Women with Fibromyalgia Show Fitness Gains with a Mushroom Supplement

Women with Fibromyalgia Show Fitness Gains with a Mushroom Supplement
A new study reports that Ganoderma Lucidum, a type of mushroom with an antioxidant effect known to be of medical benefit, could potentially be used in dietary supplements to improve fitness and physical performance in women suffering from fibromyalgia (FM). The study, entitled "Ganoderma lucidum improves physical fitness in women with fibromyalgia" and published in Nutricion hospitalaria: organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Nutricion Parenteral y Enteral, assessed the outcomes of a six-week  Ganoderma Lucidum (GL) versus Ceratonia silique (CS) therapy (a natural therapy rich in antioxidants) in patients’ physical fitness. The results, testing a total of 64 women with FM, demonstrated that GL (6 g daily) considerably enhanced their aerobic endurance, lower body flexibility and walking velocity (p<.05) over the six weeks, whereas no significant improvements were observed in any physical test among those participants given CS (6 g daily). Ten participants, five from each group, did not complete the minimum 80% of the treatment required, reporting cases of mild to moderate of nausea, d
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