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Applications of Lentinan Polysaccharide
Aug 22, 2018

   Shiitake mushroom is a kind of mushroom that we are familiar with. It is rich in nutrients and delicious in taste. It is regarded as the "king of mushrooms". Mushrooms mainly contain carbohydrates, polysaccharides, proteins, cellulose, lipids and other ingredients, of which lentinan is the main active ingredient. It is a host defense potentiator (HDP). Clinical and pharmacological studies have shown that lentinan has antiviral, antitumor, immune function and stimulation of interferon formation.

Lentinus edodes polysaccharide is an effective active ingredient extracted from high-quality mushroom fruiting bodies. The active ingredient in lentinan is branched β-(1-3)-D-glucan, and the main chain is β-(1-3)- The linked glucose-based composition randomly distributes a glucose group linked by β-(1-6) along the main chain in a comb-like structure.


What areas does lentinan apply to?

1. lentinan application in the field of medicine

   With the rapid development of science and technology, the pace of life in modern society is accelerating, the pressure of work is increasing, the function of human immune system is low, the body's resistance is declining, and various diseases are easily caused. Cancer is still the first killer leading to death. As a better biological response modifier, combined with anti-tumor drugs, lentinan can be used for the treatment of gastric cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer and hematological tumors. This has shown good efficacy in clinical applications at home and abroad. A large amount of literature has been reported. A large number of reports have been reported on the antiviral activity of lentinan.


2.The application of lentinan in the field of health food

Lentinus edodes polysaccharide is a special biological active substance, which can enhance humoral immunity and cellular immune function. Its antiviral mechanism is to improve the immunity of infected cells, enhance cell membrane stability, inhibit cell pathology, and promote cell repair. . At present, a large number of lentinan health foods such as lentinan capsules and lentinan oral liquid have appeared on the market.



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