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Rheumatic Illnesses

A variety of different illnesses is brought together under the term rheumatism. As a rule, all painful illnesses of the musculoskeletal system accompanied by limited mobility and inflammatory processes can be referred to as rheumatism – the most well-known are rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. A malfunction of the immune system lies behind the rheumatic event, so that rheumatism is also considered an autoimmune disease. Classically, the joints or muscles are affected by the chronically occurring symptoms, but rheumatic conditions can also include inflammatory changes to the skin, eyes or internal organs.

Rheumatism diseases cannot currently be cured. Many medications can have a positive influence on the course of the illness, inhibit inflammation and alleviate pain. However, they often bring severe side effects with them. An important role is played by physiotherapy and physical activity in general, whereby a focus should be placed on a great deal of movement but little stress on individual joints or muscle groups.Medicinal mushrooms as a regular dietary supplement supply the body with important bioactive substances and also help thanks to certain active ingredients, which can alleviate pain in a targeted way and regulate inflammatory processes.

Medicinal mushrooms for rheumatic illnesses

Reishi and Shiitake
Reishi and Shiitake are particularly rich in minerals and vitamins, which are important to supply the sensitive structures in the joints. A direct pain-relieving effect has also been verified for Reishi.

Cordyceps and Coriolus
Both of these medicinal mushrooms have been proven to alleviate chronic inflammatory processes. What’s more, they can have a positive influence on malfunctions in the immune system and thus suppress the autoimmune response in rheumatism.

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.