Medicinal mushrooms are highly absorbable into the system
The medicinal elements of the mushroom are easily recognizable to the human body. Human use of medicinal mushrooms has a long history. The valuable medicines of mushrooms have been well known to be a vital element in protecting our health for thousands of years.
There have been many scientific studies supporting the positive effects of mushrooms for the immune system, energy, cardiovascular health, anti-allergenic, cardio health, blood sugar levels, fighting inflammation, as well as being anti-viral and anti-bacterial.
Mushrooms and their natural defense mechanism
What makes mushrooms so effective is that they have developed incredible properties to ward off bacteria and mold that would compete with them in their natural surroundings as a defense mechanism.
When we consume these fungi, the same effect takes place to strengthen the immune system of a human being as well. This includes immune systems that are weakened as well as hypersensitive immune systems. The reason for this is because medicinal mushrooms are adaptagens. We will get to what that means a little bit later.
Allergies and the Immune System:
An allergy stems from the immune system having a hypersensitive reaction to substances such as foreign proteins in the environment that are in actually harmless to the body. However, a person with a hypersensitive immune system will have a reaction to this harmless substance. These substances in a person with a hypersensitive immune system are known as an allergens. These allergens can be many things including dust, pollen animal dander, and molds and fungus.
Allergic reactions can include sneezing, sinusitis, hay fever, asthma, eczema, and hives. These reactions are caused by the body’s production of histamine and other chemical reactions. Symptoms can range anywhere from from mild discomfort all the way to life threatening reactions such as anaphylactic shock.
Maitake Mushroom and Immune Regulation
One of the most amazing properties of Maitake Mushrooms is their ability to strengthen the immune system and inhibit tumors, making them promising anti-cancer treatments. Since it may seem counter-intuitive then that Maitake be effective treatments for allergies because allergies are essentially the cause of an overactive immune response.
Maitake Mushroom the Adaptogen
The reason Maitake is beneficial to both overactive and underactive immune systems are that they are adaptogenic. Adaptogens are defined as substances that help the body adapt to various types of stress by adjusting altered body conditions back to normal. For example, adaptogens help maintain healthy levels of blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and body weight.
Maitake helps to balance and regulate the immune system. A study at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital concluded that Maitake enhances activity of some immune cells while inhibiting those of other immune cells.
Make Medicinal Mushrooms part of your daily regiment
Maitake Mushroom has ability to aid in regulating the immune system, bringing the immune system back into balance, helping the immune system to be more resilient, and performing better even in stressful situations. This is all part of the holistic approach to health and wellness and you can feel good about adding medicinal mushrooms to your regiment.