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You have heard that Tremella can help against colds and blood pressure? But you are not yet convinced of the effect and would like to learn more about the intake, scientific background and necessary criteria for the purchase of Tremella? Then you've come to the right place. We are pleased that you have found your way to our Tremella test 2021. We will provide you with all the information you need about Tremella. You will not only find out why the plant is said to have healing effects, but also learn something about the plant itself.




First of all, the most important things

  • Tremella, also known as Silver Ear or White Fungus, is a medicinal and edible mushroom that is particularly popular in China and Japan. It thrives best in tropical or subtropical climates.
  • Tremella can help against colds, can strengthen the immune system and can also be used as a skin care product.
  • Tremella can be purchased in capsule or powder form as well as a mushroom. The Tremella powder can be combined with any beverage, the dried Tremella mushrooms are excellent as a garnish for any food.

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Buying and evaluation criteria for Tremella

When buying Tremella, you can pay attention to various aspects, such as:

By making the right choice for you, you can save money and also ensure that you don't give your body anything it doesn't need. Therefore, always look for high quality and, if necessary, ask to see the manufacturer's certificates.

Dosage form

There are basically three types of Tremella products. Tremella is available in capsule or powder form or in the form of a mushroom. Tremella capsules should be taken with enough water before or after a meal. Tremella powder can be mixed with any beverage and then drunk, or consumed together with food. Dried Tremella mushrooms should be washed and then boiled in water. They are particularly suitable as an accompaniment to the finished dish.

Generally, the higher the dosage of the Tremella product, the higher the price.

In general, the three forms of Tremella products differ mainly in terms of price. For example, Tremella powder and dried Tremella mushrooms are cheaper than Tremella capsules, although prices vary depending on the quantity.

Quality seal

Tremella products differ mainly in terms of their quality. One characteristic of good quality is certification. An "organic" or "Fairtrade" certification is an indicator of high quality.

Organic-certified Tremella products have an increased quality compared to conventional Tremella products.

"Fairtrade" means that the goods originate from fair trade and that social, ecological and economic criteria were observed during production. Accordingly, Tremella products with a Fairtrade or organic seal are recommended.

Guide: Frequently asked questions about Tremella answered in detail

In order to inform you comprehensively about the effectiveness of Tremella and to give you an understanding of the current state of science, we have summarised all the important information for you in the following sections.

What is Tremella?

Tremella is an extremely popular medicinal and edible mushroom in China and Japan. The vital mushroom owes its name to its special appearance.

Tremella

Tremella grows and thrives best in tropical and subtropical climates. (Image source: sandid/pixabay.com)

The fungus has a light yellow to whitish colour. Because of its gall-like lobes, the Tremella fungus is often associated with ears.

How does Tremella work?

Tremella is an important edible mushroom and part of Chinese medicine, which is also used as a food. The edible mushroom is said to have various effects, including a positive effect on the immune system and thus an immune-boosting effect (1). Tremella also has the ability to improve fatigue duration and anti-hypoxia ability due to its effect, which was proven in a study (2). Likewise, Tremella is said to have anti-tumour and anti-cancer effects and has therefore already been used in China to treat cancer patients (3, 8). Tremella extract is also said to have an anti-inflammatory effect (4). Studies also confirm that Tremella could act as a potential therapeutic agent for skin diseases and ageing associated with stress (5). Tremella can be used to treat Pseudomanas infections (6). Pseudomanas are bacteria that can cause various diseases such as heart disease or pneumonia in patients with weakened immune systems. Furthermore, Tremella is said to help repair memory disorders in the brain, and Tremella can also alleviate subjective memory complaints (7).

When and for whom is it useful to take Tremella?

The Tremella vital mushroom is an important ingredient in Chinese cuisine and is mixed in powder form with soups and drinks, for example. The dried Tremella mushroom is a popular side dish, especially in China and Japan, which can be combined with a main course. Taking Tremella is useful for people who generally want to strengthen their immune system or, for example, counteract their skin ageing (1, 5). Tremella can also be taken to fight and prevent inflammatory diseases (4).

What types of Tremella are there?

