You would think that buying Coriolus Versicolor would be a simple process. Think again. As you will find, there is a myriad of companies selling Coriolus products in different shapes and sizes. Much of what to avoid is in what the companies fail to say rather than what they do say, so we thought it […]

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The CVP (Coriolus versicolor polysaccharide) is well known as anti-tumor drug in clinical applications. INTRODUCTION Coriolus versicolor, also known as Yun Zhi (YZ), belonging to the family Basidiomycotina, is a mushroom widely used in traditional Chinese herbal remedies. Its medical value correlate to C. versicolor extracts. Of the C. versicolor-derived therapeutics extracts, polysaccharopeptides are commercially […]

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MATERIALS & METHODS A biomass powder of Coriolus versicolor was chosen as it has significantly higher content of PSP’s to other mushroom preparations, specifically the biomass equivalents of Grifola frondosa (Maitake), Ganoderma lucidium (Reishi) and Cordyceps sinensis. This biomass form of Coriolus versicolor also has significantly greater peroxidase activity to biomass equivalents of Grifola frondosa […]

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A very interesting read!!! Part 1 of 2 OBSERVATIONAL NON-CONTROLLED STUDY OF THE USE OF CORIOLUS VERSICOLOR SUPPLEMENTATION IN 30 CANCER PATIENTS-Dr. Julian Kenyon (MD, MB ChB) PSP, a polysaccharopeptide obtained from cultivated mycelia of the mushroom Coriolus versicolor, is a biological response modifier capable of howing diverse biological activities. It is a chemically homogenous […]

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Here’s an interesting study re prostate cancer and Coriolus Versicolor from New York Medical College Cell growth and gene modulatory activities of Yunzhi (Windsor Wunxi) from mushroom Trametes versicolor in androgen-dependent and androgen-insensitive human prostate cancer cells. TC Hsieh, JM Wu. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA. […]

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Here’s what the University of California San Diego Medical Center has to say about Coriolus versicolor. Complementary and Alternative Therapies For Cancer Patients Coriolus Versicolor This treatment modality is used in place of conventional therapies to treat cancer. Seek advice from a qualified physician before replacing standard cancer therapy with coriolus versicolor treatment. What does […]

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Extract of article about evidence v opinion. A world-renowned specialist in the treatment of breast cancer has been publicly warning women that immune-boosting supplements increase the risk of breast cancer, citing as evidence the relatively low rate of breast cancer among women with AIDS and the fact that certain TH-2 related cytokines may enhance tumor […]

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In our series of what major institutions have to say about Coriolus versicolor, here is the low down from Beth Israel Deaconess, the teaching hospital of Harvard. What is Coriolus versicolor Used for Today?  |  Dosage  |  Safety Issues Coriolus versicolor is a common tree fungus, often seen by hikers as a stiff, rounded, horizontal […]

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Here’s a study showing increased survival rates using PSK in association with chemotherapy. Chemoimmunotherapy with Krestin in acute leukemia. Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine 1981;6(2):141-6. Purpose: Disease response and survival Type of Study: RCT Methods: (Leukemia) (n=28) Patients were placed at random in the chemotherapy and chemo-immunotherapy groups with 14 patients each. Remission […]

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Here is what the New york Institution Memorial Sloan-Kettering has to say about Coriolus. Scientific Name Coriolus versicolor, Trametes versicolor, Polyporus versicolor, Polystictus versicolor Common Name PSK, PSP, VPS, Trametes versicolor, Turkey Tai, Yun Zhi, Kawaratake, Krestin top Brand Name Krestin top Clinical Summary Coriolus versicolor is a mushroom of the Basidiomycetes class. It was […]

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