What is Polyporus umbellatus Extract?
Polyporus umbellatus is a rare, edible species of mushroom, found growing on roots of old beeches or oak. It is also called Lumpy Bracket and Umbrella Polypore.
A close relative of Grifola frondosa (Maitake), P. umbellatus differs from most medicinal mushrooms in that traditionally it has been harvested as a hyphal mass, or sclerotium, which only forms when P. umbellatus is symbiotically associated with Armillaria species.
Polyporus umbellatus for common fungi medicinal materials in china, has a history of more than 2000 years of medicinal enjoys a high reputation both at home and abroad.
Li Shi Zhen, in his comprehensive materia medica the Ben Cao Gang Mu (1578), says of this mushroom’s actions, quoting the earlier Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, ‘Dispersing invading vicious factors and facilitating urination. Long term use makes one feel happy and vigorous and look younger’
Chemical constituents of Polyporus umbellatus Extract
The contains of 7.89% crude protein, ether soluble extract 0.24%, crude fiber 46.06%, soluble polysaccharides, etc.; Also contains the free and combined type Biotin, 2 — Hydroxytetracosanoic acid, Ergo sterol.
It’s the main active ingredients Polyporus umbellatus polysaccharides.
Benefits of taking Polyporus umbellatus Extract supplements:
Like some mushroom polysaccharides material has the following effect:
>Improve cardiovascular disease
>Improve Neurological Symptom
Side effects and safety of Polyporus umbellatus Extract
Treated with Polyporus umbellatus polysaccharide doses of 100 times or continuous lavage or intraperitoneal injection for 28 days, the results in mice and dogs saw no toxic effects, the viscera also did not see substantial damage. Cause cancer, birth defects, such as allergies and skin irritation test were not seen grifola polysaccharide has the obvious toxicity and stimulation.
Dosage of Polyporus umbellatus Extract supplement:
General Advice , Polyporus umbellatus Extract polysaccharides 20% 1000mg-2000mg a day.