How does Shiitake Mushroom work?
Shiitake mushroom contains chemicals that might help lower cholesterol levels.
Are there safety concerns?
Shiitake mushroom is safe when consumed in food amounts, but it seems unsafe for use as a medicine. It can cause stomach discomfort, blood abnormalities, and skin swelling (inflammation). It might also cause an increased sensitivity to the sun, allergic skin reactions, and breathing problems.
Do not take shiitake mushoom if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have a blood disorder called eosinophilia.
Dosing considerations for Shiitake Mushroom.
The appropriate dose of shiitake mushroom depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for shiitake mushroom. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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