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Diabetes

Only ten percent of all diabetics suffer from type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that often breaks out during childhood for as-yet unknown reasons and is accompanied by the destruction of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, meaning that artificial insulin must be injected. The other 90 per cent are affected by type 2, which was commonly referred to until a few years ago as adult-onset diabetes. However, this term is no longer suitable for the chronic metabolic disorder: increasing numbers of young people – in addition to older patients – are affected by the elevated blood sugar level that can lead to severe illnesses and require life-long treatment. Various causes – besides a genetic component, above all a generous, particularly sugar-rich diet and excess weight are to be mentioned – eventually lead to a high concentration of sugar in the blood, as transportation into the cells for which the body must produce insulin no longer functions smoothly.

The phrase “prevention is better than cure” that applies to many illnesses applies to type 2 diabetes in a particularly drastic form. A great many cases of diabetes can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle. However, once the disease has broken out, a cure is no longer possible and permanent treatment is required. With an early diagnosis, it can be sufficient to simply alter one’s diet and become more physically active in order to regulate the blood sugar level. Medications take second place in the treatment options, and type 2 diabetics only require insulin injections when the illness is very advanced.

The positive effect of medicinal mushrooms on diabetes takes place on several levels at the same time: they help to regulate weight while supplying the body with important nutrients, and some medicinal mushrooms even have a direct blood sugar-reducing effect.
 

Medicinal mushrooms for type 2 Diabetes


Coprinus
This medicinal mushroom verifiably contributes to regulating the blood sugar level by stimulating insulin release in the pancreas. Its bioactive substances also protect again deposits in the blood vessels.

Agaricus blazei Murrill
According to studies, ABM can also lead to a significant decrease in blood sugar levels. It is characterised by particular anti-inflammatory potential and its modulation of the immune system.

Maitake
Maitake not only supports the sugar metabolism in the body cells, but can also regulate the lipometabolism, which is also disrupted in many diabetics.

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.