Maitake D-fraction What is it?
D-fraction is a highly standardized and purified 3-branched
beta-1,6 glucan containing about 30% of protein, extracted from the
Maitake mushroom fruiting body.
D-fraction has the unique polysaccharide structure and the degree of
branching is greater than any beta-glucan found in any other medicinal
mushrooms that demonstrate similar immune stimulatory properties.
Researchers theorize that the complexity of branching makes Maitake
superior to other medicinal mushrooms in immune stimulatory effect. One of
the difficulties with many of the medicinal mushrooms is that they lose
much of their effectiveness when taken orally. An essential point about
the D-fraction is that current research indicates it is most effective
when consumed orally.
Suggested dosage on
use as a dietary supplement:
For Liquid formed Extract : 12 to 20 drops three
times daily of Maitake D-FRACTION.(Each 28 drops
contains 7.5mg pure D-fraction) --- MK112109
For Liquid formed Extract Pro D-fraction: 5
to 6 drops three times daily (each drop contains approximate 1mg of pure
D-fraction) --- MK112110
For Capsule formed: take 2 capsules twice daily. (each capsule contains
3mg D-fraction extract, 150mg maitake fruit body powder) -- MK112106
Therapeutic dosing : for
Maitake D-FRACTION is from 0.5 mg to 1 mg of pure D-FRACTION per kilogram
of body weight. Dose should be spread out evenly through the day.
150 lb. = 68 kilos (150 X .4536 = 68.04) Dose range would be from 34 to 68
mg throughout the day.
The benefits of Maitake D-FRACTION may be maximized if combined with
holistically balanced extract of Maitake or with the whole mushroom.
Literature About "The Mushroom World's Gift for
by Mark Kaylor
Mushroom have been working their
herbal magic for us thousands of years. Traditional healers in China,Japan
and other parts of Asia have highly prized and recognized the healing
potential of a number of mushrooms; often considering them to be foods of
longevity and immortality. Reishi mushroom for instance, was called ling
Zhi by the Chinese, which means "spirit plant". It became known
as the "Mushroom of immortality" and for a while was reserved
for the exclusive use of the imperial family.
Today we know that Reishi is an
effective immuno-stimulant that was demonstrated an anti-tumor action. It
has been shown to protect the liver, act as a tonic for the central
nervous system and heart, lower cholesterol, and inhibit allergic
response(histamine release). Shiitake mushroom is probably better known in
this country for its culinary delights, but in Japan, specific extracts
called Lentinan and LEM are prescriptive anti-cancer drugs. Like reishi
and other mushrooms, it has shown anti-tumor and immune energizing
activity, along with an anti-viral action.
Another great tasting gourmet
mushroom from Japan is called Maitake, which means "dacing
mushroom". This relatively new kid on the block may not have
thousands of years of medical folklore experience behind it. but does have
a growing body of modern science and research supporting its effectiveness
in stimulating the immune system. On top of this research there are well
over 2,000 pratitioners throughout the U.S who are now using a specific
active constituent extracted from the Maitake named
What makes Maitake
D-fraction so important and how does it compares to other mushrooms
? Studies done by Dr. Nanhr, a foremost authority on medicinal mushroom,
have demonstrated its greater effectiveness compared to other mushrooms
when taken orally, a very key point considering that oral use is the most
commonly available form. D-fraction was shown to be
over twice as effective in inhibiting tumors than Lenthinan or LEM.
It has been studied and proven effective in stimulating the body's own
defenses. Research has demonstrated that it simulates a variety of
different immune cells including macrophages, NK-cells, Th, Tc and Tdh.
Not only does it stimulate the
production of these immune cells, but it increases their efficiency and
effectiveness by increasing interleukin-l. interleukin-2 and lymphokines.
These are chemicals that your body normally produces to stimulate the
body's responses and help target foreign substances. D-fraction
has been confirmed to have a multi-faceted benefit for cancer and tumors:(1)it
protects healthy cells from becoming cancerous;(2)it helps prevent the
spread of cancer(metastasis);(3)it shows or stops the growth of tumors;
and (4)it works in conjuction with chemotherapies by lessening their
negative side effects. One study reported 90% lessening of side effects
from chemo including hair loss, pain and nausea.
Admittedly, it's nice to have herb
with such strong science and documentation behind it. It's even nicer when
you find that in practice the herb works as well or better. Recently, a
young woman came to see me, having just been diagnosed with a tumor
between her lung and heart. We immediately started using therapeutic
dosing of Maitake D-fraction(0.5 to 1 mg of pure D-fration per kilo of
body weight). A little over three weeks later I received a joyful call
from her husband stating that upon a return visit to
their doctor to check for possible changes in the tumor, tests showed the
growth to have disappeared.
Another case study involved an
egg-sized brain tumor that did not response to conventional treatments.
After 6 months of high dosing of D-fration the growth had completely
disappeared. These are but two of rapidly growing number of
individuals who have been significant results with the oral use of Maitake
Above information for reference only not
intending to replace your physician's treatment. Any serious illness
should consult with your doctors for taking this products.