Lentinan (LNT) is an effective active ingredient extracted from the fruit bodies of high-quality lentinus edodes. It is the main effective ingredient of lentinus edodes and a host defense potentiator (HDP). Clinical and pharmacological studies have shown that, it has the functions of anti-virus, anti-tumor, regulating immune function and stimulating the formation of interferon.
It is a kind of macromolecule glucan with anticancer effect extracted from the entity of lentinus edodes. Its polysaccharide part is mainly mannose, and there are glucose, galactose, rock sugar, xylose, arabinose, etc. The chain is composed of 18 amino acids such as aspartic acid, histidine, serine and glutamic acid. 31g of lentinan can be extracted from 200kg of fresh shitake mushroom.
It is soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol, acetone, ethyl acetate, ether, and its aqueous solution is transparent and viscous.
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The mechanism of action
Lentinan has no immune promoting effect on the normal body, but it can improve the immune response of the body after tumor-bearing or infection. The preparation has no direct anti-cancer effect in the animal in vivo screening test, but it obviously promotes the transformation of lymphocyte culture in vitro.
Inoperable or recurrent gastric cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, the use of this product can relieve symptoms, improve patient immune function, and correct trace element imbalance.