While there are many resources surrounding the medicinal benefits of mushrooms to explore, below is a list of the studies referenced in the descriptions of North Spore's products. If you're interested in learning more about medicinal mushroom properties we urge you to check out our selection of mushroom Books in our Catalog.
Asatiani, M. et al., 2007. Free-radical scavenging activity of submerged mycelium extracts from higher basidiomycetes mushrooms. Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 71: 3090-3092
Bobek, P. et al., 1995. Dietary oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) accelerates plasma cholesterol turnover in hypercholesterolaemic rat. Physiological Research 44 (5): 287-291.
Cui, Y. et al. 2005. Antioxident effect of Inonotus obliquus. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 96 (1-2): 79-85.
Dulger, B. et al., 2002. Antimicrobial activity of the macrofungus Lepista nuda. Filoterapia 73 (7-8): 695-697.
Eiznhamer, D.A., and Z.O.Xu., 2004. Beulinic acid: a promising anticancer canadite. Drugs 7 (4): 359-73.
Enman, J. et al., 2007 Production of the bioactive compound eritadenine by sumbmerged cultivation of shiitake (Lentinus edodes) mycelia. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56 (8): 2609-2612.
Gao, Y. et al. 2004a. Chemopreventative and tumoricidal properties of ling zhi mushroom Ganoderma lucidium (W. Curt.: Fr.) Lloyd (Aphyllophoromycetideae). Part I. Preclinical and clinical studies. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 6 (2): 99-110.
Gao, Y. et al. 2004b. Chemopreventative and tumoricidal properties of ling zhi mushroom Ganoderma lucidium (W. Curt.: Fr.) Lloyd (Aphyllophoromycetideae). Part II. Mechanism considerations. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 6 (3): 227-238.
Gao, Y. et al. 2004c. Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide fractions accelerate healing of acetic acid-induced ulcers in rats. Journal of Medicinal Food 7 (4): 417-421.
Hiyoshi, T et al., 1996. Cordyceps sinensis effects on cardiopulmonary function of long-distance runners. Japanese Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine 45: 474.
Hobbs, C., 1995.Medicinal Mushrooms: An exploration of Tradition, Healing and Culture. Santa Cruz, California: Botanica Press.
Kim, H. et al., 2007. Ethanol extract of Inonotus obliquus inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation in RAW 264.7 macrophage cells. Journal of Medicinal Food. 10 (1): 80-89.
Lindequist, U. et al., 2005. The pharmacological potential of mushrooms. eCAM 2 (3): 285-99.
Marley, G., 2009. Mushrooms for Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi. Down East Books.
Mori, K. et al., 2008. Nerve Growth factor-inducing activity of Hericium erinaceus in 1321N1 human astrocytoma cells. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 31 (9): 1727.
Namba, H., and K. Kubo. 1997. Effect of Maitake D-fraction of cancer prevention. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 833: 204-7.
Ohtsuka, S. et al., 1973. Polysaccharides having an anticarcinogenic effect and a method of producing them from species of Basidiomycetes. US Patent 1331513. Issued: September 26, 1973.
Rogers, R., 2011. The Fungal Pharmacy: The Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms and Lichens of North America. North Atlantic Books.
Sato, M. et al. 2002. Dehydrotrametenolic acid induces preadipocyte differentiation and sensitizes animal models of noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus to insulin. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 25 (1): 81.
Stamets, P., 2005. Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. Berkely. Ten Speed Press.
Yamada et al., 1984. Structure and antitumor activity of an alkali-saluble polysaccharide from Cordyceps ophioglossoides. Carbohydrate Research 125 (1): 107-115.