What Septicemia Causes
Septicemia is a condition that can occur during gastroenterological surgery. Septicemia causes an invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms that source severe infection. Septic is a rising concern in hospitals where bacteria seem to be developing multi-resistance against antibiotics which initiate septicemia causes. In light of this, researchers believe that a prophylactic treatment using immunomodulators may pose success. In a 2006-published study, researchers explored the putatively anti-infective immunomodulatory action of Agaricus blazei Murill in mice prior to them being induced with peritonitis to bring about the septic condition.
In the study, the mice were given either the mushroom extract or phosphate-buffered saline. The state of septic and survival rate were measured and compared between the two groups. The researchers found that mice given Agaricus blazei Murill extract before the introduction of the bacteria had shown significantly lower levels of septic and improved survival rates. The researchers concluded therefore that Agaricus blazei Murill extract when given prophylactically, may improve immune response.
Agaricus blazei for Immune Support
What this study may show in the human application is that taking a good quality Agaricus extract in your diet may strengthen the immune system, which may minimize colonization of bacteria. Therefore it may potentially reduce the incidence of bacteria-borne health issues.
Bernardshaw, S., et al. “An extract of the mushroom Agaricus blazei Murill protects against lethal septicemia in a mouse model of fecal peritonitis.” Shock, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 420Y425, 2006