Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are mushrooms polysaccharides/glucans?
Compounds extracted from mushrooms are known for their immune-modulating and anti-tumour properties. The polysaccharide fraction, mainly β-glucans, is responsible for the immune-modulating effects. In particular, fungal β-glucans have been shown to activate leukocytes, which depend on structural characteristics of β-glucans. Structural analysis of extracts derived from A. bisporus suggests that branching of the β-glucan chain is essential for immune-stimulating activity and are attractive candidates as a nutritional compound to stimulate the immune response in depressed states of immunity.
2. Why can polysaccharides/beta glucans enhance the body's immune function?
Medical research demonstrates that immune cells can often be normalized by a naturally occurring biomolecule named Beta 1,3/1,6 glucan to better differentiate cancer cells from the background of healthy cells. Beta 1,3/1,6 glucan, taken orally, nutritionally primes the immune system. When normalized and present in adequate numbers, the ability of the immune cells to recognize and respond appropriately to cancerous cells is enhanced. Recognition of potentially harmful non-self in the body is critical to early elimination by immune cells of any pathogen, particularly as we age.
3. Can I take the tablet anytime?
Take 2 tablets daily with a full glass of water. As with any dietary supplement, contact your health care professional before use.
4. How many tablets can I take per day?
Normal dose is 1-3. Since this product is GRAS (FDA: generally recognized as safe), we do not know of a maximum dose.
5. How long do I need to use the product before seeing an improvement in my health?
Results depend on the condition, and is affected by many additional factors. This supplement may help strengthen immune function when taken as directed. Allow at least one month for maximum effect.
6. Do I have to keep taking the product?
Depending on the condition, long-term immune modulation may be necessary to improve the patient’s quality of life.
7. What are the benefits of using organic and natural products?
Since the product is generally recognized as safe, it does not have the cytotoxic effects of other chemicals, and may be added on to existing medical treatments. Organic product companies pride themselves on using all natural ingredients, mostly from plants, without artificial additives. These products contain phytonutrients, also known as antioxidants, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals all beneficial to your health. They are also free of harmful chemicals, preservatives, and pesticides. Non-organic products contain synthetic ingredients, such as emollients, thickeners, emulsifiers, colorants, fragrances, chemical solvents, and also GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. E.J. Mundell from HealthDay News reports that Dr. Lisa Donofrio, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, has studied the affect of parabins, preservatives present in many beauty items, including makeup and especially lotions, to extend shelf life. In addition, when purchasing organic products, be sure to check the packaging for the words certified organic. Some products claim to be organic, but they mix organic products with synthetic substances. Be careful not to confuse the word natural for organic either. The term natural has not been clarified, and the standards are still being debated.
8. Are there any side effects?
There are no known side effects.
9. Can anyone take these as supplements?
Mushroom polysaccharides are a dietary supplement classified by the FDA as GRAS for adults and children ages 12 and older. However, this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
10. How does the supplement modulate immune function?
It primes and activates various classes of immune cells. See attached research paper for full details.
11. What are the contraindications against the use our products?
There are currently no known contraindications other than mushroom allergies.
12. How do we ensure that the product is of uniformly high quality?
There are no third party process control certifiers in our industry other than the National Products Association GMP certifiers. We have an extensive QC program in place and supply a certificate of authenticity with each lot.