Agaricus blazei was originally found in Brazil and has a long history as a folk remedy in those areas 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. Research, begun in the 1990s, has also shown that Agaricus contains a unique beta1-6 linkage and contains the highest levels of beta glucans yet found in a medicinal mushroom. tested so far. The in-vitro research and animal studies both show significant immune supporting properties.
Research has been done on water soluble and alcohol soluble fractions of the polysaccharides, all of which were isolated through a hot water or hot water/alcohol extraction process. 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.
Each capsule contains:
Agaricus blazei : 400mg
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.
1-3 capsules twice daily, AM and PM, or more as recommended by your health care professional. Take on an empty stomach.
150 vegetarian capsules