Lentinan is an active ingredient in shitake mushroom extract, which is a host defense potentiator (HDP). Many studies have shown that lentinan has the functions of anti-virus, and anti-tumor, regulating immune function, and stimulating the formation of interferon.
What fields are lentinan used in?
1. Application of lentinan in the field of medicine
As an adjuvant immune drug, lentinan is mainly used to inhibit the occurrence, development, and metastasis of tumors, improve the sensitivity of tumors to chemotherapy drugs, improve the physical condition of patients, and prolong their lifespan.
2. Application of lentinan in the field of health food
Lentinan is a unique biologically active substance, a biological response enhancer, and a regulator, which can enhance humoral immunity and cellular immunity. Therefore, lentinan is immune-enhancing healthcare food to be developed.