- Dr Myko San - Health from Mushrooms
Dr Myko San – Health from Mushrooms (Croatian: Dr Myko San – Zdravlje iz gljiva) is a
Croatian private company, based in Zagreb, producing and selling medicinal mushroom preparations. Dr Ivan Jakopović (IPA2|jʌˈkoːpoʋiʨ) and Marija Jakopović founded the company in September 1990, making it the first company in Europe in this field. ['Tajanstveni svijet gljiva', "Vikend savjeti", July 13, 1990, p.45] 'Pomoć iz gljiva', S. Moharić, "Večernji list", November 22, 1996, p.9] 'Preparati koji usporavaju rast stanica tumora', T. Vulić, "Zdrav život", December 2006, p.27-29] ['Ljekovite gljive liječe sarkome', T. Gabrić, "24 sata", May 22 2006, p.10] These preparations are used in fighting cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, viral infectious diseases (i.e. AIDS-HIV, hepatitis) and neurodegenerative diseases.
The company Dr Myko San – Health from Mushrooms currently produces 11 preparations, five of which are intended for use against cancer. Though the use of mushrooms against diseases has been a part of
Traditional Chinese Medicinefor more than 2500 years (medicinal usage was first mentioned in "Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing", but was probably practiced long before that) and some are used today as anti-cancer medications in Japan, Chinaand Korea, these preparations are special blends modified by proprietary production methods based on modern scientific research to improve effectiveness.International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 2004, Vol 6., No2., p.107-117] [ [http://www.zdravljeizgljiva.hr/hrv/index.asp?p=ljekovitost_gljiva&sp=brosura Dr. Myko San ] ] 'Gljivama liječim otpisane pacijente' M. Volarić, "Arena", No. 2274, July 2004, p.52-53] So far, it has been used with 'significant results' on thousands of patients, mostly from Croatia and other former Yugoslav Republics, but also from Western Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. ['Zarada na ljekovitim gljivama', N. Zemba, "Business.hr", May 10, 2007] RTL Exploziv Show, July 28, 2004] Croatian media have on multiple occasions reported on the effectiveness of these preparations in treating cancer, including cases of recovery to a disease-free status of patients suffering from advanced forms of breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer etc., as well as a case of inoperable brain astrocytoma in a five year old girl using only the company’s preparations."Ekstrakti iz gljiva 'liječe' rak", Lidia Černi, "Vjesnik", July 11, 2004, p.27http://www.vjesnik.hr/html/2004/07/11/Clanak.asp?r=sss&c=2] While usually recommended as a complementary therapy, it has been used successfully as a primary therapy as well. ['Feljton: Gljive koje liječe rak i AIDS', V. Tomljanović, "Arena", No. 2280, August 2004, p.70-73] Users also reported a decrease in side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and general improvements in sleep, appetite and pain reduction.'Gljivama protiv raka i AIDS-a', K. Schavina, "Arena", No. 2076, September 2000, p.66-67] The preparations are in a class of nutraceuticals; as of early 2008 five of the company’s products are in the process of registering as dietary supplements.
Medicinal mushrooms have been studied in depth and some species (notably "
Lentinus edodes", " Ganoderma lucidum", " Grifola frondosa", " Trametes versicolor" etc.) have been shown to be rich in beta-glucans, lentinan, PSK, PSP, ganoderic acid, triterpeneset.al.) for which the ability to modulate the human immune response, to lower elevated blood pressure, blood lipids concentrations, blood sugar concentration, to inhibit certain tumour growths and microbial activity, reduce inflammation etc. have been thoroughly researched in the last five decades. ['Gljive štite žile, srce, mozak...', I. Jakopović, "Svijet zdravlja", 2006, p.6-7] [http://www.irb.hr/hr/rudjermag/files./12_2007.pdf/] [ [http://www.zdravljeizgljiva.hr/hrv/index.asp?p=ljekovitost_gljiva&sp=linkovi Dr. Myko San ] ] Dr Myko San – Health from Mushrooms and Dr Ivan Jakopović have contributed to some of this research. During the 1999–2002 collaborative research effort with Ruđer Bošković Institute, they have shown strong effects of mushroom preparations on tumours in vitroand in vivo, and published them in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. In September 2007 Dr Ivan Jakopović presented his research on treating human cancers with medicinal mushroom preparations–an analysis of 109 breast cancerand 51 colorectal cancercases–at the Fourth International Medicinal Mushroom Conferencein Ljubljana, Slovenia.http://www.immc4.si/KD-Pon12.45-Jakopovich.pdf] The research of 30 medicinal mushroom species found in central Europe, their chemical composition and antitumor effects of extracts made by Dr Myko San (both of single mushroom species and their combinations) are currently being tested at the Ruđer Bošković Institute with the support from the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, which is the first research of its kind in this part of Europe. The preliminary results have been presented at the Fourth International Medicinal Mushroom Conference, and have been described as "very promising". [ [http://www.immc4.si/img_7435_opt_1.jpg.html Photo: img_7435_opt_1.jpg ] ] The research is expected to be completed by late May 2009.
=List of preparations and supposed usage [*http://www.zdravljeizgljiva.hr/hrv/index.asp?p=vodici&sp=prep1
* Lentifom, Lentram, Polyporin, Super Polyporin, Agarikon – to be used against cancer, reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
* Mykomix, Armilent – used against cardiovascular diseases,
atherosclerosis, hypertension, hyperlipidemia; in prevention and to hasten recovery from myocardial infarctionand stroke, improving blood circulation responsible for erectile disfunction, ischemia, gangrene, thrombosis...
* Mykoprotect – strong immunostimulation used against viral infections: HIV - AIDS, hepatitis,
infectious mononucleosis, influenza...
* Dimemykon – used against diabetes – used to lower glucose levels in blood and recommended to lower risks of serious complications in diabetics
* Mykotonik – used as a general tonic,
* Neuromykon – used against neurodegenerative diseases
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
* [http://www.mykosan.com Dr Myko San - Health From Mushrooms] official website
* [http://www.immc.si Fourth International Medicinal Mushroom Conference] official webpage
* [http://www.vjesnik.hr/html/2004/07/11/Clanak.asp?r=sss&c=2 Comprehensive newspaper article on Dr Myko San] (in Croatian)
* [http://www.irb.hr/hr/rudjermag/files./12_2007.pdf/ Rudjer Boskovic Institute official magazine] (in Croatian)
* [http://www.begellhouse.com/journals/708ae68d64b17c52,4ea311773cd7c931,6ffda56700b7ec95.html International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms article]
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