Basically, there are three types of Tremella.

  • Tremella Powder
  • Tremella Capsules
  • Tremella as a dried mushroom

In the following, both the advantages and disadvantages of the three product types will be explained.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Tremella powder?

Tremella powder can be used in many ways. It can be mixed with any beverage, such as tea or water, and drunk or mixed into food and eaten.

Advantages
  • versatile
  • individual adaptation possible
Disadvantages
  • no neutral taste

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Tremella capsules?

In Tremella capsules, the powder is already packed. On the one hand, this makes the capsule easier to take than the powder, but on the other hand, the dose cannot be individually adjusted.

Advantages
  • easy to take
  • tasteless
Disadvantages
  • individual adjustment of the dose not possible

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Tremella as a dried mushroom?

The dried Tremella mushroom can be combined with many dishes and is generally a very healthy side dish. However, the mushroom has to be prepared for a longer time. However, you may find the taste of the mushroom strange or you may not like mushrooms in general. If this is the case, we recommend using Tremella in capsule or powder form.

Advantages
  • can be combined with many dishes
  • rich in nutrients
Disadvantages
  • matter of taste
  • longer preparation time

How should Tremella be dosed?

The dosage depends on various factors such as age, weight and state of health. Tremella in the form of a truncated mushroom can be eaten without hesitation, for example as a garnish for a dish. However, before taking Tremella in capsule or powder form, it would be advisable to talk to a doctor if necessary and follow his or her advice.

What are the alternatives to Tremella?

Tremella is a versatile vital mushroom that can fight skin diseases and prevent skin ageing, among other things. An alternative, which is mainly used in the cosmetics industry and also has positive effects on the skin, is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid stores water in the skin and thus ensures elasticity and resilience in the skin (9, 10). Another alternative to the Tremella mushroom is the Reishi mushroom, which has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, among other things. The reishi mushroom also has a calming, sleep-supporting property and has a positive effect on well-being. Another alternative to the tremella mushroom is the shiitake mushroom, which is considered a health preserver, especially in Asia. It is considered a high-quality meat substitute and is rich in protein. It can have a supportive effect on rheumatism and arthritis, for example, and helps to build up a healthy intestinal flora.

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References (10)

