The key to health is a well-functioning immune system. However, many people suffer from vitamin D deficiency.

What can we do about this?

Vitamin D isn’t actually a vitamin but a hormone like material. Vitamin D has a prominent role in themetabolism of calcium as well. If the amount of calcium in the blood is reduced then the inactive precursor of vitamin D is covered into active vitamin D (calcitriol), which together with parathyroid hormone releases calcium from the bones so the body is able to absorb more calcium from the intestines, and at the same time the body’s blood calcium levels rise. If there is enough calcium in the body then less active vitamin D is produced. Vitamin D deficiency occurs when vitamin D metabolisms is interrupted for some reason. In such cases doctors investigate the reason for the increased levels of calcium in the blood. The levels of active vitamin D are usually determined using a blood sample.

Maitake Mushroom and vitamin D

Our most sticking experiences show that we require supplement calcium and vitamin D even in isolated form. This is most likely over a certain age and most often seen with the ladies. Interestingly, calcium and vitamin D may also reduce the formation and the progression of osteoporosis.

Our experiences with the ram’s head mushroom (Grifola frondosa) extracts show that this medicinal mushroom not only restores bone density but also the structure of the bone. Therefore, it incorporates calcium much more efficiently than any other isolated vitamin as well as absorbing vitamin D into our bodies much more effectively.

How does vitamin D affect our immune system?

Researchers a number of times have already found that the reduction in the level of vitamin D leads to the deterioration of the immune system. In addition, they have also associated vitamin D to the development of cardiac and vascular diseases and schizophrenia.

Thus, it is important to make the most of the sunny hours, as the sun is one of the most important tools to refill vitamin D in our bodies.

Osteoporosis is gone almost without a trace Case study
Osteoporosis is gone almost without a trace

"In 2012 it was minus 2.6 SD was in my femoral neck, and in my spine a value of minus 2 SD was measured (SD value denotes the number of platelets). This value was okay since it's considered an...

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Certain medicinal mushrooms are to control the body’s stem cells in an amazingly efficient way and therefore they beneficially affect vitamin D levels. With ram’s head mushroom (Grifola frondosa) for example, osteoporosis can be stopped which is an extremely dramatic improvement in the condition. Doctors often do not believe what they read in such reports.

Why is vitamin D so important for our bodies?

Vitamin D plays a very important role in the proper functioning of our bodies. It is not only important regarding our bones but has been shown to have strong anti-depression and schizophrenia effects. At the moment we do not know all of vitamin D’s effects on the body, however, we do know that there are medicinal mushroom extracts that have prominent effects on vitamin D formation. These medicinal mushroom extracts inhibit the development of lung cancer as well as having bone-building effects as well.

We have observed with patients who use medicinal mushroom extract that their bone structure is capable of re-growing.

Maitake, the well known anti-cancer medicinal mushroom Active ingredient
Maitake, the well known anti-cancer medicinal mushroom

The ram's head mushroom prefers the temperate Northern forests and mainly grows at the base of beech and oak trees. Its clusters can be found in Europe, Asia, and the North-East half of Japan and at the Eastern side of North America.

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What are the primary symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D levels can be measures perfectly on blood samples. Generally, people only recognise the existence of vitamin D deficiency when the affected patient complains of the osteoporosis. Because of this, the best thing to do is to constantly expose ourselves to moderate sunlight, or upon the detection of skeletal problems seek the correct help. In such cases we roughly have two choices, either, take anti-inflammatory drugs (but for the reduction of inflammation levels exercise can be a suitable solution) or to use the beneficial effects of apigenin and medicinal mushrooms. These products can also contain anti-inflammatory effects.

The ram’s head mushroom (like medicinal mushroom) is prominent in the formation of vitamin D, it is suitable for strengthening bones, for the treatment of osteoporosis and it may also be effective against the symptoms of metabolic syndrome.

It can therefore be clearly seen that the ram’s head mushroom is such a medicinal mushroom that has a wide range of uses. It is suitable for the treatment of cancer but can also be used to relieve the symptoms of many other diseases/illnesses like cardiovascular diseases.