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Omush2ver 100 mushrooms are being studied for their effect on the immune system which is showing to help protect and treat against cancer.

Long chain polysaccharides, particularly alpha and beta glucan molecules, are primarily responsible for mushrooms’ beneficial effect on your immune system. Shiitake and Reishi and Turkeytale mushrooms have powerful modulating effect on immune system function.

One particularly unique mushroom, Cordyceps, also called caterpillar fungus or Tochukasu, has anti-tumor properties. This parasitic mushroom is unique because, in the wild, it grows out of an insect host instead of a plant host. It has long been used within both traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine.

In a Japanese animal study, mice suffering from sarcoma were given shiitake mushroom extract. Six of 10 mice had complete tumor regression, and with slightly higher concentrations all 10 mice showed complete tumor regression. 6
The compound lentinan in shitake mushrooms has been found to increase the survival rate of cancer patients 7
Extracts from maitake mushrooms, when combined with vitamin C, were shown to reduce the growth of bladder cancer cells by 90 percent, as well as kill them 8
In Japan the top two forms of alternative medicine used by cancer patients are a mushroom called Agaricus subrufescens and shiitake mushroom extract 9
Ganoderma lucidum is a medicinal mushroom commonly known as lingzhi in China and reishi in Japan. which is being used to treat lung cancer, leukemia and other cancers.11

Reishi Mushrooms May Reduce Obesity by Modulating Gut Bacteria Levels of inflammation and insulin resistance were also reduced.12
This means that mycelium based products can aid digestion and help promote beneficial bacteria in our microbiomes … Of great interest is that we know now mushrooms are prebiotics for the microbiome — augmenting the growth of beneficial bacteria such as Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium.

6 Cancer Res November 1970 30; 2776
7 Advances in Therapy August 2008, Volume 25, Issue 8, pp 787-794
8 Altern Med Rev. 2007 Mar;12(1):63-8.
10, 11 Life Sci. 2006 Dec 23;80(3):205-11.
12 Nature Communications June 23, 2015

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