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Diabetes mellitus

What is diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect the way the body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital for health as a primary source of energy for the cells that make up muscles and tissues. It is also the brain’s main fuel source.

If you have diabetes, of either type, you have too much glucose in your blood, although the causes may differ, and this excess glucose can cause serious health problems.

Diseases of chronic diabetes include type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Pre-diabetes (when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes) and gestational diabetes (which occurs during pregnancy, but can be resolved after giving birth to the baby) and both diabetes diseases that are can be reversed.

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Our professional mycotherapy specialist advisors can provide tailored advice and mycotherapy protocols using Hifas da Terra organic mushroom products.

Which mushrooms have useful properties for diabetes?

Coprinus comatus Hifas da Terra


Sugar balancing

This rare mushroom contains specific compounds that have the ability to balance blood sugar levels.

Glucomannan contained in this mushroom has the ability to regulate the body sugar levels in the bloodstream.

Furthermore, Coprinus has been studied in cases of obesity, metabolic problems and problems related to healthy functioning of the pancreas.

Reishi Hifas da Terra: useful properties


Blood sugar

Reishi also has shown effects in decreasing blood sugar by modulating the mechanisms in the body.

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Nutritional recommendations and general healthy habits for the maintenance of a good state of health

  • In general, you can not take baked goods or pastries.
  • You should also avoid the consumption of pre-cooked and dried fast-food type soup soups.
  • Avoid the consumption of refined oils and saturated fats, avoiding fried foods, refined vegetable oils such as sunflower, margarines, butters …
  • Avoid the consumption of white sugar found in sweets, desserts, fast food, industrial processed products such as soft drinks, cookies, sliced ​​bread … Replace it with natural sweeteners such as cinnamon, stevia, birch sugar that raise very little glucose in the blood.
  • Increase the daily consumption of vegetables.
  • Prioritize the consumption of fish meat.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Do not consume industrial processed products rich in sugars, salt, refined oils and additives harmful to health (cookies, toast, bread, industrial cereals …).
  • Prioritizes the consumption of whole grains and avoids refined flours (white bread, pasta, biscuits …) that raise blood glucose.
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  • Han C, Liu T. A comparison of hypoglycemic activity of three species of basidiomycetes rich in vanadium. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2009 Feb;127(2):177-82. doi: 10.1007/s12011-008-8231-7
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  • Bailey CJ, Turner SL, Jakeman KJ, Hayes WA. Effect of Coprinus comatus on plasma glucose concentrations in mice. Planta Med. 1984 Dec;50(6):525-6
  • Vitak TY, Wasser SP, Nevo E, Sybirna NO. The Effect of the Medicinal Mushrooms Agaricus brasiliensis and Ganoderma lucidum (Higher Basidiomycetes) on the Erythron System in Normal and Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats. Int J Med Mushrooms. 2015;17(3):277-86.
  • Pan D, Zhang D, Wu J, Chen C, Xu Z, Yang H, Zhou P. A novel proteoglycan from Ganoderma lucidum fruiting bodies protects kidney function and ameliorates diabetic nephropathy via its antioxidant activity in C57BL/6 db/db mice. Food Chem Toxicol. 2014 Jan;63:111-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2013.10.046.
  • Pan D, Zhang D, Wu J, Chen C, Xu Z, Yang H, Zhou P. Antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant activities of a novel proteoglycan from ganoderma lucidum fruiting bodies on db/db mice and the possible mechanism. PLoS One. 2013 Jul 11;8(7):e68332. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068332.
  • Wu QP, Cai W, Tan JB, Yang XB, Zhang JM. Hypoglycemic effects of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides in type 2 diabetic mice. Arch Pharm Res. 2012 Oct;35(10):1793-801. doi: 10.1007/s12272-012-1012-z.
  • Teng BS, Wang CD, Zhang D, Wu JS, Pan D, Pan LF, Yang HJ, Zhou P. Hypoglycemic effect and mechanism of a proteoglycan from ganoderma lucidum on streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetic rats. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2012 Feb;16(2):166-75.
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