The research results show that Maitake polysaccharide exerts its anti-tumor effect mainly by enhancing cellular immune function. At the gene level, this product has a strong anti-chemical mutagenesis effect, and can be used for chronic hepatitis B and malignant tumors after radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Comprehensive treatment of fatigue, leukopenia, and immune function decline, and has a certain effect on the prevention of AIDS. Clinically, Maitake polysaccharide is effective, safe and non-toxic when taken orally.
Maitake polysaccharides have the effects of anti-tumor, anti-hypertension, lowering blood sugar, anti-obesity, and anti-hepatitis. According to field experiments in some cancer treatment hospitals in the United States, it is more effective to inhibit cancer cells with Maitake polysaccharides than chemotherapy alone while chemotherapy is used to treat cancer. Japanese medical experts used Maitake polysaccharides to conduct anti-tumor in vivo tests, and the results showed that the inhibition rate of Maitake polysaccharides can reach 86.5%, which is 32% higher than the internationally certified anti-cancer drug lentinan.
As early as 1992, the National Cancer Institute of the United States confirmed that the extract of frondosa frondosa has the effect of resisting HIV. In addition to the anti-HIV effect of Maitake, Dr. Nanbo Hongming from Japan found that Maitake has curative effects on breast cancer, lung cancer, and liver cancer; it can also improve various adverse reactions caused by tumor chemotherapy, such as Lack of appetite, vomiting, nausea, hair loss, decreased white blood cells, etc.; also relieves pain. In addition, studies have also confirmed that Maitake has the following effects: (1) reduce insulin resistance, enhance the body's sensitivity to insulin, and help control blood sugar; (2) inhibit the accumulation of fat cells; (3) lower blood pressure; (4) Enhance immunity.
Maitake is a very large mushroom that mostly grows in the mountains of the Far East, as well as in North America and Europe. Maitake, also known as "mai mushroom," is known for its delicious taste and health benefits. Legend holds that whoever finds this rare and precious mushroom will dance for joy. Others attribute its name to the mushroom's overlapping fruiting bodies, which look like dancing butterflies. Historically, Maitake has been used as a tonic and adaptogen. It is taken as a food to help promote well-being and vitality. Traditionally, eating this type of mushroom is considered to prevent high blood pressure and cancer, etc., and has become the focus of modern medical research.
Maitake helps prevent and resist discomfort caused by colds and flu because of its enhanced immune system, antibacterial properties, maintenance of liver and kidney function anti-toxicity, helps the recovery of diseases, and helps the body cope with environmental stress conditioning and immune regulation and cell killing are known for their ability to enhance conventional anticancer effects, combat neutropenia and improve survival.
1. Strengthen the immune system
Although the exact mechanism by which polysaccharides activate the immune system is still debated, different polysaccharides have been identified to stimulate T-cell function, natural killer (NK) cells and macrophage activity. T-cells are a type of white blood cell that "phagocytose" pathogens such as yeast cells, bacteria, cells infected by viruses, and the like. Macrophages are concentrated in the mucous membranes of the body - especially in the digestive, urinary and respiratory systems. Polysaccharides also support and strengthen the reticuloendothelial system, the tissue where immune cells (including macrophages) penetrate deep into the spleen, liver and lymphoid tissues and engulf waste and toxic chemicals.
Maitake polysaccharides can activate immune responses such as macrophages, natural killer cells, T-lymphocytes, as well as lymphokines and interleukins. These properties make it useful in the treatment of cancer. Studies have shown that it can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, and animal experiments have also shown that Maitake can shrink tumors. In one study, compared with other previously tested natural substances. Maitake has been shown to be the most potent inducer of apoptosis (cell death) in cancer cells.
3. Lower blood pressure, cholesterol and arteriosclerosis
Active ingredients in Maitake polysaccharides such as Beta (1-3) D-glucan and Beta (1-6) D-glucan protein compounds have a positive effect on reducing blood glucose (sugar). The unsaturated fatty acids contained in the extract of Maitake, such as glycerol trilinoleate, also have the effect of lowering blood sugar, cholesterol and arteriosclerosis.