Several centuries have passed and the mushroom, even up to this day, have become a staple ingredient not just in food but also for treatment due to its renowned medicinal benefits, especially in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
There were many mushroom varieties that have sprouted, and claims about its wondrous benefits have become legendary. However, it was only probably in the 1970s that mushrooms’ properties were studied up close. Animal testing saw success in slowing down cancer cell growth and improve mortality, but the real test was when it involved humans. During clinical trials, mushroom compounds proved effective in reducing cancer mortality while improving response to cancer treatments. Since its introduction decades ago, mushroom extracts have been used as medicine in Japan and as an adjunct to cancer treatment.
One such type of mushroom is the Yun-zhi (Coriolus versicolor), commonly known as “Turkey Tail” or “Cloud Mushroom.” Its anti-cancer properties definitely 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), believed to improve immune qualities, destroy some cancer cells and when used together with chemotherapy, even reducing its side effects.
Even antibiotic, antiviral, antioxidant and anti-fungal were also discovered. 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 tiredness/fatigue, lack of appetite and even respiratory conditions like coughing and shortness of breath, and even preventing infections.
But despite all these glowing benefits, the use of mushrooms did not get much traction and awareness outside of the East Asian territories. Probably because not much research and extensive clinical trials
were conducted about Yun-zhi so people don’t have that much idea yet to fully understand its powers and benefits, especially when it comes to its cancer-fighting capabilities.
However, it would be heartening to note that 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 man’s health, coupled with balanced diet and healthy exercise.
Clinical trials done have shown that Neucell has the ability to stabilize the body’s white blood cell count that makes it perfect in boosting the immune system, a great need among people today, especially with this raging 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 which, 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 2-4 capsule daily, while for those who are on chemotherapy, recommended dosage is 4-5 capsules after meals.
In the Philippines, Neucell’s Essence of Mushroom is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is available through Dyna Drug Corp. and available at goodwill.market/. For more information about Neucell’s Essence of Mushroom and its other products, visit https://dynadrug.com.