Mushrooms with antioxidant capacity can activate our immune system

in Project HOPE27 days ago

In practical terms, our immune system is nothing more than the body's defense against infectious organisms and other invading agents, and it is activated in situations where our metabolism detects that foreign invading substances, scientifically called antigens, have entered the body.

Specifically from the biological point of view, antigens are external substances that have the potential to trigger the formation of antibodies, an action that activates an immune response in our metabolism.

Now, regarding the topic outlined in the title of this publication related to whether mushrooms exhibit antioxidant capacity capable of activating our immune system, it is to communicate that according to multiple studies of anticancer character it is inferred that mushrooms possess antioxidant capacity that helps slow the growth of cancer cells.

Fig. 2 Mushrooms exhibit antioxidant capacity capable of activating our immune system. Image of public domain, Author: Myriams-Jarmoluk, 2014

It is known that mushrooms exhibit various nutritional and medicinal properties, therefore, attributing that mushrooms can slow the progression of cancer is not something that causes surprise, since in nature are hidden the keys and answers to the many conditions that afflict the health of us humans.

Fig. 3 Fungi may slow cancer progression. Image of public domain, Author: Myriams- Maleni_ferrari, 2017

From the metabolic point of view, mushrooms contain polysaccharides, proteins, tocopherols, glycosides, folic acid, enzymes, alkaloids, flavonoids, carotenoids, sterols (precursors of positive hormones) and an inexhaustible antioxidant and anticancer capacity in gastric, breast and lung pathologies, an element that gives positive signals to the pharmaceutical sector in the search for the design of new mushroom-based anticancer drugs.


[1] Ayeka P Potential of Mushroom Compounds as Immunomodulators in Cancer Immunotherapy: A Review. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2018; 1: 1 - 9. Article: Online access

[2] Blagodatski A Medicinal mushrooms as an attractive new source of natural compounds for future cancer therapy. Article: Online access


The cover image was designed by the author: @lupafilotaxia, incorporating the public domain image background: TomaszProszek, 2014

Original manuscript, uploaded from the Project HOPE community website


Hi @lupafilotaxia
Excellent information you share with us.
It is very important to manage it to use it in our favor.

Hello @janettyanez

Mother nature reveals at every instant her potentialities to self regulate, and indeed in every interpretation we make we find more alternatives in nature that benefit us.

Best regards, be well.

Hi dear friend @lupafilotaxia

in nature are hidden the keys and answers to the many conditions that afflict the health of us humans.

I also think that friend, I think that nature is the solution to everything, but I suppose that scientists have not been lucky enough, the truth is that I had covid and only with natural tea heal me

Hello @ramsesuchiha

That's right, the key to the ills that humanity suffers from are encoded within our mother nature, the point is that we can reveal the potentialities to design alternatives to counteract our ills.

Best regards, be well.

Greetings @lupafilotaxia as has been constant in your publications are of great value and scientific contribution, I was unaware of the properties that could provide these species of fungi. Thank you for your contribution and we continue reading

I believe some species are poisonous, I just hope people don't mix them up. Thanks for sharing

Hi dear @lupafilotaxia, I enjoy reading your posts because you share interesting information based on scientific research, which is also my style of work. Congratulations.
Greetings my friend

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