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Aging and ImmunosenescenceReishi mushrooms contain a trio of bioactive molecular families that fight immunosenescence, helping to restore both appropriate responses to infection and appropriate resolution of inflammation.

The following article, “Epidemic of Immunosenescence,” by Maegen Rawlls was published in Life Extension Magazine (Winter Edition 2012-2013), and discusses, at length, Reishi and immunosenescence.

Impressive results suggest that Reishi may, by restoring youthful immune strength and balance, add as many as 7 to 16 years to the human life span!

Immunosenescence refers to the gradual deterioration of the immune system brought on by normal aging.

This immune impairment involves the loss of our ability to combat infections and cancer, and to mount an antibody response even to vaccinations.

Immunosenescence is ubiquitous and a major contributory factor to increased disability and mortality among the elderly.

While most doctors believe that immune decline is irreversible, traditional Chinese medicine has long used Reishi mushrooms to promote longevity and a vigorous immune system.

Now, remarkable scientific studies have found that the unique mix of compounds in this medicinal mushroom fights immuno-senescence and increases life span.

The impressive results of a 2011 animal study suggest that Reishi may, by restoring youthful immune strength and balance, add as many as 7 to 16 years to the human life span!

As we age, our immune system’s protective function dramatically declines, reducing our ability to fight off disease and infection. This process—known as immunosenescence—also causes a marked acceleration of the aging process itself!

Immunosenescence is an insidious culprit that enables cancer, infection, and chronic inflammation to take possession of our maturing bodies.

Read more on how Reishi fights immunosenescence…

 


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