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The effects of conjugated linoleic acid on human health-related outcomes - 0 views

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    The effects of conjugated linoleic acid on human health-related outcomes.
    Tricon S, Burdge GC, Williams CM, Calder PC, Yaqoob P.
    Proc Nutr Soc. 2005 May;64(2):171-82. Review.
    PMID: 15960862

    Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a collective term for a mixture of positional and geometric isomers of conjugated dienoic derivatives of linoleic acid. CLA has received considerable attention as a result of animal experiments that report anti-carcinogenic, anti-atherogenic and anti-diabetic properties, and modulation of body composition and immune function. Several studies of CLA supplementation in human subjects have now been published, but in contrast to animal studies there has been marked variation between reports on the health-related outcomes. The consensus from seventeen published studies in human subjects is that CLA does not affect body weight or body composition. Some detrimental effects of the trans-10,cis-12 CLA isomer have also been reported in terms of altered blood lipid composition and impaired insulin sensitivity. Finally, CLA has only limited effects on immune functions in man. However, there have been reports of some interesting isomer-specific effects of CLA on the blood lipid profile, but not on immune function. These isomer-specific effects need further investigation. Until more is known, CLA supplementation in man should be considered with caution.
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Dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids plus vitamin E restore immunodeficiency and... - 0 views

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    Dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids plus vitamin E restore immunodeficiency and prolong survival for severely ill patients with generalized malignancy: a randomized control trial.
    Gogos CA, Ginopoulos P, Salsa B, Apostolidou E, Zoumbos NC, Kalfarentzos F.
    Cancer. 1998 Jan 15;82(2):395-402.
    PMID: 9445198
    DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0142(19980115)82:2<403::aid-cncr21>3.0.CO;2-1

    Dietary supplementation with omega-3 PUFA (18 g/day) restored both the Th/Ts cell ratio and TNF production by endotoxin-stimulated PBMC. Our finding is not in accordance with former reports that long term consumption of omega-3 PUFA decreases T cell mitogenic response, DTH, and the percentage of T-helper cells,[28] and this may be the result of the parallel antioxidant effect of vit E. Most significantly, omega-3 PUFA increased the survival of all our patients, ...
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Sloan-Kettering - Reishi Mushroom - 0 views

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    Derived from the cap and stem of the mushroom, Reishi mushroom is used as an immune stimulant by patients with HIV or cancer. The active constituents are thought to include both beta-glucan polysaccharides and triterpenes (1). Extracts of Reishi can stimulate macrophages and alter the levels of TNF and interleukins (2) (3) (4) (5). Reishi also inhibited platelet aggregation (11) (12) and improved lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men (9) (10).
    Studies done in rats have shown that Reishi extract may alleviate chemotherapy-induced nausea (13). In clinical studies, Reishi increased plasma antioxidant capacity (6) (7)and enhanced immune responses in advance-stage cancer patients (8).
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Sloan-Kettering - Maitake - 0 views

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    Derived from the cap and stem of the mushroom. The active constituent is thought to be a beta-glucan polysaccharide. The whole mushroom is used primarily as a dietary element, but extracts and supplements are sold as immune stimulants for patients with HIV or cancer. While no adverse effects have been reported, some studies reveal a hypoglycemic effect following administration of maitake extract (9) (12). Maitake was shown to enhance bone marrow colony formation, reduce doxorubicin toxicity in vitro (11), and to inhibit tumor metastasis
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Sloan-Kettering - Shiitake Mushroom - 0 views

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    Shiitake mushroom, native to East Asia, is cultivated worldwide for its purported health benefits. The fresh and dried forms of the mushroom are commonly used in East Asian cooking. It is also valued as an anticancer agent.
    Lentinan (1,3 Beta-D-glucan), a polysaccharide isolated from Shiitake, has been well studied and is thought responsible for its beneficial effects.
    It was shown to have anticancer effects in colon cancer cells (1), which may be due to its ability to suppress cytochrome P450 1A enzymes that are known to metabolize pro-carcinogens to active forms
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Chlorella, Herb Monograph - Flora Health Herb Encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Chlorella, Chlorella pyrenoidosa and other Chlorella spp. [Phylum: Cyanophyta], is a nutrient-dense unicellular fresh water green alga rich in proteins (60%), vitamins, and minerals that is used as a source of food and beneficial phytochemicals. Chlorella has been on the earth since the Precambrian period: over 2.5 billion years. The cells of Chlorella were first identified under a microscope in the 1890s but it wasn't until the 1950s that the Carnegie Institute concluded that chlorella could be grown commercially as a solution to help world hunger. In the 1960s, Japanese scientists turned their attention to chlorella as a promoter of good health. Research has shown that Chlorella has strong detoxification, immunostimulant and wound healing properties and prevents damage to the body from toxic chemicals. 
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Sloan-Kettering - Garlic - 0 views

