How it Benefits*
Antrodia cinnamomea, formerly named Antrodia camphorata, is a rare medicinal mushroom well-known for its miraculous effect on a number of health conditions, especially those pertaining to the
liver and cancerous growths.
The mushroom has also been used to treat diarrhea, abdominal pain, itchy skin, hypertension, inflammation, diabetes, systemic lupus, and tumorigenic diseases, making it an increasingly popular health supplement for its versatile medicinal properties.
Liver cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women, according to the Taiwan Department of Health. In fact, liver damage caused by liver cancer and hepatitis B is 1 of most prevalent malignant diseases today. Excessive alcohol, stress, late nights, poor diets, smoking, and even drug abuse all contribute to liver deterioration.
Recent research suggests Antrodia cinnamomea possesses the ability to restore liver function, inhibit cancer cells and combat hepatits B infections.
The mushroom has been said to be effective in naturally stimulating the immune system. Studies have shown that Antrodia cinnamomea has antioxidant properties and can reduce free radical damage associated with aging or the onset of diseases.
Antrodia cinnamomea has recently attracted pharmaceutical attention for its anti-tumor properties. It has been called a promising chemotherapeutic drug for cancer by researchers and may be used in the future for chemoprevention, which uses natural agents to prevent the initiation or spread of symptoms caused by carcinogenesis.
Often called the medicinal fungus of fortune, Antrodia cinnamomea is only found in Taiwan and grows slowly in the trunk cavities of the endangered camphor tree Cinnamomum kanehirai, a broad-leafed evergreen tree that grows at altitudes of 450-2000 meters in low-elevation mountainous terrain. This peculiar combination of slow growth and host-specific requirements makes this mushroom one of the highest priced food items in the world with prices up to US $11,000 per pound.
Purported Health Benefits of Antrodia
Supports liver function: studies show that it helps improve liver function damaged by excessive alcohol consumption, food poisoning, or hepatitis C
Protects against viral infection: studies report that it exhibits anti-hepatitis B effects
Exhibits antioxidant properties: reduces oxidative damage caused by free radicals
Boosts immune system: studies reveal that it prevents infection by stimulating the production of T lymphocytes
Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to inhibit and treat liver cancer
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Clinical Trials & Research Reports**
Clinical results support Antrodia cinnamomea's hepatoprotective (ability to protect liver) effects. Results also highly supported Antrodia cinnamomea as a potential candidate for the treatment of alcoholic liver diseases.
—Journal Of Ethnopharmacology, 2011
1 Research findings strongly support the use of Antrodia cinnamomea as a folk medicine for the liver and hepatitis C virus.
—Phytother Res., 2009
2 Antrodia cinnamomea fruiting bodies extract suppresses the invasive potential of human liver cancer cell line PLC/PRF/5 through inhibition of nuclear factor kappa B pathway.
—Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2007
3 Results showed that MEMAC has the anti-inflammatory property both in vitro and in vivo, suggesting that it may be a potential preventive or therapeutic candidate for the treatment of inflammatory disorders.
—Journal Of Ethnopharmacology, 2011
4 A compound isolated from
Antrodia cinnamomea possesses cytotoxicity against human leukemia and pancreatic cells.
—Toxicol In Vitro, 2009
Why Choose Tonicology
Our authentic strains of Antrodia cinnamomea have a rDNA similarity of 99.7% compared to wild-type Antrodia found in nature, as identified by NCBI’s global genome database, GenBank (the less than 1% variance is attributed to genetic diversity within any species, much like how all humans have the same genetic code but slightly different DNA). We infuse these pure strains with micro-nutrients during each maturation stage at optimal temperatures, humidity and geomagnetic conditions. These proprietary processes cultivate both the precious fruiting bodies and mycelia of the Antrodia cinnamomea mushroom. Laboratory analysis shows our pure Antrodia cinnamomea extract contains bioactive ingredients that match and exceed those associated with the rare wild mushroom.
Our Antrodia mushrooms are 100% pure and 100% mushroom.
The other key to cultivating any biologically active mushroom is “Geographical Authenticity”, because only natural micro-habitat conditions can give each mushroom its unique biomedical features. Our Antrodia cinnamomea is cultivated in geographically authentic conditions that mimic their natural habitat, which is the only way to maximize their potency. They are enriched with a plethora of micro-nutrients, including rare minerals and trace elements that are often lacking from our daily diet. They do not contain any residues and are. All products are safe, hygienic, clean, and 100% free of impurity and microbial contamination.
Our liquid mushroom extracts typically contain over 25 g/L of polysaccharides.
Certified Natural and Safe Pure, organic, natural offerings. SGS Certified. QAI Certified. cGMP Certified.
Healing from the roots Each tonic supplies the trace elements, polysaccharides and minerals we need to function optimally, thereby healing from the root instead of treating symptoms.
Brand Recognition Named a top 3 most trusted and recognized brand by Business Today, our partner CGB Corp is a globally recognized leader in health with 7 hospitals treating 35,000 patients daily, 2 medical universities and 100+ health centers.
Modern Science Enhancing Traditional Healing
Nanotechnology breaks down molecules to 1 Billion th of a meter. In this size, nutrients and trace elements are absorbed much more quickly by our hard-to-grow medicinal mushrooms and herbs.
Peace of Mind - Made in Taiwan (not China) Taiwan is a heavily regulated country with strict dietary supplement laws. You can be sure our products are clean and safe.
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Safety & Side Effects
Our offerings are all natural and safe. We don't use chemicals, pesticides or heavy metals, EVER! CGB's state-of-the-art Agricultural and Environmental Research Center in the U.S., Europe and Asia assure cleanliness and purity.
Antrodia Cinnamomea appears to be well tolerated by most people. Mild side effects may include stomach upset, dry mouth and diarrhea and generally disappear after several days. Side effects can be alleviated by stopping use, or in the case of stomach upset and diarrhea, taking the supplement with meals.
Antrodia is a powerful liver supplement so those who are already taking prescribed liver medications should consult a physician before combining the two.
Do not take Antrodia Cinnamomea if you're allergic to mushrooms or other types of fungus.
Inform your licensed medical practitioner of any dietary, supplement or exercise program, especially if you are pregnant or have pre-existing medical conditions.
References & Resources** 1 “Antroquinonol from ethanolic extract of mycelium of Antrodia cinnamomea protects hepatic cells from ethanol-induced oxidative stress through Nrf-2 activation.”, Kumar KJ; Chu FH; Hsieh HW; Liao JW; Li WH; Lin JC; Shaw JF; Wang SY, Journal Of Ethnopharmacology, 6/14/2011, Vol. 136 (1), pp. 168-77 2 “Inhibitory effects of antrodins A-E from Antrodia cinnamomea and their metabolites on hepatitis C virus protease.”, Phuong do T, Ma CM, Hattori M, Jin JS., Phytother Res., 4/23/09, (4):582-4. 3 “Antrodia cinnamomea fruiting bodies extract suppresses the invasive potential of human liver cancer cell line PLC/PRF/5 through inhibition of nuclear factor kappa B pathway.”, Y.L. Hsu, Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2007, 45(7):1249-1257 4 “Anti-inflammatory effects of methanol extract of Antrodia cinnamomea mycelia both in vitro and in vivo.”, Wen CL, Chang CC, Huang SS, Kuo CL, Hsu SL, Deng JS, Huang GJ., Journal Of Ethnopharmacology, 9/1/11, 137(1):575-84
5 “Compound MMH01 possesses toxicity against human leukemia and pancreatic cancer cells.”, Chen YJ, Chou CJ, Chang TT., Toxicol In Vitro, 4/23/09, (3):418-24