Phytotherapeutic effect of Mushroom (Agaricus bisporous) Extract

Nejib Guizani*
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
*Corresponding Author: Professor Nejib Guizani, [email protected]

Mushroom (Agaricus bisporous) is rich in antioxidant nutrients (vitamin C and selenium), and  phytonutrients (polyphenols, and flavonoids). These compounds are thought to be associated with the reduction of oxidative stress which is not a single entity, but rather a collection of different types of biological events. The balance between oxidants and antioxidants is a key issue in maintaining normal cellular redox status. Epidemiological, clinical trials and observational studies continue to support the notion that human chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes are lifestyle-related syndromes in which oxidative stress is a cofactor.

Keywords: Mushroom, Oxidative Stress, Dietary Bioactive Agent, Chronic Diseases

Citation: Guizani N. Phytotherapeutic effect of mushroom extract. Canad J Clin Nutr 2016; 4 (2): 1-3.