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Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa)

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  • Mushroom extract, AHCC, helpful in treating HPV - Science Daily, 10/28/14 - "Ten HPV-positive women were treated orally with the extract, AHCC (active hexose correlated compound) once daily for up to six months. Five achieved a negative HPV test result -- three with confirmed eradication after stopping AHCC -- with the remaining two responders continuing on the study ... Currently, there is no effective medicine or supplement to treat HPV, which is associated with more than 99 percent of cervical cancer cases ... several other cancers are related to HPV, including 95 percent of anal cancer, 60 percent of oropharyngeal, 65 percent of vaginal cancer, 50 percent of vulvar cancer and 35 percent of penile cancer ... AHCC increases the number and/or activity of Natural Killer (NK) cells, dendritic cells and cytokines, which help the body fight off infections and block tumor growth" - See AHCC at Amazon.com.
  • The healing power of mushrooms - Fox News, 4/4/12 - "Shiitake ... The mushroom contains a polysaccharide called lentinan, and another known as Beta 1.3 glucan, both of which appear to possess powerful anti-viral and anti-tumor powers ... Shiitake also enhances immunity by boosting the production of T cells, macrophages, phagocytes, natural killer cells and other white blood cells. It even helps to fight flu, due to the presence of a polysaccharide known as KS-2. Further clinical studies show that Shiitake even protects against the damaging effects of radiation and chemotherapy ... consumption of shiitake leads to a drop in serum cholesterol of between 7 and 12 percent. Russian and U.S. studies show that shiitake inhibits platelet aggregation in the blood, thereby reducing the buildup of arterial plaque - which is the cause of hardened arteries. This mushroom also inhibits the formation of arterial lesions, and lowers high blood pressure ... Reishi ... Reishi mushrooms fight tumors, presumably due to the presence of the polysaccharide Beta 1.3, which occurs in shiitake. Reishi also increases immune-protective T cells and macrophages ... Reishi protects the liver from damage by chemical toxins such as carbon tetrachloride ... Maitake ..."
  • Mushrooms Against Cancer? - Dr. Weil, 12/11/07
  • Best Bet for Breast Cancer Survivors? - Dr. Weil, 7/15/03
  • Medicinal Mushrooms Come Out of the Dark - Natural Foods Merchandiser, 7/03

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