Supplementation with a soluble β-glucan exported from Shiitake medicinal mushroom, Lentinus edodes (Berk.) singer mycelium: a crossover, placebo-controlled study in healthy elderly.

  title={Supplementation with a soluble $\beta$-glucan exported from Shiitake medicinal mushroom, Lentinus edodes (Berk.) singer mycelium: a crossover, placebo-controlled study in healthy elderly.},
  author={Jean Michel Gaullier and Jowita Sleboda and Erik Snorre {\O}fjord and Elling Ulvestad and Minna Nurminiemi and Cecilie Moe and Albrektsen Tor and Ola Gudmundsen},
  journal={International journal of medicinal mushrooms},
  volume={13 4},
Lentinus edodes (Shiitake) is a medicinal mushroom with a long tradition of use in Asia. The major active substance in L. edodes is a (1-6,1-3)-beta-glucan (lentinan). No clinical controlled studies have yet investigated the effect of orally administered lentinan on the immune response in healthy, elderly Caucasian subjects. We evaluated the effect and the safety of a beta-glucan from L. edodes mycelium, Lentinex, in healthy, elderly subjects in a double blind, crossover, placebo-controlled… 

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