What is Agaricus Bisporus?
Agaricus Bisporus is also known as the white button mushroom.
The white button mushroom is the most widely consumed mushroom in the world.
If you live in North America or Europe, you’ve definitely seen these little guys before scattered around in fields and forests, or in the grocery store as a very common type of mushroom people like to eat.
What does Agaricus Bisporus do?
Mushrooms in general have been widely regarded as having a host of benefitical vitamins and nutrients that when eaten help to heal and improve the body—and the White Button mushroom is no exception.
In addition to providing various nutritional benefits, there has been some research into the potential for Agaricus Bisporous to help reduce estrogen levels by blocking the aromatase enzyme in the body.
Aromatase is the enzyme that is responsible for most of the estrogen production in your body. By taking an aromatase inhibitor, which prevents aromatase from doing its job, you can effectively control or lower the amounts of estrogen in your body.
According to this research, “natural compounds such as flavones and isoflavones have been shown to be inhibitors of aromatase”. Because of this, vegetables that contain these said phytochemicals, including Agaricus Bisporus were “screened for their ability to inhibit aromatase activity in a human placental microsome assay”.
What that means is that in that study, researchers found that white button mushroom extract was able to suppress aromatase activity in a dose dependent manner. The more extract, the more aromatase was supressed, the less estrogen produced.
Blocking aromatase activity also has a secondary function besides lowering estrogen levels. It can also help raise testosterone levels!
Since aromatase creates estrogen by breaking down testosterone, when you prevent the aromatase from creating estrogen, you increase the amount of free testosterone floating around in your body. Theoretically that is.
In another study, it was suggested that “the physiologically relevant aromatase inhibitors in mushrooms are most likely conjugated linoleic acid and its derivatives“.
Meaning that due to white button extract having high levels of CLA inside of it, that is what was responsible for it’s anti-estrogenic activites.
What Are The Potential Benefits Of Agaricus Bisporus?
- Boosts vitamins & minerals
- Aromatase inhibitor
- Decrease estrogen
- Increase testosterone
How To Use Agaricus Bisporus?
You can supplement your diet with Agaricus Bisporus by simply eating more white button mushrooms daily.
Or if using it as a dietary supplement, it is typically taken anywhere from 100 mg – 500 mg daily for its supposed benefits.
What Are The Side Effects Of Agaricus Bisporus?
Agaricus Bisporus is one of the most common mushrooms in the world. Consuming an extract of it is considered extremely safe with no toxic or negative side effects.