Every year, prostate cancer strikes 200,000 new victims.
Many turn to chemotherapy for treatment. Surgery and radiation are other options… But these so-called “solutions” come with devastating side effects. Urinary incontinence. Sexual dysfunction. Depression. And many others.
Worse, prostate cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death among men. So if the treatment doesn’t kill you, the cancer could.
But you may never have to worry about struggling with prostate cancer or its upsetting side effects. That’s because new research shows one organic compound can suppress prostate cancer stem cells. Before they have a chance to turn into tumors.
This compound is all-natural and free of side effects. But what’s most exciting? Early research is showing that it’s 100% effective.
This cancer-fighting agent is polysaccharopeptide (PSP). It’s extracted from a unique mushroom that grows in the northern forests of Europe, Asia, and North America. And it has been used medicinally for thousands of years.
Dr. Patrick Ling is a senior research fellow at the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre in Queensland. He’s also a member of the Institute of Biomedical Health & Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He obtained his master’s and PhD degrees at the University of Hong Kong. His work focuses on the molecular mechanisms that underlie prostate cancer.
Dr. Ling recently tested PSP’s ability to inhibit the activity of prostate cancer stem cells. The study was done in conjunction with the University of Hong Kong. The results appeared in PLoS ONE Journal, published by the Public Library of Science.
Of Men and Mice
The prostate gland is located just below the bladder. It controls the release of urine and produces the milky fluid component of semen. It is vital to a man’s sexual function.
Most prostate cancers grow slowly and are treatable. But some forms are aggressive. And the cancer spreads to the bones, lymph nodes, and other parts of the body.
Conventional treatments, including chemotherapy, have been effective in targeting some prostate cancer cells. But they have little effect on the stem cells. Dr. Ling wanted to find a way to stop the tumors from forming in the first place. So he targeted the stem cells.
His research team worked with two groups of mice that had the prostate cancer stem cells. They fed the PSP to one group for 20 weeks. At the end of the trial, none of the mice that consumed PSP had tumors. All of the mice in the other group developed prostate cancer.
“In the past, other inhibitors tested in research trials have been shown to be up to 70% effective, but we’re seeing 100% of this tumor prevented from developing with PSP,” Dr. Ling said. “Importantly, we did not see any side effects from the treatment.”
What the Medicinal Mushroom Means for You
The mushroom that PSP is extracted from is the “Turkey Tail.” Also known as Coriolus versicolor or Yun-zhi. It’s used in traditional Chinese medicine to protect against disease. In addition to its cancer-fighting properties, it is antimicrobial and antimalarial. And it boosts the immune system.
Turkey Tail mushrooms are tough. So they’re usually boiled and made into a tea. But they can be chewed like bubble gum as well.
Turkey Tail extract is available as a supplement, too. You can find it dried or in capsules. The recommended dosage is 2 to 3 grams of the powder, taken three times per day for maximum benefit. It can also be mixed into food.
You can be sure scientists will continue to study this extraordinary mushroom. There’s a lot more to be learned about its medicinal benefits.
NHD will keep an eye on the research. And we’ll keep you posted.
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To your best health,
Managing Editor, NHD “Health Watch”