Veterinary Immune Tabs Medicinal Mushroom Health Benefits:
~Increased ATP Production
~Increased Alveolar Oxygen Absorption
~Enhanced Hepatic & Renal Perfusion
~Platelet Aggregate Inhibition
~Increases Super Oxide Dismutase
~Improved Glucose Metabolism
Medicinal mushrooms are fungal organisms that are considered health foods, nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals. They are part of a very extensive natural health products category in Asia where Traditional Chinese Medicine has utilized herbal preparations for thousands of years. Asia is also the historical site of mushroom cultivation. Shiitake cultivation is reported to have originated in China in the 12th century. Today China is responsible for 70% of the world’s mushroom production.
It is estimated that the worldwide market value of medicinal mushrooms was US $6.0 billion in 1999, and $18.0 billion in 2014. Over the last 25 years the market for these products has expanded greatly in North America. In 1990 there were only a few nutritional supplement companies offering mushroom products whereas in 2015 just about every company has one or more mushroom preparations in their product line. One might say that medicinal mushrooms have arrived and in view of their growth trajectory, are destined to become a much bigger market in North America.
As more medicinal mushroom products come to the market, systematic scientific verification of the active compounds will become more important. This has been true of all medicinal herbs sold as nutritional supplements and is a critical component of the regulatory framework that is so important to public health and safety. Verification of active compounds is also consistent with the need to keep the marketplace relatively free from products that are devoid of medicinal value, which can damage the credibility of the category. It is in every company’s interest to do whatever possible to guarantee the activity of the products it sells.
If we are able to evaluate mushroom products on the basis of two or more of the primary active compounds, this would bring a level of consistency and uniformity to an otherwise uncertain and unknown area of product quality. To this end, the most important outcome would be the ability to prescribe or at least be more accurate in the recommendations of an efficacious and therapeutic dose. The end result would be greater consumer confidence in the product as well as a higher level of product integrity. Full Story...