Myko San: Modern Medicinal Mushroom Supplements
Myko San medicinal mushroom extracts, while based on the traditional medicinal use of mushrooms, are not traditional preparations you may still find from Chinese producers and traditional medicine practitioners. Our mushroom extracts are based on the results of modern scientific research, and 25 years of practical experience.
Many claims of traditional medicine regarding the use of medicinal mushrooms, have been scientifically tested in the last 60 years – mostly in cell culture and animal studies (more than 50,000 published articles!), but also in more than 400 human clinical trials.
Myko San has contributed to that research: you can read about Myko San medicinal mushroom research for more details.
The Problem with Traditional Medicine
Traditional, non-scientific medicine, while useful, has major limits and by using science, it is possible to create stronger, safer, and more effective preparations. This is very different than taking ling zhi mushroom (actually various species of genus Ganoderma, collectively called ling zhi) and boiling and drinking the bitter brew.
Much of traditional medicine is shrouded in a complex mix of verifiable history and myth. The methods and principles of traditional medicine can sometimes be completely nonsensical to the western man and modern medicine. Additionally, of course, the interactions of many traditional preparations with modern drugs are not well known.
Traditional medicine (but also modern pharmacology!) suffers from inaccuracies – even dangerous ones. For example, Li Shizhen’s Bencao Gangmu considers lead (Pb) a non-toxic, medicinally useful element.
The indications for use are often unclear. Traditional medicine routinely used inconsistent, non-medical terms; e.g. nervousness, stomach tonic, dampness of lungs, heaviness of joints, immortality, etc.
Modern Research of Medicinal Mushrooms
Modern medicinal mushroom research has successfully solved most of these problems.
First, research has conclusively proven medicinal effects in more than 850 mushroom species. Their use can cause definite improvement, even in most serious diseases.
Second, use of medicinal mushroom extracts is very safe, even in large doses and when used for a long time. They rarely cause any undesirable side effects. Furthermore, they are compatible with modern drugs and treatments, and do not cause significant interactions. On the contrary, they often reduce the side effects of e.g. radio- and chemotherapy and improve the effectiveness of standard treatment.
Myko San professional, top-quality medicinal mushroom supplements are rooted in traditional medicine, based on the best available research evidence, and 25 years of practical experience.