prof. dr hab. Bożena Muszyńska
Key words: edible mushrooms, oxidative stress, ergiotionein, cordycepin, indole compounds, bioelements
Oxidative stress is one of the main factors contributing to the development of inflammation and many chronic diseases classified as civilization (cancer, cardiovascular and nervous system diseases). Using dietary supplements to improve the anti-aging and regenerating effects of your daily life is not as effective as introducing edible mushrooms into your diet. According to the results of clinical trials, in the treatment of civilization diseases, including depression and
regeneration within the central nervous system, the dose of any edible mushrooms is not so important only regular, daily consumption.
The compounds found in the fruiting bodies of edible mushrooms with antioxidant and antiinflammatory activity are: ergiotionein, cordycepin, phe nolic compounds, indole compounds, terpenoids, vitamins, and bioelements.
The paper discusses selected components showing antioxidant activity, which are found in various species of edible mushrooms, and describes the content of these compounds obtained from mushrooms by extraction to artificial digestive juice.