Ingredients - Antrodia Mushroom

Antrodia cinnamomea - USA Grown

A rare Indigenous Medicinal Mushroom often called the fungus of fortune, Antrodia cinnamomea grows only inside the heartwood of the indigenous Bull Camphor Tree, Cinnamomum kanekirai, Antrodia has been used as a natural therapeutic ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for its antioxidative, anti-tumor, anti-cancer, anti-hepatitis, anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, and neuroprotective traits. (1)

“Antrodia is being used as a traditional medicine to treat various health‐related conditions. More than 78 compounds have been identified in A. cinnamomea. Large numbers of phytochemical studies have been carried out in A. cinnamomea due to the high amount of terpenoids. Besides that, the extracts and active components of A. cinnamomea were reported to have various biological activities including hepatoprotective, antihypertensive, antihyperlipidemic, anti‐inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, and immunomodulatory activities.”(3)

“The recent advances in research on the multifarious pharmacological effects of A. camphorata. The mushroom exhibits anticancer activity toward a large variety of cancers including breast, cervical, ovarian, prostate, bladder, colorectal, pancreatic, liver, and lung cancers; melanoma; leukemia; lymphoma; neuroblastoma; and glioblastoma. Other activities encompass anti inflammatory, antiatopic dermatitis, anticachexia, immunoregulatory, antiobesity, antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, antiatherosclerotic, antihypertensive, antiplatelet, antioxidative, antiphotodamaging, hepatoprotective, renoprotective, neuroprotective, testis protecting, antiasthmatic, osteogenic, osteoprotective, antiviral, antibacterial, and wound healing activities. This review aims to provide a reference for further development and utilization of this highly prized mushroom.”(2)

  • 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
  • Combats inflammation
  • 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

The mushroom has also been used to treat diarrhea, abdominal pain, itchy skin, hypertension, inflammation, diabetes, systemic lupus, and tumorigenic diseases. The mushroom has been said to be effective in naturally stimulating the immune system. Studies have also shown that Antrodia has antioxidant properties and can reduce oxidative damage caused by free radicals that arise naturally due to the process of aging or the onset of diseases.