The Brazilian mushroom Agaricus blazei Murill (ABM) is the number 1 health food in Japan and Brazil. Studies have confirmed its enhancement and restoration of many physiological functions through its rich content in bioactive complex polysaccharides.
Agaricus blazei Murill requires unusual weather and soil conditions, making it a precious rarity. We use only the best wild, grade A Brazilian mushroom and an authentic Japanese strain (Iwade strain 101) as starting materials. They are grown with a proprietary blend of trace elements and then broken carefully to fine size using a novel cell rupturing technology that greatly enhances their assimilation into the body. Our product is highly enriched in bioactive polysaccharides, including α-D-glucan、β-D-glucan、β-(1-6)-D-glucan-protein complex, and xyloglucan-protein complex as well as trace elements not found in our normal diets.
The Brazilian mushroom Agaricus blazei Murill is currently the #1 health food in Japan and Brazil. Originally found in Piedade, Brazil, studies have confirmed its ability to enhance and restore many physiological functions through its rich content of a bioactive complex of polysaccharides.
Agaricus has gained global popularity and attention for its possible health benefits. The spores of Agaricus blazei Murill were introduced to Japan in the mid-1960s and are now an integral part of Japanese culture and cuisine. Papers have since been published claiming its anti-mutagenic and anti-carcinogenic properties. Anti-tumor properties were reported by The National Cancer Center Research Institute of Japan and The Japanese Pharmacological Society. In Japan, Agaricus blazei Murill has also been used to improve damaged liver function. The mushroom was further popularized by former U.S. President Ronald Regan, who consumed the mushroom as part of his treatment against skin cancer.
Recent research suggest its ability to prevent type II diabetes by reducing insulin resistance (insulin resistance causes type II diabetes by increasing glucose levels and causes 90% of all cases of diabetes). Other research shows the mushroom to have bactericidal, anti-infection, immunomodulating, anti-carcinogenic, anti-tumor, and anti-cancer effects on mouse models. Scientists are researching the possible usage of this mushroom in cancer therapy. A clinical trial on 50 AIDS patients found positive recoveries in the immune system and decreases in AIDS symptoms. In 2000, a U.S. patent was issued for an oral drug featuring this mushroom as a method of treatment for AIDS patients.
Agaricus blazei Murill contains a plethora of minerals, including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, and vitamins, including B1, B2, nicotinic acid, and ergosterol. CGB’s own studies have found this mushroom to be an important carrier for trace elements and minerals that are largely lacking in the diet.