February 8, 2016


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What other names is Lentinan known by?

Lenticus edodes, Lentinan edodes, Lentinane, Lentinula edodes, Lentinus edodes, Polysaccharide dérivé de Lentinus edodes, Polysaccharide derived from Lentinus edodes, Tricholomopsis edodes.

What is Lentinan?

Lentinan is a substance that comes from the shiitake mushroom.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Treatment of HIV infection, when administered with the medication didanosine (ddI, Videx) during treatment.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Treating breast cancer, stomach cancer, and prostate cancer when administered with other medications during treatment.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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