Which mushrooms have useful properties for the MetS?
Shown to reduce levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids (fats)
Several studies show that in diets rich in fats, Maitake decreases cholesterol levels, triglycerides and lipid to values close to those of groups with normal diet.
In relation to body weight, Maitake reduces the accumulation of lipids (fats) in the body. Also the results in lipid levels in the liver suggest that Maitake improves fat metabolism.
Combats the accumulation of fat and reduces triglyceride levels
Their unique compounds have shown to reduce obesity.
This mushroom is also able to combat the accumulation of fat, reduce triglyceride levels and and regulate body weight gain. It would thus prevent the formation of atheromas in the blood vessels, acting positively against cardiovascular pathologies.
Reduces triglyceride levels and increases HDL cholesterol levels
Reishi reduces triglyceride levels and increases HDL cholesterol levels in those with high cholesterol levels and hypertension, thus improving disease ris and factors associated with obesity. It generally also has shown to reduce cardiovascular risk. The capacities of Reishi polysaccharide extract also extend to the reduction of triglyceride (fat) concentration.