1. Wu YJ, Wei ZX, Zhang FM, Linhardt RJ, Sun PL, Zhang AQ. Structure, bioactivities and applications of the polysaccharides from Tremella fuciformis mushroom: A review. Int J Biol Macromol. 2019 Jan;121:1005-1010.
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2. Yang D, Lian J, Wang L, Liu X, Wang Y, Zhao X, Zhang X, Hu W. The anti-fatigue and anti-anoxia effects of Tremella extract. Saudi J Biol Sci. 2019 Dec;26(8):2052-2056.
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3. Yang D, Liu Y, Zhang L. Tremella polysaccharide: The molecular mechanisms of its drug action. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2019;163:383-421.
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4. Ruan Y, Li H, Pu L, Shen T, Jin Z. Tremella fuciformis Polysaccharides Attenuate Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Macrophages through miR-155. Anal Cell Pathol (Amst). 2018 May 2;2018:5762371.
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5. Shen T, Duan C, Chen B, Li M, Ruan Y, Xu D, Shi D, Yu D, Li J, Wang C. Tremella fuciformis polysaccharide suppresses hydrogen peroxide-triggered injury of human skin fibroblasts via upregulation of SIRT1. Mol Med Rep. 2017 Aug;16(2):1340-1346.
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6. Shi X, Wei W, Wang N. Tremella polysaccharides inhibit cellular apoptosis and autophagy induced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa lipopolysaccharide in A549 cells through sirtuin 1 activation. Oncol Lett. 2018 Jun;15(6):9609-9616
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7. Ban S, Lee SL, Jeong HS, Lim SM, Park S, Hong YS, Kim JE. Efficacy and Safety of Tremella fuciformis in Individuals with Subjective Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Food. 2018 Apr;21(4):400-407.
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8. Chen, B. (2010). Optimization of extraction of Tremella fuciformis polysaccharides and its antioxidant and antitumour activities in vitro. Carbohydrate Polymers, 81(2), 420-424.
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9. Hui, L. I. U. (2012). Comparison of the Moisture Retention Capacity of Tremella Polysaccharides and Hyaluronic Acid. Journal of Anhui Agricultural Sciences, 26.
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10. ZHANG Kai,MENG Xiang-yan,SUN Yong,GUO Ping-ye(Guangzhou Huanya Cosmetics Technology Co.,Ltd.,Guangzhou,Guangdong 510633,China). Preparation of tremella, speranskiae tuberculatae and eriocaulon buergerianum extracts and their performance in cosmetics
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Structure, bioactivities and applications of the polysaccharides from Tremella fuciformis mushroom: A review
Wu YJ, Wei ZX, Zhang FM, Linhardt RJ, Sun PL, Zhang AQ. Structure, bioactivities and applications of the polysaccharides from Tremella fuciformis mushroom: A review. Int J Biol Macromol. 2019 Jan;121:1005-1010.
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The anti-fatigue and anti-anoxia effects of Tremella extract
Yang D, Lian J, Wang L, Liu X, Wang Y, Zhao X, Zhang X, Hu W. The anti-fatigue and anti-anoxia effects of Tremella extract. Saudi J Biol Sci. 2019 Dec;26(8):2052-2056.
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Tremella polysaccharide: The molecular mechanisms of its drug action
Yang D, Liu Y, Zhang L. Tremella polysaccharide: The molecular mechanisms of its drug action. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2019;163:383-421.
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Tremella fuciformis Polysaccharides Attenuate Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Macrophages through miR-155
Ruan Y, Li H, Pu L, Shen T, Jin Z. Tremella fuciformis Polysaccharides Attenuate Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Macrophages through miR-155. Anal Cell Pathol (Amst). 2018 May 2;2018:5762371.
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Tremella fuciformis polysaccharide suppresses hydrogen peroxide-triggered injury of human skin fibroblasts via upregulation of SIRT1
Shen T, Duan C, Chen B, Li M, Ruan Y, Xu D, Shi D, Yu D, Li J, Wang C. Tremella fuciformis polysaccharide suppresses hydrogen peroxide-triggered injury of human skin fibroblasts via upregulation of SIRT1. Mol Med Rep. 2017 Aug;16(2):1340-1346.
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Tremella polysaccharides inhibit cellular apoptosis and autophagy induced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa lipopolysaccharide in A549 cells through sirtuin 1 activation
Shi X, Wei W, Wang N. Tremella polysaccharides inhibit cellular apoptosis and autophagy induced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa lipopolysaccharide in A549 cells through sirtuin 1 activation. Oncol Lett. 2018 Jun;15(6):9609-9616
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Efficacy and Safety of Tremella fuciformis in Individuals with Subjective Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Ban S, Lee SL, Jeong HS, Lim SM, Park S, Hong YS, Kim JE. Efficacy and Safety of Tremella fuciformis in Individuals with Subjective Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Food. 2018 Apr;21(4):400-407.
Go to source
Optimization of extraction of Tremella fuciformis polysaccharides and its antioxidant and antitumour activities in vitro
Chen, B. (2010). Optimization of extraction of Tremella fuciformis polysaccharides and its antioxidant and antitumour activities in vitro. Carbohydrate Polymers, 81(2), 420-424.
Go to source
Comparison of the Moisture Retention Capacity of Tremella Polysaccharides and Hyaluronic Acid
Hui, L. I. U. (2012). Comparison of the Moisture Retention Capacity of Tremella Polysaccharides and Hyaluronic Acid. Journal of Anhui Agricultural Sciences, 26.
Go to source
Preparation of tremella, speranskiae tuberculatae and eriocaulon buergerianum extracts and their performance in cosmetics
ZHANG Kai,MENG Xiang-yan,SUN Yong,GUO Ping-ye(Guangzhou Huanya Cosmetics Technology Co.,Ltd.,Guangzhou,Guangdong 510633,China). Preparation of tremella, speranskiae tuberculatae and eriocaulon buergerianum extracts and their performance in cosmetics
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