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    Derived from the bulb or clove of the plant. Garlic is used as a spice and to treat hyperlipidemia, hypertension, atherosclerosis, cancer, and infections. Processing can have a substantial effect on the chemical content in garlic; the volatile oil components are sensitive to heat and certain enzymes are acid-labile. Several oral garlic formulations are available, and clinical studies have addressed a variety of the proposed claims. Placebo-controlled trials on the cholesterol lowering effect of garlic yielded mixed results (16) (17) (18) (21) (22) (26). Studies evaluating the antithrombotic effects repeatedly have shown modest reduction in platelet aggregation, but varying levels of fibrinolytic activity. Research shows mixed effects with regard to reductions in blood glucose, blood pressure, or risk of cardiovascular disease (23). Frequently reported adverse events include bad breath, headache, fatigue, GI upset, diarrhea, sweating, and possible hypoglycemia (9). Because garlic is known to decrease platelet aggregation and potentially elevate the INR, it should not be used with anticoagulants or in patients with platelet dysfunction (15). Garlic appears to induce cytochrome p450 3A4 and may enhance metabolism of many medications (e.g. cyclosporin and saquinavir) (12). An analysis of several case-control studies in Europe suggests an inverse association between garlic consumption and risk of common cancers (25).
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Immunomax sienirihmastovalmiste 80 kaps. - 39,90EUR - Verkkoapteekki.fi - 0 views

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    Immunomax on vahva immunostimulantti.

    Immunomax kapselit sisältävät biologisesti aktivoitua sienirihmastovalmistetta. Aktiiviset aineosat, erityisesti polysakkaridit ja glykoproteiinit, tehostavat elimistön puolustusjärjestelmää.

    Tiedemiehet ovat jo pitkään tutkineet Kaukoidän sieniä löytääkseen niistä elimistön immuunijärjestelmää vahvistavia aineita. Tutkimuksissa shiitakesta eristetty ja biologisesti aktivoitu soluseinän komponentti on osoittautunut tehokkaaksi elimistön puolustusjärjestelmien vahvistajaksi.
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AHCC : Dan Kenner, Bookplus.fi - 0 views

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    AHCC

    Active Hexose Correlated Compound

    Dan Kenner

    Kustantaja: Woodland Publishing
    Ilmoitettu julkaisupäivä/vuosi: 30.09.2001
    ISBN: 9781580543408
    Hinta: 5,95
    Saatavuus: Tilattavissa

    Kieli: Englanti
    Sivuja: 30
    Kuuluu sarjaan: WOODLAND HEALTH SERIES
    Tuotemuoto: Pehmeäkantinen, nidottu
    Mitat (leveys x korkeus cm): 14 x 21
    Paino: 50
    Etsi tälle tuotteelle vaihtoehtoiset teokset (eri muoto, eri julkaisija...) muoto, eri julkaisija...)
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AHCC :: Home - 0 views

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    What is AHCC?

    The world's most researched specialty immune supplement with over 80 supporting research studies.

    Japan's leading alternative cancer therapy used in hundreds of cancer clinics throughout Asia.

    Highly effective immuno-modulator used in over 700 clinics as a standard preventative regiment for all incoming patient to reduce the risk of hospital infections.

    The daily immune supplement of tens of thousands of healthy people in Japan and worldwide, seeking to help their bodies to fight the formation of abnormal cells, whose growth can lead to cancer, chronic disease and infections (such as the influenza / flu virus).
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Study Demonstrates That AHCC(R) Provides Immune Enhancement Against The West Nile Virus - 0 views

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    A recently completed study from researchers at Colorado State University supported by the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has demonstrated that AHCC(R) (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) enhances host resistance by boosting protective immune responses specific to the West Nile Virus.

