Coriolus Mushroom Extract
A good mushroom for helping to stimulate the immune system, useful for treating chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes and pulmonary disorders. It has been shown to be beneficial in cancer care, as it has liver boosting properties.
Max Dose: Add 1-3g daily to food or drink as part of a balanced diet (one level 5ml teaspoon = 2g)
D.Atkinson Mushroom Extracts
All of our mushroom extracts are produced for us by Martin Powell. Our products are practitioner strength and are produced to the highest standards.
Martin is a biochemist and a Chinese herbalist who has worked with mushroom nutrition for over 20 years. He lectures at the University of Westminster and is the author of MedicinalMushrooms - a Clinical Guide.
As well as running a clinical practice he continues to research mushrooms health benefits and runs seminars on their clinical uses for doctors and health care professionals in the UK and
The information below is intended for educational use and is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Anyone who is experiencing any symptoms, has been diagnosed with or suspects they may have a medical condition should contact a medical doctor or appropriately qualified health professional.
From Medicinal Mushrooms - A Brieft Guide By Martin Powell:
Main active components
Like most mushroom polysaccharide extracts, both PSK and PSP are proteoglycans (polysaccharides with attached protein groups).
Coriolus is used in traditional Chinese medicine to strengthen the immune system, treat lung and urinary tract infections, tumours and liver disorders. Main Health Benefits Cancer The Coriolus extracts PSP and PSK are routinely used alongside conventional treatment in the Far East, typically at 3g/day,with over 40 randomized controlled trials confirming benefit for a range of cancers, including: stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer (NSCLC), oesophageal cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, breast cancer and cervical/uterine cancer. Reported benefits include increases in 2, 5 and 15 year survival, as well as reduced side-effects from conventional treatment1, 3.
Anti-viral: Coriolus’ ability to support healthy immune function means that it is also an excellent supplement for chronic viral conditions4 , including: Herpes Coriolus has been shown to inactivate Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) in a dosedependent manner and clinically is seen to reduce the frequency of HSV outbreaks. HIV In-vitro studies show anti-HIV activity of Coriolus extracts and clinical reports indicate improvement in HIV patients’ immune status from Coriolus mycelial biomass supplementation. Medicinal Mushrooms A brief guide written by Martin Powell.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: (CFS/ME) Many cases of CFS are associated with high viral levels and Coriolus mycelial biomass (1.5-3g/day) has been shown to provide effective support, helping improve quality of life scores, lower viral levels and improve immune parameters, including increased NK cell activity5.
Anti-fungal: Coriolus extracts have a pronounced protective effect against lethal infection with Candida albicans in mice6. Notes Clinical trials using high concentration extracts, such as PSK and PSP, are mostly at a dose of 3g/day. Research with mycelial biomass products shows benefit at the same supplementation level.
References 1. The use of mushroom glucans and proteoglycans in cancer treatment. Parris K. Alternative Medicine Rev. 2000:5(1). 2. Coriolus versicolor - Detailed Scientific Review. MD Anderson Cancer Center. 3. Efficacy of Yun Zhi (Coriolus versicolor) on survival in cancer patients: systematic review and metaanalysis. Eliza WL, Fai CK, Chung LP. Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov. 2012 Jan;6(1):78-87. 4. Medicinal value of turkey tail fungus Trametes versicolor (L.:Fr.) Pilát (Aphyllophoromycetideae). A Literature Review. Christopher Hobbs. Int J Med Mushr 2004;6(3). 5. Coriolus. Munroe J. J Integrative Medicine. 2004;8:101-108. 6. Protective effects of a protein-bound polysaccharide, PSK, on Candida albicans infection in mice via tumor necrosis factor-alpha induction. Ohmura Y, Matsunaga K, Motokawa I, Sakurai K, Ando T. Int Immunopharmacol. 2001 Sep;1(9-10):1797-811.
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