February 6, 2016

Agaricus Mushroom

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How does Agaricus Mushroom work?

Agaricus mushroom contains chemicals that might improve the body's use of insulin and decrease insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes. Some preliminary research also suggests it might have immunostimulant, antioxidant, and antitumor activity.

Are there safety concerns?

Agaricus mushroom extract seems to be safe for most people when taken for up to 12 weeks. It can cause blood sugar to go too low (hypoglycemia) in some people with diabetes. It can also cause itching.

A few people who took agaricus mushroom during treatment for cancer have developed severe liver toxicity.

Do not take agaricus mushroom if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.
  • You have liver disease.

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