Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Edsel Cook
Korean researchers investigated the possibility of improving the immuno-stimulatory activity of cordyceps mushrooms (Cordyceps militaris) by fermenting them with probiotic strains of bacteria. They reported that fermentation improved the boost that cordyceps bestowed upon the immune system and improved the availability of beneficial nutrients.
Gachon University supported the study. The findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Based on their findings, the researchers proposed that patients with immune disorders could potentially benefit from consuming cordyceps mushrooms that have been fermented by probiotic bacteria such as P. pentosacceus.
You can read the full study at this link.
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Kwon H-K, Jo W-R, Park H-J. IMMUNE-ENHANCING ACTIVITY OF C. MILITARIS FERMENTED WITH PEDIOCOCCUS PENTOSACEUS (GRC-ON89A) IN CY-INDUCED IMMUNOSUPPRESSED MODEL. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 23 February 2018;18(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12906-018-2133-9.