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[#2017-02] Maitake He, Xirui et al. Poly...

Grifola frondosa is a widely consumed edible and medicinal fungus, Ancient books record that it can boost qi and fortify the spleen, moisten the lung and protect the liver. Modern people mainly use it to assist in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and various cancers. Over the past three decades, G. frondosa polysaccharides were shown to possess various promising bioactivities, mainly including anti-tumor and immunomodulation, anti-oxidation, anti-hyperglycemia, and meanwhile can effectively act on the skin and hematopoietic stem cells. The purpose of the present review...
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[#2013-02] Maitake Konno, Sensuke et al ...

The present study suggests that SXF may specifically target the insulin signal pathway, and, in particular, the IR and IRS-1 therein that trigger the subsequent signaling events. As a result, SXF could activate such an impaired signal pathway through high Glc or under a hyperglycemic milieu, thereby ultimately facilitating Glc uptake. This may then account for possible hypoglycemic action of SXF.
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BIORESEARCH UPDATE NEWS LETTER #8 Patent...

April 4, 2013 – Japan   SX-fraction (called Grislin in Japan), a proprietary extract derived from Maitake Mushroom, has been patented in three countries.  Japan, the US and Canada, entitled, “A Glycoprotein with Anti-diabetic, Anti-hypertensive, Anti-obesity and Anti-hyperlipidemic effects.”  Its new patent against PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is now registered in the same three countries.  PCOS is a leading cause of infertility, affecting 5-10 % of women of reproductive age and believed to be closely associated with insulin resistance or...
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[#2012-03] Maitake Preuss, Harry G. et a...

   Fraction SX of Maitake Mushroom Favorably Influences Blood Glucose Levels and Blood Pressure in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats  Harry G. Preuss; Bobby Echard,1 Jia Fu,1 Nicholas V. Perricone2, Debasis Bagchi,3 Mark Kaylor4, and Cun Zhuang4 ‘Department of Biochemistry, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA. 2Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. 3Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, Texas,...
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BIORESEARCH UPDATE NEWS LETTER #6 Weight...

  Combination for Improved Weight Control with Medicinal Mushrooms and Other Compounds  Ken Babal, C.N.  Most of us know by now that there is no “magic pill” for weight-loss. Reducing body fat requires less food (calories in) along with an increase in energy expenditure (calories out). Nutritionists will disagree about the best proportions of protein, fat and carbohydrate, but there is a strong consensus that limiting high-glycemic foods and controlling blood sugar are critical factors and keys to successful weight management. This is because sharp blood sugar...
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BIORESEARCH UPDATE NEWS LETTER #1 Medici...

  Medicinal Mushrooms  For OPTIMUM HEALTH AND LONGEVITY  Ken Babal, C.N. We all know that vitamin and mineral supplements can augment diets by providing essential nutrients that ward off disease. Likewise, botanicals can help us stay well, and can be used medicinally. There is yet a third category that ranks high for cultivating optimum health and resistance to disease. This is the mushroom category. Mushrooms are members of the fungal family, sometimes referred to as the third kingdom. Being neither plant nor animal, they possess highly unique characteristics that...