What is Poria Extract?
Poria, a saprophytic fungus that grows on pine tree roots, has a large potato-shaped formation known as a sclerotium that can be as large as 30 cm long and 1 kg in mass. The texture is soft and elastic, and the flavor is sweet and bland. The fungus is harvested and then dried in the shade. Different parts of fu-ling are used in Chinese medicine including the bark (fu-ling-pi), outermost reddish layer (chih-fu-ling), middle white layer (bai-fu-ling), and the core (fu-shen).
Poria is sweet and tasteless in flavour, neutral in nature, and it acts on the heart, spleen and kidney channels. Being tasteless for inducing diuresis to alleviate edema, sweet for tonifying the heart and spleen, and neutral for inducing diuresis without impairing vital Qi, and for tonifying without drastic allects, it is used reinforcing and purging, as important herb for edema, phlegm retention, diarrhea and other syndromes caused by deficiency of spleen and retention of dampness. In addition, it also has the effects of invigorating the spleen and tranqilizing.
Chemical constituents of Poria Extract
Poria contains two main chemical groups, polysaccharides and triterpenes. Poria also contains amino acids, enzymes, steroids and choline, as well as histidine and potassium salts.
It’s the main active ingredients Poria polysaccharides.
Benefits of taking Poria Extract supplements:
The Poria mushroom has many health benefits and uses, including treating and managing conditions such as stomach issues, fatigue, exhaustion, tension, amnesia, nervousness, anxiety, dizziness, feeling lightheaded, restlessness, painful urination, problems with urination, tumors, excessive coughing, diarrhea, sleeplessness and water retention.
Like some mushroom polysaccharides material has the following effect:
>Improve cardiovascular disease
>Improve Neurological Symptom
Side effects and safety of Poria Extract
Poria cocos is safe for most people. pregnant and nursing women should exercise caution when considering Poria. In many cases, pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised not to use Poria at all.
Dosage of Poria Extract supplement:
General Advice , Poria Extract polysaccharides 20% 1000mg-2000mg a day.