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Yan Zhang, of Pharmanex BJ Clinical Pharmacology Center in Beijing, reported the results of two studies at Experimental Biology 2008 in San Diego April 8. The presentation was part of the scientific program of the American Society for Pharmtcmwell.com

Yan Zhang, of Pharmanex BJ Clinical Pharmacology Center in Beijing, reported the results of two studies at Experimental Biology 2008 in San Diego April 8. The presentation was part of the scientific program of the American Society for Pharm...

Yan Zhang, of Pharmanex BJ Clinical Pharmacology Center in Beijing, reported the results of two studies at Experimental Biology 2008 in San Diego April 8. The presentation was part of the scientific program of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).


Now a new study by Chinese scientists have discovered that the combination of active ingredients in the mushroom and the tea creates synergetic effects that inhibited the growth of tumors and delayed the time of death in mice with sarcoma.

Both Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum, Lingzhi) and green tea have long held a place in traditional medicine in China and other Asian countries to promote general health and long life and for the treatment of certain diseases. More recent scientific studies have confirmed that both enhance the body ¹ S immune function and provide opportunities for treatment and prevention of many types of cancer.


Reishi grows in moist areas, mountainous areas sunless and was once a rare commodity. Today Reishi, like green tea polyphenols, is manufactured as an extract. Zhang and colleagues examined products sold as ReishiMax and Tegreen made by Utah-based Nu Skin Enterprises. ReishiMax contains high concentrations of active ingredients in the mushroom itself and cracked spores of the mushroom, including polysaccharides (13.5 percent) and triterpenes (6 percent), and Tegreen is almost completely (98 -- 99 per cent) based tea polyphenols.

In the first study to examine the treatment of cancer, mice were first injected intraperitoneally with sarcoma cells and then were given either low, medium or high doses of ReishiMax or low, medium or high dose of 'combination and ReishiMax proach. A control group received neither product. All mice died of sarcoma development after treatment for 28 days. But treatment with the combination of reishi and green tea extracts delayed the death of the animals ¹ during the first 12 days after sarcoma injection, compared to animals receiving only ReishiMax.

In the second study to examine the cancer prevention, groups of healthy mice were given either low, medium or high doses of ReishiMax or low, medium or high dose of a combination of ReishiMax and Tegreen. Un groupe témoin a reçu ni produit. After receiving the specified treatment for 14 days, mice received a suspension of sarcoma cells subcutaneously, while the treatments were continued. On day 28, the sarcoma tumors under the skin were recovered from the mice and weighed. The weight of the tumor was reduced by 45 percent with combination therapy, but to a much lesser extent, with only the Reishi, compared to tumors in mice receiving no treatment, further confirming the synergy of the two together.

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