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Lipometabolism disorders

Fats are essential for the human organism. Cholesterol and triglyceride are involved in various tasks in our body, are an indispensable part of all cell membranes and reliably provide energy where required. They nevertheless have a bad reputation as a food component because most of us eat too much fatty food every day. This has serious consequences over the long term: as fat deposits narrow the blood vessels, there is a high risk of severe cardiovascular diseases. Often, excess weight, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes occur at the same time and further increase the risk of suddenly suffering from a heart attack or stroke. Disorders of the lipometabolism are particularly insidious in that they do not cause any symptoms for a long time. It is thus often only discovered during a routine blood test that the cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels are too high or the ratio of both lipoproteins HDL and LDL (colloquially also known as “good” and “bad” cholesterol) is out of sync. The checking of blood lipid levels should thus take place regularly in order to be able to take action quickly where required. A careful diet, weight loss and physical activity are important components of treatment. Targeted stress reduction is also important as stress leads to the increased formation of the body’s own cholesterol. Some medicinal mushrooms also help to regulate the lipometabolism – the targeted use of dietary supplements is thus recommended.
 

Medicinal mushrooms for lipometabolism disorders


Shiitake
This medicinal mushroom has proven of use to generally regulate the lipometabolism. It can promote the transport of dietary fats to the liver and support their transformation into important building blocks for the cells.

Pleurotus
Due to its main component chrysin, which has been comprehensively studied, Pleurotus has a cholesterol-reducing property. It can reduce the development or progression of arteriosclerosis due to the lowering of blood lipid levels.

Cordyceps
The antioxidant effect of Cordyceps is also of benefit to reduce elevated blood lipid levels. By inhibiting the oxidation of blood lipids, cell damage is prevented.

Maitake
Maitake is able to reduce the storage of fat in the body’s tissue, thus promoting weight loss.

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.