What nutrients are in shitake mushroom extract?
The shitake mushroom is a high-protein, low-fat, high-grade nutritious vegetable. Shitake mushroom extract contains more than 18 kinds of amino acids, sugars, vitamins, and lentinan.
Lentinan is a water-soluble proteoglycan extracted from shitake mushrooms and is its main active ingredient. The main pharmacological activities of lentinan are strong anti-cancer activity; can lower blood sugar, blood lipids, and cholesterol, improve diabetes and arteriosclerosis, and is an ideal nutritional product for "three high" people and cancer patients.
Other benefits and effects of shiitake mushroom extract - lentinan:
1. Improve immunity
Lentinan can improve the phagocytic function of mouse peritoneal macrophages, promote the production of T lymphocytes, and improve the killing activity of T lymphocytes.
2. Delay aging
The water extract of shiitake mushroom has a scavenging effect on hydrogen peroxide and has a certain elimination effect on hydrogen peroxide in the body.