1 Bottle - 60 Veggie caps 500 mg* ( 15 day supply) - $43.00
2 Bottles - ( 30 day supply) - $38.00
3+ Bottles - ( 45 day supply) - $34.00
*Recommended 2000mg per day
Astragalus with Shitake Mushroom Extract
Astragalus is excellent for the following reasons:
- Boosts the immune system
- Anti-aging properties
- Doubled survival rate of patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment according to MD Anderson
- Benefits liver function and used for hepatitis
- Reduces side-effects of chemotherapy
- Reduces metastic spread and increases survival times.
- Helps with heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and respiratory infections
- Is a general tonic and to treat burns and abscesses
Original Chinese studies dated back to 1981, when a study by Hou et al showed that Astragalus taken orally induced greater quantities of interferon and leukocytes in the blood stream. With cancer you have a two-fold problem, the immune system is weak, BUT .......the cancer evades the immune system because of the low immune system response capacity. But, not only does Astragalus increase the number of various white cells and in particular the ´hunter´ T-cells it also helps identify the viruses, bacteria and other rogue cells. The University of Texas has shown that Astragalus seems to be an adaptogenic herb ´offering up´ viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells to be seen by the immune system.
In a 1994 Italian study (Morazzoni, Bombardelli) breast cancer patients were given a combination of Iigustrum and Astragalus. Patients given this mix showed a decline in mortality from 50% to 10%.
In another study of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer all undergoing chemotherapy, the group taking the dual herb mix showed an average life span increase of 130%.
In China, Astragalus is widely used in the treatment of hepatitis. It seems to reduce toxin levels significantly, boost interferon levels and inhibit viral protein expression whilst having little or no effect on normal DNA. (Zhang 1995, Fan 1996)
One extremely important conclusion from several US studies is that Astragalus seems to help the immune system differentiate between healthy cells and rogue cells, thereby boosting the body´s total ´cancer fighting system´. One effect of this is the added benefit of improving the effectiveness of radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments. In Chinese hospitals Astragalus is now routinely used to help people recover from the negative effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.There are no known conflicting effects with drugs. Astragalus should be taken with meals at a total intake of 2,000 to 3,000 mgs per day.
Other immune boosting supplements that could be taken after chemotherapy and radiation are: Cat´s claw, astragalus, turmeric (curcumin), Aloe Vera and Echinacea.