Resources for Health Professionals 

Mushrooms have long been researched for their myriad of health benefits due to their unique and powerful combination of nutrients. Australian Mushrooms and Hort Innovation are currently working with Nutrition Research Australia to help educate health professionals on the unique health benefits of mushrooms. 

Mushrooms are an essential food, able to meet daily vitamin D levels and support immunity.

Australians spend over $100 million dollars on vitamin D supplements every year, yet 1 in 4 of us are vitamin D deficient. This is an alarming public health statistic which can lead to major health concerns.

New research has discovered a solution - just one serve of mushrooms (three medium sized mushrooms), that have been exposed to direct sunlight for just 15 minutes can provide the same dose as a 1000IU supplement. This is big news as previously it was thought that we needed to expose our skin to sunlight or take a supplement to meet our daily vitamin D needs.

WATCH: 2-Minute Guide to Tanning your Mushrooms at Home



Webinar for Health Professionals: When it comes to vitamin D, two sources are best.

In a first-of-its kind webinar, Dr Flávia Fayet-Moore and GP Dr Jill Gamberg present a new way to improve vitamin D status and address this nutrient of concern for all Australians. It's as simple as tanning our mushrooms! 

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • Pros and cons of different strategies to improve vitamin D status

  • How to determine which clients are at risk

  • Lifestyle strategies to meet vitamin D needs

  • New research on mushrooms and the connection to vitamin D

  • At the end of the webinar, you’ll understand why when it comes to vitamin D, two sources are best.

Mushrooms Research Papers

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Examining the health effects and bioactive components in Agaricus bisporus mushrooms: a scoping review

Patient Resources

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