Mushrooms: combating oxidative stress and ageing


  • Many mushrooms have been reported to possess antioxidant properties, which enable them to neutralize free radicals. Mushrooms have high amounts of the anti-ageing antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione
  • Mushrooms antioxidant components are found in fruit bodies, mycelium and culture both, which include polysaccharides, tocopherols, phenolics, carotenoids, ergosterol and ascorbic acid among others.
  • Free radicals are toxic byproducts of metabolism and other bodily processes. They can accumulate in the body, and if too many collect, oxidative stress can result. This can harm the body’s cells and may lead to various health conditions.


  • Recent reports indicate that edible mushroom extracts exhibit favourable therapeutic and health-promoting benefits, particularly in relation to diseases associated with inflammation. In all certainty, edible mushrooms can be referred to as a “superfood” and are recommended as a valuable constituent of the daily diet.
  • Reishi mushrooms are one of the most impressive varieties when it comes to inflammation. These types of mushrooms  may have anti-inflammatory properties stronger than aspirin. They may also help lower your blood pressure.

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