Shitake Mushroom Extract
Latin: Lentinula edodes
Shiitake mushrooms are native to East Asia but are grown worldwide for their supposed health benefits. They are valued in some cultures as an anti cancer agent.
Free Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms
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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 Medicinal Mushrooms - a Clinical Guide.
As well as running a clinical practice he continues to research mushrooms health benefits and run seminars on their clinical uses for doctors and health care professionals in the UK and World wide.
Shitake Mushroom Extract
One shiitake extract called lentinan is a beta glucan. This is a type of complex sugar compound. Beta glucan is believed to stimulate the immune system and trigger certain cells and proteins in the body to attack cancer cells. In laboratory studies, it seems to slow the growth of some cancer cells.
In mice, lentinan has been shown to stop bowel cancer cells growing. In laboratory tests, the protein part of lentinan (lentin) can stop some fungal cells growing. It can also stop leukaemia cells dividing.
Some Japanese researchers give lentinan along with chemotherapy to treat patients with lung, nose, throat, and stomach cancers.
More clinical trials are currently under way to understand which compounds in shiitake mushrooms might work as cancer treatments.
The information above 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.
Max Dose: 1/2 - 1 teaspoon dilued 1-3 times daily as part of a balanced diet.
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