- Dehydrated Hot Water Extract
- Scientifically Proven to Support Immune Health
- Coriolus Versicolor - Turkey Tail
- Guaranteed Potency
Coriolus versicolor is the most thoroughly researched immune health supplement in the world, resulting in over 600 published studies and dozens of human clinical studies validating its benefits. References in Traditional East Asian Medicine go back 100's of years. Today, it is the number one dietary supplement used to support immune health in Japan.
Coriolus is the top selling medicinal mushroom in Japan and, worldwide, one of the supplements used most often by those people facing serious immune challenges.
Super Strength/PSK vs. PSP What is the Difference?
There are three different therapeutic strength extracts derived from Coriolus versicolor. Super Strength and PSK are primarily protein linked and were developed in Japan. PSP is primarily peptide linked and was developed in China twelve years after the research on PSK was first published. To make PSP, the recipe for Super Strength/PSK is followed, then, as a final step, precipitation with alcohol is used to reduce the protein links to peptide links. The primary active compounds, the glucan structures, are unchanged by precipitation with alcohol. The glucan structure of the three different extracts is identical under NMR analysis. Coriolus Super Strength contains 600 mg per capsule vs. 400 mg per capsule for the PSP, and the Super Strength contains 40% actives vs. 28% for the PSP.
Why hot water extraction?
BIOAVAILABILITY – The immune supporting polysaccharides common to all medicinal mushrooms and mushroom mycelium are found inside of the cell walls. However, the cell walls of the mushrooms and mushroom mycelium are made from an indigestible fiber called "chitin," the same material a lobster shell is made of.
Hot water extraction is the only clinically validated method for breaking these polysaccharides out of the indigestible cell walls. Even soft mushrooms like Shiitake are prepared as a hot water extract or a tea when used medicinally.
CONCENTRATION – The immune supporting polysaccharides found in the cell walls of mushrooms and mushroom mycelium comprise only 0.5-2% of the total mass by dry weight (depending on the mushroom), not enough to have effect even if they were bioavailable. Most hot water mushroom/mycelium extracts are at least a 20:1 concentration.
Hot water extraction dissolves the indigestible fiber (chitin), allowing the fiber to be removed from the extract when the water is removed. This process concentrates the polysaccharides to the effective levels identified in the published research.
1-3 capsules twice daily, AM and PM, or more as recommended by your health care professional. Take on an empty stomach.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule
|Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Capsule
|Organic Coriolus versicolor mushroom extract
|† Daily Value not established
V Cap Cellulose (cellulose), Coriolus versicolor mycelium, myceliated rice.
Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breast feeding, consult a health professional before using this product. Do not use if allergic to mushrooms. Do not use if safety seal around top of bottle is missing or broken. Store at room temperature, with lid tightly sealed.