February 12, 2016

Shiitake Mushroom

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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.

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