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Blood pressure regulation

The pressure with which the blood flows through our veins has a crucial influence on our health. Although blood pressure that is too low (hypotension) can lead to dizziness and chronic fatigue, it is relatively harmless compared with the much more common high blood pressure (hypertension). The latter is often associated with serious consequences: among other things, arteriosclerosis, heart failure, kidney and eye damage, heart attack, and stroke. The insidious thing: excessively high blood pressure is often only discovered at a routine examination. Many of those affected feel healthy, even with values that are far above the recommended standard. Nevertheless, measures should be taken as early as possible, with research into the causes playing a central role. Unfortunately, the reason for hypertension cannot be clearly identified in around nine out of ten high blood pressure patients. However, it is known that excess weight, nicotine, alcohol and a lack of exercise promote the development of high blood pressure. At the same time, mental attitude is at least as relevant: it is possible to “be under pressure” not just figuratively but also literally. In view of the widespread performance and expectation pressure in many areas of life, it is not surprising that high blood pressure affects such a large number of people. Of key importance is the willingness of those affected to make an active contribution to improving their health, whereby mental regulation is often required alongside physical regulation. Medicinal mushrooms can help very well here as they have an overall regulating effect on the organism. They often make it possible to reduce the dose or even completely do away with the medicinal antihypertensives that were taken before, which bring side effects with them in many cases.

Medicinal mushrooms to regulate the blood pressure

The many positive properties attributed to Shiitake include a blood pressure-lowering effect. What’s more, the mushroom can verifiably regulate elevated cholesterol levels, which also supports vascular health.

Reishi can also unfurl its adaptive potential for blood pressure regulation. It can thus be used both for excessively high and excessively low blood pressure. The cardiovascular system is strengthened overall and the oxygen supply in every cell of the body is improved. 

This medicinal mushroom verifiably contains substances that inhibit blood clotting and a susceptibility towards inflammation. In this way, blood flow into regions of the body with already fragile veins is improved and the risk of the development of blood clots is reduced.

Maitake can directly support a reduction in blood pressure, while it is also a valuable medicinal mushroom for weight loss, which, in turn, indirectly brings about an improvement in elevated blood pressure levels.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.