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the following is an excerpt on a product that I used to take when first diagnosed with BC. It was hghy recommended by a holistic practiionaer that I trust immensely.
My onc would not allow me to take it until I finished chemo. However, shortly after I did finish, it was taken off of the market. Word was that the company who manufactured it claimed it to be a cancer cure and well.. do I have to say the rest?
There are other mushroom products that are said to be as effective and I did speak to Fungi perfecti a few years ago regarding use of mushrooms during chemo. They firmly believe and have documenation stating that the use of mushrooms during chemo does not inhibit the effect. yet, get an onc to agree. I truly don't know what I would have done having had this data then but it does make you wonder and think. there is no 'scientific' evidence to support their findings- meaning the FDA but like so much other things, we have to sort thru the bs to get to the crux and then use our gut instinct.
Here it is in part:
The human immune system producers over 100 types of white blood cells. One type, Natural Killer (NK) cells are designed to locate and kill disease cells such as cancer cells. Cancer patients almost always have a suppressed number of NK cells. MGN-3 increases the production of NK cells and continues to keep the NK cell level elevated until use is halted. It also enhances B-cell and T-cell activity.
MGN-3 increases natural killer cell activity, and increases gamma interferon and tumor necrosis factor-alpha. It can act synergistically with interleukin-2, which also increases natural killer cell activity.
In studies conducted by Dr. Mamdooh Ghoneum at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, taking up to 3000 milligrams of MGN3 daily increased the activity level of NK cells by as much as 300%... and at the same time boosted T and B cell counts.
There is no doubt that MGN-3 increases the natural killer cell production of our immune systems and almost everyone who uses it. This increase starts as early as 1 week after starting treatments. Natural killer cell activity continues to increase for and least two months with continuation of treatments. There is no information that suggests that there are any types of cancers for which MGN-3 works more poorly than others.