What Hartford Hospital in Conneticut has to say about Coriolus Versicolor “Currently, extracts of Coriolus versicolor called polysaccharide-K (PSK) and polysaccharopeptide (PSP) are under study as immune stimulants for use alongside chemotherapy¬† in the treatment of cancer. These two related substances, made from slightly different strains of the fungus, are thought to act as ‚Äúbiological […]

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The multiple and complex mechanisms of action of Coriolus Versicolor PSP have been demonstrated through in vitro and animal studies. Coriolus PSP has suppressed the growth of human cancer cell lines in mice (sarcoma 180, lung adenocarcinoma and Lewis lung cancer). It has also inhibited incorporation of two structural units of DNA (uridine and thymidine) […]

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The Prevention and cancer control properties of Coriolus Versicolor PSK have been associated with its antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties in vitro and in vivo. PSK has demonstrated prevention of chemically induced DNA damage (sister chromatid exchanges) and subsequent tumors due to chemicals, radiation or other causes. Coriolus PSK also seems to work in […]

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MD Anderson Cancer center has some significant findings about Coriolus versicolor PSP & PSK. We have collated the appropriate material below and in subsequent post. (See www.mdanderson.org) Mushrooms have been used for at least 5000 years for nutritional and medicinal purposes. Anti-viral and anti-cancer effects have been demonstrated in more than 50 species through animal […]

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