What is arthrosis or osteoarthritis?

The osteoarthritis, also known as arthrosis, is a degenerative and progressive joint disease that is characterised by the joint cartilage loss. As a consequence of the cartilage loss, the bones rub and this produces an erosion of the very same bones.

It manifests itself with pain, inflammation or joint instability.

It is a disease more frequent in people older than 60 years-old but the general thought is that this disease is not a result of the ageing process but a biochemical and biomechanical tensions in which both the cartilage and bone have a key role.

Other risk factors related to arthrosis

  • Congenital diseases such as bone dysplasia, scoliosis
  • Diseases from deposit of materials in the joint such as gouty arthritis
  • Endocrine-metabolic diseases: obesity, diabetes, hypo / hyperthyroidism, hemochromatosis…
  • Background of cargo or trauma such as professional sport
  • The arrival in the climacteric, due to the loss of the protective role of oestrogen

Arthrosis types according to its evolution

Arthrosis types according to its evolution

Which medicinal mushrooms have useful properties in arthrosis?

The selected Mushrooms to the arthrosis treatment should have the following abilities: anti- inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic and energizing.

Reishi Hifas da Terra: useful properties

Reishi

It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant properties

A portion of the Reishi compounds, triterpenoids, make it a great anti-inflammatory and one of the most powerful natural antioxidants that exist. The Reishi antioxidant effect is due to the ability of its active ingredients to capture free radicals, improving the decrease in the oxidation state related to age.

Cordyceps Hifas da Terra

Cordyceps

Increases the physical resistance and the muscular mobility

Cordyceps increases vitality and fatigue resistance, which favours patient mobility. This favour the joint musculature, helping the bones support less weight and slow down wear.

Besides having adaptogens, this mushroom also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Maitake

Decreases fat and helps with weight control

It has been observed that Maitake improves fat metabolism by its lipid lowering effect, helping in weight control and avoiding the accumulation of fat in the organs.

Shiitake Hifas da Terra

Shiitake

Alkalizing effect

Its ability to alkalize the medium is very effective in reducing hyperuricemia by removing uric acid through the urine and not depositing in the joints.

Royal Sun Agaricus

Powerful antioxidant action

Its high content of different antioxidant enzymes (SOD, glutathione, laccase, catalase, pectinase …) gives it preventive properties against cell degeneration.

Chaga

Powerful immunomodulator, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory

Chaga is a fungus that contains a large number and variety of polysaccharides capable of acting on more macrophage membrane receptors than other fungi. In addition, it has a high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory value. Studies in animal models have shown that some specific Chaga compounds can act against cancer cells and stimulate the immune system.

Nutritional recommendations and health habits

  • Avoid meat products, especially red meat and derivatives
  • In general, you cannot take baked goods or pastries.
  • You should also avoid the consumption of pre-cooked and dried fast-food type soup soups.
  • Avoid or reduce salt consumption to a minimum. When you consume it, choose preferably unrefined salt. You can substitute the garnishes of the meals with spices, for example.
  • When cooking and seasoning your dishes always use extra virgin olive oil, prioritizing its consumption in crude.
  • Our advice is to take fatty or semi-fatty fish (blue fish) 2 to 3 times a week. Varies the species: salmon, red mullet, sardines, horse mackerel, bonito, tuna, mackerel, anchovy, etc.
  • Increase the daily consumption of vegetables.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Do not consume industrial processed products rich in sugars, salt, oils and additives that are harmful to health (cookies, toast, bread, industrial cereals …).
  • It prioritizes the consumption of whole grains and avoids refined flours (white bread, pasta, biscuits …).
  • The preparation techniques of preference are: cooking, steaming and grilling. Do not take fried, breaded, barbecued or barbecues.
  • It is important that you increase physical activity: walking, running, swimming, aerobics, going up and down stairs … The best thing is that you schedule it as a daily activity.
  • Do relaxation exercises if you feel stressed or overwhelmed or if you have muscular tensions, since that feeling of tension may indicate that your stress levels are higher than normal. The use of these techniques will help you to regulate the alterations of stress hormones and to relax the tensions that your body presents, both physical and emotional.
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