Button Mushrooms and Cardiovascular Disease

Scientists have discovered a natural food that is used by many cultures with the potential to reduce risk and protect from CVD. Read more now on Soulcybin

In epidemiological studies, there is strong evidence that a regular intake of fruits and veggies reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Mushrooms, for example, are a dietary fungus that can help protect against chronic diseases by reducing inflammation through inhibiting cellular processes in conditions associated with CVD(1)(2).

Dr. Martin KR. found that ergothioneine, a novel anti-oxidant, which is present in edible mushrooms and accumulated by diet, was effective in interrupting pro-inflammatory inductions of adhesion molecule production associated with atherogenesis(2).

The mushroom is a common name for the white button mushrooms, which are the fruiting bodies of a fungus that grow above ground in soil or food sources. It contains many important nutrients, including Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Selenium Iron Copper Zinc, all of which are essential to the growth and functions of the human body, as well as protection against chronic diseases(6)(7).

Antioxidants such as Astraodorol (Psilocybin), Lectin (Adjustin), ribonuclease and nicotine are all antioxidants. It may also have the power to reduce cancer risk and treat it, such as colon, breast, and gastric cancers, through inhibiting cell cycle arrest and significant suppression of cell proliferation in tested cancer cells lines(3)(4)(5).

The findings of this study support the idea that dietary mushrooms can protect against CVD. However, more studies with large sample sizes and multi-canters are needed to identify the main component which is comparable to the current medicine used to validate it.

The study of University of Gdansk in its reviews and updates of data on macro- and trace elements, and radionuclides, in edible wild-grown, and cultivated mushrooms, suggested that coexistence of

Minerals of nutritional value from natural habitats should be collected with caution, as they may contain hazardous elements such as Cd, Pb and Hg.


Martin KR. (1) The bioactive agent, ergothioneine (a key component in dietary mushrooms), inhibits monocytes from binding to endothelial cell types that are characteristic of early cardiovascular diseases. (PubMed)

Martin KR. (2) Both common mushrooms and specialty mushroom inhibit adhesion molecules expression and in vitro attachment of monocytes with human aortic epithelial cell in an inflammatory environment. (PubMed)

Health benefits and risks of mushrooms containing radionuclides and macro and trace mineral components. by Falandysz J, Borovika J. (PubMed)

(4) Intrafacial trafficking and release intact edible mushroom lecitin from HT29 colon cancer cells Lu-Gang Yu and David G. Fernig (The Febs Journal).

Martin KR and Brophy SK. (5) Commonly eaten and specialty dietary mushroom reduces cellular proliferation in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. (PubMed)

(6) Radionuclides and macro and trace mineral components in mushrooms: Health benefits and risks. by Falandysz J, Borovika J. (PubMed)

(7) Radionuclides and macro and trace mineral components in mushrooms: Health benefits and risks.

(PubMed) Oyebode et al., Gordon-Dseagu, Walker A & Mindell J. (PubMed)

Cox BD. Whichelow MJ. Prevost AT. (PubMed)

(PubMed) – Intakes and risk of CVD of fruits, vegetables, and carbohydrates by Joshipura, KJ1, Hung HC1, Li TY1, Hu FB2, Rimm, EB, Stampfer, MJ2, Colditz, G2, Willett, WC3. (PubMed)

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