FROM FUNGUYS SHOP
Lovastatin is a member of the drug class of statins, used for lowering cholesterol (hypolipidemic agent) in those with hypercholesterolemia and so preventing cardiovascular disease. Lovastatin is a naturally occurring drug found in food such as Oyster mushrooms and red yeast rice.
Lentinan – a compound isolated from Shiitake, is used as an intravenous anticancer agent in some countries. Studies have demonstrated lentinan contains antitumor properties. Take care as some folks have an allergic reaction to Lentinan, this can be prevented by cooking your shiitake well at high heat.
Ganoderic acids are found in Reishi – Ganoderma lucidum. For many years, the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma fungi have been used in traditional medicines in East Asia to treat all sorts of ailment.
Erinacines isolated from Hericium erinaceus – Lions mane mushroom, has an enhancing effect on nerve growth factor synthesis.
Food for thought
Funguys Gourmet is producing quality mushroom cultures and mushroom seed spawn. We keep cultures of both edible and medicinal mushroom species, for the fungi-enthusiast out there. All mushroom cultures sold are the property of Funguys Gourmet cc. and was developed at Funguys HQ, Abundance Farm, Rheenendal, South Africa.
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