Mushroom variety boosts immunity, reduces chemo side effects
Over the years, the mushroom is a staple ingredient not only in food but also for treatment purposes due to its medicinal benefits, especially in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
One such mushroom that has shown to have medicinal properties is the Yun-zhi (Coriolus versicolor), commonly known as “Turkey Tail” or “Cloud Mushroom.” Its anti-cancer properties attracted attention even if many plant extracts and herbs also claimed effectiveness in curing cancer.
It contains compounds such as Polysaccharide Krestin (PSK) and Polysaccharopeptide (PSP) that are believed to improve immune qualities, destroy some cancer cells and when used together with chemotherapy, even reducing its side effects.
It is also said to be rich in active compounds like sterols, triterpenes, and alkaloids, and is widely recommended in TCM for alleviating physical distress like fatigue, lack of appetite and even respiratory conditions like coughing and shortness of breath, and even preventing infections.
The power of the Yun-zhi is now available in many health supplements to improve bodily functions like improving blood flow, protection of the liver, digestive tract, overcome fatigue and even promote anti-aging and other phenomenal invigorating and rejuvenating properties.
Neucell’s essence of Mushroom, a single plant extract formulation of 250 mg of Yun-zhi mushroom and distributed by Dyna Drug Corp. in the Philippines, was able to harness these properties to become a natural food supplement to support a person’s health, coupled with balanced diet and healthy exercise.
Clinical trials have shown that Neucell has the ability to stabilize the body’s white blood cell count, making it perfect in boosting the immune system, a great need among people today, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic. It can also help reduce known side effects of chemo and radiotherapies like fatigue, poor appetite, pain, nausea, vomiting, and sweating.
With regard to the body’s respiratory system, the Yun-zhi mushroom of Neucell’s essence of Mushroom can help improve the lungs’ functions. According to TCM records, Yun-zhi mushroom was effective against lung diseases and the promotion of a healthy upper respiratory system. It was also found to be effective in promoting overall health of the liver by improving and strengthening its functions.
finally, in a clinical study published by the International Journal of Medical Sciences, Yun-zhi mushroom was known to reduce fatigue and improve athletic performance, where the effects of the Yun-zhi mushroom are known to provide invigoration, increase vital body energy, even promoting and stimulating longevity.
Neucell’s essence of Mushroom can also be taken by people with existing medical conditions and undergoing chemotherapy. Recommended dosage for taking Neucell as a food supplement if two to four capsules daily, while for those who are on chemotherapy, recommended dosage is four to five capsules after meals.
In the Philippines, Neucell’s essence of Mushroom is approved by the food and Drug Administration and is available through Dyna Drug Corp.