Two studies performed at the University of Oslo have confirmed that the use of Agaricus (Agaricus blazei Murril) strengthens the immune system e and helps the body fight bacteria in the urinary and respiratory tracts effectively (Bernardshaw et al., 2005).
The potential of this Medicinal Mushroom makes it particularly suitable for allergies, both in prevention and in treatment (Ellertsen and Hetland, 2009), as has been confirmed by an important Japanese study (Morimoto et al., 2008).
This Medicinal Mushroom also provides significant help in controlling the appetite and encouraging weight loss if associated with a correct diet (Hsu et al., 2008). Furthermore, Agaricus visibly improves the appearance of the skin (Hyde et al., 2010; Halpern, 2007), increases psychophysical energy and supports the nervous system and mind in the critical stages of illnesses (Zhang et al., 2015).
Agaricus began to attract the interest of scientists as of 1960. Dr. W.J. Cinden and his team of researchers from Pennsylvania State University found that the inhabitants of the Piedade region of Brazil lived much longer and were less prone to disease than the surrounding populations.
The reason was easy to discover: they were regular consumers of the Agaricus blazei mushroom. The intake of this Natural Supplement in their daily diet ensured the local people enjoyed excellent health and a high level of energy, well into old age.
Originally from Brazil, a cousin of the champignon (Agaricus bisporus), Agaricus blazei (Agaricus blazei Murril) is very popular in Brazil, where it is called “cogumelo do sol” (mushroom of the sun) or “cogumelo de Deus” (mushroom of God).
Among the Medicinal Mushrooms, Agaricus blazei is the one that contains the highest concentration of beta-glucans. This natural Food Supplement is also characterized by a high level of terpenes, the presence of cytochrome P-450, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential trace elements.