How does Lentinan work?

Lentinan might increase the effects of certain medications that fight viruses and cancer. It might also increase the activity of some of the body's defense (immune) cells.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information available to know if lentinan is safe. It might cause stomach and intestinal cramps, rash, muscle pain, and tiredness; and it can slow blood clotting.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of lentinan during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Lentinan.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

  • Healthcare providers give lentinan as a shot to strengthen the immune system in patients with HIV/AIDS.

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