Scientific Studies

The reported benefits of taking medicinal mushrooms are wide ranging, and more and more are being reported in scientific studies all the time.

A broad range of pharmacological activities have been detected including; anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiallergic, cytotoxic, antihyperlipidemic, antidiabetic, antidepressive, immunomodulating, digestive, nephroprotective, osteoprotective, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective.

The following is by no means an exhaustive list, but it shows some of the types of studies being done and the findings reported.

Title Author(s) Year
(Lion's Mane) Neurotrophic properties of the Lion's mane medicinal mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes) from Malaysia. Lai, Puei-Lene, et al 2013
(Reishi) Ganoderma lucidum, a new prebiotic agent to treat obesity? Delzenne, Nathalie, and Laure Bindels 2015
(Reishi) Suppression of the inflammatory response by triterpenes isolated from the mushroom Ganoderma lucidum Dudhgaonkar, Shailesh, et al. 2009
(Turkey Tail) Effects of extracts of Coriolus versicolor (I'm-Yunity) on cell-cycle progression and expression of interleukins-1 beta,-6, and -8 in promyelocytic HL-60 leukemic cells and mitogenically stimulated and nonstimulated human lymphocytes Hsieh, Tze-Chen, et al 2002
(Lion's Mane) Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Mori, Koichiro, et al 2009
(Turkey Tail) Efficacy of immunochemotherapy as adjuvant treatment after curative resection of gastric cancer. Study Group of Immunochemotherapy with PSK for Gastric Cancer. Nakazato, H., et al 1994
(Reishi) Anti-Tumor Effects of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) in Inflammatory Breast Cancer in In Vivo and In Vitro Models. Suarez-Arroyo, Ivette J., et al 2013
(Cordyceps) Effect of Cs-4® (Cordyceps sinensis) on Exercise Performance in Healthy Older Subjects: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Chen, Steve, et al 2010
(Chaga) Effect of the Inonotus Obliquus Polysaccharides on Blood Lipid Metabolism and Oxidative Stress of Rats Fed High-Fat Diet In Vivo.  Liang, Liya, et al 2009