Shitake Mushrooms Polysaccharide

Shitake Mushrooms Polysaccharide
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Brief Introduction 

Product Name: Shitake Mushrooms Polysaccharide

Botanical sources: Lentinus edodes Extract

Active Ingredient: Polysaccharide

Part used: Sporocarp

Appearance: Brown to Light Yellow Powder Powder

Product Content: 10%-50% Polysaccharide

Analytical Method: UV

CAS No.:37339-90-5


Lentinan (LNT) Lentinus edodes polysaccharide is an effective active ingredient extracted from high-quality shitake mushroom fruit. It is the main active ingredient of shiitake mushroom and is a host defense potentiator (HDP). Clinical and pharmacological studies have shown that Lentinus edodes polysaccharide has antiviral, antitumor, immune function and stimulation of interferon formation.

Shitake Mushrooms Polysaccharide is an off-white powder, mostly acidic polysaccharide, soluble in water, dilute alkali, especially soluble in hot water, insoluble in organic solvents such as ethanol, acetone, ethyl acetate, ether, etc. Its aqueous solution is transparent and viscous.


It has an immunopotentiating effect, and its mechanism does not directly kill tumor cells in vivo, but can exert anti-tumor activity by enhancing the immune function of the body. It can enhance the activity of NK cells in the spleen and peritoneal cavity in vivo, and induce interferon to be related to the dose of this product, and its activity has synergistic effect with interleukin or interferon inducer. It has also been shown that this product enhances the anti-HIV activity of deoxythymidine in vitro.