Agaricus blazei has long been used as a folk remedy in Brazil, where it was originally discovered. Although currently popular in China, Korea and Japan, Agaricus blazei has no history of use in Traditional East Asian Medicine. The in-vitro research and animal studies have both shown significant immune supporting properties.
As with the other medicinal mushrooms, the primary active compounds in Agaricus blazei, the polysaccharides, are internal structural components of the indigestible cell walls. Extraction with a heated aqueous solution is required to release these active compounds into a bio-available form.
Our product is a hot water/alcohol extract, ensuring the presence of both the water and alcohol soluble fractions of the polysaccharides. Our 45% polysaccharide extract is the most potent extract available and is the only hot water extracted form of Agaricus blazei now being sold in North America.
One capsule contains:
Medicinal Ingredient: Hot water/alcohol mushroom extract 45% polysaccharide extract - 400 mg
2 to 4 capsules 2 times daily.
Agaricus blazei polysaccharides are considered to be safe and nontoxic. However, immuno-modulating substances should be used with extreme care or avoided completely in organ-transplant patients utilizing immuno-suppressive agents.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you have a liver disorder, diabetes or cancer. Consult a health care practitioner immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite combined with itching, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine.