East Asian Mushroom Doubles Life Expectancy of Patients Suffering from a Deadly Cancer
There’s hope for liver cancer patients. And it doesn’t come in the form of toxic chemicals or invasive surgery… which kill you before the cancer does.
This remedy is an all-natural compound. It boosts the immune system and an double your survival rate after surgery. And if you don’t have liver ancer, it can keep you from getting it.
The compound comes from a mushroom native to East Asia. It has long been known for its healing powers. In Japan, it’s considered a “superfood.” And it could be an option for fighting a cancer that most people believe is incurable.
Dr. Suwanna Cowawintaweewat is a molecular researcher at Thammasat University in Thailand. She has a PhD in biomedical sciences.
Dr. Cowawintaweewat recently studied the impact of the compound on advanced liver cancer. The results appeared in the Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology.
A Better Solution
Liver cancer is rare in the Western World. It accounts for only 1% of cancer cases. But it’s the eighth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. And third worldwide. Survival rates are low. By the time it’s diagnosed, it’s usually too late.
The best “treatment” doctors can offer is surgery – cutting out the tumor and surrounding tissues. This procedure is called a resection. But it’s not a viable option for most liver cancer patients. It works only for those whose tumors are 5 cm or smaller and confined to the liver. To make matters worse, this surgery can lead to liver failure and other serious complications.
That’s why Dr. Cowawintaweewat and her team were so interested in the mushroom compound. It had already been proven to be effective against liver cancer in the lab. So they wanted to find out if it could help patients live longer.
Landmark Japanese Trial Doubles Life Expectancy
They worked with 44 patients who had undergone the resection surgery. Thirty-four received the compound. Ten received a placebo. In the end, those treated with the compound had a much better survival rate than those on the placebo. After three months, those treated with the compound had better mental stability, general physical health, and overall quality of life.
These findings supported similar research. One landmark trial was conducted by researchers at Kansai Medical University in Japan. The results appeared in the Journal of Hepatology.
The study involved 269 patients with liver cancer. Following surgery, half were given the compound. After 10 years, only 34.5% of them had had a recurrence of cancer. That’s compared to 66% in the control group. Only 20% of those who’d received the treatment had died by the end of the 10 years. That’s compared to 47% who didn’t receive the treatment.
Another study was conducted at Dokkyo University School of Medicine in Japan. This time, researchers were trying to determine how the compound works. They found that it protects cells from damage caused by a chemical called ferric-nitrilotriacetate (Fe-NTA). Fe-NTA is a known cause of oxidative stress in organs like the kidney and liver.
Protect Your Liver, Prevent Cancer
So what is this compound? It’s called AHCC. That stands for Active Hexose Correlated Compound. It is extracted from the mycelia (root threads) of Basidiomycota mushrooms. Shiitakes are one example.
The mycelia are cultured for 45 – 60 days. Then the product is treated with enzymes, sterilized, concentrated, and freeze-dried.
AHCC is available as a supplement. The manufacturer’s recommendation is to take one or two 500 mg capsules a day.
Supplementing with AHCC is an easy way to protect yourself from cancer. It increases natural killer (NK) cells and T and B cell activity in studies. So it can strengthen the immune system and its ability to stave off cancers of all types. AHCC may also reduce cancer-causing oxidative stress.
Check with your doctor first, of course. But you don’t have to worry about safety. In one study done at Harvard University Medical School, researchers gave 14 doses of AHCC to 26 healthy men. Each dose was 9 g of AHCC in liquid form. That’s much higher than the manufacturer’s recommendation. Still, it was tolerated by 85% of the men.
AHCC is just one natural tool to combat liver cancer. We also told you about another supplement to fight liver cancer.
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