Important Actives in Medicinal Mushrooms
Mushrooms contain a wide variety of bioactive molecules, such as terpenoids, steroids, phenols, nucleotides, and their derivatives, glycoproteins, and polysaccharides.
Mushroom proteins contain all the essential amino acids and are especially rich in lysine and leucine.
The low total fat content and the high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids relative to the total fatty acids of mushrooms are considered significant contributors to the health value of mushrooms.
Remember: we share 80–85% of our DNA with the mushroom kingdom, and that is perhaps why it is such powerful medicine.
Important Actives in Medicinal Mushrooms include:
- Polysaccharides, Beta-D-glucans.
- Triterpenes, ergostane, diterpenes.
- Ergosterol, sterols.
- Redefining Medicinal Mushrooms. A new scientific screening program for active compounds. Jeff Chilton, President, Nammex Organic Mushroom Extracts. www.nammex.com