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Mushrooms at Cordyceps Reishi Extracts, LLC
||Health promoting molds? Sounds
like an oxymoron if I ever heard one.
But really, think about it. Molds are
just fungi, just like mushrooms. Some
are nasty, can even kill you. But some
are the best allies modern health care has
Of the twelve known species of the
genus Penicillium, six are used by humans in
the production of foods and drugs.
And then there are the countless
uses of yeasts. Currently, "only"
1,500 species of yeasts are described,
although estimates predict that there are as
many as 150,000 in existence. Of the
familiar yeast species, the best known uses
are in food production - baking, wine, beer,
etc. - but some are also used in
drugs. Saccharomyces boulardii,
for example, is commonly used to reduce
diarrhea in children and IBS patients.