PSK-16™ - Active Immunomodulating Polysaccharide Protein 1075 mg 120 Tablets - BIOIMMUNOGEN
Bioimmunogen PSK-16™ is a blend of mushroom mycelia and extracts from 16 of the most well-studied species of health-supportive mushrooms. Although the exact mechanisms of action in the body are not yet fully understood, researchers propose that constituents of these mushrooms may support natural killer (NK) cell, T-cell, macrophage activity, and cytokine production. By carefully combining these mushrooms and fortifying them with extracts, Bioimmunogen PSK-16™ offers a broad-spectrum, high potency, complete mushroom product.
|Supplement Facts for 1075 mg Tablet|
Servings size: 2 Tablets (2050 mg)
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrates||2 g||1%|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||100 mg||170%|
|Shiitake Mycelia Biomass||200 mg||†|
|Reishi Mycelia Biomass||200 mg||†|
|Maitake Mycelia Biomass||200 mg||†|
|Turkey Tail Mycelia Biomass||150 mg||†|
Agaricus blazei Mycelia Biomass, Hericium erinaceous Mycelia Biomass, Flammulina velutipes Mycelia Biomass, Tremella Mycelia Biomass, Schizophyllum commiune Mycelia Biomass, Artist's Conk Mycelia Biomass, Poria Mycelia Biomass, Zhu Ling Mycelia Biomass, Pleurotus ostreatus Mycelia Biomass, Cordyceps sinensis celia Biomass, Cordyceps militaris Mycelia Biomass, Armilleria mellea Mycelia Biomass, Shiitake Mushroom Extract, Reishi Mushroom Extract, Maitake Mushroom Extract, Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract, Cordyceps sinensis CS-4 Standardized Extract (0.1% adenosine), Agaricus blazei Mushroom Extract, and Dr. Namba's Maitake Beta-Factor™ (beta-glucan) Fraction.
|1.3 g||†||* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, and modified cellulose gum.
Suggested Use: 1 to 2 tablets twice a day between meals.
Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children. Contains gluten.
Suitable for vegetarians.
In Depth Information about PSK-16™
PSK-16™ (Active Immunomudulating Polysaccharide Protein) ::: A Scientific Immunity Formula
The immune system is a fascinating and complex group of cells and biochemical processes. Its many components work to protect you from environmental threats but your immune system requires nutritional support to function optimally. Scientific research is proving that some of the most powerful immune supportive nutrients are found in mushrooms. People who realize the critical importance of optimizing immune function should seriously consider adding an advanced mushroom complex to their daily regimen.
No other mushroom formula offers the high-potency, broad-spectrum benefits of Bioimmunogen PSK-16™. PSK-16™ features 16 of the best studied species of health supportive mushrooms,including shiitake, reishi, and maitake. These mushrooms contain compounds, including beta-glucans, glycoproteins and polysaccharides, that support a wide range of immune defenses: natural killer cell, T-cell and macrophage activity, and cytokine production. By combining a wide variety of mushrooms and forti-fying them with extracts to ensure high potency, PSK-16™ offers a biochemically diverse formula that provides optimum immune assistance.
PSK-16™ compared to other popular mushroom products:
How Do Mushrooms Work?
Mushrooms are a treasure trove of bioactivecompounds, but most of their immunomodulating activities have been attributed to polysaccharides (long-chain, simple sugars) and glycoproteins (polysaccharides naturally associated with proteins). These compounds activate a variety of immune responses.
Broad Range Protection
PSK-16™ contains mycelia (networks of fibrous filaments) and extracts from the widest variety of mushroom species available. Included are the following mushrooms,which have demonstrated the most evidence for immune defense:
Shiitake (Lentinula edodes): Lentinan, thebeta glucan from shiitake, has been studied more extensively than similar substances and may be one of the most effective immunomodulators. Numerous studies have shown its ability to stimulate natural killer cell, T-cell, and macrophage-dependent responses.
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum): Reishi’s polysaccharides may stimulate macrophages and enhance T-cell proliferation, according to in vitro studies.
Maitake (Grifola frondosa): Maitake enhances the activities of natural killer cells, T-cells and macrophages, according to animal studies. PSK-16™ contains MaitakeGold 404™, a highly specialized maitake product, rich in beta-glucans, which is the only maitake beta-glucan fraction endorsed by the world’s premier maitake researcher, Dr. Hiroaki Nanba,Ph.D.
Turkey Tails (Trametes versicolor): These mushrooms have a long history of traditional use in Asia. One in vitro study suggests that its polysaccharides stimulate macrophages.
Almond portabella (Agaricus blazei): This mushroom may stimulate the immune system by increasing T-cell activity, according to animal studies.
Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis): Cordyceps came to international attention during National Games in China when, in one week, three women’s track and field world records were broken. The coach partially credited a cordyceps elixir. Cordyceps was found to augment antibody and other immune responses in one animal study, and a cordyceps polysaccharide was found to elevate cytokines in vitro.
PSK-16™ contains 10 additional mushrooms, including enoke, oyster, Polyporus umbellatus, and Poria cocos. Vitamin C is added to enhance absorption and activity.
Unparalleled Immune Support
A focus on immune support can pay tremendous dividends for your entire life. If you are dedicated to good health, you want a powerful formula on your side. Bioimmunogen is proud to join forces with QualityAHCC to bring you an unparalleled immune formula: PSK-16™.
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