Oyster mushrooms – edible fungi having in their chemical structure specific sugar chains. activity of the immune system The study using the oyster extract suggests that athletes are less likely to get colds when using a supplement that is based on a mushroom extract.
– edible mushrooms having, in its specific chemical structure of sugar chains. Exert stimulating the immune system. The test using extract of oyster indicates that athletes are fewer colds during the use of the supplement, which is based on extracts from fungi.
The study was conducted on elite athletes from the group of runners who were given oyster extract.The extract contained 200 mg of pleuran in 2 capsules, which athletes ate before breakfast. The experiment lasted for 3 months, at the same time the control group received placebo The subjects had to fill in a questionnaire before the test, in which they indicated the frequency of throat pain, runny nose, cough, muscle pain and fatigue.
After the period of supplementation answers of the respondents questionnaire, which marked the whether they have some symptoms of the viral disease, indicated a decreasing tendency to the occurrence of symptoms. Furthermore, the study of blood seen an increase in NK cells that have been marked as immune cells NK cells are those that start acting first when the body is attacked by a virus or pathogen.
The use of supplements with oyster extract helps to improve the well-being of athletes by increasing their immunity. Scientists say that the extract contains glucans – compounds that in the human body alarm the immune system and make it in a state of increased readiness The use of supplements with oyster mushroom extract, which is the source of pleuran, gives the possibility to relieve the symptoms occurring after a heavy effort, limiting the effects of fatigue.