    Since its discovery in the United States in 1999, infections caused by the West Nile Virus have become a major public health concern. West Nile Virus is caused by people being bitten by mosquitoes infected with the virus. According to the CDC, there have been 28,018 reported cases with 1,092 deaths since 1999. In 2003, the highest number of cases was reported at nearly 10,000. Currently there is no effective treatment for the disease.
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A Phase I study of the safety of the nutritional supplement, active hexose correlated c... - 0 views

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    A Phase I study of the safety of the nutritional supplement, active hexose correlated compound, AHCC, in healthy volunteers.
    Spierings EL, Fujii H, Sun B, Walshe T.
    J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2007 Dec;53(6):536-9.
    PMID: 18202543
    doi:10.3177/jnsv.53.536
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Supplementation with active hexose correlated compound increases survival following inf... - 0 views

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    Supplementation with active hexose correlated compound increases survival following infectious challenge in mice.
    Ritz BW.
    Nutr Rev. 2008 Sep;66(9):526-31. Review.
    PMID: 18752476
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2008.00085.x
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Active Hexose Correlated Compound shown to enhances immune system by increasing product... - 0 views

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    A recently published study in Nutrition and Cancer (60(5), 643-651) by researchers at Kansai Medical University in Osaka, Japan has shown that AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) enhances immune function by increasing the number of dendritic cells (DCs).

    DCs are a key part of the immune system responsible for presenting foreign substances to other immune system cells.

    The study was conducted in a double-blind randomized fashion where twenty-one healthy subjects received a placebo or AHCC at 3.0 g/day for 4 weeks. Blood samples were obtained and measured at baseline and at 4 weeks. The number of circulating types of DCs was measured which included CD 11c+ DCs (myeloid DC population; DC1) and CD11c- DCs (lymphoid DC population; DC2). Other parameters measured included mixed-leukocyte reaction (MLR), natural killer (NK) cell activity, the proliferative response of T lymphocytes toward mitogen (phytohemagglutinin [PHA]) and cytokine production of interleukin (IL)-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, interferon gamma-gamma, and (alpha)-tumor necrosis factor.
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Evaluation of active hexose correlated compound hepatic metabolism and potential for dr... - 0 views

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    Evaluation of active hexose correlated compound hepatic metabolism and potential for drug interactions with chemotherapy agents.
    Mach CM, Fugii H, Wakame K, Smith J.
    J Soc Integr Oncol. 2008 Summer;6(3):105-9.
    PMID: 19087767
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Low-dose supplementation with active hexose correlated compound improves the immune res... - 0 views

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    Low-dose supplementation with active hexose correlated compound improves the immune response to acute influenza infection in C57BL/6 mice.
    Nogusa S, Gerbino J, Ritz BW.
    Nutr Res. 2009 Feb;29(2):139-43.
    PMID: 19285605
    doi:10.1016/j.nutres.2009.01.005
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Oral administration of active hexose correlated compound enhances host resistance to We... - 0 views

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    Oral administration of active hexose correlated compound enhances host resistance to West Nile encephalitis in mice.
    Wang S, Welte T, Fang H, Chang GJ, Born WK, O'Brien RL, Sun B, Fujii H, Kosuna K, Wang T.
    J Nutr. 2009 Mar;139(3):598-602. Epub 2009 Jan 13.
    PMID: 19141700
    doi:10.3945/jn.108.100297
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Immunological effect of active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) in healthy volunteers:... - 0 views

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    Immunological effect of active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) in healthy volunteers: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
    Terakawa N, Matsui Y, Satoi S, Yanagimoto H, Takahashi K, Yamamoto T, Yamao J, Takai S, Kwon AH, Kamiyama Y.
    Nutr Cancer. 2008;60(5):643-51.
    PMID: 18791928
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Sloan-Kettering - AHCC - 0 views

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    A proprietary extract prepared from co-cultured mycelia of several species of Basidiomycete mushrooms, including shiitake (Lentinus edodes), active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) is extracted from mushrooms using hot water following an enzyme pretreatment, but specific mushroom source and preparation details have not been fully disclosed. Patients use this to prevent and treat cancer. Animal studies suggest that AHCC has antioxidant effects and may protect against disorders induced by oxidative stress (1) and may also enhance resistance against bacterial (2) (7)and viral infections (3). In healthy humans, AHCC increased dendritic cell number and function (4)

    In vitro and animal studies show that AHCC exhibits some anticancer activities, but the results of these studies are vague
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Active Hexose Correlated Compound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) is an alpha-glucan rich nutritional supplement produced from the mycelia of shiitake (Lentinula edodes) of the basidiomycete family of mushrooms, and should not be confused or used as a drug or medicine.[1][2] AHCC was originally designed to lower high-blood pressure. However, researchers at Tokyo University found AHCC's influence upon the innate immune system highly beneficial and published the results in 1992, though not in the commonly indexed scientific literature. In this study, researchers found that AHCC significantly increased natural killer (NK) cell activity in cancer patients, and also enhanced the effects of killer T-cells, and cytokines (interferon, IL-12, TNF-alpha
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